National: Goodyear Racing Gainesville event report

SHIELDS, MARTEL TAKE SPORTSMAN WINS IN GATORNATIONALS GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14, 2010) -- Duane Shields said his car's consistent performance was the key to his taking the Top Alcohol Dragster victory in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series...

SHIELDS, MARTEL TAKE SPORTSMAN WINS IN GATORNATIONALS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14, 2010) -- Duane Shields said his car's consistent performance was the key to his taking the Top Alcohol Dragster victory in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series portion of the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

Shields and Arnie Martel took victories in the sportsman ranks during the NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway and both raced on Goodyear tires.

Shields won the event for the second consecutive year. Part of his secret: The consistency of his Goodyear Tires.

"We were very consistent all weekend," he said. "It just went down the track every time, nice and consistent. All day today it was nice and even."

The Top Alcohol Dragster category is the fastest among the NHRA's sportsmen racers. It is a category frequently won by Goodyear-shod cars. Shields finished third in the 2009 national championship standings, behind only Goodyear equipped teams.

Martel's win, in Competition Eliminator, was the last win of the weekend for Goodyear, giving the tiremaker five.

-source: goodyear racing

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