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.


At Press Time:
The 2018 Season is on the horizon! The PEAK TEAM will begin pre-season testing in Bakersfield, California, February 2-4.
Then it's on to Pomona for the Winternationals!

 

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Race Schedule and Results

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Market: Southern California
Track: Auto Club Raceway
Event: Winternationals
Date:
February 2018
TV: FSN1

 

 

 

2018 Season Schedule

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

Belle Rose, LA
Belle Rose Raceway
LODRS Regional
March 2-4
Results:

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 9-10
Results:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Past Season
PEAK RACE COVERAGE

Duane Shields Closes Out 2017 Season with Solid Performance at Auto Club Finals in Pomona


Photos by Competition Plus and Andreas Hübler

Pomona - Duane Shields driving the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster ended the season valiantly in the quarterfinal round at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Duane lost a close race to Joey Severance despite making his quickest run of the event. Duane qualified fifth with a solid 5.26 at 275 MPH. “The car ran solid every time down the track. This was the quickest field in history and the car ran good in qualifying and then we ran a little quicker in each round of eliminations which is what you want” Duane said.

In round one, Duane took on James Stevens who qualified twelfth with a 5.31. As the light went green, Stevens got off the starting line first with an .042 reaction time to Duane’s .073. Stevens’ lead didn’t last long however as Duane was on a great pass and stopped the clock with another blistering 5.26 at 275 MPH to take win!

Advancing into the quarterfinals, Duane faced off with Joey Severance for the second weekend in a row. As the two cars staged and the lights came down Severance got off the line first with an .013 reaction time to Duane’s .058. Both cars were nearly side by side with Severance maintaining a slight lead. At the stripe it was Severance taking the win with a 5.24 at 273 MPH to Duane’s nearly identical 5.25 at 273 MPH. “It was a very close race and we ran really well but I was unable to close the gap to get the win” Duane said.

Looking towards next season, Duane is optimistic that the PEAK team will have a great year in 2018. “We finished this season strong with a very competitive car and that will move us forward going into next year. We just need a few breaks next season to go our way” he said. Duane would like to thank his team for a hard fought season and thank his sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support all season long.

 

Duane Shields Makes Elite Final Four at Las Vegas Lucas Oil Regional Event

Las Vegas - Duane Shields and the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster team turned in a solid performance at what is arguably one of the toughest fields on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Circuit at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Duane went all the way to the final four and qualified in an 8 car field where 16 teams were fighting hard to get in. Duane made it into the elite field at the sixth position with a 5.34 at 271 MPH.

In round one, Duane raced against Bill Litton who qualified third with a 5.32. As the lights came down, Duane was on his game and left the line first by a substantial margin. This was an important factor in the race as Duane shook the tires and had to pedal to regain traction. His skills paid off as he grabbed the win with a 5.44 at 264 MPH to Litton’s 5.53 at 276 MPH.

In the semi-finals the PEAK Dragster went up against the recently crowned National Champion Joey Severance. At the hit, Severance got out first with an .028 to Duane’s .067. Severance won the race by less than 30 feet with a 5.27 at 272 MPH to Duane’s valiant 5.34 at 268 MPH. “It was a solid run for us but we came up a little short. We will go to Pomona later in the week and try to win it” Duane said after the run.

Next week, the season comes to a conclusion at Auto Club Raceway for the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Duane would like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support.

 

PEAK Team Returns Home to Las Vegas



Photo by Andew Green

Las Vegas - Duane Shields driving the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster enjoyed a solid weekend at the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals held in his home town of Las Vegas. Duane qualified 5th with a respectable 5.31 at 270 MPH. Besides the racing, there was plenty of action in the PEAK pit area as Duane hosted a dinner after qualifying for all of the top alcohol teams in attendance. In addition, many home town fans who attended the sold out race visited their pit throughout the weekend.

In round one, Duane faced Ashley Sanford who has been making headlines lately in her quest to race Top Fuel. As the lights came down Duane got off the starting line first with an 0.070 reaction time to Sanford’s 0.091. Duane needed the starting line advantage as his car shook and he was forced to pedal in order to save the run. At the top end he dropped a cylinder but still was able to take an exciting win with a 5.42 at 264 MPH to Sanford’s close 5.44 at 271 MPH.

In the quarterfinals, Duane took on Chris Demke. As both cars staged Duane slightly moved his foot against the pedal which caused the car to break the starting line beam and triggered a red light giving the win to Demke. “Overall it was a good race. The car ran good, we qualified well and we had a great first round win. We have been on the road all year so it was nice to see our home town fans” Duane said.

With the season wrapping up, there are just two races left including a historically difficult regional event next weekend at the same venue. “We will be back here next weekend for the regional event and then roll into Pomona for the final race of the season, and then get ready for next year” Duane said. As always, Duane would like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

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