Blomqvist finishes fourth at Road America

Tom Blomqvist and his MSR team remain in the championship fight after finishing fourth in round nine of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road America

Tom was selected for qualifying duties and qualified the #60 Acura in third place for the 2 hour 40 minute race

Tom started the race and persevered through early race pace troubles

Managing the changing conditions, Blomqvist did everything he could in his first stint, when the team decided to make a rear wing and ride height adjustment on the first stop during a full course caution

The pit lane adjustments improved the pace of the Acura, as Tom handed the car over to teammate Oliver Jarvis who got behind the wheel to close out the final two stints of the race

Making good progress, Jarvis, who was running in second place, was holding a steady pace with just seven minutes left on the clock

Coming into the kink, Jarvis ran wide and shot across the track and tagged the wall. Despite the significant damage, Jarvis managed to keep the Acura running as the team made the strategic call to keep the Brit out on track as track clean-up began

With the clock continuing to tick down, the race eventually ended under yellow with Jarvis crossing the line fourth

Tom and the team now enters the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Oct. 1 in second place in the championship, trailing the No. 10 Acura by 19 points

Blomqvist and Jarvis will be joined by MSR IndyCar and endurance driver, Helio Castroneves for the season finale

"The team did a good job to get us back to the front with that last stop. Olly was driving really well and he had a hard assignment to save fuel, but keep out front. But traffic can be quite difficult around here so it didn't end up how we were hoping. It is a shame to lose the (championship) lead, but we know we just have to, execute at Road Atlanta to be able to come out on top."

- Tom Blomqvist

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