Canyon Lake motocross and UTV champion Sara Price will compete in her second SCORE event at the 50th BAJA 500 May 30 to June 3 in Baja, California. She will tackle the complete race for a total of 542.12 miles aboard her RPM Offroad’s number 204 Trophy Truck Spec. This year’s course is promised to be the most challenging Baja 500 yet.
‘’We’ve been working hard with RPM Offroad and Geiser Bros putting in Hundreds of miles testing the truck and over 1,000 miles pre-running this year’s course getting ready for this upcoming Baja,” said Sara. “I couldn’t be more excited to take on the 50th anniversary from start to finish and run a smart race, I feel confident coming into the event. We are beyond grateful to have the best team in our corner and have done our homework.’’
Navigator Erica Sacks, also a Canyon Lake resident, will be alongside Sara for the race. ‘’We’ve been teammates for many years building trust and strategies that work for us,” said Erica. “The Baja 500 will be one of the most challenging races so far together, but I’m looking forward to getting back in the RPM Offroad Trophy Truck Spec.”
The team scored a historic win in 2017 at the 50th anniversary Baja 1000 with Mexican driver Carlos “Apdaly” Lopez. He also won the SCORE International Trophy Truck championship in 2015 and 2016. The team earned their first Baja 1000 Class 1 victory in 2014.
The duo is pre-running down in Mexico with Sara’s Super ATV Polaris RZR XP 1000 along side 5 Time SCORE champion and RPM Offroads teammate Justin Matney. ‘’We are thrilled for the 50th anniversary Baja 500 and look forward to see the number 204 cross the finish line,” said Justin. We’ve put in an incredible amount of hours to prepare for this event and feel confident coming into this race.”
Sara is set to race the full SCORE International season with Team RPM this season in Trophy Truck Spec, a regulated class that showcases driver talent above all else. Class vehicles are equally matched, with rules specifying engine, suspension and wheel and tire size.
Sara will also add competition dates to her schedule as opportunities arise. She opened the season at King of the Hammers in the UTV category. Her adventures all season will be extensively documented on her social channels.
In 2017, her calendar included a diverse array of events including a select series of off-road races for RPM Offroad in Trophy Truck Spec class in the Best In The Desert series, with a best finish of sixth. She also won the Next Female Hoonigan contest to earn a chance to drive a factory-backed Fiat Rally Car in a pair of hill climbs, seizing second-place result at the San Pedro Martir Hill Climb in Mexico.
Named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star, Sara’s racing career started on dirt and she went on to join Kawasaki as the first factory-supported female racer. She began racing dirt bikes at the age of eight and collected 19 amateur titles and medaled in Women’s Super X at the 2010 X Games. She holds the record as the most winning female amateur to date.
The versatile competitor also raced UTVs and in 2013 campaigned the WORCS series. She moved on to the Lucas Oil Regional Series in 2015 to grab second place overall in the production side-by-side championship. She finished the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the women’s title that same year. In 2016, Sara took on six races in Robby Gordon Stadium SUPER Truck Series and became the first woman ever to lead laps in that championship.
When she isn’t racing, Sara works as a stunt professional, performing on motorcycles and on four wheels, and as a precision driver for television and film.