With limited development time and one complete race under its belt, Jesse Prather’s expectation of a good finish for his very fresh first generation E Production RX-7 at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs seemed optimistic at best. Not only did he prove that his optimism was warranted, he landed on the podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a third-place finish.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out,” Prather says. “That was only the second race weekend for this new car. I was treating every session during the week as a test session. I was busy with my customers the weekend before so I was not able to do any testing on the Runoffs course until I hit the track Monday morning for qualifying. The car really reacted to the changes I made not only before the Runoffs, but during the week. I couldn’t be happier with a brand-new car.”