Still third in the national standings after the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event two weeks ago in Atco, N.J., Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team heads to venerable Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Md., for the fourth of five Division 1 races this season. Last year, driver Todd Veney reached the Top Alcohol Funny Car final at this event, his second of five final-round appearances in a row in divisional competition.
“Everybody’s ready to get back on track at Cecil County,” Blake said. “We’re still number three in the country because of how well we did all year long, but it’s time to get to another final. We’ll be testing the day before the race, just like we did last year.”
Both qualifying sessions will be on Friday, Aug. 19., one at 4 p.m. and the other at 7. Eliminations are slated to go off Saturday afternoon at 3, 5, and 7.
“I’ve only been to this race twice, and we got to the final both times, in 2003 and last year,” Veney said. “Frank Manzo got a single in the 2003 final and barely beat us last year, so maybe this year it’s our turn.”