Fresh off July 2016 Honda Indy Toronto debut, Price plans return to track in Stadium SUPER Trucks racing
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 16, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Sara Price, professional Motocross and Off-Road Champion, announced today that she has joined the UFD Racing team as a racer for Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) competitions for the rest of 2016 and the full 2017 season. The announcement follows her recent impressive finish at SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS at Honda Indy Toronto in July 2016. Price made history as part of her debut by being the first woman ever to start an SST event and first female to lead an SST race.
The 23-year-old Canyon Lake, California, native has gained recognition for her record-setting achievements in the areas of Motocross and Supercross racing. In the Motocross Industry, she became the first-ever factory-supported female racer under Monster Energy Kawasaki. Additionally, Price has also received medals for her involvement in the X-Games and Championships in UTV Racing. To date, she has garnered more than 23 championship wins in Motocross, UTVs and street disciplines
At her Toronto debut, Price not only dominated the front of the pack, but also kept her 650-horsepower BitTorrent No. 78 Stadium SUPER Truck without a scratch in her first SST race, while grabbing attention from fellow competitors and excited spectators and fans.
Following a record-breaking performance at her first SST event in Toronto, Price has her sights firmly fixed on returning to the track to lead more laps and ultimately capture her first SST podium finish.
“I have the honor of racing with an elite platform of SST professionals such as Paul Morris, Sheldon Creed and Robby Gordon,” Price said. “With my experience in Toronto, I think I proved that I belong up front and earned respect as a competitor in the series. I can’t thank BitTorrent enough for giving me the opportunity by supporting me for my first race in the trucks and open doors for my racing career. I am grateful for this opportunity to represent UFD Racing in the SST series. The UFD Racing team has been incredibly supportive of my ambitions and has made my dreams come true of being a full-time SST competitor.”
“Sara Price represents what skill, talent and tenacity combined can achieve on the SST track,” said Bill Hynes of UFD Racing. “With her accomplished racing career, Sara has gained respect among her competitors and has demonstrated the utmost level of professionalism in every race she approaches. I am thrilled that we at UFD Racing have this opportunity to work with Sara as she makes her debut behind the wheel with
Price will compete alongside UFD Racing teammates Bill Hynes, owner, and Paul Morris, manager. She will participate in the rest of the 2016 Stadium SUPER Truck Series along with a full season in 2017. The next race will be held Aug. 19–21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Catch Sara worldwide as she visits Australia, New Zealand and Canada for Stadium SUPER Trucks racing.
About Sara Price
Sara Price is a professional Motocross and Supercross racer who has made her mark by not only making history in her racing endeavors, but also revolutionizing the Motocross Industry by being the first-ever factory-supported female racer under Monster Energy Kawasaki and an X-Games medalist. Price has also achieved recognition for her champion racing work as an off-road racecar driver and as the first female participant in Stadium SUPER Trucks in 2016. In addition to her ever-evolving racing career, Price has also worked as a commercial stunt professional and has appeared in advertising and films seen nationally and worldwide. Follow Sara Price and her racing appearances at sarapricemx.com, on Facebook, Instagram (@sarapricemx) and Twitter (@sarapricemxcom).
About UFD Racing
UFD Racing embodies the tradition of highlighting the racing artistry of professional drivers and nurturing talent involved in some of the most respected national and international racing series. Since its debut in 2013, UFD Racing has maintained driver sponsorships for Indy Lights, IndyCar, Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) and Motocross.
UFD Racing sponsorships have included the following: Marco Andretti (IndyCar) in 2013; James Hinchcliffe, Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay (IndyCar) in 2014; Matthew Brabham (Indy Lights) in 2014; EJ Viso, Bill Hynes and Scotty Steele (SST) in 2015; Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Carlos Muñoz and Alexander Rossi (IndyCar) in 2016; and Matthew Brabham, EJ Viso, Bill Hynes and Paul Morris (SST) in 2016. Under UFD Racing’s sponsorships, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi won the Indianapolis 500 in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
Follow all of the UFD Racing action on Facebook, Twitter (@ufd_racing) and Instagram (@ufdracing).
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to relaunch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.
Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air and covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.
Source: Sara Price