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Canidae Truck Canidae TruckCANIDAE Racing Set to Take on Record Field at the "Mint 400" on March 15th

Team CANIDAE will be one of fifty-five trophy truck entries battling it out for the podium at this year's 2014 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris. Organizers of “The Great American Off-Road Race”™ celebrated a new world record when it was announced that the 2014 Mint 400 will field fifty-five trophy trucks firing it up on Saturday March 15th, at the annual 400-mile off-road marathon. Trophy trucks are the premier class of off-road racing generating 850+ horsepower and can reach speeds exceeding 130mph over some the world's toughest terrain. Overall, nearly three hundred total race vehicles will be competing this year in twenty different classes.

Team owner/driver Scott Whipple will be sharing driving duties with team manager Scott Gailey during the race and team sponsor CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods will be on hand for the entire event with samples, coupons and goodies for all racers and fans in attendance.

Race fans can visit the team's Facebook page or CANIDAE Racing and follow the Trophy Truck team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field. For more information and a complete schedule of activities for the Mint 400 race, fans can visit: http://themint400.com/

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of our sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, King Off-Road Shocks, Fuel Off-Road Wheels, JE Pistons, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.


BitD Silver State 300CANIDAE Pet Foods and Tap It Brewing Sponsor the 2013 BitD Silver State 300

CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company and California microbrewery Tap It Brewing will share the spotlight again this year as title sponsors of the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 race taking place May 3rd through 5th, in Alamo, Nevada, just north of Las Vegas.

The CANIDAE Pet Foods/Tap It Brewing Silver State 300 will feature racers from across the Western United States competing against each other in multiple classes including the prestigious Trick Truck class where CANIDAE has its own entry, the #95 truck co-driven by Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey.

Registration, tech and contingency will take place on Friday at the Aliante Station Hotel in North Las Vegas. Tap It Brewing has arranged to make special samples of their award-winning, handcrafted ales available to all race teams of legal drinking age while CANIDAE Pet Foods will be on hand with samples and coupons for its natural, holistic pet foods for all racers and fans in attendance.

CANIDAE Trophy TruckOn Saturday morning the racers and support teams will head north on Highway 93 to the town of Alamo and the starting line for the annual running of the Silver State 300. Lucas Oil television will be on hand to film the action for later broadcast on the NBC Sports Network as racers navigate the grueling 300 mile course across the Nevada desert. The weekend will wrap up with the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Tap It Brewing Silver State 300 Awards Presentation held at the Aliante Station Hotel on Sunday.

To follow the action, race fans can visit the team's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tdHKWZ or http://www.canidaeracing.com and follow the Trophy Truck team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field.

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, Method Wheels and RSP Shock Prep.

Fans can find additional information for the Best in the Desert CANIDAE Pet Foods/Tap It Brewing Silver State 300 race at http://www.bitd.com/best-in-the-desert-races/ss-300.html


CANIDAE Trophy TruckCANIDAE Racing Set to Take on the General Tire Mint 400

Coming off a strong finish in their 2013 season opener at the Parker 425, the CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck Team returns to action this weekend at the General Tire Mint 400 being held March 21-24, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Team owner/driver Scott Whipple and team manager Scott Gailey will share the driving duties this weekend competing as one of over 40 trick trucks gunning for the podium in this premier division of off road racing. In all, over 260 teams have registered to compete in the different classes at this year’s event.

To follow the action, race fans can visit the team's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tdHKWZ or http://www.canidaeracing.com and follow the Trophy Truck team's progress before, during and after the Mint 400 race with live reports and photos coming in from the field.

Leading up to the race, team sponsor CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods will be on hand with a booth located right on Fremont Street offering samples, coupons and goodies for fans and racers in attendance at all of the pre-race activities.

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, Method Wheels and RSP Shock Prep.

Fans can find additional information for the General Tire Mint 400 race at http://www.bitd.com/ and http://themint400.com/


CANIDAE Trophy TruckCANIDAE Racing Opens the Season with the 2013 BITD "Parker 425"

BITD’s (Best In The Desert) first race of the season in a 6 race series brought record numbers in the Trick Trucks and Class 1500 unlimited buggy’s. Totaling over 80 vehicles including the #95 CANIDAE/TAP IT Trick Truck.

These BITD races are much more than just a race. This race started with the CANIDAE crew leaving Norco, CA Wednesday afternoon and arrived in Parker AZ that evening to set up the pit and prepare the Trick Truck for time trials the following morning.

The approximately 5 mile qualifying course was full of big whoops, jumps and a lot of soft sand which made for an exciting time trials. Whipple qualified the CANIDAE/TAP IT Trick Truck and placed 29th in class and 56th overall off the line race day. Starting toward the back of the pack Whipple and Gailey had some work to do race day to make up some time. After time trials it was time to take the #95 truck to downtown Parker AZ to the show and shine where all the Trick Trucks and class 1500 buggies were parked on display for all the people of Parker, spectators and teams to get a chance to look at all the race vehicle’s up close and get a chance to meet the drivers.

Friday was Tech and Contingency where the CANIDAE/TAP IT Trick Truck was on display in front of the PCI Race Radios trailer. After the team teched the truck, helmets and race suits it was off to the CANIDAE Team meeting to go over final race strategies before the race in the morning.

Race morning was cool and crisp as the race vehicles began to leave the start line. Once Whipple left the line it was all good for the #95 truck for the first 77 miles even passing a few people moving up in the ranks. Then around mile 77 is when the truck started to heat up. Whipple had to pull over a few times to let the truck cool down. The truck would not cool down so Whipple limped it to the next pit where they pulled in and the team figured out that the truck was drinking up the water which was causing the truck to heat up. Once the problem was figured out the team topped of the truck with water and the race was on again for a while then the truck started to heat up again. So the #95 truck had to pull in every pit and top off water the entire race. Sometimes 3-4 gallons of water were dumped in at every pit.

As Whipple brought the truck around at the end of the 2nd lap, Scott Gailey took over driving duties the last lap. The truck continued to heat up and Gailey still had to pull into every pit to top off water in the truck. When Gailey pulled into the last pit to top off water it seemed that Team CANIDAE was in the hunt for a top 10 finish despite all the stops the entire race. Gailey pushed the truck to the limit to get to the finish line but about 10 miles from the finish the motor threw a rod and Gailey limped the truck in at 35mph for the last 10 miles and the awesome Dugan motor held together for Team CANIDAE to cross the finish line. Turns out that the #95 CANIDAE/TAP IT Trick Truck finished 9th Place in Trick Trucks out of 38. A great team effort and finish for CANIDAE in the BITD Parker 425 season opener. Team CANIDAE will see everyone again at the historic Mint 400, March 21st-24th.


CANIDAE Trophy TruckCANIDAE Racing Set to Open 2013 Off Road Season at the BITD "Parker 425" 

The CANIDAE Pet Foods off road racing team will open up the 2013 season at the BITD Bluewater Resort & Casino "Parker 425" race being held February 1-3 in Parker, Arizona. The trophy truck team closed out the 2012 season strong and has been working hard during the off season to get the truck fine-tuned, primed and prepared for this weekend's opener.

Leading up to Saturday's race, the team will be at the BlueWater Casino & Resort for time trials and qualifying on Thursday morning and then take part in the Parker "Downtown Experience" and street fair beginning at 3:00 pm. CANIDAE Trophy TruckVehicles will continue to be on display during Friday's contingency and team sponsor CANIDAE Pet Foods will be on hand during all of the events with free samples, coupons and goodies for pet owners and fans in attendance.

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of our sponsors for your generous support throughout the season.

Sponsored by: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, Method Wheels and RSP Shock Prep


CANIDAE Trophy Truck with Rigid Industries lightsCANIDAE at the BITD Henderson 250

The Henderson 250 race is not only the 2012 season closer to a six race series put on by BITD (Best In The Desert). It also is a special race for CANIDAE and it’s newest crewmember for the last race, Jase White, who is here to help out the team and raise awareness and honor those fighting a disease called ALS.

While symptoms of ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, are often mild early on, they generally do not develop until age 55 on average. Jase was only 28 years old when he was diagnosed in the fall of 2011. "It was a pretty devastating blow," White said of his diagnosis. "People are born with different diseases every day. I gave it all to God and that's when I started living a better life. I know that with everyone's support and the research that doctors and organizations are doing, I'm pretty sure they will come up with a cure so I try to stay positive. The love and support of my wife Tina and our two beautiful children Savannah and Chase keep me going every day."

ALS is a progressive and fatal motor neuron disease that weakens muscles and the respiratory system. ALS is one of the many diseases supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, providing support for families and funds for research. What White really wants people to know is that ALS is not just an "older person's" disease. "Many people think it just affects an older generation of people," according to White. "It affects the younger generation too. Working together with the ALS Association of Arizona it's important we continue to raise awareness of how it affects families and younger families," added White.

Jase grew up around off road with his grandfather building dune buggies and sand rails and his father and sister both competing in off road motorcycle racing. Recently, after watching a documentary about off road, he realized he would love the opportunity to get a ride in a trophy truck, one of the "baddest machines" on earth.

"I started calling around to see if I might be able to work something out," said White. "When I called CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods they put me in touch with Team Manager and co-driver Scott Gailey and after we talked a bit things just took off from there. I was totally surprised by their generous offer to not only get me into the truck for a ride but to bring me out and let me be a part of the team for the entire BITD race weekend – totally unexpected and just amazing," added White.

After talking to Jase, Gailey approached CANIDAE Pet Foods founder, race team owner and driver Scott Whipple and together the plan was put into action. "We're happy we are in a position to be able to help Jase fulfill one of his wishes and we're really looking forward to having him with us over the full event.” said Gailey.

The weekend for Jase began by flying into Southern California where he was met by Scott Gailey, they then headed back to the race shop in Norco to meet up with the whole team and head out for a memorable race weekend!

As the team headed out of town on Wednesday, it’s first stop was Barstow, CA to test the Trick Truck and make sure it was in tip top shape for the race and to take Jase for a ride to remember! Once the truck was dialed in for the weekend it was time for Jase to ride. Whipple took Jase on a 30 mile loop 2 times giving him a real race experience going through some of Barstow’s toughest terrain over rocks, big holes, jumps, washes and not to mention Whipple hitting speeds of 119mph with Jase right by his side. After pulling in, Jase had a smile from ear to ear thanking the team over and over, stating, “that was an unreal ride!” Now the team was off to Henderson to prepare for Time Trials in the morning.

Thursday morning arrived and Whipple decided to change things up and have Gailey and Johnny Stroschein qualify at time trials, which means Gailey and Johnny will also start the race. Usually it is done the other way around with Whipple starting the races and Gailey finishing. There were 34 cars to qualify. After Gailey’s qualifying run he ended up 27th overall out of 34 and 15th Trick Truck off the line out of 17. Starting toward the rear of the pack, Gailey will have his work cut out for him battling through the dust of the other racers starting ahead if him on race day.

