In Memory of ...
Adam Shields

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

 


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The PEAK Team will sadly miss the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway but will attend the AAA Fall Nationals at Dallas in October.

 

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Market: Dallas
Track: Texas Motorplex
Event: Fall Nationals
Date:
Oct. 12-15
TV: FS1

 

 

 

2017 Season Schedule

Pomona, CA
Auto Club Raceway
Circle K NHRA
Winternationals
February 9-12
Results: Quarterfinals

Phoenix, AZ
Wild Horse Pass Raceway
LODRS Regional
March 3-5
Results: Semifinals

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 10-12
Results: Round one

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Raceway
Amalie Oil Gatornationals
March 16-19
Results: Round one

Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
April 21-23
Results: Postponed

Charlotte, NC
ZMax Raceway
Four Wide Nationals
April 29-30
Results: Quarterfinals

Norwalk, OH
Summit Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
May 19-21
Results: Rain Delay

Norwalk, OH
Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Racing Equip. Nationals
June 22-25
Results: Quarterfinals

Lebanon, NY
Lebanon Valley
LODRS Regional
June 30 - July 2
Results: Semifinals

Chicago, IL
Route 66 Raceway
Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Jegs All Star Race
July 6-9
Results: Quarterfinals

Epping, NH
New England Dragway
LODRS Regional
July 21-23
Results: Semifinals

Atco, NJ
Atco Dragway
LODRS Regional
August 4-6
Results: Round One

Brainerd, MN
Brainerd Int’l Raceway
Lucas Oil Nationals
August 17-20
Results: Quarterfinals

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway
Chevrolet Performance
US Nationals
August 30-Sept. 4
Results: Round One

Charlotte, NC
ZMAX Dragway
NHRA Carolina Nationals
September 15-17
Results: Quarterfinals

Dallas, TX (optional)
Texas Motorplex
AAA Texas Fall Nationals
October 12-15
Results:

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
Toyota Nationals
October 26 - Nov. 29
Results:

Las Vegas, NV (optional)
The Strip at Las Vegas
LODRS Regional
November 2-3
Results:

Pomona CA

Auto Club Raceway
AAA Auto Club Finals
November 9-12
Results:

12 Nationals / 8 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)

 

 

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PEAK RACE COVERAGE

Duane Shields Enjoys Competitive Weekend at the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte

Charlotte - Duane Shields driving the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster had a good, well rounded outing at the 10th Annual NHRA Carolina Nationals held at ZMAX Dragway. Duane qualified fifth in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster with a highly competitive 5.28 at 276 MPH blast. “The car ran well so It was a good event for us. PEAK had some of their customers here on Saturday and NGK had a big presence at this race as well” Duane said.

In round one, Duane took on Tom Fox who qualified with a 5.38 so it was a fairly close match up going into the first round. As the lights came down on the tree, Fox jumped the gun and left too soon giving Duane an automatic first round win. At the finishline, Duane rang up a 5.35 at 273 MPH to move on to the next round.

In the quarterfinals, Duane raced Canadian Shawn Cowie. At the hit Cowie got the starting line advantage and was able to gain enough momentum by mid track to win the race by less than a car length. Cowie stopped the clock with a 5.29 at 272 MPH to Duane’s close 5.32 at 274 MPH. “It was a hot and greasy track. Shawn had a good light against me and he ran well” Duane said after the race.

The Next stop for the PEAK Dragster will be the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals in Dallas, October 12-15. “We have a competitive car we just aren’t getting the results to reflect that right now. But we have another chance in Dallas” Duane said. As always, the team would like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support.

 

Duane Shields Qualifies Second at US Nationals

Photo By Roger Richards

Indianapolis - Duane Shields driving the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster qualified second at the Chevrolet Performance US Nationals. Duane had an impressive qualifying time of 5.18 at 277 MPH in the highly competitive Top Alcohol Dragster division. “It was a tough field and to qualify second at the US Nationals shows that we have a very competitive car. We have run in the teens before but it’s been a while so the PEAK Dragster is really coming around” Duane said.

In round one, Duane faced Fred Hanssen. As the lights on the tree came down Hanssen got the starting line advantage and never gave up the lead as Duane pedalled it as he anticipated tire shake. This added some extra time onto the run which resulted in Hanssen escaping with the win in an otherwise close race. Hanssen posted a 5.37 at 247 MPH to Duane’s slightly quicker 5.36 at 277 MPH. “I have been experiencing tire shake lately so I was mentally prepared for it. I thought I felt some shake coming on so I pedalled but it turned out that wasn’t necessary and it slowed me down just enough to lose the race” Duane said.

With Indy now in the books, Duane is now shifting gears and focusing on the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, September 15-17. “With the car running better than it has all year and with our past history in Charlotte, I feel confident that we will have a good showing there’’ Duane said. As always, Duane would like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises.

 

Duane Shields Goes to the Quarterfinals in Brainerd while Getting Ready for Indy

Duane Shields and the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster team went to the quarterfinals at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd this past weekend. It was an event where everyone qualified due to the number of cars so the PEAK team had the opportunity to try a few different things in order to squeeze a little more power out of the car during eliminations.

Duane qualified tenth with a 5.38 at 270 MPH and faced Robin Samsel in round one. At the hit, Samsel went up in smoke while Duane was on a strong run. He stopped the clock with a 5.35 at 267 MPH to take the win. Between rounds, they decided to swap engines utilizing the freshened up engine they broke the crank in at Atco two weeks ago.

In the quarterfinal round, Duane took on rising star Megan Meyer. As the lights came down, Meyer got off the line slightly ahead of Duane but then the PEAK Dragster lost traction and Meyer took the win with a 5.21 ET. “We got aggressive. We were out of the normal curve and the car shredded the tires. We are now getting ready for the US Nationals in a couple of weeks. In Indy, we’ll go back to the old fuel curve and clutch set up and hope for better results” Duane said.

Duane would like to thank his valued marketing partners including: PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises.

 

PEAK Team Gains a Bit Too Much Power in Atco

Duane Shields and the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster team was back in action over the weekend in Atco NJ for an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event. The race attracted a very competitive field and five teams didn’t even make it into the tight eight car show. In fact, it was so competitive that Duane’s 5.27 qualifying time was only good for the 5th seed. It was just a short time ago that a run like that could put a driver in the pole position.

It was during qualifying that the PEAK team broke a crank and had to install a new engine before the start of eliminations. In round one, Duane raced Richard Bourke. At the hit, both drivers had identical .087 reaction times but Duane lost traction and had to abort the run. “When we switched engines after breaking the crank we unknowingly gained a lot more power and it was a little too much for the track. We will tune the new engine down a little bit before our next event” Duane said.

Next, the PEAK team returns to the national stage as it competes at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd MN, August 17-20. Duane would like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support.


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