Follow A Dream–Maple Grove

Marstons Mills, MA -May 28, 2014-Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team went out in the first round at the East Regional Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway. Driver Todd Veney qualified the team’s brand-new Chevy Camaro, the first 2014 Camaro Funny Car in drag racing, in the No. 7 spot but fell to D.J. Cox in the opening round of eliminations, 5.75 to 5.96.
“The car started to get loose early in the run,” Veney said. “I pedaled it and tried to chase him down, but when you have to get off the throttle that early – even for a little bit – you’re usually going to lose. Still, it was great to make our first runs with this new Camaro. I can see out of it better than any car I’ve ever driven, and everybody kept coming by all weekend to check out the car.”
“We struggled to find the right setup,” Blake said. “A lot of people did. Low e.t. was only in the 5.70s in the first qualifying session, and nobody ran in the 5.50s all weekend. The whole crew worked hard, nobody made any mistakes, but it just wasn’t our weekend. We’re excited about the future of this new Camaro body – bigger and better things ahead.”
The Permatex/Follow A Dream team’s next race is June 13-14 in Lebanon Valley, N.Y., where last year the team qualified No. 1, set low e.t. and top speed, and won the race.