Motor Racing Outreach Mission Statement

At Motor Racing Outreach, we are introducing the racing community, participants, and fans to a personal faith in Christ. We help them grow in Christlikeness and become actively involved in the church. 

Don Tatman

Donovan (Don) Tatman lives in Tucson, Arizona.  He is married to Terry.  They have two sons, Joshua and Kyle.  They are members of Monte Vista Church, where Don is involved in the music ministry and Terry is the youth leader and teen Sunday school teacher.  Don is also a licensed minister.  Don and Terry met at Nellis Baptist Church in Las Vegas, where Don was appearing with The Tucson Messengers, a southern gospel group.  In 1999 Don began serving as a Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) chaplain within the NASCAR and ASA racing communities. Don has been involved in racing in one form or another since a very young age.  This goes all the way back to when Don would hang around the garage and pit area with drivers such as sprint car legend Hank Arnold and Indy 500 veterans Roger McCluskey and Bill Cheesbourg.  Don built and drove his first race car at the age of eighteen.  It truly was built underneath a back yard shade tree at his parent’s Tucson home.  He continued to drive for several years.  His final season was in the Southwest Super Stock Racing Association (SSSRA), driving the Union 76 car for owner Frank Elder.  In 2021, Don joined SRL as their chaplain.  “Coming to SRL has truly been a blessing,” Don said.  “I have admired SRL racing for a number of years.  The opportunity to serve and be a part of this community is an honor and privilege.  I want to thank the leadership, officials, drivers, crew members and all those behind-the-scenes people who have made us feel welcome.  Most of all, I want to thank God for opening this door.”

To support Don and Terry you can make a tax-deductible donation through Motor Racing Outreach (MROA), at the following link:

Motor Racing Outreach is a non-profit organization supporting multiple racing organizations and events.

You may also Text a donation of any amount to 704.900.0775 or call the MRO office at 704.455.3828 to make a donation by phone or request an invoice.

Checks may also be mailed to: MRO, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Suite 405, Concord NC 28027 

You may also donate via Venmo or CashApp…select “TeamMRO” or “MotorRacingOutreach”

Please designate Chaplain Don Tatman on your donation. Thank you for supporting this ministry.