Follow A Dream Out Early at Route 66

Marstons Mills, MA -July 3, 2014-Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream Top Alcohol Funny Car team got knocked out in the first round at both the Jegs Allstars race and the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill., just south of Chicago.
In the prestigious Jegs Allstars race, open to the top two drivers from each of the nation’s four regions, driver Todd Veney, representing the East Region, qualified No. 6 with a 5.70. In a rematch of the first round of last year’s Allstars race, Veney red-lighted against Iowa’s Chris Foster. In Route 66 Nationals competition, he lost to California’s Doug Gordon despite making a quicker run, 5.70 to 5.65.
“The other two times we made it on the Allstars team, we got all the way to the final and barely lost, but this was a weekend to forget,” Veney said. “We just started having me stage the car differently, and I obviously didn’t adapt very well. I’m just glad there’s another race this weekend.”
“Things didn’t go the way we wanted, but weekends like that are going to happen sometimes,” Blake said. “It’s truly an honor any time you make it on an Allstar team, and we’ll be back at it this weekend at Norwalk, where we got to the final a couple years ago.”