LAKE ELSINORE, CA – April 10, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – 4 Wheel Parts driver 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.
Fifth off the start, Price ran a consistent and smart race working her way up to 2nd by mile 30, And never looked back crossing the finish line in 6 hours and 54 Minutes placing the #204 only a few minutes behind the winner. The SP Motorsports owner is looking forward to the 3 more races of the championship. Her next stop will be at the Baja 500 in the early month of June.
‘’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 Price
Waypoint Nav School Navigator Erica Sacks kicked off the SCORE season with Price for round 1 of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship. The duo came early to pre-run the course aboard SP’s Super ATV 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. 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.” said Sacks.
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. borderat Calexico, CA. 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. Over 255 vehicles were expected to take the green flag Saturday morning.
RPM Offroad scored an 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.
Price 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.
Price will also 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 extensively documented on her social channels.
About Sara Price
Named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star, Sara 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 Women’s Super X at the 2010 X Games. She holds the record as the most winning female amateur to date.
The versatile competitor in 2012 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, Price took on six races in 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 a very 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.
About SCORE International
SCORE International sanctions a series of desert races in Mexico on the Baja California Peninsula. The 2018 season includes the 2018 San Felipe 250, the Baja 500, the Tijuana Desert Challenge, and the Baja 1000. Founded by Mickey Thompson in 1973, SCORE International continues today under the current presidency of Roger Norman, who purchased the rights from Sal Fish in 2012.
Sara Price is Supported By
4 Wheel Parts, RPM Racing, BFGoodrich Tires, Raceline Wheels, Rugged Radios, Super ATV, Baja Designs, Hoonigan Industries, VP Fuels, Polaris RZR, DRX Wear, Impact Racing.
Source: Sara Price