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A DREAM TEAM OUT EARLY IN HOUSTON
Marstons Mills, MA – May 9, 2013
Jay Blake's Follow A Dream team went out in the first round in
Houston, where monsoon-like rains on Saturday limited qualifying
to a single session. With just one run before the first round, driver
Todd Veney fell to perennial Division 7 champ Steve Gasparrelli
for the second year in a row.
"The car buzzed the tires through low gear, I pedaled, and
he shot out ahead of me," said driver Todd Veney, who led the
race to the 330-foot mark. "It wasn't shaking the tires that
bad – I've driven through a lot worse – but I had no
vision for too long to stay in it."
The abbreviated format cut qualifying from three sessions to one,
and an electrical glitch on that run kept any of the in-run ignition
and fuel system adjustments from working properly. Veney ran a 5.82
at 251 mph in that session for the No. 11 spot on the qualifying
"It's a disappointing end to a disappointing trip," Blake
said. "All that way to Texas, and we only got to make two runs.
You can't do anything about the weather, and that was pretty tough
on the whole crew, but we'll be back."
The Permatex/Follow A Dream team's next race is the Eastern
Regional event May 24-25 at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Presentation at Eglin Air Force Base- Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Follow A Dream, Top
Alcohol Funny Car owner, Jay Blake, makes his first WFO Radio appearance
to discuss his personal story of overcoming a physical obstacle,
the excitement in the Lucas Oil Series alcohol classes, and winning
the 2012 Eastern Region Championship. Click
here to listen
Jay Blake's Permatex/Follow A Dream Top Alcohol Funny Car team
gathered with other top teams from the eastern United States January
12 for the Division 1 championship banquet in Hershey, Pa., where
Jay and the team collected the 2012 Eastern Region championship
trophy. The entire team, except tuner Tom Howell, who works overseas
in the off-season was in attendance.
"It was a great weekend for all of us, one last chance to
celebrate what this team accomplished during the 2012 season,"
said Blake, whose acceptance speech was by far the most emotional
of the evening. "Now, let's see what we can do in 2013!"
WELCOME TO FOLLOW
About Follow A Dream
Established in 1999, Follow A Dream is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization.
The organization’s message is uniquely delivered through NHRA
drag racing as its medium. As racing’s only totally blind,
race crew chief, Follow A Dream Founder, Jay Blake draws upon his
personal experience of overcoming adversity and achieving his dream
of auto racing, and shares his inspiration with others.
Permatex, Inc. is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer
of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair
markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in
the development of innovative new products and services for the
automotive aftermarket. For more information, visit http://www.permatex.com/