March 13, 2023 (Las Vegas, NV) – As the clouds and rain descended on Primm, Nevada, Sara Price turned in a strong performance to bring home the UTV Pro Super Stock Turbo class win at The Mint 400.
The legendary race featured four laps on the notoriously brutal course. Sara teamed up with Alsup Racing Development who prepared her new Can-AmMaverick X3. The production vehicle equipped with Fox Shox, BFGoodrich tires and HyperCo coils, performed flawlessly throughout the race.
“The course was absolutely brutal and this is my first race alongside Alsup Racing Development. I have to say they were probably the missing piece to my puzzle,” noted Price.
Based in Bakersfield, California and run by veteran racer and Can-Am expert, Mitchell Alsup worked closely with Price to ensure a solid build and prep prior to The Mint 400.
With a new vehicle, short prep window and seat time before the race, Sara’s strategy was to drive a clean race, gain more time in the stock UTV and focus on a class win – exactly what she accomplished. After a strong start, she kept the pace and not only finished first in class, but 13th overall against multiple classes including Pro Turbo, Pro Open and Pro Unlimited.
“My number one goal going in today was definitely just to finish, to be honest. It’s really hard for me sometimes to de-tune the racing element because you want to race, but at the same time, it’s an attrition thing and you have to save the racing for the last lap because you never know where you’re going to be. That’s exactly what we did. My co-driver Eric Sheetz and I had a flawless drive. We ended up working good as a team, and it was just an incredible effort by everyone and all our supporters, sponsors, family, friends, and everyone who made it possible!”
To see final results, log on to https://live.themint400.com/live/scoring/?e=400150.
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.