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

 

 

 

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
Texas Motorplex
AAA Texas Fall Nationals
October 12-15
Results: Round One

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
Toyota Nationals
Oct. 26 - Oct. 29
Results: Quarterfinals

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

Pomona CA

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

12 Nationals / 8 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)

 

 

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2017 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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