New Race Schedule will be posted soon.
at Maple Grove Raceway,Mohnton, PA
The Follow A Dream Team
Jay Blake is founder and president of Follow A Dream, and the only totally
blind crew chief in the worldwide sport of auto racing. He has more than
15 years experience as a professional auto mechanic and more than 25 years
in drag racing. Jay is responsible for the organization’s management,
operations and community outreach programs, as well as performing mechanical
work on the racecar. Jay leads his team of racing professionals in NHRA
Top Alcohol Funny Car competition, where they won the 2012 East Region
championship and finished the season ranked 11th in national points.
C. Blake - Vice President & Treasurer
Jim Blake is vice president and treasurer of Follow A Dream. Jim has 28
years of racing experience including multiple top ten finishes in the
New England Points Series. In 1987 Jim debuted what would become the World's
Quickest Clean Air Dragster, powered by propane. In 1993 Jim was awarded
"The Sportsman of the Year Award", by his fellow racers. Jim
assists his brother Jay with managing Follow A Dream and is a full-time
manager for Eastern Propane & Oil in Danvers, MA.
Osborn - Lower End Technician
Scott is owner and operator of Wide Load Custom Metal, an automotive
fabrication shop specializing in extensive American car and motorcycle
metal work and skilled in servicing all aspects of your collection. Scott
graduated with a degree in welding engineering from Wentworth Institute
of Technology in Boston, MA and joined the Follow A Dream Team in 2003.
Spencer - Clutch
In his second year as a member of the Follow A Dream Team, Scott will
be assisting with the work on the clutch. An automotive technician from
Cape Cod, Scott also works reconditioning vehicles. In his spare time
Scott enjoys spending time with his family and friends and going to monster
Alan Hadfield - Clutch Machinist
Follow A Dream team member Alan Hadfield brings tenacity and dedication
to the vital task of machining all the clutch discs and floaters before
each race and often wheels the transporter for the team. He has a background
in heavy trucks and heavy equipment and has been a mechanic for the golf
industry in the Cape Cod area. When the Jr. Dragster class was first created,
he built his son a car called "Cape Codder Jr." (named after
his hero Ed Parker's "Cape Codder" Top Alcohol Funny Car), and
the two campaigned it at regional events and at the Jr. Dragster Nationals
Ed Parker - Crew Member
is the one guy on the team who could do anyone else’s job-drive
the car, build it, tune it, or maintain it. Ed first raced in 1963 and
has campaigned numerous cars through the years, the best known of which
is the “Cape Codder” Alcohol Funny Car that he currently competes
with. Aside from safely transporting Jay’s operation to races and
events around the country, he services the car from one end to the other
when on the road.
Mark Reardon-Team Member
Mark has had an interest in cars since he was sixteen years old, painting,
fixing and building them to go faster. His background includes working
as an auto technician for twenty years. Mark also has a passion for music
and entertainment and is the owner of Happy Time Productions, a mobile
DJ service. Mark enjoys giving back to the community and strongly believes
in the Follow A Dream mission. He became a Shriners Clown as a way to
showcase his fun personality and to help bring a little sunshine and fun
to children whose lives are centered around hospitals and medical treatments.
He and his now adult daughter Katie joined the Dream Team in 2004.