Reading PA - The Muscle Milk A/Fuel Dragster with Duane Shields on board showed some vast improvement by dipping down into the 5.20 zone at the sold-out Pep Boy's NHRA Nationals at the improved Maple Grove Raceway in the heart of Pennsylvania. Duane qualified fifth out of 21 cars trying to get into a difficult 16-car field with a sizzling 5.24 at 275 MPH. In round one, Duane raced Arizona's Travis Schumake who was behind the wheel of a Randy Meyer team car. As the lights came down, it was Schumake out first with a fine .049 light to Duane's .109. Both cars were virtually neck and neck traveling down Maple Grove's historic quarter-mile track. At the stripe, it was Schumake taking a hole shot win with a 5.28 at 263 MPM to Duane's quicker 5.26 at 275 MPH. "A Randy Meyer car is always dangerous. They made one run, got very little data but that didn't stop Randy Meyer. He has hundreds of different tune-ups" We ran good in qualifying but just not quick enough. The third qualifying run was solid but it was a bad matchup in the first round" Duane said. From Duane's perspective, this weekend's performance looks promising going into the remainder of the season. "I feel comfortable with the car going into the last few races including the regional event in Virginia. From there, Madison will drive the rest of the way. Our goal is to keep her in the top ten". Duane would like to thank Muscle Milk, GRP Connecting Rods, Clean Boost, Brad Anderson Enterprises, and NGK Spark Plugs for their valued support.