Friday, Tech and Contingency was held on the streets of Henderson where all the fans, racers and public can come hang out, meet the racers and see all the racecars up close and personal. As usual CANIDAE always has a booth set up for pet owners to come by and pick up a sample of CANIDAE Natural Pet Food and have any questions answered you may have about CANIDAE Natural Pet food for Responsible Pet Ownership. Another great thing about this years tech was that George, the BITD announcer broadcasted live for thousand to hear a nice interview with Whipple, Gailey and Jase bringing awareness about ALS and his journey so far with the CANIDAE Race Team.

Race morning began early for the crew setting up main pit and double-checking everything on the truck one last time before the battle begins. The Henderson 250 race course is an 80-mile loop ran 3 times. As the race began, Gailey and co-driver Johnny where off to a quick start and running at a fast smooth pace picking off one car at a time quickly moving up in the rankings. As the crew and Whipple were waiting at the half way point to fuel and do a drivers change, Whipple decided after looking at the times and the position Gailey was in, (In the Top 5 Trick Trucks and top 10 Overall at half way point) after starting 27th off the line, a driver change would waste too much time so Whipple decided to keep Gailey in the drivers seat and take the truck to the finish line. As Gailey was waiting for the team to refuel the truck, it was Jase who saved the day! The team had thought the truck was being fueled for 45 seconds but actually had not put in a drop of fuel yet. Jase observing the pit happened to look over and notice the fuel pump switch was off. He yelled to the team saying, “I think the fuel switch is off!” The team quickly looked and he was right. The switch was flipped and fuel began to flow. Once the truck was fueled, Gailey was off once again racing through the desert. Gailey was on a mission to keep his position passing a few more cars as the sunset across the desert sky. Gailey brought the truck across the finish line in 6th place in Trick Truck class and 9th overall with a total time of 4:03:45.383, finishing only 10 minutes behind the overall leader and legend Rob Mac. A great job by Gailey, Johnny, Team CANIDAE and Jase for making a great time saving save! This was a fantastic race to end on with a solid finish and a great cause to help spread awareness about ALS.

Team CANIDAE will see you all for the 2013 BITD season.


CANIDAE Trophy Truck with Rigid Industries lightsCANIDAE Trophy Truck Takes 2nd Place at SNORE Rage at the River Sunday

TT/SPORTSMAN SATURDAY - The guys wanted to get some practice in and see the course before the main race so we entered the truck into the Sportsman 1450 to put down some laps. Daran Rupp a long time CANIDAE racing crewmember got the opportunity to ride in the trophy truck for the Sportsman race. The truck ran flawlessly and upon returning I don’t think any of us have seen a bigger smile on Daran’s face.

TT SATURDAY - After getting warmed up in the 1450 race Scott Whipple was ready to go out and see what the truck could do up against the tough track SNORE provided at this year’s RATR event. Pat Gailey, Scott’s co-driver, had just finished racing his class 10 car when he pulled into the pits with just enough time to hop in the trophy truck and head up to staging. Scott went off the line next Adam Householder in their class 1 car. Saturday’s race was an extremely dusty one as there wasn’t even a hint of a breeze. Pat Gailey kept Scott on course through the dust and put down strong consistent lap times considering the conditions. We ended up 3rd TT and 6th overall for the day.

TT/SPORTSMAN SUNDAY - Sunday the truck went out and did the same thing in the Sportsman class as Saturday but this time Nick Berlanga, team captain, was set to ride in the right seat with Scott. With the wind howling, the conditions were perfect for scott to go out and stretch the Geiser TT’s Chevrolegs. Scott’s goal was to get more comfortable with the layout of the track and to get more seat time in the truck before the main race. He did what he set out to do and pulled the truck back into the pits for one more pre-race inspection before heading out to do battle.

TT SUNDAY - With Scott and the trophy truck warmed up and ready to go for it in the main race, word came over the radio that Pat has broken down out on the track and would not make it back in time to get in the truck. So the decision was made to put Nick Berlanga back in with Scott to take it to the finish. With the wind blowing, the field stayed tight and the racing exciting. Scott got off to a great start and consistently laid down fast lap times to come away with a 2nd place finish in trophy truck for the day. Scott and Nick came back to the pits with huge grins on their faces and ready celebrate with the hardworking crew that makes everything possible.

TT SPONSORS - CANIDAE Racing would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, Method Wheels and RSP Shock Prep

SATURDAY 10 CAR - The 10 car field was stacked deep with talent and promised to be some great tight racing action and it didn’t disappoint. With Pat Gailey at the wheel of his #1095 CANIDAE Pet Foods the performance built 10 car would take off in the 3rd row. They sent the cars off the line 3 wide so the first straightaway was an intense one. Pat got off the line quickly but was passed by smaller lighter cars on the straight section. Once it got rough pat turned up the heat and put down solid lap times. James Dean would go on to battle with Pat during the race and it made for some awesome racing between the two. Pat ended up 6th for the day and would be ready to charge to the front on Sunday.

SUNDAY 10 CAR - After Saturday’s race Pat was eager to get in the car and charge for the win. Unlike Saturday, the desert racing gods answered our prayers with a solid 25 mph wind all day with gusts being double that. Pat started in the front row and led the first lap. Again Pat would find himself battling with the young talent, James Dean, throughout the race. Pat would lay down 4 blazingly fast laps and run the race in 2nd place gaining time on Lapaglia before the hub decided to separate itself from the rear trailing arm leaving the car stranded on the 5th lap. Pat would still end up 6th overall in class without his last lap being finished. The 10 car and Pat Gailey will be back with a vengeance for the next race no doubt.

CLASS 10 SPONSORS: CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods Co, Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Get Performance, Rancho Trans, Rigid Ind Lighting, BFG Tires, BDR Wiring, Danizio Performance, Think Ink Marketing, Milestone MX, Perris MX, Jaisaacsloan.com, RSP Shock Prep, Radesigns Custom Painting.


Jase White, wife Tina, Savannah and ChaseCANIDAE Trophy Truck Team Races in Support of ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease at Upcoming BITD Henderson 250

The CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team has added Jase White of Phoenix, AZ, to its team roster for the last race of the 2012 BITD season, the Henderson 250, to help raise awareness and honor those fighting the disease.

While symptoms of ALS are often mild early on, they generally do not develop until age 55 on average. Jase was only 28 years old when he was diagnosed in the fall of 2011. "It was a pretty devastating blow," White said of his diagnosis. "People are born with different diseases every day. I gave it all to God and that's when I started living a better life. I know that with everyone's support and the research that doctors and organizations are doing, I'm pretty sure they will come up with a cure so I try and stay positive. The love and support of my wife Tina and our two beautiful children Savannah and Chase keep me going every day."

ALS is a progressive and fatal motor neuron disease that weakens muscles and the respiratory system. ALS is one of the many diseases supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, providing support for families and funds for research. What White really wants people to know is that ALS is not just an "older person's" disease. "Many people think it just affects an older generation of people," according to White. "It affects the younger generation too. Working together with the ALS Association of Arizona it's important we continue to raise awareness of how it affects families and younger families," added White.

Jase grew up around off road with his grandfather building dune buggies and sand rails and his father and sister both competing in off road motorcycle racing. Recently, after watching a documentary about off road, he realized he would love the opportunity to get a ride in a trophy truck, one of the "baddest machines" on earth.

"I started calling around to see if I might be able to work something out," said White. "When I called CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods they put me in touch with Team Manager and co-driver Scott Gailey and after we talked a bit things just took off from there. I was totally surprised by their generous offer to not only get me into the truck for a ride but to bring me out and be a part of the team for the entire BITD race weekend – totally unexpected and just amazing," added White.

After talking to Jase, Gailey approached CANIDAE Pet Foods founder and race team owner and driver Scott Whipple and together the plan was put into action to not only get Jase a ride, but to fly him out for a complete weekend adventure as a guest of the team. "We're happy we are in a position to be able to help Jase fulfill one of his wishes and we're really looking forward to having him with us over the full event, said Gailey. I'm sure it is going to be great fun and a memorable weekend for all."

The weekend for Jase will begin with him flying into Southern California where he will be met by the team and then caravan out with everyone to the race site in Henderson. Jase will room with the team and participate in all the weekend's activities with them before flying home on Sunday night.

The BITD Henderson 250 is the last race of the 2012 season and promises to be an exciting and competitive weekend for spectators and racers with several championships still up for grabs. Before drivers take the green flag on Saturday morning, the city of Henderson will help create a great atmosphere for fans by closing the downtown city streets to regular traffic on Friday allowing race vehicles, contingency sponsors and street vendors to take center stage for all to enjoy. Race fans and their families are invited to stop by the CANIDAE Pet Foods demo area, where free samples and coupons for the complete line of CANIDAE Pet Foods products including Canidae for dogs, Felidae for cats, and gourmet treats for pets will be available. All the members of Team CANIDAE are dedicated pet lovers who enjoy sharing the CANIDAE message of Responsible Pet Ownership through proper nutrition and care with race fans across the country.

CANIDAE Racing would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep

About the ALS Association Arizona Chapter

The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The Association covers all the bases – research, patient, family and community services, public education, and advocacy – to provide help and hope to people facing and living with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Through our chapter, people living with ALS and their families have access to medical equipment, respite care, support groups, transportation and ALS Association Certified Clinics.

• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord.
• The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is two to five years from time of diagnosis.
• There is no effective treatment for ALS, no known cause and no cure.
• Military veterans are approximately twice as likely to get ALS as the general public.
• ALS can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, race, gender or family history.

For more information:
The ALS Association Arizona Chapter
www.alsaz.org
602-297-3800



CANIDAE Trophy Truck with Rigid Industries lightsCANIDAE Racing at the 2012 Best in the Desert Blue Water Desert Challenge

The BITD (Best In The Desert) Blue Water Desert Challenge is the 5th race of a 6 race series that was held in Parker AZ. This is a 2 day race, each day consisting of three 26 mile laps through super silty sections with big holes that will eat your car alive, rough rocky terrain and the super-fast asphalt section that runs about 30 feet from the edge of the river where some of the racers reach speeds over 120mph.

Thursday was qualifying for the racers to determine their starting position for Saturdays race day. Before qualifying the weather drastically changed from blue skies with scattered clouds to a heavy downpour that was over before the vehicles went off the line for their parade practice lap. Scott Whipple drove his #95 Trick Truck and qualified 14th in class. Patrick Gailey, Scott Whipple’s co-driver in the #95 Trick Truck switched seats and was driver in the CANIDAE Class 10 buggy for qualifying. Patrick qualified 6th out of 19 class 10 buggies.

