With Team MicroBilt/PRBC Suzuki’s main 450 rider Ronnie Stewart still sidelined during his rehab from pre-season injury and the contract of fill-in rider Alexander Nagy complete, the pressure was all on Golden’s shoulders in Toronto, as she was the lone entry for the squad.
Yet in spite of the intense spotlight on her, Golden turned in a solid timed qualifying performance. It wasn’t without a bit of drama. In the first session she clocked a 1:10.640, which would not be fast enough to put her into the evening’s racing program. Amazingly though, she somehow found a way to chop nearly four seconds off her lap time in the second timed session and with a 1:06.754 lap she qualified 37th, putting Golden in the 250 East Supercross program for the first time this season and only the second time in her career.