In Memory of
Adam Shields

Duane would like to thank all the loyal fans, racers, crew members, officials and sponsors for their support of the Shields family.

 

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The PEAK Team will take a couple of weeks off and return to racing in Norwlk Ohio June 21-June 24!

 

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Race Schedule and Results

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Market: Norwalk, IL
Track: Summit Dragway
Event: Summit Nationals
Date:
June 21 - 24
TV: FS1

 

 

 

2018 Season Schedule

Pomona, CA
Auto Club Raceway
Lucas Oil Winternationals
February 8-11
Results: Round one

Belle Rose, LA
No Problem Raceway
LODRS Regional
March 2-4
Results: Runner Up

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 9-10
Results: WIN!

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Raceway
Amalie Oil Gatornationals
March 15-18
Results: Semi-finals

Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
April 20-22
Results: First alternate

Charlotte, NC
ZMax Raceway
Four Wide NHRA Nationals
April 27-29
Results: Quarter Finals

Commerce, GA
Atlanta Dragway
Atlanta NHRA Nationals
May 4-6
Results: First Round

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
LODRS Regional
May 25-27
Results: WIN!

Chicago, IL
Route 66 Raceway
Fallen Patriots NHRA
Route 66 Nationals
Jegs All Star Race
May 31-June 3
Results: Quarter Finals

Norwalk, OH
Summit Dragway
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
June 21-24
Results:

Lebanon Valley, NY
Lebanon Valley Dragway
LODRS Regional
June 29-July 1
Results:

Atco, NJ
Atco Dragway
LODRS Regional
August 3-5
Results:

Brainerd, MN
Brainerd Int’l Raceway
Lucas Oil Nationals
August 16-19
Results:

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway
Chevrolet Performance
US Nationals
August 29-Sept. 3
Results:

Epping, NH
New England Dragway
LODRS Regional
September 7-9
Results:

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
Dodge NHRA Nationals
September 13-16
Results:

Charlotte, NC
ZMAX Dragway
NHRA Carolina Nationals
October 12-14
Results:

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
Toyota NHRA Nationals
Oct. 25 - Oct. 28
Results:

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
LODRS Regional
November 1-4
Results:

Pomona CA

Auto Club Raceway
AAA Auto Club Finals
November 8-11
Results:

12 Nationals / 8 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)

 

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PEAK RACE COVERAGE

PEAK Team Enjoys a Competitive Event in Chicago

Chicago - Duane Shields and the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster team went down swinging in the quarterfinal round of the Route 66 NHRA Nationals. The national points leader going into Chicago lost a heartbreaker to Chris Demke. It was one of those races where one contestant would have to lose regardless of how well the car ran. Duane qualified third with a respectable 5.24 at 276 MPH. “We ran really well so we’re happy with our performance. And it was PEAK’s hometown race so overall it was an enjoyable weekend” Duane said summing up the event.

In round one, Duane faced Kim Parker who has been impressive since switching to an A/Fuel dragster so it was anyone’s race. As both cars completed their burnout Parker was unable to get the car in reverse and wisely drove it down the track allowing Duane to solo for a first round win. Duane demonstrated he brought his A game and ran a stellar 5.25 at 278 MPH to advance to round two. “They are known to step up and run some big numbers so we were ready for them. It was too bad she broke because it would have been a great race.” Duane explained.

Going into round two Duane met up with fellow west coast powerhouse Chris Demke in the Peen Rite entry. Demke was a little off his game in round one, posting an elapse time of 5.51, so the PEAK team had a good chance of taking the win if Demke wasn’t able to improve from the prior round. As the cars left the line, Demke got the edge at the starting line with a .028 to Duane’s .064. Both cars were side by side with the PEAK Dragster closing the gap. Unfortunately for Duane, Demke was able to take the stripe by a distance of only 16 feet, which is less that a car length. Demke took the win with a 5.27 at 277 MPH to Duane’s valiant 5.27 at 278 MPH. “Chris stepped up when he had too and ran his best ET and reaction time against me so that is that. We’ll go to the next race confident that we are competitive and can win.

The PEAK team will take a quick break and then return to NHRA national event action June 21-24 when they move on to Summit Dragway and the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. Duane would like to thank his sponsors: PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

 

Duane Shields Wins Maple Grove Lucas Oil Regional Event


Reading PA - Duane Shields in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster won his second NHRA Lucas Oil Regional event of the season. This time the win came at Maple Grove Raceway over the memorial day weekend where he beat Doug Foley in the final round.

