Canyon Lake resident Sara Price claimed her first ever podium finish at the toughest SCORE International San Felipe 250 to date. The 33rd edition was, for the first time in history, a grueling 349 miles. The Trophy Truck Spec. class was stacked with a total of 29 vehicles taking the green flag.
Sara ran a consistent and smart race. Fifth off the start, she worked her way up to 2nd by mile 30 and never looked back, crossing the finish line in six hours and 54 Minutes. She was only a few minutes behind the winner.
“This was the roughest course I have yet to experience in the truck and we were on a mission to get that win. We were smart and pushed where we could, holding a very competitive pace the entire race. I’m beyond proud to cross the line in 2nd,’’ said Sara.
Navigator and fellow Canyon Laker Erica Sacks kicked off the SCORE season with Sara for round one of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship. The duo arrived early to pre-run the course aboard Sara’s SuperATV Polaris RZR Turbo S.
‘’This was one of the roughest courses I’ve ever raced in, but we put in the work and made it happen,” said Erica. “An electrical issue left us without a GPS for 60 miles, Sara drove what she could see and we tried remembering what we could section-by-section while keeping up a fast pace.”
The popular spring break season-opener was held in San Felipe, the peaceful fishing village on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico, 125 miles south of the U.S. border at Calexico, California. For the third straight year and the third time in history, the race started and finished on the Malecon beach walk along the edge of the water in the heart of town.
Sara is set to race the full SCORE International season aboard her 4WP/ RPM Racing backed 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 is looking forward to the three more races of the championship. Her next stop will be at the Baja 500 in early June. She also will 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 documented on her social channels.
Sara has dedicated her whole life to racing. The “girl who loves to burn fuel” started her racing career on dirt and went on to join Kawasaki as the first factory-supported female racer. She began racing dirtbikes 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.
In 2012, the versatile competitor had switched to 4 Wheels and started racing UTVs where she campaigned the WORCS series, Lucas Oil Regional Series, and became the first American UTV team to compete in the toughest all-female sporting event on the planet, the Rally Aicha Des Gazelles in Morocco, Africa, in 2015, and went on to finish the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the Women’s Championship that same year.
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. She was named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star.
You can find Sara today competing with RPM Racing in a Trophy Truck Spec. down in Baja in the SCORE International Desert Series where in 2018 and her rookie year she achieved an impressive 5th place ironwomaning the Prestigious Baja 500.
When she isn’t racing, Sara works as a stunt professional, performing on motorcycles, in vehicles and as a precision driver for television and film.