LAKE ELSINORE, California (March 4, 2020) – Offroad Racer and Champion Sara Price will race her first Trophy Truck event this upcoming weekend at the Mint 400 in the Chattanooga Whiskey Geiser Brothers Truck.
Following a successful SCORE International campaign in the Trophy Truck Spec. class in 2019 with RPM Racing, Price made history by becoming the first-ever Woman to win the Championship. Going into this weekend, the California Native is ready to take on this challenge.
“The Mint is America’s most legendary Offroad Event in History! To be making my debut into the Chattanooga Whiskey Unlimited truck, running my childhood racing number 78, while racing alongside legends themselves and the best in our sport is something very monumental to me. Kellon Walch will be navigating for me and he himself is a very accomplished racer and one of the best navigators of all time. Our Team and Geiser Brothers will be pitting for us and I believe We have the total package to make history here and we will do our best to do just that!” said Price.
Sara will be paired up with world renown Navigator and Racer Kellon Walch. Walch brings years of experience to the table with several participations to Dakar, multiple championships in both offroad motorcycle and trucks and has navigated for Robby Gordon, Justin Matney, BJ Baldwin and AJ Jones. The Price/ Walch duo is expected to take the green flag around 11:30am this Saturday, March 7th.
‘’I’m actually super stoked to get in the truck with Sara. I can’t say that about a lot of drivers but I know I will feel totally comfortable in the truck with her. I know she has serious Moto/Bike skills that directly translate her into a smooth and smart truck driver and someone that I can trust! I’ve pre ran a lot of miles with her in Mexico and really appreciate her demeanor and love for the sport. I’ve also raced against her and know she is a fierce competitor! I think we will get along just fine in the truck! Looking forward to what kind of race we can put together!!!’’ said Walch
When it comes to racing, Chattanooga Whiskey and adventure motorsport is a natural fit. Chattanooga Whiskey was born blazing their own trail, and Chattanooga as a town in Tennessee, is known for its adventurous spirit. They only use the highest quality ingredients and best techniques to produce the boldest flavors, and Trophy Truck racing is the best representation of that.
“What Sara is doing in the racing industry is the embodiment of what Chattanooga Whiskey is doing in the spirits industry, so we are honored that she will be representing our brand in the Mint 400.” said Tim Piersant, Founder & CEO
The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America. Held annually in March, over 550 teams in 80+ classes complete for two days on a grueling 400 miles course in the desolate foothills of Las Vegas. The event draw 65 000 off-road enthusiasts from around the world each year, it’s said to be ‘’The Great American Off-Road Race!’’
‘’Sara is one of the leaders of the women’s revolution in off-road racing! We are stoked have a lot of women racing with us at the Mint 400, but Sara is the only one contending for the overall win. She has showed that Women cannot only compete but they can win.’’ said Matt Martelli, Mint 400 CEO
Price kicked off her 2020 season at the notoriously difficult King of the Hammers event in her Polaris RZR Turbo-S for the 5thconsecutive year. The race combines desert racing speed with technical rock crawling challenges and draws competitors from across the world and from almost all motorsports discipline to Johnson Valley, California every year.
Price will also add competition dates to her schedule as opportunities arise. Her adventures will be extensively documented on her social media channel along with announcements throughout the season.
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 Offroad 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. In 2019, Sara Price became the first-ever women 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. 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 Chattanooga Whiskey
Chattanooga Whiskey was founded in 2011 and galvanized public support via their “Vote Whiskey” campaign to overturn laws prohibiting distilling in the majority of Tennessee, dating back to prohibition. Following the campaign’s success in 2013, the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery was established in 2015 as the first distillery back in Chattanooga in 100 years, and is still known as the only stand-alone Experimental whiskey distillery in the country. Focusing on malt-forward bourbon recipes, Chattanooga Whiskey coined and trademarked their signature style of straight bourbon whiskey from Tennessee now known as “Tennessee High Malt.” Within the first 100 experimental barrels produced, Chattanooga Whiskey selected barrel #91 as their flagship recipe, then established the Chattanooga Whiskey Riverfront Distillery where their award winning Chattanooga Whiskey 91 & Chattanooga Whiskey 111 small batch bourbons are produced every day, inspired by the original Experimental Barrel #91. Chattanooga Whiskey is sold in TN, GA, SC, AL, MS, FL, KY, CO, and soon to be TX. It is also available online at seelbachs.com
About The Mint 400
Known as “The Great American Off-Road Race™,” The Mint 400 is the most celebrated, prestigious, and challenging off-road race on the planet. This annual four-hundred mile marathon between the top off-road racers in the world includes over four hundred and fifty race teams in twenty-four different classes of off-road vehicles. Established in 1968, The Mint 400 is steeped in American lore. Thousands of racers and celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert, but less than half of them have ever finished the Mint. An entire week of events lead up to the famed off-road contest in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade down the Las Vegas Strip, a drivers meet and greet, a pit crew challenge contest, the Miss Mint 400 beauty pageant, massive parties, a qualifying race, and a huge ten-block “contingency” gathering on Fremont Street East. Over forty-thousand spectators gather to watch the world’s best off-road race teams do battle at The Mint 400!