Born: PITTSBURGH, PA, Hometown: Lima, OH
Currently resides in Raleigh, NC
Successful Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur
Kids: Jack (22), Monica (20)
Race cars: Porsche 911 GT3 R, Lotus Evora,
Jim started road racing in 2010 by attending Skip Barber’s three-day racing school. From there, he finished third in the Spec Atom Series at VIR, with coaching by Peter Krause and Don Knowles. He also raced Spec Miatas in 2011 before buying a Lotus Exige for STU SCCA racing, which he promptly totaled at VIR. Another Lotus would follow, written off at Road America, but not before moving up grids and finishing orders along the way. He hit his stride in 2012 with another Lotus Exige and Tom Long as his coach, and set track records at VIR, Sebring, Road Atlanta, Barber and PBIR. In 2013, Taggart made his pro racing debut in Pirelli World Challenge with his own team, Taggart Autosport, finishing a season best sixth at Detroit, fielding competitive cars and earning the 2013 Rookie of the Year award.