Friday morning began with tech/contingency at the Blue Water Casino. CANIDAE is set up with a booth featuring their all natural pet food products. They invite everyone to stop by next race to check out the Trick Truck sitting on their new Method Race Wheels, CANIDAE’s newest sponsor. Also learn more about what CANIDAE is about and what it has to offer. For all you pet owners or friends of pet owners, CANIDAE always has a variety of pet food samples, dog toys and a friendly CANIDAE rep to provide info and answer any questions you have about their variety of dog/cat food and horse feed products.

Saturday Race Day 1. Patrick Gailey driving the #1095 buggy with his co-driver Kyle Grinden was in the 3rd Race of the day. Once off the line Patrick quickly moved up from 6th place off the line to a physical 3rd on the last lap. Then... two turns form the finish they ran out of gas and did not cross the finish line day one. With this soft and silty course the 10 car used more gas than usual. Today the course beat the 10 car, but Patrick will be ready with a full tank for day 2 of racing. Scott Whipple now in the driver’s seat in the Canidae #95 Trick Truck with Patrick Gailey co-driving were in the 5th and final race of day 1. About half way around lap one the drive shaft broke. Patrick quickly jumped out and replaced it and #95 was back in the race. Unfortunately with the down time changing the drive shaft they ended up in the back of the pack at the finish line day 1. Back in the pits the Team checked over both cars to make sure they were ready for race day 2.

Sunday Race Day 2. Patrick Gailey drove the 10 car again this time with Johnny Stroschein co-driving. After the fuel was topped off, Patrick was determined to make up some time. He finished solid for day 2 and ended up 11th overall for the weekend. Day two in the CANIDAE #95 Trick Truck was Scott Gailey driving and Johnny Stroschein co-driving. After leaving the start line they were battling the dust most of lap one. As Scott Gailey raced around a corner he came up on Voss stuck in the middle of the track and to avoid hitting Voss Gailey tried to go around him up and over a huge berm but got the truck high centered and were now stuck themselves. After a while of digging themselves out in the Parker triple digit heat they were back in the race. The truck temperature was a bit warm from trying to get unstuck so the CANIDAE Team decided with all the down time day one and day two they would call the race and save the truck for the last race of the BITD series, The Henderson 250 on Nov. 30th -Dec. 2nd.

CANIDAE would like to give a special thanks to Tap It Brewing, Lucas Oil, Mav Tv, Rigid Industries, BFGoodrich, Method Race Wheels, RaDesign and MWilsonPhoto.



CANIDAE Trophy Truck with Rigid Industries lightsCANIDAE Racing Gears up for Two Days of Racing at the Best in the Desert Blue Water Desert Challenge

The CANIDAE Off Road Racing Trophy Truck Team will return to action at the 2012 Best in the Desert's Blue Water Desert Challenge hosted by the BlueWater Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona this October 12 through 14. Coming off a strong finish in their last race, the CANIDAE team is ready to take on the challenge of the tough 25 mile loop course that runs along the Colorado River.

The BITD Desert Challenge features a 2-day, multi format, three lap race each day of the weekend for a total of 150 miles. Racers will take on a wide variety of extremely tough terrain including the famous Parker Python, a rough section of jumps, during the third and final lap of each day as spectators cheer them on. Combined results from both days will determine the champions. Registration, Tech & Contingency precede the race on Friday, October 12 at the BlueWater Resort & Casino.

Team sponsor, CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods will be on hand over all 3 days of time trials and racing offering samples, coupons and giveaways for fans and racers in attendance.



CANIDAE Trophy Truck in the Vegas to Reno RaceCANIDAE Racing Team Overcomes Challenges to Cross Finish Line in Vegas to Reno Race

The CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods racing team returned to the action this past weekend, racing in the famous Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race which runs from Aliante Station in Las Vegas north along Highway 95 all the way to Reno, Nevada.

Out of a field of over 20 Trick Trucks, the team officially finished 11th in its class despite delays to fix a coil and spark plug, a stop to fix the transmission, and three flat tires.

Their 800 horsepower beast of a machine, combined with the dedication of this well-seasoned team, got them through challenges and delays to cross the finish line narrowly missing a top ten finish.

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, RSP Shock Prep, Satterlee Racing Engines, and East West Clutches.



CANIDAE Trophy Truck with Rigid Industries lightsCANIDAE Racing Back in Action and Headed to Vegas to Reno Race

The CANIDAE Off Road Race Team is back and will be racing at this year's prestigious Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race beginning Friday, August 17th.

The team took a short time-out from racing as its co-driver Scott Whipple, who is co-founder of CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company, was involved in bringing the pet food company's new Ethos Pet Nutrition facility online. Known as genuine pioneers in natural and holistic pet foods, CANIDAE opened its new state of the art pet food plant, Ethos Pet Nutrition, this summer in Brownwood, Texas.

When asked about the company's decision to open its own pet food facility, Whipple stated, "s a small family owned pet food company, it has always been our goal to own and operate our own pet food facility. The reality is for most small pet food companies this just isn’t possible. Compared to the overall pet food landscape, we are a small company. We were motivated to create Ethos Pet Nutrition out of a love for pets, love of the pet food industry and out of loyalty to our customers. It is our goal that Ethos will be the best family owned pet food plant in America. We are truly fortunate and grateful that we are able to make our dream a reality."

With the title sponsor's new pet food plant now operational, the team heads to Nevada for the 2012 BITD Vegas to Reno race in their 800 horsepower Trophy Truck, recently equipped with a Rigid Industries lighting package. Rigid, originator of the most efficient LED lighting solutions in racing, designed and implemented a custom package for the team that provides optimum visibility during difficult low light conditions.

Scott Gailey, team manager and co-driver for CANIDAE Racing commented, "We are very pleased to have Rigid Industries as a sponsor. Rigid has provided our truck with the best lighting system we have ever seen on a race vehicle."

On Friday, the team will begin the long trek north along Highway 95 all the way to Reno, Nevada. During the race, they will endure high temperatures, severe dust, sharp rocks and much more as they make their way to the finish line. Racers even get a close-up view of infamous Area 51 before climbing up to over 8000 feet in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. For racers managing to get to the halfway point of the race, the second half becomes an all out sprint to the finish. Smooth graded roads take the place of rough washes as these talented drivers throw these huge trucks around like rally cars.


CANIDAE Trophy Truck with Rigid Industries lightsCANIDAE Racing Welcomes Rigid Industries to its Roster of Industry Leading Sponsors

CANIDAE Racing announced today that Rigid Industries, originator of the most efficient LED lighting solutions in racing, will be the new lighting sponsor of the team's Trophy Truck for the balance of the 2012 off-road racing season.

"We are very pleased to welcome Rigid Industries as a sponsor. Rigid Industries has provided our truck with the best lighting system we have ever seen on a race vehicle," said Scott Gailey, team manager and co-driver for CANIDAE Racing.

Rigid Industries is home to the brightest and most efficient LED lights made anywhere. Based in Mesa, Arizona, their patented Hybrid and Spector Optics systems and state of the art electronics technology are second to none.

While providing the best product on the market, they maintain class leading affordability with a US made product.

The LED lighting bars on the CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck were custom designed to provide optimum visibility during low light conditions.

The team's new Rigid Industries lighting bar will make its racing debut at the famous Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race this August 16 to 18.


CANIDAE/Tap It BitD Silver State 3002012 CANIDAE Tap It Silver State 300

The BITD CANIDAE Tap It Silver State 300 brought plenty of adventure for all and was a weekend that will be talked about for years to come.

Kicking off the week, Team CANIDAE had the truck prepped as usual on the Sunday before the race and headed out to Barstow on Monday for some final testing. Team manager and co-driver Scott Gailey put in about 30 miles on the truck and then a few small adjustments were made to tire pressure and shocks. Soon Gailey was screaming down Barstow Main signaling the truck was ready for race day.

Wednesday morning arrived and the crew packed up the chase trucks and loaded up the #95 Trick Truck for the journey out to the CANIDAE Tap It Silver State 300.

This is going to be the first time Scott Whipple (Co-Owner of CANIDAE, Tap It and 1st Driver of the Trick Truck) has had to stay behind and take care of the opening and first production runs of CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods in their brand new, family owned, state of the art manufacturing facility located in Brownwood Texas. I have seen pictures of CANIDAE’s new plant and it is truly amazing. With Whipple staying behind to take care of business, this would also be the first time Gailey would qualify the Trick Truck at time trials and then solo the complete race with co-driver, Johnny Stroschein.

Thursday morning dawned and Team CANIDAE left the Aliante Hotel and headed off to the time trials looking to grab a good starting position. At time trials the truck was 38th off the line out of 47 running, 20 of which were Trick Trucks. Gailey left the line and was running a good pace when suddenly the truck hit a jump a little too hard. The rear end kicked up hard and the truck dug its nose into the ground, flipped over and landed on its roof. Thankfully, Gailey and Stroschein were both ok! The truck on the other hand had some damage. The spare tire mounts broke and the tires got shoved into the fuel cell popping the rivets out of it. A few other tubes were cracked and the fuel snout was pinched in. After looking the truck over and assessing the damage, the team made the tough decision to make the long 5-hour drive back home to the shop. Back in Norco, the unbelievable and tireless crew went to work pulling an all-nighter to get the truck repaired and back to Las Vegas in time before Tech and Contingency ended at 6pm on Friday.

Tech and Contingency started at 9:30am Friday morning. With half the crew still in Norco rushing to button up the last few things on the truck before heading back to Vegas, the other half of the crew was busy at Driver’s Registration passing out a tasty, hand-crafted, limited edition of BITD Desert Ale from Tap It Brewing to all the registered racers and BITD volunteers while waiting anxiously for their own truck to make it back in time. Right around 5pm the CANIDAE Tap It Trick Truck made it back and rolled up to Tech and passed with flying colors.

Now it was off to the mandatory drivers meeting where BITD’s Casey Folks honored CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods and Tap It Brewing Company with a plaque for being this year’s Silver State sponsors. Gailey accepted the award on behalf of Whipple and CANIDAE. After a quick pit meeting with the rest of the crew, everyone headed off to bed for some well-deserved sleep on the eve of the big race.

On race morning, traveling in a caravan, the team was about 40 miles out from the starting line when one of the chase trucks started to smoke and the motor failed. With no time to fix it the crew quickly grabbed everything they needed and spread it out among the other chase trucks, including my own truck, which became the new media/chase vehicle, and I got a few new co-drivers.

Finally the team made it to the starting line and Team CANIDAE was ready to race. Because the team did not finish the time trials on Thursday, CANIDAE had to start dead last in Trick Trucks on race day. Not a good place to be having to battle all the Trick Trucks and Class 1500’s out in front, not to mention all the dust.

