This weekend at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Eastern Regional at Maple Grove Raceway, Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream Top Alcohol Funny Car team will unveil the first ’14 Camaro Funny Car body in drag racing.
“It’s exciting to be working with Chevrolet,” Blake said. “I’ve been a Chevy guy from Day 1, and Maple Grove has always been my favorite track. It’s where I was when I made the decision to follow my dream and start this organization, and this weekend marks exactly 17 years since I had the accident that cost me my sight, so it all ties in together.”
Qualifying is on Friday, with one shot at 1:00, and a last-ditch session at 6:00. Eliminations are set to go off at 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 Saturday evening. The team has reached the final round at this race in two of the past three years.
“It’s an honor just to be a part of this program with Chevrolet,” said driver Todd Veney. “I had one of the old Camaros a long time ago, but this is a whole new deal. It’s the lightest, strongest Alcohol Funny Car body ever made, and the best-looking thing I’ve ever seen. I think a lot of teams are going to be running these Chevy Camaros really soon.”