As we continue to take a look at ‘Behind the Gates’, our fourth installment of this new segment allowed us to sit down with Tatum Racing’s Patsy and Jerry Tatum. A fixture in Utah motorsports community and at the Utah Motorsports Campus, Tatum Racing is one of UMC’s longest-standing tenants and has big plans for the future.
Tatum Racing Inc: Tatum Racing has been at UMC since 2007. There are very few tracks in the United States that have trackside garages, but UMC is one of the best. If you are in the racing business, being trackside is a win-win for your company and the facility.
UMC: Why did you choose UMC as your home base?
Tatum Racing Inc: Tatum Racing is a family-owned and operated business with over five decades of Motorsports experience. Tatum Racing will be at UMC and in racing for many years to come. The changes at the facility over the past few seasons have proven to be positive, and we are thankful to have such a great facility. We had been racing in four pro series each year and traveling way too much. In 2005 when Larry Miller decided to build this track, we watched and were impressed with the facility, so we moved a three car Porsche team from VIR to UMC in 2007.
UMC: For people who do not know about Tatum Racing, can you tell us what you do and where your focus is?
UMC: Can you tell us a little about your customer base and your programs?
Tatum Racing Inc: Our Customers are all motorsport enthusiasts who enjoy the thrill of high-speed driving and close competition. We come from a professional racing background and offer services from club racing to the top-tier level of motorsports.
Tatum Racing Inc: Racing is supposed to be fun and at Tatum Racing, we strive to make it fun for our customers. So, to accomplish that we work very hard for them. Racing is life and at Tatum Racing we live with a very fast group of people. Additionally, last year we ran in the Porsche Sprint Challenge West division with two of our customers and came away with third place in the championship. This year we are running both the West and the East parts of that program. This will put us on some of the most famous tracks in the United States and they will complete a couple of items on their bucket lists. You can watch us on Porschesprint.com and cheer our local drivers as we battle for the Championship. One of our drivers has been accepted into Porsche’s Junior program that only a few from around the world received. Tatum Racing can make your dreams come true so contact us when you are ready to advance you driving career.
Tatum Racing Inc: The thanks should go to UMC for this wonderful facility. Without it, there would be no racing in Utah. Over the years we have raced almost every track in America, Mexico, Canada, and even the Islands in the Caribbean and this is one of the nicest ones out there. We are in team garage 601 so if you are ever at the track stop in and we will give you a tour of our race shop.