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Thermal, CA- Jim Slavik wrapped up the 2017 Thermal Triple Crown Championship in dramatic style today driving his TruSpeed prepared Grainger Porsche 911 Cup. Jim managed to place higher than the faster GT3 class with a season ending 89 points.
From the first race in November it became apparent Jim’s tactical approach of solid consistent finishes was going to pave the way towards a good standing in the final weekend. However, prior to the last race, the team’s decision to send his engine in for rebuild would provide the start of a challenging weekend. Going into the final Sunday race the team began to notice the oil pressure was below recommended values. Crew Chief (and spiritual advisor) Tyler Tadevic was then forced to give Jim his options; race for the championship and risk losing a $40,000.00 engine or pack it up. Listening intently Jim leaned against the trailer, and with his head slightly tilted, closed his eyes while taking one last draw off the Camel (Turkish blend) cigarette, exhaled, and stubbed the remainder under his foot and said “#$%& it, we are going”. With that, the car was rolled to grid for the start.
While the engine problems would have made for enough drama, Jim wasn’t done yet. During a chaotic first lap Jim succumbed to a spin on cold tires. Undeterred he began a systematic charge back to the front with the final minutes closing Jim began to reel in the Cup car class leader, his son, Evan Slavik. Evan was driving his best race ever and wasn’t about to let the old man by without a fight, even as his lead began to look tenuous. However, the battle for house domination was not going to get to play out to the end as an separate incident on track brought out the red flag.
In Evan’s post race interview he mentioned a certain nervousness in seeing Dad in the mirrors. Quote “It brought back memories of 1989 when I borrowed Dad’s 930 Turbo and on my way to PCH to make a run up to Malibu I had stopped to offer ride assistance to two ladies from Santa Monica City College. We were blasting up PCH with the best of Lynard Skynard playing on the Alpine tape deck when I noticed the flashing lights in the rear view. Pulling over for the CHP, it was at this point, the thoughts of having to explain to Dad as to why his 15 year-old son was in this predicament began to sink in. Thankfully the story of needing to get the girls to school on time was enough to get a warning and me out of potential sticky situation. Today might be a good day to share that story with him”…….
2016 Cayman GT4 Club Sport
We are happy to offer this 2016 Cayman GT4 Club Sport for sale. The car was
purchased directly from PMNA at the beginning of last season and has been in our
possession since new. The chassis, engine and gearbox have a total of 2042 miles
on them. The car was raced twice in the Pirelli Driver’s cup and was raced twice at
the Thermal Club along with 4-5 test/lapping days. In it’s last event at Thermal the
car had lite contact with the tires on the left rear and is currently being repaired and
returned to it’s original, all white livery by the guys at Sterling Auto Collision. The
damage was only cosmetic, nothing structural and should be completed very
The car comes with 3 sets of stock wheels and a complete set of pads and rotors.
The car has the Motec data acc system as prescribed by PMNA. The car does not
come with a radio or cool box. The helmet blower attachment will remain with the
car. The car is hardly used and post it’s repairs, will be in perfect condition.
If you have any questions or have an interest in purchasing the car, please feel free
to contact me directly.
TruSpeed Auto Sport
Urry’s drive leads to tightest battle of the weekend at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway
Scores five victories in 2016 and secures second in the Porsche GT Cup Championship
(Salt Lake City, UT) – October 12, 2016 Sloan Urry wrapped the 2016 Porsche GT Cup Championship with a phenomenal drive, narrowly missing the victory by just six-tenths of a second over Corey Fergus. It was a nose-to-tail battle as Urry challenged the Rookie every race lap. The race featured three caution periods for on-track incidents, a total of 10 laps. The final caution came in the closing laps, presenting a green-white-checker challenge at the end. Laguna Seca is a technical circuit featuring steep elevation changes and 11 tight turns which make it known as one of the most difficult courses for passing. Urry stayed tight on the tail of Fergus’s #00 Porsche 911 and masterfully set-up the pass each lap as they exited turn 11 onto the front straight, but Fergus’s powerful new Porsche engine was strong, and he was able to pull just enough gap onto the straight to prevent the overtake. Sloan commented on the race, “I had a great battle with Corey every green lap and I am really happy for him getting his first win.” Urry continued, “It was close, I probably played it a little safe, but we brought the car home in good condition and we’ve locked up our championship position. It was a good race, and it’s always nice to bring home a podium for our team and partners.”
Urry’s consistency all season secured second in the GT Cup Championship last month at the penultimate round at Sonoma Raceway, but Sunday’s performance earned him an additional 98 points, bringing his season total to 1937, just 34 points behind the title winner Alec Udell, and 334 points ahead of third place finisher Corey Fergus. “Alec and Corey pushed me hard all season and we had a lot of great battles, every race was at qualifying pace” said Urry. He tallied five victories and seven pole positions and finished on the podium in 18 of 19 events in 2016. “It was a good year. I think we have a lot to be proud of. The TruSpeed guys worked hard and always gave me a reliable car. I think I improved in traffic management and took care of the equipment and combined, that led to wins and podiums at every race but one. Ultimately, we didn’t win the Championship and I am disappointed in that, but I am thankful to my team, TruSpeed Autosport, Porsche, and my incredible partners SecurityNational Mortgage and AVASIS. I had the opportunity to meet and race in front of nearly 1000 guests from SecurityNational and AVASIS this year, and that was a real honor.” Urry was awarded the trophy for his championship finish at the season ending banquet on Sunday.
The final round of the Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTA and GT Cup racing begins broadcasting on CBS Sports Network on Sunday October 16th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Check your local listings for channel information and encore presentations. Also, relive the entire PWC competition year by viewing archives at MotorTrendOnDemand.com. For more information, full season results and continued updates, visit www.sloanurryracing.com.
Photo credit: Camden Thrasher
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