LAKE ELSINORE, California (November 14, 2018) – 2018 SCORE Milestone Award nominee Sara Price will be competing at her first-ever SCORE Baja 1000 aboard the #204 RPM Offroad Trophy Truck Spec. The Tijuana Desert Challenge podium finisher was assigned 2ndplace off the starting line for this upcoming Baja race and will be one of the top contenders for the season championship in her Class.
The world’s most iconic, oldest, prestigious and longest continuously held desert race, this year’s epic 51st SCORE Baja 1000 is being held over a rugged 806.76 mile race course over the Northern part of Mexico’s majestic Baja, California peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California Norte.
‘’I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity RPM Offroad has given us to be apart of such a prestigious race, I never thought I would have this chance, let alone be in the chase for a Championship our First year in the SCORE Series. You can bet Erica and myself are doing all we can to be prepared for this race along side our team!’’ said Price.
Navigator Erica Sacks, who competed in the Baja 1000 last year, will be co-driving with Sara once again for the longest event of the SCORE series. ‘’We’ve been putting in a lot of work into our first full SCORE season with RPM Offroad and it’s been an amazing experience. I couldn’t be more excited to get back into the #204 TT Spec. for the final race of the SCORE Series and give Baja everything we’ve got.’’ Said Sacks.
Price will be sharing her journey with Multi-Disciplinary Champion & Veteran BAJA racer Rudy Iribe. The Tijuana native will be taking the wheel at mile 380 and will be handing the RPM Offroad TT Spec Truck back to Sara at mile 670. Iribe has won several Championships and races with RPM Offroad and was the recipient of the Toyota Milestone Award multiple times. ‘’ I’m excited to be back behind the wheels of the RPM Offroad TT Spec and share the wheels with Sara Price!’’ said Iribe.
The RPM Offroad team 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.
The duo just got back from an intense pre-running session down in Mexico with Sara’s Super ATV Polaris RZR XP 1000 Turbo S alongside mentor and friend Rhys Millen.
Price is set to complete her full SCORE International season with Team RPM at the 51st annual Baja 1000 in the Trophy Truck Spec, a regulated class that showcase 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 and will be ending her season at the notorious Baja1000 in the TT Spec Truck this upcoming weeked. Her adventures are extensively documented on her social channels along with announcements for the 2019 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 also raced UTVs and in 2013 campaigned the WORCS series. She moved on to the Lucas Oil Regional Series in 2015 to grab second-place overall in the production side-by-side championship. She finished the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the women’s title that same year. In 2016, Price took on six races in Robby Gordon Stadium SUPER Truck Series and became the first woman ever to lead laps in that championship. When she isn’t racing, Price works as a stunt professional, performing on motorcycles, and on four wheels and as a precision driver for television and film.
About RPM Offroad
Established in 2006, RPM Offroad is located in Bristol, Tennessee. Its mission is to provide excellent service, support and product knowledge to customers while maintaining competitive pricing. RPM Offroad offers a wide selection of diesel, gas and off-road performance accessories. Many of the products they sell are not only tested in the most extreme conditions in the desert and also in their backyard of the Great Smokey Mountains. The RPM Offroad motorsport team is co-owned by Justin Matney and Clyde Stacy, and operated with the support of Phoenix, Arizona, based Geiser Bros Design and Development.
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 ByRPM Offroad, DRX Wear, Super ATV, K&N Filters, Slime, Polaris, Hoonigan Industries, Surface, Impact Racing, Industrial Metal Supply, Cage WRX, Rugged Radios