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PERMATEX/FOLLOW A DREAM TEAM FINISHES IN THE TOP 8

Marstons Mills, MA.-April 25, 2016-Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream Top Alcohol Funny Car team was well-prepared and ready to go all the way to the final round of this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina. Unfortunately, the team managed to get just halfway to its goal before a slippery track and tire shake issues resulted in an untimely

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Follow A Dream/Permatex TA/FC team reaches semifinals of JEGS All-Star Race and quarterfinals of JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals national event

Follow A Dream – Route 66 Nationals race wrap-up – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 MARSTONS MILLS, Massachusetts (June 5, 2018) – The Follow A Dream/Permatex Top Alcohol Funny Car team had a mixed weekend of success and adversity in this past weekend’s racing action at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois (outside Chicago). On the success side, the Jay Blake-owned team reached the

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Follow A Dream Motorsports Schedule 2017

(This schedule is tentative) Date Location City State March 9-12 Gainseville Points Race Gainseville FL March 16-19 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gator Nationals Gainseville FL April 21-22 Virginia Points Race Richmond VA April 28-30 Four-Wide Nationals Charlotte NC May 26-27 Maple Grove Points Race Reading PA June 22-25 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Norwalk OH June 30-31 Lebanon Valley Points Race W. Lebanon

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Permatex/Follow A Dream TA/FC team finishes runner-up in divisional race at Lebanon Valley, New York

MARSTONS MILLS, Massachusetts (July 3, 2018) The Permatex/Follow A Dream Top Alcohol Funny Car team went into a one-month break with momentum and confidence, finishing runner-up in this past weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Racing Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, New York. Driver Phil Burkart was the No. 1 qualifier for the event with a strong run

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Permatex Sponsors Follow A Dream Race Team for 13th Straight NHRA Racing Season

– Team eager to improve on 2nd place finish in the 2016 Eastern Region – Hartford, CT… Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, will continue its perennial sponsorship of the Follow A Dream Race Team as the team’s corporate sponsor for the 2017 NHRA Championship Top Alcohol Funny Car Series. This year marks the 13th consecutive season

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Permatex/Follow A Dream TA/FC team WINS!!! Divisional Race at Atco, NJ!!!

MARSTONS MILLS, Massachusetts (August 8, 2018) The Permatex/Follow A Dream Top Alcohol Funny Car team enjoyed its best weekend of the season, capturing a win this past Saturday in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division race at Atco Dragway in New Jersey. “The hot rod’s back!” team owner Jay Blake exuberantly said. “The car did what we wanted to. When

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Derek West takes on his 8th King of the Hammers!

February 2-10, 2017….Derek West and team # 20 left for Johnson Valley, California on Thursday Feb. 2nd after months of preparation for the opening race of the 2017 season, which is also the biggest race of the every season. The week was full of media, photo shoots & prepping for qualifying. Derek qualified on Tuesday Feb. 7th during “Power Hour” taking a great starting

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Permatex/Follow A Dream TA/FC team reaches final round at Dodge NHRA Nationals

MARSTONS MILLS, Massachusetts (September 20, 2018) Maple Grove Raceway is an extremely special place for Permatex/Follow A Dream owner Jay Blake. That is where he first decided to form Follow A Dream Racing in 1998, after an industrial accident left him totally blind. Jay has seen his dream come to fruition and Follow A Dream has gone on to become not only a successful

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Derek West takes 1st at the Outlaw Race Series!

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 2017….Derek West and his wife, Ashley and daughter, London attended the 1st Outlaw Off Road Racing Series event held at the Rock Creek Off Road Park in Booneville, Arkansas. This new Midwest series was created by several racers. It is based on a mix of skills in the woods, rocks, & hills in 2 timed laps for the best combined overall score. The series is a total of 4 races

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