After completing 11 hours and 38 minutes and a four-minute speed zone penalty, Canyon Laker Sara Price scored a 2nd place podium finish in the Trophy Truck Spec. Division at the 51st SCORE International Baja 500. Finishing 2nd puts her in the series points lead heading into the 400.
The number 204 team of Sara and navigator Erica Sacks, also a Canyon Lake resident, led the race from early on but dealt with a flat tire due to hitting a rock at mile 72 where their floor jack failed and they were left unable to lift the truck enough to switch the tire. The duo had no choice but to drive more than 12 miles to make it to the next pit in order to get the tire changed.
“While changing the tire we realized our jack would not lift leaving us having to limp the truck to an RPM Racing / Geiser Bros pit and putting us in the back of our class,” Sara said. “We recollected and drove a fast and solid race from that point on and were on a mission to pick off competitors in our class to get to the front. We even were doing fuel mileage as we were racing with our team seeing if we could cut out our last pit and we did.”
Coming into the 500, Price was sitting 2nd in the championship points but after a successful Baja 500, the 4 Wheel Parts driver is currently leading the Trophy Truck Spec. Class. With two more rounds to go, Price is looking to extend her points lead.
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.
Named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star, Price’s racing career started on dirt and she 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 the Women’s Super X at the 2010 X Games. She holds the record as the most winning female amateur to date.
In 2012, Sara 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. She went on to finish the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the Women’s Championship that same year.
In 2016, Price took on six races in the Stadium SUPER Truck Series and became the first woman ever to lead laps in that championship.
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, Price works as a stunt professional, performing on motorcycles, and in vehicles and as a precision driver for television and film.