IMSA CTMP results: No. 01 Cadillac triumphs for Ganassi; No. 60 Acura takes points lead


IMSA CTMP results, points: Renger van der Zande took the lead from Oliver Jarvis with 10 laps remaining in the Chevrolet Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), delivering the No. 01 Cadillac to its third victory of the season Sunday.

Battling a power steering problem that also plagued co-driver Sebastien Bourdais, van der Zande pounced when Jarvis was caught in traffic after the No. 60 Acura dominated much of the race after pole-sitter Tom Blomqvist set an IMSA and track record in qualifying.

“This race wasn’t going to be ours,” van der Zande said after Chip Ganassi Racing’s fourth DPi victory this season. “We changed the car around completely after the warm-up practice this morning and didn’t know what to expect. The changes worked, but the power steering failed, and that was the toughest part of today.

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“I knew I needed traffic to get by, so it was maximum attack, full risk I thought, ‘This is the time to go,’ and it worked.”

With their fifth consecutive runner-up finish, Jarvis and Blomqvist still reclaimed the points lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Acura, which finished sixth after multiple incidents (including a tire puncture and collisions with Ganassi’s No. 02 Cadillac and the No. 31 of Action Express).

MSR’s No. 60 ARX-05 leads by 56 points with two races remaining this season.

“It was a tough way to end the race, but on the plus side we came away with the points lead in the championship,” Jarvis said. “Traffic was the difficult part about today and it was hard to get into a rhythm. At then end, I didn’t know (Van Der Zande) was there into two and into three and in hindsight if I would have known, I would have defended. So that’s on me. I’m gutted for the team to have not brought home the win, but results like this all go towards the overall championship, and we are now leading so we really need to focus on the final two rounds to keep the lead.”

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque had entered the CTMP race with a 17-point lead in the championship.

“Today was a rough day, from the get-go it was challenging,” Taylor said. “The incident with the No. 02 came when we had great track position after a restart and sent us to the back of the field. From there, I was in the mindset of trying to get as many points as possible and didn’t have much to lose.

“I have to apologize to the No. 31. They didn’t lose because of it, but I didn’t make a very good move on them trying to get by in Turn 9. I was trying to get every position that I could because I could see the championship points going away. Unfortunately, it caused a yellow and put the No. 60 in a tough position as well. It was a bad day, but we’ve still got two races to go. As quickly as we’ve lost the points lead in this one round, it can always swing back.”

Taylor started and finished the race as Albuquerque drove the middle stint before handing off when the car fell to last from the debris puncture.

Albuquerque also was unhappy with Ganassi driver Earl Bamber for spinning Taylor

“What an awful day in the office today,” said Filipe Albuquerque. “Everything happened to us. The team did a great job on strategy to put us back in contention. We were in second position in the last stint and solid there. Unfortunately, an optimistic Earl Bamber spun us—not acceptable driving there. They are not fighting for the championship and we are. It’s OK for them to be aggressive, but that was not nice.”

The victory at CTMP was the first for van der Zande and Bourdais, who started sixth in his debut at the track.

“I really honestly struggled this weekend,” Bourdais said. “It’s all on Renger. From the back to the front a couple of times, he was just impressive in traffic and made it work. Hats off.”

In other divisions:

LMP3: The CORE autosport team of Jon Bennett and Colin Braun combined for their fifth victory at CTMP and the second this season for the No. 54 Ligier,

“I just really enjoy this place,” Braun said. “It’s one of my favorite tracks, and things just kind of seem to flow our way when we come here.”

GTD PRO: In the Canadian team’s return at its home track, Pfaff Motosports won from the pole with the No. 9 Porsche 911 GT3R for its first victory at CTMP. Co-drivers Mathieu Jaminet and Matt Campbell extended the points lead in the GTD Pro category with their third win this season.

“It’s extremely special,” Campbell said. “To come away with a victory like that is super special. (The team) put so much effort and work into this one race. We’ve had so many supporters and fans here this weekend. It’s been fantastic to see.”

GTD: The Heart of Racing Team won its category for the second consecutive race. Roman De Angelis and Maxime Martin combined on the victory for the No. 27 Aston Martin Vantage GT3.


