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May

28

Duane Shields Takes Home the W!

PEAK NHRA Sportsman driver Duane Shields took home his first NHRA Regional event win of the season Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania.  Check out all the race highlights below.

NHRA

The John Force Racing team will head to Joliet, Illinois May 30-June 2nd for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

NHRA SPORTSMAN

Duane Shields in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster took out number one qualifier Troy Coughlin Jr. in the finals to win the NHRA Division 1 Regional Saturday afternoon in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Shields better reaction time (.051 to Coughlin’s .081) was the difference as Coughlin’s quicker 5.203 couldn’t catch Shields 5.205 second run at the finish.  The victory was Shields first regional win of the season.

NASCAR CUP SERIES

Martin Truex Jr. survived an early brush with the outside wall to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Truex made a four-wide pass on Lap 396 to beat runner-up Joey Logano to the finish line by 0.330 seconds.

The victory was Truex’s third of the season and 22nd of his career.  Kyle Busch ran third, followed by Chase Elliott, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top five.

Driving the PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze Ford, Clint Bowyer started the race in eight position but contact on lap 90 with Daniel Hemric moved him back in the field.  Bowyer battled back to as high as seventh before being hit by Kyle Larson and suffering heavy damage on lap 316.  He lost three laps to the leaders but brought the car home to the finish 24th.

Click HERE for race highlights.

The next event on the schedule is the Pocono 400 on Sunday, June 2nd in Pocono, Pennsylvania.

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean earned a tenth-place finish while teammate Kevin Magnussen finished 14th after a five-second penalty in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.  The result moves the Haas F1 Team into a tie for sixth position with Toro Rosso in the constructors’ standings and only one-point behind fifth-place Racing Point.

Lewis Hamilton scored his 76th career victory, finishing 2.375 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen, but a five-second penalty dropped him to fourth, moving Sebastian Vettel to second and Valtteri Bottas to the final podium position.

Round 7 of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on Sunday, June 9th.

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES

The next event on the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will be June 9th in Aguascalientes.

DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES

A severe storm and possible tornado forced the Show-Me 100 event in Wheatland, Missouri to be postponed. Track and series officials are evaluating the make-up weekend for the crown jewel event.  The series now heads to Columbus, Mississippi on Thursday, May 30th.

eNASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES

Keegan Leahy won his first event of the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series season, dominating the later stages of the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday night.  A 46-lap green flag run to the checkered flag helped Leahy pull away to a 0.944-second margin over Blake Reynolds.

Polesitter Chris Shearburn finished third after leading 106 laps for his first top-five result of 2019. Points leader Ryan Luza was fourth, followed by Logan Clampitt in fifth.

Luza’s sixth top-five finish of the season allowed him to hold the championship lead by 34 points over Leahy.  The series will head to Sonoma Raceway for race nine of 2019 on Tuesday, June 11th.

Luke Jago

May 28, 2019

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