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Mr. Jay Don Blake

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Founder and President

Phone: (508) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Barnstable , Massachusetts , United States
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
    Carroll Center for the Blind
  • intensive program
    The Carroll Center for the Blind
  • diploma
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About Jay Blake
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Jay Blake is the founder and president of Follow A Dream. As crew chief of the organization's Alcohol Funny Car, he is the only totally blind crew chief in the worldwide sport of auto racing. Jay's passion for cars and racing extends well back to his youth. He has more than 15 years experience as a professional auto mechanic and more than 20 years in drag racing, including as a crew member and crew chief on a Super Comp Dragster racing team. Along with performing the majority of mechanical work, Jay is responsible for the organization's management, operations and community outreach programs.
Permatex® Continues Corporate Sponsorship of Jay Blake and Follow A Dream Racing Team for 2010 Season - Permatex
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Permatex® Continues Corporate Sponsorship of Jay Blake and Follow A Dream Racing Team for 2010 Season Full
Hartford, CT...Permatex, an innovative leader in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, continues its long running support of the Follow A Dream Race Team with a corporate sponsorship for the team in the 2010 NHRA Championship Top Alcohol Funny Car Series. Permatex has partnered with Jay Blake and his successful Follow A Dream Race Team since 2004.
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Jay Blake, founder, owner, and crew chief of Follow A Dream Racing, notes, "We are excited about the new season and believe we've found the right combination to help our team stay on top in 2010 with the addition of driver, Todd Veney, and the tuning skills of Tom Howell, who returned to the team from duty in Afghanistan.
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"It's great to be back with Jay, Tommy, and everybody," Veney said.
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What is remarkable about the Follow A Dream Racing Team is that, while it has been winning at the National level, its owner and crew chief, Jay Blake, is totally blind. Jay lost his eyesight in a tire explosion over ten 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 ten years, 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.
Current Press Releases
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For the past four years, Jay Blake and his Follow A Dream Race Team have been in the NHRA Top 10 three times. The team has been hard at work in the offseason preparing to debut a brand new car, which they hope will give them an edge over the competition.
This year marks the 10th consecutive season that Permatex has partnered with Jay Blake and his Follow A Dream Race Team.
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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 17 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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"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.
Follow A Dream, followadream.org The Power of Positive Thinking, Self-Determination, & Teamwork Through Motorsports
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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 .
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