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Mr. Jay Blake

Wrong Jay Blake?

Founder and President

Phone: (508) ***-****  HQ Phone
Follow A Dream , Inc.
381 Old Falmouth Road
Marstons Mills , Massachusetts 02648
United States

Company Description: About Follow-A-Dream: Follow-A-Dream, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating individuals, families and organizations about the power of positive...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • intensive program
    The Carroll Center for the Blind
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Follow A Dream, followadream.org The Power of Positive Thinking, Self-Determination, & Teamwork Through Motorsports
followadream.org, 20 Oct 2015 [cached]
Jay Blake is founder and president of Follow A Dream, and the only totally blind crew chief in the worldwide sport of auto racing. He has more than 15 years experience as a professional auto mechanic and more than 25 years in drag racing. Jay is responsible for the organization's management, operations and community outreach programs, as well as performing mechanical work on the racecar. Jay leads his team of racing professionals in NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car competition, where they won the 2012 East Region championship and finished the season ranked 11th in national points.
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Tom is responsible for all tuning decisions and data analysis of the racecar, and collaborates with Jay on routine service of the car.
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Jim assists his brother Jay with managing Follow A Dream and is a full-time manager for Eastern Propane & Oil in Danvers, MA.
Follow A Dream, followadream.org The Power of Positive Thinking, Self-Determination, & Teamwork Through Motorsports
followadream.org, 20 Oct 2015 [cached]
While working as the head mechanic of a transportation company in May 1997, Jay Blake was involved in an industrial accident that caused him to lose complete vision, smell, and taste. At the age of 31, he was faced with relearning how to live as a completely blind person.
Refusing to give up on life, Jay aggressively participated in rehabilitation and with renewed determination Jay began to follow his dream, of owning a professional auto-racing team. He soon learned that even without sight, he was still able to do what he loved most-work on racing engines. Turning his dream into a reality, Jay combined his renewed participation in drag racing with his desire to spread his true-life success by inspiring others to accomplish their goals through the Power of Positive Thinking, Self-Determination, and Teamwork.
After winning the Eastern U.S. championship in 2012, Jay & his team of racing professionals finished ninth in the NHRA national standings in 2013, highlighted by a victory at the Levanon Valley Dragway regionals .
Permatex Leadership
www.permatex.com, 26 Jan 2016 [cached]
About Jay Blake
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About Jay Blake
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www.middletownpress.com, 27 June 2014 [cached]
Jay Blake, founder and crew chief of the Permatex/Follow A Dream Camaro Funny Car, will be at Jackson Chevrolet Co, 660 South Main St., Middletown on July 8 at 5:30 p.m.
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Jay Blake, founder and crew chief of the Permatex/Follow A Dream Camaro Funny Car, will be at Jackson Chevrolet Co, 660 South Main St., Middletown on July 8 at 5:30 p.m.
MIDDLETOWN >> For the first time, Jay Blake, founder and crew chief of the Permatex and Follow a Dream Camaro Funny Car will be coming to Middletown.
On July 8 at 5:30 p.m., Blake will speak at Jackson Chevrolet at 660 South Main St. to spread his message of motivation and encouragement.
In his moving presentation, speaker Jay Blake motivates the audience to pursue their life dreams by using his personal testimony following a life-changing accident which left him totally blind and without the senses of smell and taste, the Follow a Dream organization said in a statement about Blake.
Jay recounts his journey from the accident to realizing his dream of owning a professional racing team. Important life values and skills such as positive attitude, the importance of education, pursuing your dreams with passion, self-determination, and team building are underscored in this motivational, life-affirming address from a speaker who, indeed, has walked the walk.
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Blake will present a 20- to 25-minute speech called Tools for Life Success along with a question and answer format and autographs.
About Jay ...
www.permatex.com, 11 Mar 2006 [cached]
About Jay Blake
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About Jay Blake
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"We're a little disappointed about how our year ended after such a successful start," stated Permatex/Follow A Dream Team Owner/Crew Chief Jay Blake.
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Follow A Dream's owner and crew chief, Jay Blake, is totally blind. Jay lost his eyesight in a tire explosion over 18 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 his serious setback, 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 to motivate others
While he has worked incredibly hard to build his team, Jay Blake has also worked to encourage others to overcome adversity. He has toured the country as a motivational speaker at community schools, vocational institutes, corporate events, social club gatherings and hospitals, encouraging people to believe that they can rise above adversity and achieve their life's goals.
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