Video: IMSA Driver Makes Wild Corkscrew Pass to Win at Laguna Seca

In an homage to of one of the more iconic passes made in racing history, IMSA driver Renger Van Der Zande overtook Dane Cameron with a late-race shove that set the crowd on their feet. Van Der Zande, driving the Visit Florida Racing Ligier, honed in on race leader Cameron in his Action Express Racing Cadillac and pushed his rival aside as the two ran wheel-to-wheel into the iconic Corkscrew.

Normally, The Corkscrew isn’t a place that invites passing, as it’s quite narrow, the apex is blind, and the drop—some three stories from the entry to the exit of the corner—keep a talented driver on their toes when running alone.

Van Der Zande turned up the pressure and forced Cameron to make hasty moves through traffic during the final moments of the race. Cameron unknowingly relinquished the lead when he was, caught momentarily behind a slower Mercedes GT on the way into the blind Turn Six. As carrying a neat line through this challenging corner determines a driver’s speed up the hill to The Corkscrew, Cameron’s compromised entry gave Van Der Zande the opportunity to roll alongside come the following corner.

Cameron’s charge up the hill compromised by a squeezed line into Turn Six, allowing the better-placed Van Der Zande to close in.

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