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Market: Los Angeles, CA
Track: Auto Club Raceway
Event: Winternationals
Date:
February 2020
TV: FS1

 

 

 

2019 Season Schedule

Pomona, CA
Auto Club Raceway
Lucas Oil Winternationals
February 7-10
Results: Quarterfinals

Belle Rose, LA
No Problem Raceway
LODRS Regional
March 1-3
Results: Postponed

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 7-10
Results: Semifinals

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Raceway
Amalie Oil Gatornationals
March 14-17
Results: Semifinals

Charlotte, NC
ZMax Raceway
Four Wide NHRA Nationals
April 26-28
Results: Semifinals

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
LODRS Regional
May 24-26
Results: Event Champion!

Chicago, IL
Route 66 Raceway
Fallen Patriots NHRA
Route 66 Nationals
Jegs All Star Race
May 30-June 2
Results: Semifinals

Norwalk, OH
Summit Dragway
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
June 20-23
Results: Semifinals

Lebanon Valley, NY
Lebanon Valley Dragway
LODRS Regional
June 28-30
Results: First round

Atco, NJ
Atco Dragway
LODRS Regional
August 2-4
Results: Semifinals

Brainerd, MN
Brainerd Int’l Raceway
Lucas Oil Nationals
August 15-18
Results: First round

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway
Chevrolet Performance
US Nationals
August 28-Sept. 2
Results: Quarterfinals

Epping, NH
New England Dragway
LODRS Regional
September 6-8
Results: Semi finals

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
Express Lane NHRA Nationals
September 12-15
Results: Semifinals

Richmond, VA
Virginia Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
October 4-6
Results: Semifinals

Charlotte, NC
ZMAX Dragway
NHRA Carolina Nationals
October 11-13
Results: First Round

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
Toyota NHRA Nationals
Oct. 31 - Nov. 3
Results: Won Event!

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
LODRS Regional
November 7-10
Results: First Round

Pomona CA

Auto Club Raceway
AAA Auto Club Finals
November 14-17
Results: Second Round

11 Nationals / 8 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)

 

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Duane Shields Wins Big in Vegas!

Las Vegas - Duane Shields won the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in front of his hometown fans. "It's been three and a half years since we won an NHRA national event. And this was the place to do it. Winning in front of my family and friends made the win even more special" Duane said. To top it off, Duane won the race in a brand new Chase Copeland dragster. "The crew worked tirelessly on the new car in order to have it ready in time for this weekend. Before the race we had no way to know how it would respond or knew its boundaries" Duane commented.



Duane qualified 9th with a 5.29 and the car improved on every qualifying session. In round one, Duane knocked off Joshua Hart in a tight race with a stout 5.26 to Hart's 5.33.

In round two, Duane had low ET of the round in a showdown with Joey Severance, who broke the national record in qualifying when he ran a 5.12 ET. As the cars left the starting line, Severance shook right at the hit and Duane had the car glued to the track and ran an impressive 5.23 at 273 MPH to take the win.

In the semis, Duane raced Kim Parker who has been successful since switching to A/Fuel from a blown alcohol car. As the cars left the line it was Duane out first with a .052 to Parker's .096. It was a close side-by-side race all the way to the finish line. At the stripe it was Duane with a winning time of 5.27 at 270 MPH to Parker's close 5.30 at 270 MPH. Duane then advanced to his first final round in Las Vegas.



In the finals, Duane raced Julie Nataas and like Duane was in the five twenty zone all through eliminations so it was a close match up. As the lights came down Nataas left the starting line -0.101 too soon. Duane thinking he was late left right behind Nataas while also leaving too quickly with a -.004 reaction time. After Duane completed his run he realized he had won. "I was thinking I had lost because I was late off the starting line and then I heard she had red lit and we won. I was shocked!"

On Friday, the Shields team had their annual BBQ for fellow race teams in the Top Alcohol classes. "It was a great weekend. Friday night was a nice relaxing time and then two of my newest crew members got to experience their first national event win" Duane remarked after the trip to the Winners Circle.