The race was on for Gailey and Stroschein and the adventure continued. The communication system in the Trick Truck was not working properly, a result of residual damage from Thursday’s roll. For the entire race, Gailey could hear Johnny talking and calling out turns and dangers but Gailey could not talk back. Johnny said, "It was weird talking all day to myself with no one talking back to me."

As the race progressed, Gailey was running smooth and fast and gained a few positions in the pits and few positions on other racers breaking and getting flats. At Pit 5, the fuel and tire change pit, Gailey was running around 14th. Gailey and Stroschein were still running strong the second half of the race when just 10 miles before the finish the truck suffered a flat. Johnny did a quick tire change and they were off again. As #95 flew through the finish line it was all smiles on everyone’s faces along with a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment for a tough race weekend and another successful finish.

Team CANIDAE finished in 12th place out of 20 Trick Trucks. Not a bad race for the guys after such a rough start.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at the upcoming SCORE Baja 500 then the BITD Vegas to Reno races.


CANIDAE/Tap It BitD Silver State 300CANIDAE Pet Foods and Tap It Brewing Title Sponsors of the 2012 BitD Silver State 300

California microbrewery Tap It Brewing and CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods have teamed up to share the spotlight as title sponsors of the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 race, May 4th through 6th, being held in Alamo, Nevada, just north of Las Vegas.

The CANIDAE Pet Foods/Tap It Brewing Silver State 300 features racers from across the Western United States competing against each other in multiple classes including the prestigious Trick Truck class where CANIDAE has its own entry, the #95 truck co-driven by Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey.

Pre-race festivities will take place on Friday at the Aliante Station Hotel in North Las Vegas. Tap It Brewing has arranged to make a special limited-production run available to all race fans of legal drinking age who attend while CANIDAE Pet Foods will be on hand with samples and coupons for its natural, holistic pet foods.

On Saturday morning racers and support teams will head north on Highway 93 to the town of Alamo and the starting line for the annual running of the Silver State 300. Lucas Oil television will be on hand to document the action as racers navigate this grueling 298 mile course across the Nevada desert. Billed as the "American Off-Road Adventure" this is one of the most prestigious off-road races in the world.

The weekend will wrap up with the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Tap It Brewing Silver State 300 Awards Presentation inside the Scottsdale Ballroom at the Aliante Station Hotel on Sunday morning.


CANIDAE Racing TTCANIDAE Team Class 10 Vehicle Debut at Mint 400

For years the the Mint 400 has been a SNORE sanctioned event but last year the Martelli Brothers bought the rights to the Mint 400 and brought the race to Casey Folks who runs BitD. Casey and the Martelli Brothers have now made the 2012 Mint 400 the largest race ever put on in the U.S. with 325 four-wheeled vehicles entered, 35 of which are Trick Trucks including CANIDAE Racing's #95 Trick Truck driven by Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey. CANIDAE also brought back their #1095 Class 10 Buggy to race.

The CANIDAE crew headed out Wednesday morning to the historic Mint 400 to participate in the opening event of the Trick Trucks parading down Fremont Street only to be put to the test of the Pit Crew Challenge. This event is a race to see which team can change two tires the quickest. Once the contest ended it was time for everyone to kick back and relax at the Insert Coins Mint 400 Kick Off Party.

Thursday morning came early for the crew. They checked over the Trick Truck one more time before heading to Time Trials to see who is the fastest for starting positions on race day. There were a total of 85 competitors for Time Trials. Whipple had the best Time Trials yet, landing a time of 5:23.420 giving him a 27th starting position off the line and the 12th Trick Truck off the line in a field of 35. Satisfied with the starting position, the team cleaned up the truck and took it to Fremont Street where all the Trick Trucks and 1500 Buggys lined up on the street so fans could get a up close and personal look at the race vehicles. It also gave fans a chance to meet the drivers and to get a photo and autographs.

Friday rolled around and it was time to head back to Fremont Street and have the CANIDAE Trick Truck on display and contingency. After displaying the truck and giving away CANIDAE natural pet food samples and coupons it was time to Tech the truck to make sure everything is up to par with BitD standards. The CANIDAE truck passed easily.

Race day started early for some with this race being split into two groups. The #95 Trick Truck and #1095 Class 10 were in the faster afternoon class that started at 1:00pm which meant they ran into the night on this four lap, 92 mile course. Whipple beat Riot off the line and had a great first lap. After a quick pit stop they were off racing again, but shortly after taking off a massive vibration started in the motor. Whipple pulled over and shut the truck down. When they re-started a loud clucking began so they decided to call it a day for the Trick Truck.

After four years of the 10 car sitting it was now running 7th after starting dead last in a class of 26 with Robert Alatorre behind the wheel the first two laps with a couple flats along the way. After Patrick Gailey was done co-driving for Whipple in the Trick Truck, he was waiting to get in the 10 car and drive the last two laps. Patrick was pushing and gained a spot the last lap and was 0.5 miles from the finish when they hit a big hole and broke the rear driver side axle. Patrick and his co-driver Kyle took apart the tweaked bent axle and decided to flip it and add a new star and run it. While fixing the problem a few 10 cars passed. With the axle not fulling in they were concerned it would not have enough plunge and fall out. Patrick and Kyle decided to ratchet down the suspension so they had no travel hoping the axle would last. They limped the 10 car to the finish for an unofficial 10th in Class 10 and 63rd overall with only four minutes to spare before they timed out. A long day but a checkered flag for the 10 car's first race back is great!

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, RSP Shock Prep, Satterlee Racing Engines, East West Clutches.


CANIDAE Racing TTCANIDAE Racing Team Prepares for Best in the Desert Mint 400 After SCORE San Felipe 250 Finish

Team CANIDAE and the CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods Trophy Truck took on the rugged Baja terrain in this past weekend's San Felipe 250 race. The team was gaining ground on the leaders, working their way through the pack, when adversity struck and the truck rolled hard at mile 27. Driver Scott Whipple and navigator Patrick Gailey were bruised but unhurt and after righting the truck and checking for damages were off again in pursuit of the leaders. At mile 127, Scott Gailey and navigator Johnny Stroschein took over pushing the truck and were gaining some time when at mile 202 all the rear left studs sheered off at 70mph forcing another delay.

Despite the rollover, broken axle studs and getting stuck in a bottle neck at mile 228, the team managed to work its way through these obstacles and cross the finish line in this third race of the SCORE 2012 season.

"This was a tough race for us with challenges throughout the day," said team manager and co-driver Gailey. "I can't tell you how proud I am of everyone on this team that pulled together and worked so hard to keep #95 running in the race and across the finish line. Thankfully Scott and Patrick are OK, but the rollover caused quite a bit of damage to the body and frame and we'll all be working around the clock, going over the truck completely, so we're ready to compete at the upcoming BITD Mint 400 in less than two weeks. There's a lot of work to do in a short amount of time, but we'll make it. This is what we all love doing and welcome the challenge of putting the truck back together and being ready to race at the Mint." added Gailey.

The Best in the Desert Mint 400 takes place March 21st to 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The General Tire Mint 400 is one of the roughest, most spectacular off-road races in North America. Started in 1976, The Mint is steeped in American lore as thousands of racers as well as celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the Nevada desert over the years.

A full schedule of festivities will kick off beginning on Wednesday night with a trick truck parade and pit crew competition taking place on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Activities continue throughout Thursday and Friday all leading up to Saturday's race when teams and racers competing in 25 different divisions will thunder off into the desert in search of victory.

Team sponsor, CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods will be on hand throughout out the week with a booth located on Fremont street offering samples, coupons and goodies for fans and racers in attendance.

Race fans can visit team's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tdHKWZ or http://www.canidaeracing.com to follow the Trophy Truck team's progress before, during and after the Best in the Desert Mint 400 race with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Don’t miss a second of the action.

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, RSP Shock Prep, Satterlee Racing Engines, East West Clutches.


CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Heads to Baja for San Felipe 250

Team CANIDAE and the CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods Trophy Truck are ready to take on the harsh conditions of the Baja peninsula as well as the top drivers from around the world in the 248 mile 2012 SCORE San Felipe 250 race.

Round 3 of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held March 9-11 in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 120 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez.

The green flag will drop for car and truck classes at approximately 10 a.m Saturday. The start line and finish line for the race is scheduled to once again be the landmark San Felipe Arches on Highway 5 on the outskirts of San Felipe. One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, with an 11-hour time limit to become an official finisher.

During the team's last Trophy Truck outing at the Best in the Desert Parker 425, despite having a transmission failure and about two hours of downtime, the team managed to place 13th of 34 in their class.

Race fans can visit team's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tdHKWZ or http://www.canidaeracing.com to follow the Trophy Truck team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field as cellular service allows. Don’t miss a second of the action.

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, RSP Shock Prep, Satterlee Racing Engines, East West Clutches.


CANIDAE Racing TTCANIDAE Racing Takes 1st at Dome Valley Sand Drags, Places 13th of 34 in Trick Truck Class Despite Difficulties

The BITD Parker 425 started a day early this year due to the 1st Annual Tuba Water 4.25 RC race Wednesday night before Time Trials. The CANIDAE Crew had three RC Trucks running this race. This race being Scott Whipple’s first time driving an RC Truck, he had his work cut out for him. After a few heats of battling, Whipple took 2nd in the Best of the Worst heat. A great showing for his first time driving a RC Truck. As the night wrapped up the team headed back to the house to rest up for and exciting day of Time Trials in the morning.

Whipple was 80th off the line of 89 qualifiers, 34 being Trick Trucks while 55 were Class 1500’s. After the practice lap and 79 others tearing up the track it was Whipple’s time to go battle on the rutted, wooped out, silty course. He qualified 44th overall and 19th in the Trick Truck class with a time of 5:54.124 and averaging a speed of 50.83mph.

The following morning Whipple headed to Dome Valley to qualify in the 3rd Annual Dome Valley Top Fuel Shootout. Whipple and the CANIDAE Top Fuel Sand Drag Team are the world record holders. The CANIDAE Trick Truck crew stayed to tech the Trick Truck.

Sand Drag TeamAt Dome Valley, the CANIDAE Top Fuel dragster crew blew away the competition with a blistering pass of 2.24 seconds at 169mph in 300ft. This earned Whipple 1st Place Qualifier and a New Track Record.

Back in Parker, the Trick Truck passed Tech Inspection and the pit meeting was underway while Whipple was back on the road again to Parker so he could start the Parker 425 in the CANIDAE #95 Trick Truck Saturday morning.

Before sunrise the CANIDAE Team was up and double-checking everything before the start. Whipple started the race and had a great first lap, making good time on the competition. It was the second lap where things got tough. Patrick Gailey had to hop out and change a flat tire letting two vehicles pass while doing so. Whipple - on a mission - was back on the gas!

