BALTIMORE - Few things can match a mother's love and pride in her children. And that love and pride was on display during the Grand Prix of Baltimore this weekend.
While most of the interest surrounding the racing weekend was focused on Sunday's Izod Indy Car race, Senti Sorensen only had eyes for the IMSA GT3 Cup race that ran earlier in the day. Her son, Sloan Urry, is a driver in the series.
She traveled all the way from Utah to watch her son take on the Baltimore circuit. Urry, who just turned 21 last month, had never won a race before.
"He's finished second and third," said Sorenson.
On Sunday, though, as the checkered flag dropped, Urry was the first to cross the line.
"My son won! Oh, I'm going to cry! I'm very proud!" his mom told us moments after the race ended. "He's worked really hard for this and this is the payoff. I just had to call his grandpa who is a Porsche fanatic, who ignited this Porsche fever in him and tell him his grandson is first place."
Urry said his crew kept keying the radio, trying to get him slow his pace a little bit over the final few laps. But with his mom in the stands and his grandfather's passion in his heart, Urry said there was no way he was going to slow down until after the checkers fell and his mom got to see his first win.
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