June 1, 2023 (Las Vegas, NV) – SP Motorsports driver Sara Price will be teaming up with Alsup Racing Development Mitchell Alsup for the 55th SCORE International Baja 500. The team welcomes two new sponsors for this specific race: Switch Pros and Klean Freak.
The duo will take on the race with a newly built Monster Energy Can-Am Maverick X3 in the UTV Pro Stock class. Coming off a strong month of racing and putting over 4000 miles on the Can-Am Maverick X3, 2 wins, 3 podiums and Trail of Missions, Sara is ready for this next challenge.
‘’We have been on a roll this month, with back-to-back wins, an additional podium and most of all making the Dakar rally Dream something of our future, we thought why stop now, let’s take on the Baja 500 and keep it all going!’’ -Sara Price
Price is set to drive the first half of the race and handing it over to Mitchell around mile 250. Alsup will drive the second half and cross the finish line, the pair will be using Waypoint Navigation notes and Eric Sheetz will be navigating the entire 500 miles. Sheetz who won navigating alongside Sara at the Mint 400 will be back in the co-driver seat for both Mitchell and Sara. A Proven Winning Team.
Since 2016, Mitchell Alsup has managed, drove and operated race teams, finding success both in SCORE and USA sanctioned race series. In 2020, Mitchell would sign with Factory Can-am conquer multiple championships in the BITD series. Further in 2020, Mitchell would team up with Can-am Teammate Matt Burroughs capturing the 2020 SCORE Overall Championship, later to build Burrough’s current 2022 SCORE Champion Can-am X3. Alsup Racing Development turnkey race cars, suspension components and race prep can be found on many well known racer throughout the industry, Sara Price, Cameron Steele, Chris Blais, Marc Burnett, South Racing and many others.
“After a month on the road racing with Sara, finding multiple wins and podiums, it only felt right to tackle the Baja 500! Splitting driving duties between the both of us has already found success at Dos Mares 500, excited to use this same strategy at this week’s race” –Mitchell Alsup
‘’Coming off an epic week down south with Cameron Steele and the Desert Assasins crew for the Trail of Missions was where the idea of racing the Baja 500 came from. One thing led to the next as Mitchell, Sara and myself drove home from Ganzaga Bay… and we quickly realized we could make it happen! As always, Mitchel Alsup has put together an awesome car for us and I’m stoked to be back in the right seat to navigate both Mitchell and Sara through the 55th Score-International Baja 500!’’ –Eric Sheetz
Sara is no stranger with the SCORE International series she won the 2019 Trophy Truck Spec Championship and “ironwomaned”driving every mile of the series that year to secure the championship and coming 2nd overall in the entire series behind Andy Mcmillen. This year will mark her first participation in the UTV Pro Stock class.’’