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NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will head to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for a GTD Pro/GTD race July 16. The FCP Euro Northeast Grand Prix will be televised on Peacock at 3 p.m. ET with tape-delayed coverage at 5 p.m. ET on USA Network.

Vicki Golden and 805 Beer tell a unique story from an Inverted Perspective


Vicki Golden has earned a career worthy of a thousand stories and 805 Beer tells at least one of them, as “Inverted Perspective” premiered March 30 on the company’s website and YouTube channel.

Golden did more to break the glass ceiling in SuperMotocross than she ever thought possible. She knows this because riders have never felt the need to explain any of her accomplishments with the disclaimer, “for a girl”. 

At this point in Golden’s career, she’s been the first woman to finish top 10 in AMA Arenacross Lites, the first woman to qualify in the Fast 40 in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and the first woman to compete in freestyle Moto X competition, earning a bronze medal by doing so.

Her love for moto came from childhood while she watched her dad and brother ride. By seven she was on her bike and making waves throughout Southern California. 

Golden, 30, is still madly in love with the sport and has no plans on moving away but her career is already one to talk about. 805 Beer’s film series wanted to do exactly that.

“I’m taken aback by it all,” Golden told NBC Sports about the documentary. “It’s just crazy to see your story, it’s one thing to live your life and battle everything that comes about but it’s another to just sit there and talk about it.”

805 approached Golden about the feature by asking, “Do you even realize that what you do, and your story is special?”

Golden took the question as a blank canvas to map out the highs and lows of her career and life. 

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The title “Inverted Perspective” came from a brainstorming session with Dominick Russo and it highlights Golden’s outlook on the sport of SuperMotocross and her life in general. 

“My whole life, my whole career was thinking differently and looking at things that shouldn’t be done and aren’t there, while being able to make a place for myself, where no one thought there should be a place,” Golden said.  “It’s inspiring someone to think in different ways. It sums up my life.”

Vicki Golden is not “fast for a girl”; she’s just fast. – 805 Beer

While Golden is no stranger to the spotlight, this was the first time she’s been fully involved with the storytelling and creation of a feature about herself. 

“It’s not like a full new experience,” Golden said. “Obviously, you get your standard questions about your upbringing and accomplishments, but I’ve never really put into perspective things that happened in my past with my dad and putting that to light. Also, certain other things that maybe got overlooked in previous interviews or films. I wanted to touch on these and Dom wanted to create a story. It’s just cool to see it come to light, it’s a nearly impossible thing to tell somebody’s life story in 40 minutes.”

Golden’s father was left paralyzed after an ATV accident, robbing him the opportunity to ride again. This happened a few months before the father-daughter duo was set to compete in the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Nationals when Vicki was 12. While she might have been unable to grasp the severity at the time, it’s something she carries with her. Golden continues to ride in his honor.

Years later, an accident in 2018 nearly sidelined the then 25-year-old Vicki when a freestyle accident almost resulted in the amputation of her lower leg. 

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Vicki Golden has ridden a variety of disciplines in SuperMotocross, which gives her a unique perspective. – 805 Beer

“Inverted Perspective” highlights her father’s diligence in helping Vicki continue with her career and the kindness and strength he carried while fighting his own battle. 

“My dad was the entire reason that I started riding in the first place,” Golden said. “So, to honor his memory and to honor what we went through and how hard he pushed to keep our dream alive and keep everything going – in that sense then, it was really special to be able to honor him and talk about him.”

The 40-minute feature was filmed entirely in black and white, a stark contrast from the oversaturated world of motocross where the brighter the suit the easier it is for fans to find their rider and follow him in the race. By filming in monochrome Russo and Golden had the chance to focus on the race and track from a different perspective. 

“It was cool to be able to film it differently,” Golden said. “It created a challenge in the sense of what was going to be more visually impactful for the film.

“I couldn’t be here without the companies that back me but at the same time, it’s not like the logos or colors disappeared, it’s just different lights shed on different spots. It’s just a cool way to do it and to take color away and still be impactful. When you think of black and white, you think of old school, the OG way of doing things.”