Gary Pratt is the stoic, hands-on partner at Pratt & Miller Engineering, the company behind the scenes at Corvette Racing. Not long after leaving high school Gary starting earning a paycheck building race cars and has been doing so ever since. Gary and partner Jim Miller founded the New Hudson, Michigan based company in 1989. They started their epic Corvette Racing journey in 1999 after working with GM on the development of the Intrepid RM-1 in the Trans Am series in the early 90s. In 1999 GM approached Pratt & Miller to develop and construct the C5-R - GM’s new factory-backed Corvette which designed to compete in GT races in North America and, most importantly to GM, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The team at Pratt & Miller, the production Corvette group, Chevrolet Racing, and GM Powertrain, have produced the world renowned performance machine that is Corvette Racing. In a program whose success spans the life of three generations of Corvette’s from the C-5 to the C-7 Corvette Racing has earned ten Manufacturers championships, ten Team championships and nine Drivers championships in the ALMS (American LE Mans Series). During its amazing battle Corvette Racing has earned nine - Sebring 12 Hours class wins, eight - Petit Le Mans class wins, two class wins and one overall win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Its crowning achievement has been winning in class, eight times at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As Corvette Racing’s Team Manager Gary Pratt has contributed to victories against the world’s greatest factory-supported competitors including: Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, and Lotus. Under Gary’s direction, the team won 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Manufacturers Championship.
Gary is a Michigan native and resides in Howell, Michigan with his wife Robin.
His partner Jim Miller, a successful Chicago businessman is the visionary behind the wheel at Pratt & Miller Engineering; a company that has delivered 98 race wins for Corvette Racing since 1999. Jim has been responsible for what his partner Gary Pratt says is the most difficult part of racing - the money. Jim’s appetite for racing and his exceptional ability to navigate Pratt & Miller for ten years, lead to the eventual signing with GM and Corvette as a factory team.
During their amazing success, which spans the life of three generations battle Corvette Racing has earned nine numerous victories. Its crowning achievement has been winning in class, eight times at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Jim’s commitment to excellence has contributed to Corvette Racing’s victories against the world’s greatest factory-supported competitors including: Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, and Lotus.