Soon a unfamiliar noise started and they discovered it was a broken 3rd member. Whipple limped the truck to an area where they could fix the problem, but burned up the tranny in doing so. After about two hours of down time they put a new 3rd member and tranny in and the race was back in motion. As Whipple pulled into the pits at the end of lap 2, it was time for fuel and a new spare tire.

Scott Gailey took over driving duties for lap 3 so Whipple could drive back to Dome Valley to race his Top Fuel Sand Dragster in the main heat. Whipple won the main with a time of 2.25 seconds at 168mph. Meanwhile, back in Parker, Gailey was keeping a great pace lap 3 and brought the truck across the finish line. CANIDAE placed 13th of 34 in Trick Truck class at the BITD season opener, The Parker 425.

The #1095 buggy on display at contingency (the buggy Whipple and Gailey drove before moving up to Trophy Trucks) will make its debut race at the historic Mint 400! The buggy will be driven by Patrick Gailey aka CANIDAE Co-Dog and Robert Alatorre aka RADesigns.

Team Canidae would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support including:  Canidae Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, RSP Shock Prep, Satterlee Racing Engines, East West Clutches.

Photo credits Mike Wilson Photography.


CANIDAE RacingDouble Duty for CANIDAE Racing – Team Set to Fire Up Trophy Truck and Top Fuel Sand Dragster Over Action Packed Weekend

Coming on the heels of two top ten finishes at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, CANIDAE Racing looks to double up on the action this week competing in the trophy truck class at the "BITD BlueWater Parker 425" race and firing up their CANIDAE Pet Foods top fuel sand dragster at the 3rd annual "AZ vs Cali Top Fuel Shootout" at Dome Valley Raceway in Welton, AZ -- both on the same weekend.

Beginning on Thursday, the team will be at the BlueWater Casino & Resort for trophy truck time trials and qualifying in the morning and then take part in the Parker "Downtown Experience" and street fair being held for fans beginning at 3:00 pm. Team sponsor CANIDAE Pet Foods will also be on hand with free samples, coupons and goodies for pet owners and fans in attendance at the event. The day will wind up with an escorted parade of race vehicles back to the main pit area.

In the evening, driver Scott Whipple, will take a two and half hour trip south to Dome Valley Raceway to meet up with members of the T/F team, including master engine tuner Amos Satterlee, for Friday qualifying at the "Top Fuel Shoot Out". Whipple and the team currently hold the T/F world record on the dirt for ET with a 2.221 elapsed time at 172.79 miles per hour set in April of 2010. After heads up qualifying races on Friday, Whipple will head back to BlueWater for the Parker 425 race.

Come Saturday morning, Whipple will climb behind the wheel of the 800 plus horsepower Geiser trophy truck and along with team manager and co-driver Scott Gailey and the rest of the crew take on the grueling 425 mile desert race and their quest for the podium in the premier class of off road racing.

At the completion of the Saturday's off road race Whipple will turn around and race back to Dome Valley for late Saturday qualifying and Sunday finals at the "Top Fuel Shootout". Fans in attendance will be in for an exhilarating treat as drivers and teams fire up 6000 horsepower plus, nitro burning, flame-belching monsters for exciting side by side drag racing over the weekend.

Race fans can follow Team CANIDAE Racing at both venues by visiting the team's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tdHKWZ or http://www.canidaeracing.com. Both sites will feature reports, photos, video and comments with live blogging direct from the team throughout the weekend.

For more information on both racing series fans can visit bitd.com for off road and domevalleyraceway.com for the sand drags.

Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support throughout the year including: CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance, RSP Shock Prep, Satterlee Racing Engines, East West Clutches.


CANIDAE RacingCANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team Eager for 2012 Laughlin Race

CANIDAE Racing is primed and ready to kick off the 2012 offroad season at the SCORE Laughlin season-opening race. Armed with their custom built 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy powerplant, the CANIDAE Racing team is ready to take on the first offroad race of the 2012 season, the 18th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge race in Nevada.

With entries to date from 13 U.S. states along with Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany and Mexico, Rounds 1 and 2 of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held this coming Friday through Sunday (Jan. 13-15) along the banks of the Colorado River in the Southern Nevada resort destination of Laughlin.

For the first time in the history of the event, each day of the two-day Laughlin gathering (Jan. 14, Jan. 15) will be separate race events for purposes of championship points, prize money and trophies.

The Laughlin event features course qualifying for the Trophy Truck class on Friday followed by two separate and independent races, the first on Saturday and the second on Sunday. Sponsor CANIDAE Pet Foods will also be on hand with coupons and free samples for fans during contingency and safety inspections being held on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Edgewater and Colorado Belle Hotels on Casino Drive in the heart of the Laughlin resort area.

"We're excited to be back competing in this great sport for 2012, said co-driver Gailey. We've put in a lot of hard work on the truck during the off season and now we're all eager to get back out on the track starting with this SCORE opening race in Laughlin. We're very grateful we are able to do what we love and always remember that without the support of our sponsors, racing would not be possible. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors for their support and for representing the finest in motorsports technologies. Special thanks to CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep."

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.


CANIDAE RacingCANIDAE Offroad Team Concludes 2011 Season at Henderson "250" Race

The CANIDAE Pet Foods Offroad Racing team's 2011 race season came to a close at the Henderson "250" race this past weekend in Nevada. This concludes the team's second year of offroad racing in the prestigious Trophy Truck class and their first year running their 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy powerplant.

Moving up through the field, the team had worked their way into 5th place in their class about half way through the race when lady luck frowned on them and the steering rack failed. Though the damage was not repairable, team member Patrick Gailey managed to rig the rack with a tie strap allowing the team to drive the Trophy Truck out. "We were jamming... flying up until that point!" said crew member Carl Boley.

Throughout the season this CANIDAE Pet Foods sponsored team was able to share the message of promoting responsible pet ownership with thousands of race fans across western North America. In January, the team heads to the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge beginning on the 13th for two exciting days of offroad racing to begin the 2012 season.

2011 Season members Scott Whipple, Scott Gailey, Patrick Gailey, Johnny Stroschein, Nick Berlanga, Daran Rupp, Carl Boley, Greg Henley and Daren Carlson pulled together to make the entire season possible. In addition to the core team members, CANIDAE Racing would also like to thank Steve Thomas, Kyle Grinden, Alby Motola , Dave Hauber, Mike Casillas, Terry Wasluskas and Trent Hauber for their dedication and support.

"Without sponsorship, we wouldn't be able to do what we love. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors for their support and for representing the finest in motorsports technologies," said co-driver Gailey who continued, "Special thanks to CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.



Canidae Pet Foods Trophy TruckTeam CANIDAE Racing Heads to Their First Henderson "250"

The last 2011 race of the Best in the Desert "American Off-Road Racing Series" gets underway this coming Saturday in Henderson, Nevada. The TransWest Ford Henderson "250" takes place on a loop track with the Trophy Truck class covering the course 3 times for a total of 240 miles.

The CANIDAE Off Road Race team and their impressive 850 plus horsepower Trophy Truck are ready for the event. This team has performed well this season and is looking forward to capping off the season with a strong finish.

Before drivers take the green flag on Saturday, the City of Henderson will help create a great atmosphere for race fans and families by closing their downtown city streets to regular traffic on Friday allowing race vehicles, contingency sponsors and street vendors to take center stage for all to enjoy. Race fans and their families are invited to stop by the CANIDAE Pet Foods demo area, where free samples and coupons for the complete line of CANIDAE Pet Foods products including CANIDAE for dogs, Felidae for cats, and gourmet treats for pets will be available. All members of Team CANIDAE are dedicated pet lovers who enjoy sharing the CANIDAE message of Responsible Pet Ownership through proper nutrition and care with race fans across the country.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can follow the CANIDAE team’s progress before and during the Henderson "250" race by visiting the team's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tdHKWZ or http://www.canidaeracing.com. Both will feature continual reports and photos direct from the team.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.



CANIDAE Racing Gears up for Two Days of Racing at the Best in the Desert Blue Water Desert Challenge

The CANIDAE Off Road Racing Trophy Truck team will compete at the Best in the Desert Blue Water race in Parker, Arizona this October 13th through 16th. Recently, at the Vegas to Reno race, the CANIDAE Team drove hard and powered through the rugged terrain to achieve a strong 5th in their class, only 21 seconds off 4th place, and only 7 minutes shy of a podium finish. At the end of the Vegas to Reno race, CANIDAE Racing driver Scott Whipple said, "What an awesome day. We have the best crew who worked together as a team flawlessly." Whipple's comment capped off one of the best performances the team has turned in since entering the Trophy Truck class.

At this next race, the team will take on the challenge of a 26 mile loop course near the Blue Water Resort & Casino in Parker. This is a 3 lap race repeating each day of that weekend for a total of 146 miles for the Trophy Truck class entrants. Racers will take on the famous Parker Python, a rough section of jumps during the third and final lap of each day as spectators cheer them on. Combined results from both days determine the winners.

Photo Caption: CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck

The Best in the Desert Blue Water race has something for every race fan including the beautiful backdrop of the Colorado River, time trials and two day racing action over a challenging course, and nighttime fun all courtesy of the Blue Water Resort & Casino, Colorado River Indian Tribes and the town of Parker.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can follow the CANIDAE team’s progress before and during the Blue Water Desert Challenge race by visiting www.canidaeracing.com for photos and reports direct from the team.

The Blue Water Desert Challenge features two thrilling days of non-stop racing on a loop course that treats the racers to the likes of John Wayne’s Gorge, Marilyn’s Romp, The Matterhorn, The Sand Pile, Parker River Run, The New Thunder Alley and The Snake Pit. Casey Folks, director of Best in the Desert, said, "This course is a racer’s dream come true... an off-road racer’s Disneyland. It not only features the famous 'Parker Python', but also a wide selection of tough terrain that’s sure to please and challenge every team – every racer."

After the the Blue Water Desert Challenge on October 13 to 16 in Parker, Arizona, the CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck team will compete in the SCORE Baja 1000 in Mexico beginning November 16th.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.


Fresh Off Their 5th Place Finish at Vegas to Reno, CANIDAE Racing Heads to Inaugural 2011 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge

The CANIDAE Off Road Racing team will be one of the inaugural competitors at the first Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge race held this September 29 through October 2 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

In their previous race at Vegas to Reno this year, the CANIDAE Team drove hard and powered through the rugged terrain to achieve a strong 5th in their class, only 21 seconds off 4th place, and only 7 minutes shy of a podium finish. At the end of the Vegas to Reno race, CANIDAE Racing driver Scott Whipple said, "What an awesome day. We have the best crew who worked together as a team flawlessly." Whipple's comment capped off one of the best performances the team has turned in since entering the Trophy Truck class.

