Prather Racing Cars Look For More National Championships At Final Mid-Ohio Runoffs

Wakarusa, Kan. (Sept. 10, 2005) -- Coming off a successful regular season, Prather Racing prepared, tuned and driven cars are primed and ready for the 2005 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by Kohler at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sept. 19-25.

All the Runoffs action can be followed at, including Live Timing & Scoring, which is available here. The races will be broadcast on SPEED Channel weekends beginning in November. Complete event information, schedule and results is available at the Runoffs Event Page.

  • Wakarusa's Kent Prather, the patriarch of Prather Racing, leads a group of eight drivers sporting Prather Racing powerplants. The only five-time G Production National Champion hopes to add a sixth in the final Runoffs at Mid-Ohio. Kent swept all four races he competed in during the regular season in his No. 26 Prather Racing/Victoria British MGA. Kent races Friday, Sept. 23 at 4:15 p.m. (Eastern)

  • Jesse Prather, of Topeka, will again wheel a Mazda RX-7 at the Runoffs, but moves to the GT-3 class with Don Christman Racing's No. 34 Prather Racing/Wilcox RV Mazda RX-7. Jesse captured four wins in five races this year en route to a runner-up finish in the GT-3 Midwest Division Championship, and has a new and improved Prather Racing engine leading into the Runoffs. Jesse's GT-3 race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Three drivers will hope the Prather Racing power will carry them to great results in F Production. The F Production race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11:55 a.m. (Eastern)

  • Mark Weber (St. Louis, Mo.) finished runner-up in the Midwest Divisional Championship and will again compete in both F Production and G Production in his No. 25 Goodyear/Red Line/ECSP Austin Healey Sprite. Weber had strong runs all year in both classes, scoring a couple of wins along the way.

  • Chris Bovis (Lawrence, Kan.) finished third in the Midwest Division after recording two wins in his No. 01 Prather Racing/Mazda Mazda Miata. He also captured a track record at Heartland Park Topeka.

  • Eric Prill (Topeka, Kan.) had an up and down year, finishing on a high note with his first-ever National win at Mid-America in his No. 7 FIGHT-MS/Hoosier/APEX Lotus Super Seven. In addition to his win, Eric recorded two track records in 2005, at Heartland Park (later eclipsed by Bovis) and Mid-America.

Two drivers with Prather engines will compete in E Production as well. The E Production race is Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4:15 p.m.

  • Charlie Clark (Mission, Kan.) finished second in the Midwest Division in his No. 16 Mazda RX-7, featuring the latest Prather Racing rotary 12A powerplant. Charlie missed the Championship by just two points despite scoring a number of race wins to close out the season.

  • Meredith Haupt (Overland Park, Kan.) heads to her second-career Runoffs in her No. 75 Carriage & Motor Works Mazda RX-7, which was rebuilt by Prather Racing late in the 2005 season.

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