Champion UTV Racer to tackle UTV class this week
JOHNSON VALLEY, California (February 5, 2018) – Champion UTV racer Sara Price is joining forces with SuperATV for the upcoming King of the Hammers. Price will be racing a SuperATV backed Polaris RZR XP 1000 at this one-of-a-kind event.
Price, along with co-driver Erica Sacks, will take on the UTV race in the notoriously difficult King of the Hammers on February 7. The event combines desert racing speed with a technical rock crawling challenge and draws competitors from across motorsport disciplines to Johnson Valley, California, each February.
Last year, racing an 800cc UTV, Price and co-driver Sacks pulled off an impressive Top 20. “I couldn’t be more excited to be back racing one of the toughest one-day off road events in my SuperATV Polaris RZR,” said Price.
The driver has had a promising start to her race week. She placed 15th out of 118 entrants in qualifying held Saturday.
2018 is the fourth year that SuperATV has partnered with Price’s UTV racing program. “SuperATV is like an extended family to me. I had the chance to visit their facility this last December and were so well received,” said Price. “I’m stoked, to be partnering with them again in 2018!”
Price’s adds King of the Hammers to a full slate of competition activities this season, with a full schedule announcement coming soon. Her adventures will be extensively documented on her social channels.
In 2017, Price’s calendar included a diverse array of events, including a select series of off-road truck races and a pair of factory backed hill climbs in a Fiat rally car.
Named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star, Price started racing dirtbikes at the age of eight, collected 19 titles and medaled in Women’s Super X at the 2010 X Games. She rode for Kawasaki as the first factory-supported female racer in motocross and holds the record as the most winning female amateur to date.
The versatile competitor has raced winning UTV campaigns in the WORCS series, Lucas Oil Regional series, and the Terracross Championship where she finished undefeated in 2015 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.
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About King of the Hammers
The week-long King of the Hammers event features seven days of racing and qualifying in the rugged terrain of Johnson Valley, California. This year’s event started February 2, with the opening of the desert basecamp known as Hammertown, and the highlight King of the Hammers competition takes place February 9. Last year’s event hosted nearly 500 competitors and 40,000 fans from around the world.