Permatex/Follow a Dream team ties all-time best in 2015

Dec. 7, 2015
The 2015 Permatex/Follow A Dream Team, sponsored by Permatex, completed one of its most successful NHRA campaigns in the NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car standings.

The 2015 Permatex/Follow A Dream Team, sponsored by Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has completed one of its most successful NHRA campaigns at the top of its game with 2nd place regional and 7th place finishes in the NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car standings. Three wins during the season, with two of them back-to-back, and strong performances throughout the year helped the Permatex/Follow A Dream Team tie the team’s best season ranking in its 16-year NHRA history.

The Permatex/Follow A Dream Team won two consecutive races during the season, at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, OH and at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, NY, respectively, and notched a third win at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, VA. The team was very competitive for the rest for the season ending just four points shy of a Top 5 national finish.

"One more round-win anywhere during the year, and we would have had our first Top 5. But everyone except the world champion looks back on the season and wishes they'd won one more round somewhere," said team Driver Todd Veney.

“We’re a little disappointed about how our year ended after such a successful start,” stated Permatex/Follow A Dream Team Owner/Crew Chief Jay Blake. “After winning three races during the year, you want to come away with your best finish ever, but we couldn't quite get there. But we’re excited to get back to work next season and improve even more.”

About Follow A Dream
Follow A Dream Race Team is a remarkable story in itself, and winning at the national level is only part of it. Follow A Dream’s owner and crew chief, Jay Blake, is totally blind. Jay lost his eyesight in a tire explosion over 18 years ago, but he did not lose his positive attitude on life, nor his desire to pursue his dreams. Jay had always wanted to form his own race team, and in spite of his serious setback, he continued to focus on his goals. Through years of incredible determination and perseverance, he was able to realize his dream and founded Follow A Dream Racing. Since then, the team has worked its way up the rankings to become one of the top Funny Car teams in the world.

Jay Blake’s mission to motivate others
While he has worked incredibly hard to build his team, Jay Blake has also worked to encourage others to overcome adversity. He has toured the country as a motivational speaker at community schools, vocational institutes, corporate events, social club gatherings and hospitals, encouraging people to believe that they can rise above adversity and achieve their life’s goals.

Sponsored Recommendations

Snap-on Training: ADAS Level 2 - Component Testing

The second video for Snap-on's comprehensive overview of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), covering the fundamental concepts and functionalities essential for automotive...

Snap-on Training: Intro to ADAS

Snap-on's training video provides a comprehensive overview of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), covering the fundamental concepts and functionalities essential for automotive...

Snap-on Training: Guided Component Tests Level 2

The second video for Snap-on's comprehensive overview of Guided Component Tests, covering the fundamental concepts essential for diagnostic procedures.

Snap-on Training: Data Bus Testing and Diagnosis Part 1

Learn the basics of vehicle data buses and their diagnosis with Snap-on's Jason Gabrenas.

Voice Your Opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Vehicle Service Pros, create an account today!