Sonoma Calif. (31 August 2015) – Sloan Urry has continued to shine in Pirelli World Challenge competition this year and added yet two more podium performances to his 2015 list of accomplishments when he scored second and third in Rounds 16 & 17 of the GT Cup presented by MOMO at Sonoma Raceway over the weekend.
The results marked Urry’s 11th and 12th podium results of the season for SecurityNational while driving the No. 02 Porsche supported by TruSpeed Autosport.
Urry opened Race 1 on Saturday from the second row of the grid after qualifying the No. 02 SecurityNational Porsche third. He ran a clean and consistent pace among the 34-car combined class field.
As the race wound down into its final laps, Urry was poised for a sure podium finish as he ran comfortably in third and chased down the second place car of Alec Udell. An off by the racer leader late in the running saw Urry take over second place to claim his seventh runner-up result of the year.
“I’m quite pleased about the car that TruSpeed has put underneath me,” said Urry following Race 1. “The car is handling great and it was super consistent throughout the whole race. It was quite fast in qualifying we just didn’t hit our marks how we would have liked. I just put my head down and was catching the leaders. Just at the end, I ran out of time. Second is a great finish, but when you have the leader in your sights you’d really like to finish it off.”
Urry once again showed strong pace in Race 2 after starting from third on the grid. Running lap times equivalent to those of the leaders, the No. 02 SecurityNational Porsche ran in podium contention through the entire 50-minute race. As Urry closed the gap to the two GT Cup cars ahead of him in the final stages of the race, several GT class cars got together in front of Urry and he was forced to take avoidance which lost him time to the leaders.
Fortunately, Urry had built enough of a gap over fourth place that he still maintained third position at the checkered flag.
“Once again TruSpeed gave me a great car and we had pretty darn good pace,” said Urry. “We were fastest at some portions of the race and I was catching up to the leaders quite quickly toward the end there. I had a big gaggle of GT cars coming through that weren’t too kind and I had quite a few cars spin in front of me which was just kind of bad timing and I couldn’t do anything about it. I’m a little disappointed in the result compared to what we could have achieved today but I’m just happy to once again be on the podium for SecurityNational, TruSpeed, Alder and Tweed, Metro National Title and Engels & Volkers. It was a good weekend.”
Urry will close out the championship in two weeks’ time at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the final round of the Pirelli World Challenge championship September 11-13.
“It was great to be back at Sonoma, and Sloan (Urry) was on it once again this weekend in the SecurityNational Mortgage car,” said TruSpeed Autosport Team Owner Tyler Tadevic. “He was fighting for a win late in the first race and just ran out of laps. On Sunday he did a great job to not get taken out by some tough driving from the GT guys there at the end. Sloan showed some real race smarts behind the wheel to be able to bring it home on the podium again for us. Now we’ll all just look to close out the year with a big weekend at Laguna!”
The Sonoma Raceway events will be televised on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, September 6 at 2:00 PM ET.