The win was much needed after an unscheduled stop in Norwalk, Ohio the week prior where the team experienced a first round defeat. “We decided to go into Reading a day early and test which paid off for us as we were able to rebound” Duane said. The PEAK team found the results they were looking for in testing as they ran an impressive 5.21 at 278 MPH. But the team fell off slightly due to an electrical problem in qualifying and ended up sixth with a 5.35 at 273 MPH.

In round one, Duane took on Richard Bourke. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the track’s staging lights so the cars were allowed to cool down and refuel before returning to the starting line once the issue was resolved. At the hit, Duane was out of the box first with an .068 to Bourke’s .102. That was all it took as Duane had Bourke covered by a country mile with a victorious 5.41 at 271 MPH to Bourke’s 5.51 at 257 MPH.

In the semi-final round, Duane took on Jackie Fricke. Both cars left nearly at the same time with Fricke getting a very slight edge. However, Duane was on a very good pass and clicked off a competitive 5.27 at 274 MPH to take the win over Fricke’s honorable 5.32 at 268 MPH. “This was a big match up for us as Jackie was leading the points going into the round. We were able to make up a lot of ground by getting the win in the semis” Duane said.

In the final round, Duane faced off with former Top Fuel pilot Doug Foley. As the lights came down, Duane left on Foley with an .074 to Foley’s .080. Duane was on another clean pass and took the stripe with a sizzling 5.25 at 275 MPH to take home the Wally. Meanwhile, Foley had traction problems and shut off early with a 7.62 at 113 MPH. “We tuned the car up in the finals to make it more aggressive and it worked. This is a great win for our team and now we go on to Chicago, PEAK’s home town for the Route 66 Nationals” Duane said after the win.

The PEAK team is now in first place in both the year long national points chase and also leads in the Eastern Regional point series going into Chicago this coming weekend. Duane would like to thank his sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.



Duane Shields Exits Early in Atlanta

Atlanta - Duane Shields and the PEAK Team didn’t have the outing in Atlanta they were hoping for. It turned out to be a rare, off pace weekend for the popular A/Fuel Dragster team. On Saturday, there was a tragic accident during the first round of the Top Sportsman class which understandably cast a pall over the remainder of the event.

Duane qualified tenth over all with a 5.41 at 267 MPH. In round one, Duane lost a very close race to Dan Page. Page won the round with a 5.30 at 271 MPH to Duane’s valiant 5.34 at 272 MPH. “It was a difficult weekend for us but congratulations to my PEAK teammate Jay Payne for winning in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class” Duane said.

Next, the PEAK team moves up the East Coast to Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania for an NHRA regional event, May 25-27. The PEAK team would like to give their condolences to the family of Randy Alexander who was involved in the crash on Saturday. The team would also like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

 

Shields Rebounds at NGK Spark Plugs Four - Wide Nationals

Charlotte - Duane Shields in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster made it to the quarterfinal round at the NHRA NGK Spark Plugs Four - Wide Nationals following a disappointing regional event last weekend in Virginia. At that event the PEAK Dragster recorded a 5.27 at 273 MPH which would normally be competitive at any event. But sadly it was not enough in Virginia to get into a tight 8 car field. Duane just missed getting in the show as the ninth qualifier and found himself as the first alternate in what is now the quickest field in Top Alcohol Dragster history.

With the sting from the Virginia race behind them, the PEAK team moved on to Charlotte and quickly turned things around by qualifying eighth with a solid 5.31 at 271 MPH. This would ensure a first round showdown with Karen Stalba. As the lights came down, Duane was long gone with an 0.096 reaction time to Stalba’s 0.155. Duane also took care of Stalba at the top end of the track by securing the victory with a 5.32 at 272 MPH to Stalba’s 5.50 at 267 MPH.

In the quarter finals, Duane would face Megan Meyer who qualified first with a 5.16. At the hit, Duane left on Meyer with an 0.047 reaction time to Meyer’s 0.077. Duane continued his lead past the 60 foot mark but by the eighth mile Meyer moved ahead and was able to keep the candles lit to the finish line. She grabbed the win with a 5.23 at 277 MPH to Duane’s 5.33 at 273 MPH. “The car shook out there which slowed us down” Duane explained.

This coming weekend the PEAK Team will compete in Atlanta for the NHRA Southern Nationals. Duane would like to thank his sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

 

 

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