Sloan Urry returned to the site of his first professional motor race, Lime Rock Park and returned to the top step of the podium scoring his fourth victory of the season in race one on Saturday. The team continued their northeast swing travelling straight to Lakeville, Connecticut, the site of the legendary Lime Rock Park Raceway from Ontario, Canada where they competed the weekend before. Lime Rock is famous for its speeds and track distance. At just 1.5 miles it is one of the shortest road courses in America but despite its length, it is known for its high speed corners and quick lap times. Thunderstorms on Tuesday challenged the team’s test plan, but despite the rain Sloan and the California-based squad maximized the opportunity and successfully continued development of the #20 SecurityNational/Avasis/Porsche 991. Competition began on Friday and Sloan dominated each session; he led practice, won the pole position and controlled the race scoring another victory in addition to setting the fastest race lap which secured the pole position for race two.
The temperatures soared on Saturday but a heavy dark cloud shadowed the paddock ahead of race two. Bentley driver Andrew Palmer and Jorge De La Torres, driver of the no. 4 Aston Martin made contact in practice resulting in a violent accident which left both drivers hospitalized.
Sloan led the field to the green flag from pole position in race two, and dominated through the first quarter of the race. The scorching track temperatures led to slippery track conditions and a traffic jam as the GT class race leaders forced their way through the GT Cup field, forcing Sloan off-line, over the rumble strips and even off track allowing his race win to slip away. Despite the circumstances, Sloan recovered and raced to another second place podium finish.
Catch all of the action from Lime Rock Park on CBS Sports, Sunday June 5th at 4:00 pm ET. Sloan Urry and the TruSpeed Autosport team return to competition June 24th at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.