INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing became the first Extreme E team to announce a driver for the first Extreme E season on Thursday by signing off-road truck champion and X Games Medalist Sara Price.
Price is the first female driver for Chip Ganassi Racing in the team’s 30-year history and is also the first female driver signed to compete in the new series.
Extreme E, a radical new competition, will see Price and a to be determined male co-driver wrangle a 550-horsepower, electric SUV in extreme environments around the world that have been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues.
Price, a 27-year-old Californian who started her career on dirt bikes at just eight years old, is a 19-time national champion who became the first factory-supported female under Kawasaki in history. Prior to making the switch to four-wheeled racing in 2012, she also medaled in Women’s Super X at the 2010 X Games, and holds the record as the winningest female amateur to date.
She currently competes in off road desert racing in a Trophy Truck, and works as a stunt professional, performing on motorcycles and in vehicles, and as a precision driver for television and film.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me and something I’ve been working my whole career for. When you think of the name Chip Ganassi, you immediately think about winning,” Price said. “It’s a team I’ve long admired whether it be in IndyCar, NASCAR, sports cars or rallycross. Chip’s teams define winning. As a racer, that’s the type of owner you want to race for. He’s a former driver and I’m honored to represent the team while also becoming the first female driver for CGR and Extreme E. The 2021 season seems far away but there is much to be done to get ready in a new form of racing and for the challenges the series presents. It’s a very exciting time not only for myself, but for this championship and the climate and environmental issues it intends to bring attention to.”