Jesse Prather – Chief Executive of Speed
After working on Brittish street and race cars, Don Christman introduced Jesse to the world of Mazda Rotary power and he hasn’t looked back since.

Jesse Prather, Chief Executive of Speed

Jesse Prather

Known as a wankel to some, these piston and valve free motors are still mind-numbing for some to understand, but built by Jesse’s hands, they pack a punch that has lead to many National wins in SCCA and Vintage Racing.

Fast forward a couple of years and the first Miata build was contracted by a customer.  That very first build used what was known at the time to be the best, or close to it, ran a life, or 3, before becoming a race car with nearly 350,000 miles on the odometer.  Yes, he still has that odomoeter, just ask.

That first car came up for sale and Jesse bought it up and continued campaigning it in SCCA F Production racing, quite succcesfully in fact, winning 3 straight National Championships at Heartland Park Topeka in two classes.  In 2009, Jesse qualified on the front row in E Production but wet weather on the pace lap ended his hopes of winning again.  He fell to 24th and after changing tires, moved back up to 6th at the end of the race.  The most rewarding part of the race though, was to be able to fly the Texas flag for Tom Thrash in a missing man formation.  On a side note, Jesse’s 3 time National Championship car has been sold and a new challenge is on the horizon.  Stay tuned!

Over the years, the biggest lesson learned is that with the right equipment mated together, you can have a top-notch machine ready to take on the competition and satisfy the competitive spirits within.

Each year the car a bit better then the previous, Jesse tests all pieces on his own car before offering them for sale through JPM.

Stop on by, call or email Jesse for the latest news or advice, which is free and is iconic of JPM.

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