Prather Racing Vintage Program
ALTON, Va. (June 7, 2009) - Prather Racing
kicked off its 2009 vintage season with a 20-hour trek to the beautiful
hills of Southern Virginia and VIRginia International Raceway. Along with
a host of engines under the hood of racers throughout the paddock, Kent
Prather re-introduced his famed white MGA to the racing world after a
winter ground-up rebuild and Bob Bramlage made the debut of his new
Trans-Am series 1969 Pontiac Firebird.
Thursday being a near rain-out, Friday began with a damp, but drying track
and Kent took the pole position in his #26 Prather Racing/Moss Motors MGA
by 10 seconds over Tim Johnson's Prather-powered MGB, who was another 16
seconds ahead of the next MG. Kent went on to take podium finishes twice
in MG features, which were well organized by Chris Meyers and featured 66
MG cars from MGBGT V8s to pre-war cars. He also won the Group 3/4
qualifying race overall in dominating fashion. Jesse Prather even had an
opportunity to jump in his father's MGA to take some laps!
Bramlage had a grin ear-to-ear after each session in
what is now affectionately known as "the Brute" (and Bob known as
"Bubba"). He led every session and won each race, with Jesse even joining
him to run the one hour enduro.
The next time out for the Prather Racing vintage team
is June 27-28 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.