Photo Caption: CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck

The Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge is a joint effort among NASCAR driver Robby Gordon and Mi7 Events that will be staged on a 900-acre parcel of private property located on the east side of N. Sheep Lane in Tooele, across from Miller Motorsports Park. The race will take place on a 7-mile desert-racing course constructed specifically for this event and will provide spectators with an excellent view of all the action and access to the drivers for autographs.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can follow the CANIDAE team’s progress before and during the Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge race by visiting www.canidaeracing.com for photos and reports direct from the team.

After the Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge, CANIDAE Racing will compete in the BlueWater Desert Challenge on October 14 to 16 in Parker, Arizona.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.


CANIDAE Racing Takes a 34th Place Start and Turns it into a 5th Place in Class Finish at Vegas to Reno Race

The CANIDAE Off Road Racing team qualified in 34th place out of more than 270 entries at this year's Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno offroad race. The 34th place starting position put them 19th off the starting line in their Trophy Truck class. Driving hard and powering through the rugged terrain, co-drivers Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey kept pushing the truck throughout the race to finish a strong 5th in their class, only 21 seconds off 4th place, and only 7 minutes shy of a podium finish. The Vegas to Reno race is over 500 miles long and the CANIDAE Team turned in a 10 hour, 19 minute and 10 second time on course.

The event was blogged live at the team's website and Facebook fan page and attracted more visits and comments then any other race in the team's history. "Reports and pictures kept coming in from CANIDAE as we watched the live tracking at Best in the Desert. We saw them making their way forward through the pack, doing better and better as the race went on. They even lost a cylinder part way through and just kept right on making great time and passing other teams. It was exciting and we're all really happy for the crew," said Marlon Coffman, long time supporter of the team.

Driver Whipple started the race with navigator Patrick Gailey. They managed to turn in a smooth and consistent performance, battling through the pack and gaining on the leaders despite a flat fire. At mile 289 co-driver Scott Gailey took over for Whipple and despite a dead cylinder on the team's 800 HP 454 Dougan small block, he managed to push the truck hard and claim a top 10 finish and a 5th place in class.

Gailey found himself battling not only the course and the other drivers, but also the sun as the team made the decision earlier to not take the additional pit time to attach their normal night-time lighting. As the sun drew closer to the horizon, the team wasn't sure Gailey would be able to cross the finish line before the lack of proper lighting became an issue. Fortunately, he beat the sun and crossed with time to spare.

At the end of race day, Whipple commented, "What an awesome day. We have the best crew who worked together as a team flawlessly. Interviews are over and we're loading up so we can celebrate! Thanks to all of you who support us and cheered us on!"

Next up for CANIDAE Racing is the BlueWater Desert Challenge on October 14 to 16 in Parker, AZ.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.


CANIDAE Racing Heads into the BITD Vegas to Reno Race with a "Rad" New Look and a Whole New Attitude

The CANIDAE Off Road Race team is putting the final touches on the #95 Trophy Truck for the 2011, Best in the Desert, Vegas to Reno Off Road Race. This amazing event is the longest off road race in the United States at well over 500 bone-jarring miles. "Just to finish this epic race is a huge accomplishment, but we're looking for more than that," said co-driver Scott Gailey who continued "the CANIDAE crew has been working hard, the truck is ready and we're coming in prepared to win it."

BITD Vegas to Reno RaceThe CANIDAE Team's 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy Trophy Truck is sporting a new paint scheme by RADesigns for the historic race and completed final performance testing on August 11 to ensure the truck is in prime condition.

Starting in the desert heat of Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday August 19th, 150 plus competitors will begin the long trek north along Highway 95 all the way to Reno, Nevada. During the race, they will endure high temperatures, severe dust, sharp rocks and much more as they make their way to the finish line. Racers even get a close-up view of infamous Area 51 before climbing up to over 8000 feet in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. For racers managing to get to the halfway point of the race, the second half becomes an all out sprint to the finish. Smooth graded roads take the place of rough washes as these talented drivers throw these huge trucks around like rally cars.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can follow the CANIDAE team’s progress before and during the race by visiting www.canidaeracing.com for photos and reports direct from the team, and for up-to-the-minute race course mapping for speed and position during the race.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.

Photo Caption: Canidae Pet Foods Trophy Truck with Co-Driver Scott Whipple

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.


Tremendous Team CANIDAE Effort Results in Baja 500 Finish

Baja 500Team CANIDAE took on the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 on June 4th. Right from the start, driver Scott Whipple and navigator Patrick Gailey had the the 800 HP 454 CI Dougan powered Trophy Truck moving forward and passing competitors when transmission trouble suddenly struck the team at the 157 mile marker. 

A tremendous effort by the Team CANIDAE support crew managed to replace the transmission and with Scott Gailey taking over driving duties and Johnny Stroschein navigating, Team CANIDAE was able to get back on the course and complete the infamous race. Special thanks goes out to Steve Thomas, Brian Hoag, Terry Wasloskas, Matt Wasloskas, Shawn Elliot, Daran Rupp, Carl Boley, Greg Henley, and Charlie Brown. Their fast acting and quick response helped minimize down time for the transmission replacement in the desert.

This was the 43rd running of the Baja 500, the second-oldest desert race in the world. The race begins in Ensenada and takes drivers over almost 500 miles of some of the roughest terrain offroad racing has to offer. Only 62% of the entrants in this year's race were able to cross the finish line.
 
Next up for Team CANIDAE is the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race this August 17-21 in Nevada.
 
CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.
 
Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.


CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team Ready to Take on Baja!

CANIDAE Trophy TruckWhen the CANIDAE Pet Foods Off Road team decided to compete in the Trophy Truck class, they built their tough-as-nails truck with one track in mind... Baja! The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is a magical place where legends are made and hearts are broken, along with expensive machinery.

The 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second-oldest desert race in the world, will take Team CANIDAE over 500 miles of the roughest terrain that Baja has to offer this coming June 4th. Starting in Ensenada, Mexico the course will run through scenic country then down to the Valley de Trinidad where temperatures can reach 115 degrees. Things begin to cool down as they head toward the Pacific Ocean and then back to Ensenada. Team CANIDAE will have to battle more than 40 other Trophy Trucks as well as Mother Nature and Baja itself.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com during the race to follow the CANIDAE Trophy Truck Team's progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field as mobile service allows. Don’t miss a second of the action!

Next up for Team CANIDAE is the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race this August 17-21 in Nevada.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.


CANIDAE Racing Finishes Silver State 300 in Nevada, Sets Sights on Baja 500

The CANIDAE Racing Team took on the Best in the Desert Bilek Racing Silver State "300" in Nevada this past weekend. A difficult to diagnose electrical issue kept the team from fully participating in time trials before the race. After the pinched wire was eventually found and fixed, the team was off to a good start for Saturday's race.

Despite some early down time for a flat tire, the team held their own and was working their way through the pack when they got stuck and unable to free their 800 HP 454 CI Dougan powered Trophy Truck in a gnarly silt bed. Scott Whipple and Patrick Gailey worked together with three other teams to all get out of the silt bed and hopefully finish the race. Team CANIDAE would like to thank everyone who helped!

Unfortunately, with over two hours of down time the team was unable to catch the leaders, so concentrated instead on finishing the race and getting points. The team was able to finish the race with the truck in great shape.

Next up for Team CANIDAE is the infamous Tecate SCORE Baja 500 this June 3rd to 5th in Baja, Mexico. Last year, Team CANIDAE turned in an excellent performance at the Baja 500, finishing 21st overall out of 289 entrants.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.

photo credit: Mike Wilson


CANIDAE Trophy Truck Teams Heads to Nevada to Take on Silver State 300

CANIDAE Trophy TruckThe CANIDAE Racing Team is ready to take on the Best in the Desert Bilek Racing Silver State "300" in Nevada, having re-built their 800 HP 454 CI Dougan powered Trophy Truck after last month's Mint 400 race.

The CANIDAE Racing Team was near the front of the pack for the Mint 400 race near Las Vegas in March. Unofficial reports showed the CANIDAE team in 5th place at the end of lap one of this grueling four lap race. However, the team suffered a setback during lap two when driver Scott Whipple and co-driver Johnny Stroschein pushed the truck a little too hard and got bit on the famous qualifying jump and rolled the truck several times. Although attempts were made to repair the truck, getting it back on the course unfortunately wasn’t possible.

Now ready to take on the famous BitD Silver State "300", Team CANIDAE is prepared to battle with hundreds of competitors in their attempt to reach the podium. The race is comprised of one 300 mile loop and has some of the most scenic country racers may ever see all in the great high desert of Eastern Nevada.

The course will have a mixture of high-desert mountains, sand-washes, and panoramic views that will make racers want to stop their race vehicle and just take it all in. Teams will race through the Pahroc Summit area where they will see unbelievable rock formations, the Dalamar Valley, where the ghost town of Dalamar was located and where gold was discovered in 1890, the Cathedral Gorge area and much more.

Race headquarters will be in the exciting city of Las Vegas, at the Aliante Station Hotel & Casino, close to US-95 and I-15. Registration, Tech Inspection and Contingency will be held on Friday, April 29, and the race will take place on Saturday, April 30. The start line is in Alamo and the finish line will be south of the Alamo area.

Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com to follow the CANIDAE Trophy Truck Team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Fans can also follow the team's progress in real-time by visiting www.ionearth.com. By clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page, one can then click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page where fans will see the speed and position of the race truck during the race. Don’t miss a second of the action.

At press time, the next scheduled event for the CANIDAE Trophy Truck team after the Silver State 300 is the famous SCORE Baja 500 this June 1-5.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.

photo credit: Mike Wilson


CANIDAE Racing Among Leaders at Mint 400 Before Rollover

CANIDAE Trophy TruckThe CANIDAE Racing Team, in their newly redesigned 2011 Trophy Truck, was near the front of the pack for last weekend's Mint 400 offroad race near Las Vegas. Unofficial reports showed the CANIDAE team in 5th place at the end of lap one of this grueling four lap race. However, the team suffered a setback during lap two when driver Scott Whipple and Co-Driver Johnny Stroschein pushed the truck a little too hard and got bit on the famous qualifying jump and rolled the truck several times. Although attempts were made to repair the truck, getting it back on the coarse unfortunately wasn’t possible. The only injuries reported were to their pride.

The Mint 400, one of the most famous off-road races in history, covers a 100 mile loop course North of Las Vegas, Nevada. Racers take on the course four times for a total distance of about 400 miles. Many of the elite Trophy Truck class entrants were unable to finish Saturday's difficult race.

