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 www.scca.com,
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
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.
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