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Market: Bella Rose, LA
Track: No Problem Raceway
Event: Lucas Oil Series
Date:
Feb. 28 - March 1
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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:

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 5-8
Results:

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

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

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

Atco, NJ
Atco Dragway
LODRS Regional
May 1-3
Results:

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
LODRS Regional
May 22-24
Results:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pomona CA

Auto Club Raceway
AAA Auto Club Finals
November 12-15
Results:

11 Nationals / 8 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 (https://www.combustionusa.com/70w-racing-oil.html) 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.

Fans can follow us and our sponsors at:
ShieldsRacing.com, www.musclemilk.com, www.combustionusa.com/70w-racing-oil.com, www.ngksparkplugs.com


Duane Shields Wins Big in Vegas


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.

 

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