Rounds 19 of the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Porsche GT Cup Championship
The Pirelli World Challenge Monterey Grand Prix Presented by Nissan
Sloan Urry #20 SecurityNational/Avasis/Porsche 991
October 7-9, 2016
Racetrack: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
2.238-mile road course, features 13 turns
GT Cup Race: Sunday, 10-9 at 3pm PT,
TV: CBS SPORTS on Sunday, October 16th at 3pm ET
Live streaming of the race is available on www.world-challenge.com
Live updates are available throughout the weekend at www.sloanurryracing.com
Finishing Up Front: Wrapping up his most successful season to date with five victories, seven pole positions and 10 second place finishes, Urry has locked up second place in the GT Cup Championship. With the exception of the second race in Utah where his fuel pump failed, Urry has completed every lap this season (563) without incident.
TruSpeed Team Owner Tyler Tadevic on the 2016 Season: “TruSpeed won three championships in the Pirelli Cup Series this year, and of course we had a strong season with Sloan in the PWC GT Cup series. Sloan had a lot of great victories and strong finishes, and there were some possibilities that didn’t go our way. It was awesome to watch his continued development as a driver on and off the track. It’s unfortunate he had the wrist injury in the middle of the season. Racing with a broken wrist is a huge obstacle, but he overcame it, and despite the pain, he maximized the situation. I’m really proud of the job Sloan did this year. Overall, it’s been a good season for TruSpeed. We’ll look forward to defend our championships in the respective Pirelli Cup series next year with five to seven entries and we’ll be looking to make an announcement over the next 30-60 days on World Challenge program. I want to send out a huge thank you to all of our partners, SecurityNational Mortgage, AVASIS, Metro National Title, Ironclad, Justice Brothers and Mothers Polishes, Wax and Cleaners.“
Sloan Urry on Laguna Seca: “I like this track a lot. There’s a bit of nostalgia here for me. This is the place where I inserted myself in to a high level of competition for the first time. I’d spent a lot of time here when I was first with the TruSpeed team…learning the track and developing my skills. My favorite section would be the left hander at turn six then up the hill and then the section all the way through the Corkscrew and down through Rainey Curve and turn 10. It’s tricky but super satisfying to get right and a lot of time can be made there. We’ve struggled with rear grip all season, that will be an issue coming on to the front straight and exiting turn two, so we’ll work hard to remedy that here.
Sloan Urry Reviews the 2016 Season: “It’s a bit tough reviewing the season really, because I feel like we’ve left a bit on the table. There have been a lot of great moments, especially the win at home in Utah. It was my first victory at home at a pro-level in front of my sponsors and family. That was awesome. We had a handful of victories and completed every lap except for one mechanical, so that is a testament to the hard work from the TruSpeed guys and keeping it out of trouble on the track. That being said, Alec (Udell) was tough to beat and I don’t think we uncovered every stone we could have. Without question, the low for me this year was the first session at Barber when I realized how difficult it was going to be driving with a broken wrist over the next three events. Finishing the season on a high note with a pole or a win would be great this weekend. We made a lot of strides on the commercial side of our program as well, and I am excited to see the fruit that it bears. SecurityNational Mortgage and AVASIS did an incredible job activating all year, hosting nearly 1000 guests at the track over the course of the season. It’s such an honor to meet these guests, they come to the track pumped and full of support for our team, and they always leave as race fans.”
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