Pole, second place, lap record, fastest lap and championship lead for Blomqvist

Tom Blomqvist continued his fantastic form in round eight of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Tom was selected for qualifying duties and captured his second-consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole and shattered the lap record for a second time in two weeks

Tom's qualifying lap also broke the record for the fastest average lap speed in the championship's history

Winning pole position also gave Tom and his Meyer Shank Racing team three extra points in their championship fight

Blomqvist dominated the first stint of the grueling race until his second pit stop with one-hour, 38-minutes remaining to hand the #60 Acura off to Jarvis from the lead of the race

The team looked to be on target to score a second win of the season until a late full-course caution for the #10 Acura eliminated the advantage that Jarvis had built on the field

Once back to green, Jarvis gapped the pack until approaching lap traffic impeded Jarvis’ charge, allowing the No. 01 to slip by and lead the pack to the checkered flag

Tom Blomqvist and the team took their fifth-consecutive runner-up finish in the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 DPi

Tom and the team now retake the lead in the standings and hold a 56-point lead (2,737-2,681) with only two rounds remaining – Road America on August 7 and Petit Le Mans on Oct. 1

"It was actually a tough race for us, our race car was really challenging to drive. Olly didn’t find it that easy out there. Even in my first stint, it was okay when you were in the clear air, but in the traffic we really struggled. We learned some lessons with a track like this, we can only work to achieve good performance over a lap. We can learn for the next two races, they are super important. The team did a good job getting us back into the lead with the strategy call on the fuel. Then it was tough out there with the traffic. Olly did his best, but I think it was hard to get the flow around there. I think everyone is heartbroken over today. We should have won that one."

- Tom Blomqvist

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