Mid-Season Update - Vintage at Mid-Ohio and the KIC, SCCA Racing at a New Track in Colorado

July 30, 2009 - By Kent Prather

Vintage Round 2 - Mid-Ohio SVRA, June 25-28

Mid-Ohio was a smaller event than usual. However, the track was as fun as I remember and we camped in the grass near fellow friends and racers. The Moss Motors/Prather Racing MGA qualified on the pole by four seconds in Group 3 but had a flat tire during the Saturday qualifying race. Started 14th on Sunday for the feature and finished third. Not bad!

Bob Bramlage found out how hard it is to drive two different types of racecars on the same weekend, but did a great job. His '69 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am blew the clutch on Saturday, but we replaced it and he had a great race on Sunday. His new, and very beautiful, Ginetta G4 had some teething, but was enjoyable. His Sunday race was rained out--bummer. All in all, a very good weekend!

SCCA Double National - High Plains Raceway, July 4-6

July 4th Weekend at the brand-new High Plains Raceway in Byers, Colo. Just a quick report.

The track is awesome with lots of fast corners and elevation changes. Of course, apparently it rains every day between 3 and 5 p.m. in the summer, which it did. Poured! Then the sun comes out for a beautiful evening. I was able to win both National races in the GT-Lite Moss Motors/Prather Racing Mazda Miata and take the Midwest Division point lead and qualify for the SCCA Super Sweep by winning "Saturday's" race (which actually was postponed to Sunday).

John Steflik's Spark Wraps/Prather Racing FP Miata won on Saturday and Bob Bramlage's Prather Racing Miata won on Sunday. Great weekend.

Vintage Round 3 - Road America Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 16-19

Everyone should try to get to the KIC event at Road America. The cars in the paddock and the spec area don't stop coming. Ford put up a magnificent display this year showing the real, vintage GT-40 along with some new Ford GTs. Ford is still obviously making money and spending it in a very impressive way! The Formula 5000s were breath-taking and in force as well.

The Moss Motors/Prather Racing MGA qualified on the pole and won the Saturday race. Unfortunately, the number two cylinder closed up the plug causing a three-cylinder first lap and the end of the Sunday race. I'll check it out after the Runoffs.

Bill Treffert carried on to win 3EP with his Prather Racing-powered MGA. Scott Schmidt had a very impressive weekend topped with a win in 3FP in his Prather-powered Sprite.

Bob Bramlage enjoyed the Ginetta and ran an impressive 2:39 in it. This was great fun and we'll be back again next year. With the help of all of our good friends and British Car Club buddies who can come out, we'll make this an even bigger affair!

- KP



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