Salt Lake City, UT – (March 3, 2016) – TruSpeed Autosports’ American race car driver Sloan Urry, announced that he will drive the #20 SecurityNational/Avasis/991 Porsche GT in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Porsche GT Cup championship. The 24 year old Utah Native made the announcement along with Tyler Tadevic, TruSpeed Team Owner.
Urry had a sensational rookie season in World Challenge with TruSpeed AutoSport in 2015. In addition to his 13 podium finishes and second place in the series championship, Urry qualified in the top-three in 85% of the races. He will continue with TruSpeed in 2016 and looks forward to the continuity in his quest for the 2016 series title, “We had a very successful season in 2015, but I am racing to win the championship this year. Knowing I have the same ingredients; the same great team with TruSpeed, the same great sponsor and the 2016 Porsche 991 is a great feeling. I feel very well prepared” said Urry.
Costa Mesa California based TruSpeed Autosport enters its second season of Porsche GT Cup competition. The team is looking for its second championship, after winning the GT title with Pat Long in 2011. Veteran motorsports team owner, Tyler Tadevic commented on his expectations for the season ahead, “We are stoked to have Sloan back driving for TruSpeed again this year, and we are very proud to have SecurityNational Mortgage and Avasis backing us up. I want to thank them for choosing us as their partners. We are looking forward to a fantastic season,” said Tadevic. He continued, “We were very strong last year, but we left a few cards on the table and we are looking to make up for that this year. We’ve got a great crew at TruSpeed, they’ve been working hard all winter to get us ready for a very strong effort in 2016.”
SecurityNational Mortgage returns as the title sponsor of Urry’s #20 2016 Porsche 991 Cup. Ranked as a ‘Top 50 Mortgage Lender,’ SecurityNational Mortgage uses key elements of its marketing strategy around the motorsports program. SecurityNational Mortgage will activate their program with exciting at-track events in eight race markets, including Miller Motorsports Park where the company expects over 400 guests.
The 2016 Porsche GT Cup championship kicks off this weekend at Circuit of the Americas, a 3.41-mile road course in Austin, Texas. Urry has mastered the 20-turn counterclockwise Formula One circuit in the past, he won there while competing in the IMSA series three years ago, “The green flag can’t come soon enough! COTA is a great track to open the season,” commented Urry. “It’s challenging and it’s fast. There is nothing quite like the 133-foot hill we climb at turn one. I guess it’s the direct opposite of the 109-foot drop at the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca where we’ll close our season. I’m looking forward to it, we had a great car there last year and finished second in both races. I’m certainly racing for two victories this weekend.”
The 19-race championship begins this weekend with a double-header, March 3-6. The race will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, Sunday, March 13th at 10:30am E.T. The race will be shown live at www.world-challenge.com. Live updates from the track will be available online at www.sloanurryracing.com, on Twitter @sloanurryracing and Facebook.com/sloanurryracing.
About SecurityNational Mortgage Company:
Founded in 1993, SecurityNational Mortgage Company (SNMC) is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States and a subsidiary of the Security National Financial Corporation, (SNFCA – NASDAQ). With more than 130 offices and over 950 loan officers, SNMC helps thousands of consumers achieve homeownership. The company is known for providing clients with the highest level of service, competitive rates and unique mortgage loan options. SecurityNational Mortgage Company is ranked as a ‘Top 50 Mortgage Lender’ by Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Executive Magazine, SNMC has the ‘CEO of the Year’, ‘Best in State’ and donates time and efforts to many charitable organizations. For more information on how to benefit from becoming a SNMC partner, visit www.snmc.com/realtor.
About TruSpeed AutoSport: Founded in 2004 and based in Orange County, California, TruSpeed has won multiple professional and club championships, including the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship GT with Porsche factory driver Patrick Long. In June 2013, Tyler Tadevic and his company Socii Racing LLC purchased TruSpeed MotorSports and rebranded it TruSpeed AutoSport. Since then they have finished in the top three of every championship they have entered. TruSpeed AutoSport offers a robust professional and club racing program for all racers in North America, inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit: www.sociiracing.com
Editors Note- TruSpeed was a “Beach Street Local”, formerly located in Costa Mesa with surfboards lining the office. TruSpeed has moved to the Thermal Club and still hosts the OC Series CoolToys.