Prather Miatas Score A Pair of National
(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.
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.