The Monster Energy Can-Am Maverick X3 prepared by
Alsup Racing Development performed flawlessly
LAS VEGAS, NV – May 3, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – SP Motorsports driver Sara Price brought home the win after a stellar five-day performance at the Sonora Rally in Mexico. The victory earned her an entry spot into the Dakar Rally in the SSV class – a long time goal for Price.
“The Sonora Rally was one for the books and I am honestly still on Cloud nine. Getting to Dakar has been a dream of mine since 2015 and this year I decided to put 100% of my focus towards it. We are going to Dakar and I can’t wait to do it!’’
Price has been on a strong path this year after switching to Can-Am and Alsup Racing Development. The Can-Am Maverick X3 has performed flawlessly since the program launched. With Dakar in mind, Price’s strategy for this race was to run a clean and smart race for the whole duration of the event. Having experienced Sonora Rally in the past, Price came prepared and confident she could get through all stages smoothly.
This year, the Sonora Rally was a Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) governed rally with top teams from across the globe and part of the FIA World-Rally-Raid Championship. The 776 miles, five-day, ‘’Dakar’’ style navigation is the ultimate challenge between competitor, machine and terrain, testing navigation, and off-road racing skills, while being immersed into the beautiful and unique Sonoran landscape and culture. Price teamed up with navigator Jeremy Gray, turning in consistent results beginning with the fastest prologue, followed by two stage wins. Sara and her team raced 17 hours, 14 minutes to conquer the Sonora Rally.
UTV Final Results
- #605 Sara Price (USA) and Jeremy Gray (USA), Price Racing – 17:14:04
- #606 Jorge Cano (MEX) and Abelardo Ruanova (MEX), Privateer – 17:59:33
- #611 Craig Lumsden (USA) and Andrew Farmer (USA), TrophyLite – 19:37:29
- #612 Carlos Castro (MEX) and Carlos Sachs (MEX), BBR – 20:53:43
- #607 Brock Harper (USA) and Steven Geist (USA), Privateer – 21:32:38
To see a list of final results for all classes and competitors, visit https://sonorarally.com/live-results/.
About Sara Price
Named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star, Sara Price’s racing career started on dirt in motocross, where she went on to join Monster Energy Kawasaki as the first factory-supported female racer. She began racing dirt bikes 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 shortcourse 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. Sara then, went on competing with RPM Offroad in a Trophy Truck Spec. down in Baja Mexico in the SCORE International Desert Series. In 2019, Sara Price became the first-ever woman to win the SCORE International Trophy Truck Spec championship, the first-ever woman to IronWoman the TT Spec class and finish and the first-ever woman to finish 2nd in the overall championship in SCORE International. In the year of 2021, Sara signed as the first ever female on Chip Ganassi Racing team for the Extreme-E series, she then made history as the First Female in CGR Program History to win a race. When she isn’t racing, Price works as a stunt professional apart of the SAG-AFTRA Union, performing on motorcycles, and in vehicles and as a stunt performer for television and film you see worldwide today.
Sara Price is Supported By
Can-Am, Monster Energy, TreadLightly!, BFGoodrich, Pennzoil, Super ATV, Assault Industries, Raceline Wheels, HyperCo, Rugged Radios, Rockford Fosgate, VP Racing Fuels, Sparco, Evolution Powersports, Fox Shocks, Baja Jerky, Cage WRX, Shock Therapy, Vision Canopy.
Source: Price Global