Costa Mesa, Calif. (23 June 2015) – Looking at his strong record of success at the track, it is understandable why TruSpeed Autosport’s Sloan Urry is so eager to race this weekend at Road America.
In the past two years, Urry has claimed victory, qualified on the front row, and led laps at the legendary road course located in historic Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
In fact, Urry scored a double-podium result last year in IMSA GT3 Cup competition while driving for JDX Racing which included a dominating victory where Urry led the race flag-to-flag. He also led six laps en route to a sixth place finish in 2013 while driving for Effort Racing.
So as the Pirelli World Challenge converges on Road America for Rounds 10 & 11 of the GT Cup presented by MOMO category, Urry is looking forward to his return to the 4-mile, 14-turn circuit. He will pilot the No. 02 SecurityNational Porsche supported by TruSpeed Autosport.
Urry enters the weekend third in the championship standings in what has been a successful first half of the season. Urry has earned six podium results in nine races that have seen a mix of street and road courses as well as a mix of weather conditions as the TruSpeed Autosport team has traveled around the country.
“Road America is one of the most iconic tracks in the United States, and with good reason,” said Urry, who has his eye on victory this weekend. “Even more than the amazing venue itself, is the track. It is a lot of fun because it has a little bit of everything. It has the famous high speed kink, a long duration carousel, a very long front straightaway, the Bill Mitchell Bend and Canada Corner. From elevation change, camber change and varying speed corners, it has it all. I have always enjoyed racing at Road America and have found it takes a lot of concentration to be fast there because of how long it is. My expectations for a race weekend never change, which is always to be at the front but this track adds a bit of confidence for me. I have a good history here and would like to continue that.”
The World Challenge event gets underway at Road America on Thursday with two test sessions to be held ahead of official practice in the afternoon. The GT Cup cars will qualify on Friday with Race 1 and 2 set for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Tune into www.world-challengetv.com to catch all of the LIVE race action. CBS Sports Network will televise the Road America event on Sunday, July 5 at 2:00 PM ET.
ROAD AMERICA WEEKEND SCHEDULE (All Times Central Time Zone)
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Testing
2:05 PM – 2:35 PM Testing
3:35 PM – 4:20 PM Practice
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Qualifying
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Warm Up
1:35 PM – 2:35 PM Race 1
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
2:25 PM – 3:25 PM Race
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