Duane would like to thank all his sponsors, PEAK, GRP, NGK Spark Plugs, BAE, Clean Boost for their support.

 

Duane Shields' Season Concludes with Long Time Sponsor PEAK

Pomona - While the NHRA Auto Club Finals is mostly about crowning season Champions, it's sometimes a final race for long time sponsors, drivers or personnel. In the case of PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, they have chose to take their marketing ideas in a different direction and the sportsman teams whose contracts expired at the end of the year were not renewed for 2020. This was sadly the case for Duane Shields who just completed his final race with PEAK this past weekend.

Duane qualified in the second position in his new Chase Copeland built dragster and raced Chris McNicol in the opening round. Duane got out on McNicol with a .031 to McNicol's .064 reaction time. Duane would ended up beating McNicol at both ends of the track with a stout 5.29 at 272 MPH to McNicol's 5.59 at 214 MPH.

In the second round, Duane took on Casey Grisel. At the hit, Duane went up in smoke due to a loose hose that sprayed fuel all over the back tires. Grisel was on a great run and ended Duane's chances of winning the final national event of the year. "We were fighting a few minor bugs all weekend and the leaky hose ended the race for us. We are going to miss PEAK after having them onboard for the last seven years. They have been a good sponsor but we will be back next season with a new look and new marketing partners" Duane said.

As mentioned, Duane would like to thank his marketing partners PEAK, SRI, GRP Connecting Rods, Clean Boost, NGK Spark Plugs and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their incredible help during the 2019 season.

Duane Shields Takes Early Round Exit at Vegas Regional Event

After a big win at the Dodge NHRA Nationals last weekend, Duane Shields' fortunes were reversed at the NHRA Regional event held the following weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Duane was eliminated in round one after a great qualifying effort.

Duane was briefly the number one qualifier of an epic Top Alcohol Dragster field where everyone had to run in the 5.20's just to get into the field. Duane was topped by Joey Severance in the last stanza and Duane ended up second in the qualifying order with a decent 5.22 at 272 MPH.

In round one, Duane was paired up with James Stevens. At the hit it was Duane out first with an .055 to Stevens' .101. After Duane got out of the hole he began to lose traction giving Stevens an insurmountable lead. Stevens took the win with a 5.37. "We had a mechanical problem but were happy with how well we qualified. A lot of good cars didn't get in the show." Duane explained. 

The PEAK team will now move on to the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona for their final race of the 2019 season. "We are excited to return to Pomona with a new car and are looking forward to the 2020 season beyond that" Duane said. Duane would like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK Spark Plugs, GRP Connecting Rods, Brad Anderson Enterprises, Hot Wheels Car Care Products, SRI and Clean Boost for their support.

Duane Shields Loses a Close Battle Against Cowie in Charlotte

Charlotte - Duane Shields didn't have the weekend he was hoping for in spite of a nice qualifying effort. Duane qualified seventh with a 5.24 at 276 MPH and drew Shawn Cowie who had to stay alive in order to win the Championship. 

As the lights came down it was Cowie out first with a .026 to Duane's .058.  It was a close race but at the top end of the track Duane's PEAK Dragster broke loose and headed close to the centerline which scrubbed some time off the run. Meanwhile, Cowie was on a straight pass and crossed the finish line first with a 5.29 at 277 MPH over Duane's close 5.31 at 272 MPH.  "It seems like it's always the draw that gets us. Most of the match ups we could have won. Cowie had to find a way to win since he's in the hunt for the Championship. The car shook and moved around and you can either pedal or go along for the ride and risk hitting a cone. I chose to go along for the ride to try and win" Duane said.



The team now moves to the west coast for the last three races of the year in Las Vegas and Pomona. "We have a new car we will be testing starting in Vegas. We are still be counting points but we are solidly in the top ten so we'll see where we land" Duane said.  Duane would like to thank his marketing partners Duane would like to thank his marketing partners PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK Spark Plugs, GRP Connecting Rods, Brad Anderson Enterprises, Hot Wheels Car Care Products, SRI and Clean Boost for their support.

 

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