Lexington, Ohio (2 August 2015) – Sloan Urry earned his eighth podium result of the year at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course over the weekend as the Pirelli World Challenge staged Rounds 12 and 13 of the 2015 championship. Driving the No. 02 SecurityNational Porsche, Urry delivered a third place finish in Race 1 and followed that effort up with a fourth place result in Race 2 on Sunday.
The standing start for Race 1 was waved off and so the race went green with a single-file restart. Urry took advantage of some shuffling at the drop of the green and moved up from his third place starting spot. As the race settled into a rhythm, he ceded the second place position to his TruSpeed/Kelly Moss teammate Colin Thompson and ran third in line until the finish.
“It was a crazy start – Colin (Thompson) had an issue on the start and everybody spread out so I got a little caught off guard by that,” said Urry. “Brett (Sandberg, TruSpeed teammate) and I were just running nose to tail trying to catch the leaders. After the last restart, our tires were covered in a lot of debris / pick up and all of us were just fighting to stay on the track. We wanted to be pushing up further to the front, but you have to take the podium when you get it.”
Sunday’s race was more of an uphill battle for Urry, as he struggled a bit in the early running with the handling of his SecurityNational Porsche. He ran fifth for the majority of the race as he stayed right on the bumper of Lorenzo Trefethen who ran in fourth.
After a full course caution late in the race, the field was reordered and the first and second place GT Cup cars were put on the lead lap while the remaining GT Cup field was scored a lap down. At that point, the highest position Urry could finish was third and after fighting for fourth lap after lap, he finally got by Trefethen to take the position in the race’s final moments.
“The race didn’t go as planned,” said Urry. “At the start I had a little bit of front end issues with pushing outside the last two corners. Brett (Sandberg) got by me in Turn 1 and Lorenzo (Trefethen) in Turn 2. The rest of the race I was all over Lorenzo and he was chopping me all over. I was much quicker than he was, so I was a little frustrated with that. I ended up getting by him and finishing fourth which is a respectable finish, but not where I wanted to be today.”
Urry will next be in Pirelli World Challenge action at his home track of Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 21-23.
“All in all it was a good weekend and we’ll look forward to getting to the next event,” said TruSpeed Autosport Team Owner Tyler Tadevic. “We’ll take our fourth place points and go on home and get ready for Miller. I’m a little disappointed in the officiating with the race. After the restart they reordered the field and gave first and second an additional lap. So the best we could go for at that point was third. A big shout out to all of our guests at SecurityNational Mortgage who came out to Mid-Ohio this weekend. I really appreciate everyone coming out and supporting the team. We look forward to some more support from them at our next event in Salt Lake City.”
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course rounds will be televised on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, August 9 at 4:00 PM ET.