LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. -(Ammoland.com)- Multi-time motocross champion turned truck racer Sara Price is returning to the Stadium SUPER Trucks series to drive an RPM Offroad entry in her hometown round.
“Robby Gordon's Stadium SUPER Trucks series is intense and I'm ready to hop back in and drive thanks to the team at RPM Offroad,” said Price. “It's going to be a stacked field with some of the best racers in the sport and I'm excited to get out there and compete.”
Price will compete as a guest on the Lake Elsinore track this Friday and Saturday in the exciting Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship Finals.
She will race one of three of the vibrant orange RPM Offroad trucks entered this weekend, competing alongside teammates Carlos “Apdaly” Lopez, winner of this year's Baja 1000, and four-time AMA Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto. It is Price's 10th appearance in the Stadium SUPER Truck series.
The first-ever female participant in the series, Price returns after running a partial season in 2016. She competed in nine different events in Australia, Canada and the United States, with a career-best result of fourth-place overall in Costa Mesa, California.
This season, Price has contested a select series of off-road races for RPM Offroad in both Trophy Truck and Trophy Truck Spec classes in the Best In The Desert series, with a best finish of sixth.
She also won the Next Female Hoonigan contest to earn a chance to drive a factory-backed Fiat Rally Car in a pair of hill climbs, seizing second-place result at the San Pedro Martir Hill Climb in Mexico.
Named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star, Price's racing career started on dirt when she joined Kawasaki as the first factory-supported female racer.
She started racing dirt bikes at the age of eight, 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. That same year, she finished the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the women's title.
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.
This weekend's doubleheader World Championship Finals take place at Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium. Qualifying is set for 12:40 p.m. on Friday with racing at 6 p.m. Saturday qualifying takes place at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies are scheduled for 6 p.m.
In addition to SUPER Trucks competition, this weekend's Lake Elsinore event includes racing in production UTV 1000's, UTV 170's and Mod Karts, as well as headline concert performances by Warrant and Buckcherry.
About RPM OFFROAD:
Owned and operated by Justin Matney, RPM Offroad was established in 2006 and 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. Products are put to the test in the most extreme conditions in the desert, as well as in the company's backyard in the Great Smokey Mountains.
About Stadium SUPER Trucks:
The Stadium SUPER Trucks series brings the excitement of off-road truck racing to short courses in accessible venues. The 600-horsepower spec trucks are capable of racing on tarmac and dirt and jumping over 150 feet on the series' signature ramp jumps. Robby Gordon launched the series in 2013 with events held in a wide range of venues with a mix of stand-alone races and those held in support of IndyCar weekends.