Offroad champion Sara Price officially completed her first ever SCORE International BAJA 500, held May 29 through June 3 in Mexico’s Baja California. Sara and navigator Erica Sacks crossed the finish line with an impressive fifth place, completing all 542 miles together as a team in 14 hours and 47 minutes and collected valuable championship points toward Sara’s full-season SCORE International campaign. This year’s 50th BAJA is said to be the toughest course to date.
Starting ninth, the Canyon Lakers drove themselves up to be the second Trophy Truck Spec. Physically in class at RM115. They then battled fuel pump issues and a lack of lights at night due to some damage from a collision in the silt bed at Race Mile 45. The team of RPM Offroad and Geiser Brothers managed to fix the truck, allowing Sara and Erica to race the remaining miles of the course without any more problems.
‘’The feeling of completing our very first BAJA 500 amongst the top five is nothing less than amazing,” Sara said. “I couldn’t of felt more comfortable in our RPM Offroad TT Spec. Truck, thanks to Geiser Bros for building such an incredible machine. We drove a smart and clean race and proved we can run up front. I’m really looking forward to the Desert Challenge!’’
The competition was followed an intensive pre-running agenda that saw Sara joining her RPM Offroad teammates to cover over a 1000 miles before start of the 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. She’ll add competition dates to her schedule as opportunities arise. She opened the season at King of the Hammers in the UTV category.
In 2017, Sara’s 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. She is supported by RPM Offroad, Super ATV, K&N Filters, Slime, Polaris, Hoonigan Industries and Impact Racing.
When Sara is not racing she works as a stunt professional, performing on motorcycles, on four wheels and as a precision driver for television and film.