LOS ANGELES – Sara Price, a successful multi-time champion of professional Motocross and UTV racing, will become the first woman to compete in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series presented by TRAXXAS when she straps in this weekend on the streets of Toronto.
BitTorrent Inc. will be the sponsor of the 23-year-old, Southern California native’s effort during the July 15-17 race weekend, part of the Honda Indy Toronto event for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Hitting speeds of upwards of 140 mph, and launching over 20 feet in the air, the identically prepared 650 horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks offer Price the unique opportunity to prove herself in a discipline dominated by men.
Price has continuously been breaking down barriers in motorsports. She won nearly 20 national championships in motocross and medaled in the X-Games before making the switch to four wheels, winning several off-road and Time Attack racing championships.
She’s determined not only to be the first woman to start in Stadium Super Trucks, but to contend for a spot on the podium during her time with the series.
“I’m extremely excited to be transitioning into the SST series,” Price said. “When (series founder) Robby Gordon called me 2 years ago saying I need to get into one of his Stadium SUPER Trucks, I just put my head down and started getting to work. SST is where I want to be, and I’m very pumped to be competing in the same exact trucks as the other competitors. It’s truly a dream come true.”
“Sure, there have been other women who have competed in motorsports, but it is not too often you are able to find the complete package,” Gordon added. “Sara has the talent, beauty, and sense of drive, to continue writing Stadium SUPER Trucks history well into the future, including becoming the first female SST winner and pushing to become a champion.”
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“BitTorrent is incredibly excited to be supporting Sara in this new venture,” said Jeremy Johnson, co-CEO of BitTorrent. “We’re dedicated to supporting the individuals in action sports who break the traditional mold and bringing their stories to the world.”
CREDIT: Stadium SUPER Trucks