Off-road champion and Canyon Lake resident Sara Price kicked off her 2019 race season in her Polaris RZR XP 1000 Turbo-S at the notoriously difficult King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, California.
Sara, along with co-driver and fellow Canyon Lake resident Erica Sacks, tackled the UTV class for the fourth consecutive year. As the only all-female team, they pulled an impressive 7th place in qualifier. After breaking two belts, two axles, one radius rod and rolling twice, Sara and Erica crossed the finish line just past the cut off time. The course this year was one of the toughest, only 28 of 112 UTVs finished.
King of the Hammers is considered the toughest one-day off-road race in the world. It combines desert racing and rock crawling and is the largest off-road race event in North America in terms of both competitors and spectators.
Sara and Erica will tackle for the first time the Mint 400 Mar 6 through Mar. 10 in 6100 class.
Sara recently announced her new partnership with 4 Wheel Parts (4WP) as the Title Sponsor for her 2019 program. “I couldn’t be more excited to partner with 4WP,” said Sara. “Being associated with the most respected and largest retailer and installer of off-road accessories along with being such an incredible brand full of enthusiastic people, the future looks very bright for our goals ahead to drive our 4WP machines to the finish line first.”
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 has collected 19 amateur titles.
Sara earned a medal in the Women’s Super X at the 2010 X Games. In 2012, the versatile competitor switched to four wheels and started racing UTVs where she campaigned the WORCS Series and the Lucas Oil Regional Series.
In 2015, Sara became the first American UTV team to compete in the toughest all-female sporting event on the planet, the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco, Africa. That same year, Sara went on to finish the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the Women’s Championship.
In 2016, Sara took on six races in the Stadium Super Truck Series and became the first woman ever to lead laps in that championship. That same year, Sara was named Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star.
When Sara is not racing, she works as a stunt professional, a host at special events and on camera as a spokeswoman. For more information about Sara Price, visit sarapricemx.com.