CANIDAE Trophy Truck Prior to the race on Thursday, the entire racing crew attended the Mint 400 FanFest party on Freemont Street in Las Vegas. The team's title sponsor, CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., had their display next to the team's vehicles. CANIDAE Pet Foods offers pet owners the finest natural and holistic dog foods, cat foods, and gourmet pet treats. The CANIDAE booth is always a fan favorite at racing events, with pet owners stopping by hear how CANIDAE products can help their pets be happy and healthy.

Next up for Team CANIDAE is the famous Best in the Desert Bilek Racing Silver State "300" this April 29th through May 1st.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.


CANIDAE Racing Gears up for the Legendary Mint 400

CANIDAE Trophy TruckThe CANIDAE Racing Team, in their newly redesigned 2011 Trophy Truck, is ready to take on the famous SNORE Mint 400 this March 26th in Nevada. Known as the "Great American Desert Race" the Mint was created in 1968 and instantly became one of the most famous off-road races in history.

Last year at the Mint was the team’s best performance of the season with a Trick Truck 7th place finish. The team is looking forward to trying to better last year’s awesome finish.

Through the efforts of the seasoned CANIDAE crew, the team's 800 HP 454 CI Dougan powered Trophy Truck is in "mint" condition, ready to take on this historic event. Coming off a hard-fought finish in the Parker 425 Best in the Desert race in Arizona last month, this team is eager to surpass last year's excellent performance.

Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com to follow the CANIDAE Trophy Truck Team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Fans can also follow the team progress in real-time by visiting www.ionearth.com. By clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page, one can then click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page where fans will see the speed and position of the race truck during the race. Don’t miss a second of the action.

Thursday night, March 24th will officially kick off the Mint 400 with a huge FanFest party on Freemont Street in Las Vegas starting at 6:00PM. The CANIDAE race truck will be on display with team drivers Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey signing autographs along with other drivers. The FanFest party is free, so all race fans are invited to come down and hang out with the CANIDAE Team. Tech Inspection and Contingency takes place Friday on Freemont Street, the day before the race.

Saturday morning at 7:00AM is when all teams get down to business. As the trucks and cars take the green flag for the first of four laps for the 2011 Mint 400, hundreds of thousands of race fans will watch the race from several designated “spectator areas” around the roughly 100 mile loop. These areas are free of charge and will offer a great vantage point to watch these amazing vehicles traverse the rough Nevada desert at incredible speeds. Come and witness this spectacle for yourself.

Next up for Team CANIDAE is the famous Best in the Desert Bilek Racing Silver State "300" this April 29th through May 1st.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.


CANIDAE Racing Overcomes Obstacles to Finish Parker 425

The CANIDAE Racing Team, in their newly redesigned 2011 Trophy Truck, was able to turn in a hard-fought finish in the 2011 Parker 425 Best in the Desert race in Arizona this past weekend.

The race began Saturday with a total of three 142-mile laps across the treacherous Arizona desert. More than 30 teams competed in the elite Trick Truck (aka Trophy Truck) class, with only a portion of those teams making it across the finish line.

CANIDAE Trophy TruckWhile the team's newly installed 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy performed flawlessly, the truck flew into a canyon and sustained some damage. After having been pulled out by the generous crew of the TSCO truck, team CANIDAE went to work and got the Trophy Truck back to racing condition in record time and was able to complete the race.

The entire crew at CANIDAE Racing would like to extend a special welcome to their newest sponsor, JE Pistons. "Here at CANIDAE Racing we know our pistons and only use JE. Whether it's in our fuel car, our Trophy Truck or our street rods, JE Pistons has what we need when we need it. With over 60 years of experience, they are the leader in high performance forged pistons," said Scott Gailey, team manager for CANIDAE Racing. Visit JE Pistons at http://www.jepistons.com/.

NCANIDAE Trophy Truckext up for Team CANIDAE is the famous SNORE Mint 400 March 26th and 27th. The crew will have to thrash to get the truck to mint condition, but with the help of Geiser Bros and the awesome CANIDAE crew it will be possible. Last year at the Mint was the team’s best performance with a Trick Truck 7th place finish. The team is looking forward in trying to better last year’s awesome finish.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.


CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Heads to Parker, Arizona for First 2011 Desert Race

CANIDAE Trophy TruckCANIDAE Racing will begin the 2011 Best in the Desert racing series at the season kick off, the famed Parker 425. Held on the banks of the beautiful Colorado River in Parker, Arizona, this race is always extremely popular with competitors and spectators alike. This year will produce record entries of more than 30 teams in the elite Trick Truck (aka Trophy Truck) class and almost 300 other cars and trucks in 20 different classes.

After the racers qualify for starting positions on a special 7 mile track on Thursday, February 3rd, the race will begin on Saturday morning and consist of three 142-mile laps in the brutal Arizona desert. At the end of each lap, the contestants will race through the “Parker Python,” an 8 mile course littered with jumps and bumps which will also be the main pit section. The CANIDAE Racing team returns this year after being close to a top 3 finish last year, only to have fatal motor issues on the last lap. To ensure the team does not have the same issues this year, CANIDAE Racing has installed an 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy.

If you cannot make it to the Parker 425, there are several ways to keep track of the CANIDAE Racing team as they strive for the podium. You can get up-to-date information on the team at www.canidaeracing.com during the race as they send in live reports and photos from the field. For live tracking information, go to www.ionearth.com to watch the truck via GPS tracking during the race. Additional tracking information will be available on the www.canidaeracing.com website. Finally, you can tune into MavTV or Versus to see the race one week later from the comfort of your living room. Check your local listings.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and Get Performance.


2011 Racing Season Underway as CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Races at Laughlin Desert Challenge

CANIDAE Trophy TruckArmed with their new custom built 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy powerplant, the CANIDAE Racing team took on the 17th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge race in Laughlin, Nevada beginning on Friday, January 14, 2011.

Driver Scott Whipple put the #95 Geiser built Trophy Truck in the 17th qualifying position out of 32 trucks with an average speed of 52.08MPH. This is very respectable considering the new motor was recently installed and still being broken in. Next up on Friday was the Laughlin Leap and it did not disappoint. With packed grandstands, the Trophy Truck drivers flew their 6,000 pound trucks through the air off a two-story high jump. With Justin ImHof charity auction winner Marlon Coffman of Abilene, Texas in the navigator's seat, Whipple jumped the CANIDAE Pet Foods / Lucas Oil Trophy Truck a remarkable distance of 120 feet, but was just edged out by the #77 truck of Robby Gordon. It was a great night for a great cause with all proceeds from the auction going to injured Baja 1000 motorcycle rider Justin ImHof and his family.

CANIDAE Trophy TruckA photo of Whipple jumping the CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck was published as one of the "Photos of the Week" at ESPN's "The Life" website. See http://es.pn/hfE0gs.

With a 17th starting position and two trucks leaving the starting line every 15 seconds, Whipple and navigator Patrick Gailey had their work cut out for them on Saturday as racing began. As their pack of two trucks left the starting line, the CANIDAE Chevy pulled a huge lead over its competitor. By lap 3 of the 8 lap race, Whipple was within a minute of the leaders and working his way up to the front. The new Dougan engine was performing perfectly as the truck powered through the sand and rocks. However, on lap 7 the output shaft in the transmission failed and the day was over for the hard charging team.

Come Sunday, even though the team could not get an official finish for the two-day event, they raced for pride and uses the track time for testing. Scott Gailey and navigator Johnny Stroschein took over the driving and navigating duties of the CANIDAE truck and had an excellent run as the team completed the 8 laps with a pace that would have had the truck in contention.

All in all it was a great weekend of racing and the team looks forward to getting back to the more traditional style of desert racing with the BITD Parker 425, on February 4-6. Please follow the team at www.canidaeracing.com as the team works towards a podium finish.

CANIDAE Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and Get Performance.


CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team Readies for Laughlin Race and Helps Raise Funds for Injured Rider

CANIDAE Trophy TruckArmed with their new custom built 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy powerplant, the CANIDAE Racing team is ready to take on their first offroad race of the 2011 season, the 17th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge race in Laughlin, Nevada on January 14, 2011.

This unique, spectator friendly event promises to thrill fans not only during the race, but also at the famous Laughlin Leap beforehand. This year CANIDAE Racing will have a special passenger inside the race truck for this pre-race jump competition. CANIDAE Racing auctioned off the navigator's seat to the highest bidder with all proceeds to benefit injured Baja 1000 motocross rider Justin ImHof and his family.

The charity auction was held January 8th at Oakley Headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California. In addition to the seat aboard the 800 HP CANIDAE Trophy Truck for the exciting Laughlin Leap, many generous companies and individuals donated other highly coveted items to the auction raising thousands of dollars for the injured rider and his family. Marlon Coffman manager of CalTex Freight of Abilene, Texas was the highest bidder for the CANIDAE Trophy Truck's navigator seat.

When racing begins on Saturday after the Laughlin Leap, fans will enjoy the two mile long infield section of a desert race course dense with jumps and turns. There will be grandstand seating and a large video projection in the middle of it all so race fans won’t miss a second of the action.

With a highly successful rookie season behind them in this ultra competitive class, drivers Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey are determined to turn their experience and new racing technology into podium finishes. "Having a year under our belt, and awesome Dougan HP and reliability going forward, we feel we can be get on the podium during the 2011 season," said co-driver Whipple.

The Ion Earth website (www.ionearth.com) will provide real time tracking, letting all race fans monitor the speed and position of the CANIDAE race truck and other competitors throughout the event. After clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page of Ion Earth, race fans can click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page. Race fans can also visit the CANIDAE Racing Team's own website (www.canidaeracing.com) during the race to follow the team's progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field directly from team members.

CANIDAE Racing has welcomed aboard both new and returning sponsors for 2011. "We are proud to continue our relationship with influential advertisers such as Lucas Oil and several other key sponsors in 2011. We are very pleased to welcome Magnaflow as a major sponsor. Magnaflow will be doing R&D on our exhaust system and providing technology improvements to the vehicle," said Jim Mantych, Director of Marketing for CANIDAE Pet Foods.

"On behalf of the entire team, I would like to extend our deepest thanks to all of our sponsors for their support and for representing the finest in motorsports technologies," said co-driver Gailey who continued, "Special thanks to CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, and Specialty Fasteners.

After the Laughlin Desert Challenge, CANIDAE Racing plans on racing in the Best in the Desert Bluewater Resort and Casino Parker 425 race in Parker, Arizona on February 4th to 6th. The team expects to compete in a total of six to eight races for the season. Visit www.canidaeracing.com to stay informed.


CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Receives New Engine and Plans for Top Finishes in 2011

CANIDAE Racing will begin its second competitive season in the trophy truck class at the 17th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge race in Laughlin, Nevada on January 14, 2011. After a year spent testing their capabilities under competition conditions at eight events during the 2010 racing season, co-drivers Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey are determined to turn their experience and new racing technology into podium finishes.

