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New film highlights first female SST racer, Sara Price

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At the Honda Indy Toronto weekend, the Stadium SUPER Trucks featured an interesting field that included Matty Brabham, Sheldon Creed and NBCSN IndyCar analyst Paul Tracy, among others.

One of those notables in the field was Sara Price, who became the series’ first female driver that weekend.

A new documentary film, “Girls are Here to Stay,” on Price’s journey premieres today on BitTorrent and both it, and the accompanying release, are linked below.

Sara Price’s dreams have always moved fast, and now those dreams are protected by a steel roll bar and propelled by a 600-hp engine capable of sending a 3,000 pound truck soaring into the air.

After years of motocross success that included multiple national championships and X-Games medals, Price decided to take her action sports career to the next level by competing in Stadium Super Truck [SST], an off-road racing series that finds trucks barreling along a twisting course and launching off ramps with dizzying power. It’s metal, it’s fuel, it’s speed, it’s Price’s home turf.

“I’ve been doing a lot of amazing kinds of racing and adventures. I have wanted to do this for three years, it just sparked something in my brain to compete,” Price said.

But even in a sport populated by those who find joy in shattering speed limits and laughing at the mere idea of lane lines, Price is an outsider. On July 17, mentored by racing legend Robby Gordon, Price became the first woman to ever compete in STT during a race in Toronto, Canada, a historic moment that was both the end of a three-year journey to her first finish line and the beginning of a long race towards the top.

As Price put it, when she puts on her helmet and mashes that gas pedal she’s no different than any other racer, but as someone who began racing her racing career as an eight-year-old girl in Southern California, she’s also aware of the inspirational impact she can have on anyone determined to cross lines and break new ground.

“I can encourage a little girl who’s told she’s not going to be able to achieve something, to know anything’s possible,” she said.

BitTorrent’s dedicated to supporting the dreams of all those who dare to live out loud and we’re excited to watch Price’s career continue to unfold, one lap, scratched bumper and checkered flag at a time. Never let someone else build your ceiling; and if they do, don’t be afraid to hop in a super truck and smash through expectations. Sara Price would.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”