Fresh off of a win at Lebanon Valley Dragway, Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team heads to Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Md., for the next race in the Division 1 Lucas Oil Series.  
            “It’s great to head to the track with a win still fresh in our minds,” driver Todd Veney said. “That weekend at Lebanon Valley was the best of my career, and I’m ready for another one just like it. Plus, I’ve got a little unfinished business at Cecil County.” In his only previous appearance at the Maryland track, in 2003, Todd reached the final against Frank Manzo was but unable to compete following an engine explosion in a semifinal win over Paul Gill.
            The team currently is one point from being in the national top 10 standings and has been as high as sixth this season. In Division 1, where Manzo has won the championship a record 19 times – more than any driver in any class and in any division in drag racing history – the Follow A Dream crew currently is second in the standings behind Manzo.
            In testing at New England Dragway at the start of the month, the car set both ends of the track record with a best of 5.62 at 257. In four runs, the car ran at least a 5.69 every time, and the speed on all four runs was 257.
            “It was a great test session,” Jay said. “I’m feeling better than I have in a couple of years about where we’re at and where we’re headed. One thing that’s really exciting about this event is that we’ll have a group of wounded soldiers from George G. Meade as our guests for the weekend. We really appreciate what they do for our country, and we really appreciate the support we’ve gotten from both the track and NHRA in making all this happen.”