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Market: Gainesville, Florida,
Track: Raceway Raceway
Event: Lucas Oil Series
March 6 - 8
TV: none





2020 Season Schedule

Pomona, CA
Auto Club Raceway
Lucas Oil Winternationals
February 6-9
Results: Semi-Finals

Belle Rose, LA
No Problem Raceway
LODRS Regional
Feb 28 - March 1
Results: round one

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 5-8

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Raceway
Amalie Oil Gatornationals
March 12-15

Baytown, TX
Royal Ruple Raceway
Houston NHRA Nationals
April 17-19

Charlotte, NC
ZMax Raceway
Four Wide NHRA Nationals
April 24-25

Atco, NJ
Atco Dragway
LODRS Regional
May 1-3

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
LODRS Regional
May 22-24

Epping, NH
New England Dragway
LODRS Regional
June 19-23

Norwalk, OH
Summit Dragway
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
June 25-28

Lebanon Valley, NY
Lebanon Valley Dragway
LODRS Regional
July 3-5

Brainerd, MN
Brainerd Int’l Raceway
Lucas Oil Nationals
August 14-16

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway
Chevrolet Performance
US Nationals
Sept. 2-7

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
Keystone NHRA Nationals
September 17-20

Charlotte, NC
ZMAX Dragway
NHRA Carolina Nationals
Sept 25-27

Richmond, VA
Virginia Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
October 9-11

Dallas, TX
Texas Motorplex
NHRA Dallas Nationals
October 15-18

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
Toyota NHRA Nationals
Oct. 29 - Nov. 1
Defending Champion

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
LODRS Regional
November 6-8

Pomona CA

Auto Club Raceway
AAA Auto Club Finals
November 12-15

11 Nationals / 8 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)




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Tricky Track Slows Duane Shields at No Problem Raceway in Bella Rose

A combination of good air and a narrow grove made for a challenging weekend for Duane Shields and most of the Top Alchohol teams competing at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event held at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, LA. 

Duane driving the Muscle Milk A/Fuel Dragster struggled in qualifying but finally got in the show with a 6.52 at 221 MPH as the fifth seed during the final qualifying session. 

In round one, Duane faced Spencer Massey who also suffered traction problems in qualifying. The Shields crew backed the power down just prior to the first round hoping to get the car down the track without losing traction. Unfortunately for Duane, a little too much power was taken away and Massey was able to score a narrow 5.45 at 270 MPH win over Duane's close 5.47 at 274 MPH. "It was a tricky all or nothing track and the traction wasn't what we are used too. We finally got down the track but it was a little too slow to get around Massey" Duane said.

This coming week the Muscle Milk team will travel to Gainesville for both the regional event and the following week's Gatornationals where the team has had much success. Duane would like to thank Muscle Milk, NGK, SRI, GRP, CleanBoost and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support this season.


Duane Shields Goes to Semi-Finals in Big Muscle Milk Debut

Duane Shields debuted his new-look Muscle Milk A/Fuel Dragster in Pomona at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest and had great results by making it all the way to the semi-finals where he lost a close race to eventual winner Shawn Cowie. "We couldn't wait for the Winternationals so we could debut the new Muscle Milk  -  CleanBoost dragster in front of the NHRA fans who support us year after year" Duane said. 

Duane struggled with a new tune-up in qualifying but still made it into the field in the tenth position. "We tested in Vegas and had good results but we didn't have the same success in qualifying here so we switched back to our old reliable tune-up before eliminations," Duane said

In round one, Duane faced Southern California fireman Johnny Ahten.  At the hit, Ahten got the starting line advantage but Duane was able to drive around him to secure the first-round win with a competitive 5.31 at 278 MPH to Athen's 5.46 at 267 MPH. "After going back to our old baseline we were instantly happy with the results" Duane observed.

In round two, Duane took on the four-time National Champion, Joey Severance. As both cars left the line they each began to experience tire shake as the track began to cool off late in the day. Severance was having the most difficulty of the two cars and Duane was able to pull away for the win with a 5.38 at 275 MPH to Severance's 5.78 at 209 MPH. "We hopped it up against Joey and the race turned out to be a contest of who shook the least and he had the hardest time getting down the track so we managed to get the win" Duane said.

In the semi-finals, Duane raced Canadian Shawn Cowie. Cowie got out of the gate first and never looked back and covered Duane with a 5.20 at 278 MPH package to Duane's valiant 5.29 at 276 MPH. "Shawn simply outran us. We just didn't have enough muscle to beat him" Duane admitted.

Next, the team moves east to Belle Rose, LA  for a Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event on February 28 - March 1.  Duane would like to thank Muscle Milk, NGK, SRI, GRP, CleanBoost and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support this season.

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Duane Shields and Muscle Milk Team up for 2020 Season

Duane Shields, the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster National Champion, is excited to team up with Muscle Milk for the 2020 season. The multiyear agreement will allow Shields to showcase the Muscle Milk brand to fans on the NHRA national and regional circuit. With 20 races planned in 2020, the goal is to put the 280 mph, #poweredbymusclemilk, A-fuel dragster in the winner’s circle.

“I’m proud to bring a new partner to NHRA drag racing. It’s great to team up with the company that helped build the protein category and that remains a leader in the industry.” Duane said. Muscle Milk is a line of protein products that include ready-to-drink shakes, powders and bars that are designed for anyone looking to help optimize their athletic performance on or off the field.

CleanBoost Performance Motor Oil ( has also joined the team. “Brett Winberg, with CleanBoost was one of the first people I called, he has the performance oil to get us in the winner’s circle. They make motor oil that simply is the best for nitro cars. We have used CleanBoost and found that our bearings look like new. With better lubrication, we will certainly reduce parts attrition.” Duane said.

Long-time sponsors, Brad Anderson Enterprises, NGK Sparkplugs, and GRP Connecting Rods are all returning this season. “I’m grateful that I’m surrounded by the premier manufacturers in the racing industry. They provide the parts we need and give their customers first class service” Duane added.

With seven Regional/Division Championships combined with his National Championship, Duane and his Dana Hopewell led team have proven they know how to win. “In 2020, we have the funding, we have the right parts, and we have the best team to compete for another NHRA Top Alcohol championship” Duane said.

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