Permatex Extends Corporate Sponsorship of Jay Blake and Follow a Dream Racing Team for 2008 NHRA Season – UnderhoodService

Permatex Extends Corporate Sponsorship of Jay Blake and Follow a Dream Racing Team for 2008 NHRA Season

Permatex, Inc. is continuing its long running corporate sponsorship of the Follow A Dream Race Team as it competes in the NHRA Championship Top Alcohol Funny Car Series. Permatex has partnered with Jay Blake and his team since 2004. This year's Follow A Dream Race Team adds an even ....

Permatex, Inc., an innovative leader in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, is continuing its long running corporate sponsorship of the Follow A Dream Race Team as it competes in the NHRA Championship Top Alcohol Funny Car Series. Permatex has partnered with Jay Blake and his team since 2004.

This year’s Follow A Dream Race Team adds an even more competitive kick to the NRHA program with a hot new driver, Olympic gold medal cyclist and record-holder, Marty Nothstein, and a brand new Permatex/Wynn’s/Texas Roadhouse 2008 Chevrolet Impala SS Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Marty ‘The Blade’ Nothstein is one of the most recognized cyclists in the world. With two Olympic medals, a gold in Sydney (2000) and a silver in Atlanta (1996), Nothstein is America’s most decorated track cyclist. He holds 35 U.S. National titles, three World Championships, four Pan-American Games Gold Medals, and World and Olympic records.

After a successful NHRA rookie season in 2006, Nothstein has found continued success as a drag racer. The 2008 campaign will mark Marty’s third season in a NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car. He notched two wins in 2007 and finished 11th in the 2007 NHRA Alcohol Funny Car season points standings.

Jay Blake, founder, owner, and crew chief of Follow A Dream Racing, stated, “We are very excited about the new season and the prospects of success that Marty and our new car bring to the team. So far, we have done extremely well, running in the finals of the first three races this season and making a semi-final appearance in our most recent event at the NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, NJ. Our relationship with Permatex continues to be a great opportunity for both organizations. We are extremely proud to be working with a company that is so highly respected in the industry, and we continue to rely on their outstanding products to keep our car competitive.”

About Follow A Dream
What is remarkable about the Follow A Dream Racing Team is that, while it has been winning at the Nationals level, its owner and crew chief, Jay Blake, is totally blind. Jay lost his eyesight in a tire explosion over nine years ago, but he did not lose his positive attitude on life, nor his desire to pursue his dreams. Jay had always wanted to form his own race team, and in spite of losing his eyesight, he continued to focus on his goals. Through years of incredible determination and perseverance, he was able to realize his dream and founded Follow A Dream Racing. Since then, the team has worked its way up the rankings to become one of the top Funny Car teams in the world.

Jay Blake’s Mission
While he has worked incredibly hard to build his team, Jay Blake has also worked to encourage others to overcome adversity. For the past eight years, he has toured the country as a motivational speaker at hospitals, rehab centers, corporations, and Vo-tech schools, encouraging people to believe that they can rise above adversity and achieve their life’s goals.

“Jay’s mission to inspire people to follow their dreams through determination, positive thinking and teamwork reflects the attitude we encourage at Permatex. Sponsoring Jay and Follow A Dream Racing not only gives us a chance to accomplish our marketing objectives, but also gives us great pride in knowing that we are contributing to the community at large,” notes Tony Battaglia, director of marketing at Permatex.

You May Also Like

asTech’s Patented Rules Engine Now Available

asTech users, insurance carriers and their customers can be confident with the accuracy and cost of the recommended scan type.

 asTech, a Repairify company has announced the full deployment of its patented Rules Engine, which presents users with the most accurate and cost-effective diagnostic scan type for the vehicle throughout the blue printing process and repair workflow.

The new feature gives asTech customers access to the most accurate way to identify the diagnostic and calibration scan tools that read all of a car’s OEM modules correctly – versus those that don’t – down to the year, make, model, and trim. With the Rules Engine enabled, asTech users, insurance carriers and their customers can be confident with the accuracy and cost of the recommended scan type.

Standard Motor Products Announces Pro Training Power Hour

The free, live/virtual technical series presented by Standard’s professional trainers will be geared toward technicians.

MAHLE Aftermarket Expands Cylinder Head Gasket Portfolio

New part numbers for Asian and domestic models join more than 12,000 part numbers for 900,000+ applications.

Bosch Releases 212 Aftermarket Parts in 2022

The parts cover nearly 64 million vehicles in operation across North America.

Winter ASE Registration Open

Three options offered for testing and recertification.

Other Posts

Federated 50/50 Challenge Awards Over a Hundred Prizes

Federated conducted the 50/50 Challenge to recognize and thank ASE-certified automotive service professionals.

Mitchell 1, ASE Present 2022 Technician of the Future Award

Nathanial “Nate” Nie of Mission Viejo, California, was named the 2022 Mitchell 1 / National Institute for ASE Technician of the Future.

Schaeffler Group Releases Series of LuK TSBs

In conjunction with its REPXPERT service brand, Schaeffler provides technical tips and service information for LuK products.

SMP Closes the Year with 214 New Part Numbers

SMP says it is committed to providing replacement parts for hybrids and EVs through its Standard and Four Seasons brands.