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So let’s start with you are you from this local area?
I am, I was born and raised in the Red Mill area of Virginia Beach. Went to high school at Ocean Lakes and also played football for the dolphins.
Why did you choose this line of business?
I have had a passion for NASCAR since a little boy. I have always dreamed of being in the top divisions and competing to win races!
What made you decide to start your own business vs. working for somebody else? When did you begin your business?
I began this business in 2016 because I wanted to pursue the passion of racing while also helping local companies with their marketing campaigns at Langley Speedway.
Starting a business is a tough thing to do! What inspired you to keep going as you were getting it off the ground?
I am motivated by my determination to win and the team that surrounds me. We are a tight-knit team so when I see them motivated to win it motivates me to do the best I can on and off the track. Performing at the top level for my sponsors and team members is what inspires me because without them, I would not be able to do what I love.
When would you really say your business went from a concept to actually functional?
While in school at Hampden-Sydney College I envisioned starting Tillman Heuer Motorsports in an effort to be able to compete at Langley Speedway in the Pro Wing Champ Kart and Enduro Divisions in 2016. The concept developed into a functional team at the beginning of the ’16 season and it has grown to great heights! 2019 is going to be our biggest year yet thanks to: Pitbull Tobacco Company, Jose Tequilas Mexican Restaurant, Atlantic Shoreline Company, and American Do It Yourself Garage. Our #14 Pitbull Tobacco Company Chevy Monte Carlo is ready for a great year!
Looking back, what was the most difficult challenge you had to face?
There is a lot of hard work that goes into owning a race team. There are many long nights and early mornings, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have the best partners in the world and I owe it to them to make sure we are performing at a top level every time we are on the track.
What do you enjoy the mostabout the Virginia Beach communities your business takes care of?
Virginia Beach is such a beautiful city and the people that live here are amazing. My team enjoys brining business to the local companies that are in our communities because when we are helping local companies we are in return helping the communities as well. I take pride in bringing brand-loyal fans to the local businesses that are within the community that I live.
If a potential customer has to pick from 3 different businesses providing what you provide, what would make your company really stand out, and they choose your company over the others?
Our social media marketing plan is the best in the market and our race team is one of the hardest working teams that there is at Langley Speedway, if not the East Coast. I would choose our company over the rest because we have produced great results for the partners that we currently have and we are looking to give them even more results this year. I have had 100% return on all my marketing partnerships and I cannot wait to see what 2019 has to offer for our team.
Has internet technology played a big part in your growth, and making your company more successful?
Of course, team website, our social media campaigns, Facebook, and Instagram pages all play a significant role in our success.
Where do you see your business going forward in 2019?
2019 is going to be our biggest year yet. I am excited for our partners and team. Pitbull Tobacco Company, Jose Tequilas Mexican Restaurant, Atlantic Shoreline Company, and American Do It Yourself Garage.
Thinking back to day one, can you think of anything you may have done differently to overcome challenges and to meet your business goals in a more efficient amount of time?
Since establishing Tillman Heuer Motorsports, our business has evolved and progressed faster than I would have ever imagined. Sure I have made my mistakes but who hasn’t? I have a great team and great sponsors who support me 100% and together as one we can defeat any adversity that is thrown our way.
Where do you see your business in the next 3-5 years?
The sky is the limit. I would like to see us in one of the three top levels of NASCAR. Of course we will need the partners and funding to do so, but I do feel as I have the talent and determination to make it there.
What is the best way for our readers to connect with your team and to take advantage of what your company has to offer?
Our business phone number is 757-724-7097
or you can reach out via email- TillmanHeuerMotorsports@outlook.com
on Instagram- @T_Heuer_
or on Facebook- @TillmanHeuerMotorsports or @TillmanHeuer
Thank you for your support and we will see you at Langley Speedway! Also check out my awesome sponsors: Pitbull Tobacco Company, Jose Tequilas Mexican Restaurant, Atlantic Shoreline Company, and American Do It Yourself Garage!