After finishing second on three occasions at its home track, MSR is looking for its first victory at Mid-Ohio, where team co-owner Mike Shank started the team nearly two decades ago.
MSR driver Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist were in the fight for victory at the last round of competition at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca before coming up 1.080-seconds shy in a 1-2 Acura finish.
The sights are now shifted to MSR’s home race at Mid-Ohio where the team will aim to get it’s first at-home victory. Jarvis and Blomqvist are currently tied for the lead in the DPi standings.
Jarvis raced in four WeatherTech Championship events at Mid-Ohio from 2018-2021, finishing second from the pole in 2019, and third in 2018 and 2021.
Blomqvist has one outing at Mid-Ohio where he finished fourth in GTLM in 2019.
“After a really strong result at Laguna Seca it’s great to keep that momentum going and to be heading to MSR’s home race at Mid-Ohio. It’s a track I really enjoy and have had success at over the years, so I hope I can continue that form with MSR. Having raced against the Acura over the last few years there I am really excited to get my first taste behind the wheel as I know it’s a track that plays to the Acura’s strengths. I also heard that MSR have never won there as a team, so it would be amazing to put that right!”
“The last couple of races have been positive for us. Obviously it still hurts a little bit to not have gotten the win at Laguna after being so close. But we’ve made great progress with the car and Mid-Ohio, on paper, is a track that should suit us. I think we feel confident going into that race. It’s a home race for the team, so it’s super important for everyone to go for a win. Hopefully we can put on a good show and win the race.”
Source. Sunday Group