Prather Miatas Score A Pair of National Championships

TOPEKA , Kan. (Oct. 12, 2008) Jesse Prather captured his third-consecutive SCCA National Championship Friday, his first in the E Production class, and Rick Harris followed up with his first title in F Production making it a pair of National Championships for Prather Racing Mazda Miatas at the 45th SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Heartland Park Topeka.

08-run-jesse-win.jpg (68854 bytes)Jesse, who won the 2006 and 2007 F Production National Championships, moved to E Production in 2008 with a new 1.8-liter engine for his Miata. Starting third on the grid, Prather moved past early leader, defending class champion Tom Thrash and never looked back. For a full recap of Jesse's big win, visit the SCCA Web site here: http://www.scca.com/newsarticle.aspx?hub=1&news=3477.

F Production again had a host of cars carrying the Prather Racing flag, including both cars on the front row--polesitter Eric Prill (Lotus Super 7) and Harris' Miata. Prill led the opening laps before being passed by Steve Sargis' Spitfire on lap 4. He exited the race on lap 9 with a suspension failure, leaving Harris to give chase. When Sargis spun on lap 13, Harris took the point and never looked back, taking the Championship in his Rookie run. Kent Prather capped off a tough year with a great run to finish sixth in the venerable MGA. 

Bob Bramlage finished eighth in his Miata with Ron Davis 12th in his MGB. John Steflik (Miata) retired early due to crash damage. For the SCCA recap, go here: http://www.scca.com/newsarticle.aspx?hub=1&news=3501

Don Christman extended the Prather success into the GT category, with his best Runoffs finish to date of fifth in GT-Lite in his Prather Racing tuned Mazda RX-7.

 

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