St. Amant, Tatman Form Tandem Short-Track Legend lands at Tatman Motorsports for 2006-and beyond Kingston, OH-Gary St. Amant has been in plenty of plush situations throughout his career, but his newly-formed venture with Dwayne Tatman, owner of...
St. Amant, Tatman Form Tandem
Short-Track Legend lands at Tatman Motorsports for 2006-and beyond
Kingston, OH-Gary St. Amant has been in plenty of plush situations throughout his career, but his newly-formed venture with Dwayne Tatman, owner of Tatman Motorsports, makes the Ohio driver's ever-present grin just a bit wider.
"I get to put a complete team together, and that's what really excited me about this offer," said St. Amant, who will drive the No. 61n JEGS.com/HTS Mulch Chevy. "It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm looking forward to it. Our goal is to be a championship team in the future. We'll have to take baby steps at first, but I think we can grow into a championship team."
In the immediate future, St. Amant's attention will be on getting the No. 61n Jegs.com/HTS Mulch Chevrolet ready for the Northern Division season-opener at South Boston Speedway on Sat., April 1 and developing an out-of-the-box attitude for his new team to live by.
"We're not going to be a normal team," said St. Amant. "We're either going to be really, really good or not be very good at all, but you never know. We're not going to do what everyone else is doing; we're going to try different things."
But the cars St. Amant will be running won't be all that different than what he was used to at Bullet Racing.
Tatman Motorsports has nearly the same stable of cars that St. Amant was accustomed to while with his former team: Chevrolets powered by Automotive Specialists and Hutter Engines.
"You know, it's almost the same situation," said St. Amant, who finished fourth in Northern Division points last season. "The cars are in the same condition, but we're still going to have to work hard between now and South Boston. I think we'll come out of the box strong, though. We're working on the cars now, and we have about half of the positions filled on the team already."
St. Amant isn't just looking to build a team for this season, however, he's planning for the future-his and the team's.
"Dwayne and I want to build a team for the future," said St. Amant. "We want to be a place for up-and-coming drivers and crewmembers to come and learn. We'd like to add a car in the Southern Division and eventually set up a driver development program. I'm not going to drive forever, and I'd like to move into a team manager role one day. This is the perfect opportunity for me."