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Kent Prather, of Wakarusa, Kan., was pleased to take another step in his long Club Racing career. Over the years, he has collected the hardware to back up his on-track success.
“The Majors Championship is the next step after winning a Divisional Championship,” Prather said. “The progression and growth of Club Racing is encouraging. It’s a great opportunity to run again some of the best drivers from around the country.”
Like many SCCA drivers who had the chance to race at Circuit of The Americas, racing at the world-class facility was the highlight of the year. As a driver, being able to say that you raced on the same pavement as the superstars of Formula One is a huge accomplishment in itself. Being able to say you won at that track is just an added bonus.
Driving the No. 06 Prather Racing/Moss Motors/MAZDASPEED Mazda Miata, Prather ran only a handful of races during the season, but it was enough to seal the title. In four races, he pitched a perfect game. Prather scored back-to-back wins from pole at COTA and Hallett Motor Racing Circuit.
Without a wonderful network of help and support, Prather would not have been able to take home the championship. He made sure to thank many of the people who helped him through the 2013 campaign.
“First of all, I have to thank my crew chief and wife, Kathy,” Prather said. “I also have to thank my great crew, Joe Smith and Robert Montgomery, and my sponsors, Moss Motors, MAZDASPEED, Carbotech and Hoosier Tires.”
Prather said he is looking forward to the future of the Majors program.
“I feel that the Majors is the next evolution in SCCA competition and welcome everything that comes with it,” Prather said. “I came from the SCCA system that encouraged regional competition as a stepping stone to national racing. I feel that system may have offered increased competition and a better quality of driver. The Majors seems to embody these same qualities.”