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.

NEOM McLaren Formula E announces Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast for 2023 season

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Doubling down on their commitment to electric auto sports, McLaren Racing announced Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast to compete in the 2023 Formula E Series (FE), which completes their driver lineup.

The NEOM McLaren FE team was formed by the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team that won the 2021 and 2022 championships with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries behind the wheel.

“Today’s announcement feels like a long time coming,” said Ian James, managing director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing in a release. “Since May this year, when we first announced McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E, we have been working tirelessly to get in place the best possible team and structure for sustainable success.

“On the one hand, we have been working on the retention of the amazing talent that already was in place before going into the transitional phase. I’m proud to say I think we’ve done a great job on that front.

“On the other hand, we have been focusing on putting in place new processes and new talent – and the latter includes the drivers.”

The driver lineup clasps the two hands together.

Hughes brings 10 years racing experience in single seater cars, including a role with the acquired Mercedes-EQ team as a reserve and development driver for the past two seasons. He is the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 champion and has multiple wins in Formula 2, including two in 2020.

Announced in August, Rast joins the team after earning two podium finishes and six top-fives in 22 career Formula E starts for Audi Sport ABT before returning to the DTM Series last year. Rast’s best finish in Formula E came in the Puebla E Prix when he finished second to teammate Lucas di Grassi by less than a half second.

McLaren’s commitment to Formula E comes one year after they entered the Extreme E rally series in 2022 with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour in the driver lineup. After a modest start to the season, the McLaren XE drivers crossed the finish line first in Round 4 in Chile, but were assessed a time penalty that dropped them to fifth. Last week in the season finale in Uruguay, they held onto a hard-earned second place finish.