Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team heads to Charlotte, N.C., for the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, the first race of back-to-back-to-back events. Last year, driver Todd Veney made his fastest run of the year – 260.66 mph – on the way to a semifinal finish in Charlotte.
“zMax Dragway in Charlotte is one of the nicest racetracks in the world – maybe the nicest,” Blake said. “We ran a bunch of 5.50s there last year and hit 260 mph a couple of times, so we’ve got big plans for this year. We tested in Gainesville the day after the Gatornationals, and the car responded to what tuner Tom Howell was trying, so it should be a good race.”
“I qualified higher than I ever have in my life here last year – No. 2 – so hopefully, we can run that well again,” Veney said. “I like these back-to-back-to-back races. When we got to Gainesville, I hadn’t been in the car in five months. That’s not impossible, but it really helps a driver get in a groove when you can race three weekends in a row.”