Follow A Dream-Good Showing at Jegs Allstars

Marstons Mills, MA -July 3, 2013-Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team reached the final at the prestigious Jegs Allstars race for the second time in three years, this time coming within 12-thousandths of a second of the win. Driver Todd Veney fell to Dale Brand in the final round, 5.59 to 5.62, as both cars made their best runs of the event.
“Just being in the Jegs Allstars race is an honor,” Blake said. “To be in the final again was unbelievable. Every member of the team did his job perfectly, and we just missed winning.”
“I never saw him and was thinking we were going to win as we came up on the finish line,” Veney said. “It was a disappointment, but with the caliber of cars there, you had to be pretty happy just to be in the final round of a race like that.”
After running back-to-back 5.66s to qualify No. 7, Veney ran another 5.66 in the first round to beat Chris Foster and a 5.64 in the semifinals to take out Steve Gasparrelli.
At the Route 66 Nationals, which was run the following day, the Permatex/Follow A Dream faced Foster in the first round again and came out on top again in an even closer race, 5.640 to 5.644. In the quarterfinals, the car kicked a rod for the first time in several years, handing the win to Fred Hagen Jr., who would have been hard to get around regardless with low e.t. of the entire event (5.52).