Prather Power Wins 10 of 13 Races To Open 2008

WAKARUSA, Kan. (June 2, 2008) -- Prather Racing engines have powered drivers to 10 SCCA Club Racing National race wins in 13 tries to open up the 2008 season. What makes the 77 percent winning percentage all the more impressive is that Kent and Jesse Prather, eight SCCA National Championships between them, have not added to the win total…yet.

While not lacking in speed, Kent (F Production MGA) and Jesse (E Production Mazda Miata) have both experienced doses of bad racing luck in their transitions to new classes for 2008. Both look to the June Sprints (June 21-22 at Road America ) to score their first wins of 2008.

When the stars of a show are not at the front of the stage, a good program relies on a strong supporting cast and Prather Racing has it in spades—so good, in fact, that one of the supporting cast members could become a star by season’s end at the Heartland Park Topeka National Championship Runoffs.

Three drivers have scored F Production wins— Eric Prill (three in a Lotus Super Seven), Rick Harris (two in a Mazda Miata) and Bob Bramlage (one in a Mazda Miata). Charlie Clark (E Production) has a pair of wins in his Prather Racing powered Mazda RX-7, as does Bill Allman’s GT-2 RX-7.

A highlight of the season was a three-way battle for the F Production and overall lead between Kent, Eric and Rick at Hallett. Rick, who helped Jesse to his second-straight National Championship in 2007, came away with the win—his first in SCCA National competition.

As 2008 enters to the middle of the regular season, Jesse will have a new powerplant under the hood and Kent will continue to get faster in FP trim. Stay tuned to for updates throughout the season as the team plans to send the Runoffs off from Heartland Park Topeka with a pair of Runoffs Championships.


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