Of the six finalists who competed, Sara Price came away as the Next Female Hoonigan, and had the privilege of competing in the nation’s oldest hillclimb event, which is 7.4 miles long and features 4,500 feet of elevation gain. Born in Canyon Lake, California, Price has plenty of off-road and motocross experience, having won 17 national motocross championships. You may also recognize her from the X Games or 2013 Miss California USA pageant.
The embedded video shows Price’s preparation leading up to the main run in the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, which starts at 14:16 for all you folks who just want skip to the action. Before making her final run up the mountain, Sara gets a few endearing words from dad, reminded her to “be safe, be smart, but be faster than s***.”
Unfortunately a simple oversight led to overheating, which resulted in the car going into limp-mode and cutting engine power by 80 percent. Despite this, Price presses on to complete the run in the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth and ends up placing sixth in her class.
To see how it all went down for yourself, go ahead and click play. If watching the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth rally car fly up a mountain is your cup of tea, then here’s a video of Kevin Wesley setting a P2 class record in the same car at the same hillclimb.