"We are very proud of our team's accomplishments during 2010, our first year of racing in the Trophy Truck class. Our plan was to be conservative on our engine package and learn how to drive this awesome machine. For 2011 we are installing an 800 HP 454 CI Dougan small block Chevy. Having a year under our belt, and awesome Dougan HP and reliability going forward, we feel we can be very competitive during the 2011 season," said co-driver Whipple.

In addition to a new custom built engine for the season, CANIDAE Racing has welcomed aboard both new and returning sponsors. "We are proud to continue our relationship with influential advertisers such as Lucas Oil and several other key sponsors in 2011. We also are very pleased to welcome Magnaflow Exhaust Systems as a major sponsor. Magnaflow will be doing R&D on our exhaust system and providing technology improvements to the vehicle," said Jim Mantych, Director of Marketing for CANIDAE Pet Foods.

After the Laughlin Desert Challenge, CANIDAE Racing plans on racing in the Best in the Desert Bluewater Resort and Casino Parker 425 race in Parker, Arizona on February 4th to 6th. The team expects to compete in a total of six to eight races for the season.

"Without sponsorship, we wouldn't be able to do what we love. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors for their support and for representing the finest in motorsports technologies," said co-driver Gailey who continued, "Special thanks to CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BF Goodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, and Specialty Fasteners.


Ride of a Lifetime in RPO Motorsports Trophy Truck to be Auctioned to Benefit Justin ImHof's Recovery

Canidae Trophy TruckJustin ImHof, age 17, was severely injured on November 18, 2010 while riding for the JCR Honda team on his 8x bike at the Baja 1000 race in Mexico. ImHof was at UCSD Hospital for several weeks in a coma. He recently came out of his coma and is making small amounts of progress toward a recovery each day.

"All of us at CANIDAE Racing were very moved when we heard about his injuries. We know how difficult recovery from such a devastating racing injury can be, and also understand the financial difficulties that can go along with the medical care and rehabilitation," said Scott Gailey, driver for CANIDAE Racing, who continued, "We all decided to help Justin and his family by auctioning off a ride in our Trophy Truck for the Laughlin Leap on January 14th. We are putting the winner in the navigator seat!"

The winner of the auction, to be conducted online and culminate at a final live auction at Oakley Headquarters located at 1 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA on January 8th, will be welcomed aboard the 800 HP CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck for the famous Laughlin Leap which is a large jump set up in the middle of the course that sends trucks and cars flying over a hundred feet in the air the day before the race.

In addition to being aboard the Trophy Truck for the excitement of the Leap, the winner of the auction will become an honorary member of Team CANIDAE Racing for the entire Laughlin Desert Challenge, and receive free weekend accommodations at the Tropicana Express Hotel Casino.

Online bidding for this grand prize begins Tuesday, December 28th at http://www.CANIDAEracing.com. Participants may send their bids to supportjustin@canidae.com and keep tabs on the highest bid on the website's homepage. Online bidding will continue until 5pm January 7th.

The three (3) highest bids at the close of the online portion of the auction will be invited to continue bidding via telephone on the final auction day, January 8th at Oakley Headquarters.

During the day on Saturday, January 8th, Oakley will host the concluding auction and also assist with a raffle to raise additional funds for ImHof. At press time, raffle tickets are set at $40 with discounts for buying multiple tickets. The first 200 raffle ticket buyers will receive a Wahoo's burrito and drink as thanks.

The racing community has donated a number of exciting prizes to the raffle including tickets to Las Vegas shows, and flags from the US military certified as having flown in Afghanistan.

The auction is open only to US citizens age 18 or older. Winner assumes all liability. Other conditions may apply. See website for details of online portion of auction.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BF Goodrich Tires, Tap It Brewing, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Specialty Fasteners.


CANIDAE Racing Returns From the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

Canidae Trophy TruckThe Baja 1000 has claimed another victim and this time it is CANIDAE Racing's own #95 Trophy Truck. After a planned pit stop at race mile 134, the #95 truck was working well. At race mile 180, as the course turns south in San Felipe, driver Scott Whipple and co-driver Pat Gailey had placed the big Chevy into 12th place and only 16 minutes out of first place on corrected time. This is an amazing feat considering they started in the 32nd position and the dusty, tight conditions of the first part of the race.

Unexpectedly, at race mile 217, the heart of the CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck gave out as #95 rolled to a stop along with the hopes and dreams of the team. The day was done and with it, the 2010 season. Luckily, the truck stopped next to a gracious family from the United States. They shared their fire with Whipple and Gailey, offered them water and kept them company.

Eventually, the truck and drivers were towed by a local man named Santine to Checkpoint 3. They were forced to stay without a bed, restroom or other amenities until around 10:30am on Friday when yet again they were rescued by two gracious families who towed the truck to their beach house. It was a cold night, but the drivers got through. Some other new friends made the weary drivers some bacon and eggs and gave them a cup of coffee. The chase crew finally showed up after nearly 24 hours of driving to get to the truck.

2010 was a great year for the CANIDAE Off Road Race Team in their first season in the Trophy Truck class. This is the premier class in all of off road racing and the team did an impressive job as they faced adversity throughout the year.

Off road race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com during the holidays to monitor the team's progress as they begin preparations for the 2011 season which begins January 14th in Laughlin, Nevada.

CANIDAE Racing would like to thank their loyal sponsors without whom the season would not have been possible: CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BF Goodrich Tires, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, and Specialty Fasteners.


CANIDAE Racing Gears up for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

CANIDAE Trophy TruckSince 1967, the SCORE Baja 1000 has been the biggest and toughest off road race on the planet. Thirty-five of the world’s best Trophy Truck drivers will take the green flag first among over 300 other racers at the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. This year’s legendary desert classic, the final event of the five race 2010 SCORE Desert Series, will be held November 16 to 20 in Mexico on a brutal 1061.69 mile race course.
 
This event will draw huge crowds reaching 250,000 as the rugged course travels on both sides of the Baja peninsula, starting in Ensenada and finishing at the southern end in La Paz.

The CANIDAE Off Road Race team has been working tirelessly to prepare their massive, 850 plus horsepower Trophy Truck that was designed specifically for this event. Every bolt and washer will be new, every ounce of top-quality Lucas Oil fresh as the team puts the final touches on their support trucks and race machine in this massive undertaking. This team has had an amazing year and looks to cap off the season with a strong finish at this, the Granddaddy of all off road races.

The Ion Earth website (www.ionearth.com) will provide real time tracking, letting all race fans monitor the speed and position of the CANIDAE race truck and other competitors through out the event. After clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page of Ion Earth, race fans can click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page.

Race fans can also visit the CANIDAE Racing Team's own website (www.canidaeracing.com) before the race for pre-running coverage, and during the race itself to follow the team's progress via live reports and photos coming in direct from Mexico.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BF Goodrich Tires, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Specialty Fasteners.


CANIDAE Primm 300 Highlight Race Recap

After what can only be described as a complete rebuild of the #95 CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods Trophy Truck, Team CANIDAE Racing headed to the Primm 300 race in Nevada. The successful rebuild would not have possible without some incredible help from Geiser Bros Racing and every member of the CANIDAE Racing crew. Check out this video by Turn 2 Productions that documents the highlights of the Primm 300 race with interviews and some of the best off road action ever caught on film.

Join us here at www.CanidaeRacing.com on November 17th for live blogging and live GPS tracking -- follow Team CANIDAE Racing as they go for the podium in Mexico's greatest offroad race! Go Team CANIDAE!!


CANIDAE Racing Beats the Odds in Nevada!

As predicted, the CANIDAE Off Road Race team was able to overcome all obstacles on their way to a strong ninth place finish Staurday at the 15th Annual SCORE Primm 300 in Primm, Nevada.

It what can only be described as a complete rebuild of the #95 CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods Chevrolet in less than 2 weeks, the team was able to make the start line of the notoriously rough race. Once the green flag dropped, Scott Whipple would float over the Nevada desert working his way through the field from his 24th starting position. At the halfway point in the race, Whipple would hand over the driving duties to Scott Gailey and the team would continue their way up the ladder. As the checkered flags flew, the #95 Canidae truck crossed the finish in 9th place with a total time of 5:13:00 and an average speed of 52.60 miles per hour. An amazing job by this young team and these great drivers.

Up next for the team is the Granddaddy of them all, the Baja 1000. This race will run the entire Baja peninsula in its original format and will test all the teams to their limits. The green flag drops November 18th in Ensenada, Mexico. Keep track of the team as they prepare the truck for the race and during the team’s pre-runs of the course by going to www.canidaeracing.com.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BF Goodrich Tires, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Specialty Fasteners.


CANIDAE Racing Looks to Take on Las Vegas Terrible's Primm 300

After a rough and tumble Vegas to Reno race only two short weeks ago, the CANIDAE Off Road Race Team has had their work cut out for them as the start of the Primm 300 draws near.

The truck needed major repairs after the last event and the CANIDAE crew, with expert assistance from Geiser Bros. Design and Development, has been working around the clock to make it to the start line of this prestigious event. Sitting 17th place in the 2010 SCORE Championship (out of 46) with two races left, the team needs all the points they can get to keep the battle close. Just making it to the race will be a major victory for the team, but waiting for them is 300 miles of relentless Nevada terrain that will surely separate the men from the boys. If any team is up to the task, it is the CANIDAE Racing Team.

Team CANIDAE Racing would like to acknowledge and thank Geiser Brothers for dropping everything they were doing and helping Team CANIDAE get the race truck well prepared for Primm in only four days.

The race starts at 1:00 PM on September 11, 2010 and fans can follow the team's progress in real time from the comfort of their homes by visiting the CANIDAE Racing and Ion Earth websites.

The Ion Earth website (www.ionearth.com) will provide real time tracking, letting all race fans monitor the speed and position of the CANIDAE race truck and other competitors through out the event. After clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page of Ion Earth, race fans can click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page.

Race fans can also visit the CANIDAE Racing Team's own website (www.canidaeracing.com) during the race to follow the team's progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field directly from team members.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BF Goodrich Tires, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Specialty Fasteners.


CANIDAE Racing Takes on the Silver State at BITD Vegas to Reno Race

CANIDAE Trophy TruckThe CANIDAE Off Road Race team is putting the final touches on the #95 Trophy Truck for the 2010, Best in the Desert, Vegas to Reno Off Road Race. This amazing event is the longest off road race in the United States at just over 534 bone jarring miles. Just to finish it would be a huge accomplishment but the CANIDAE team is prepared to win it!

Starting in the desert heat of Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday the 20th, 150 plus competitors will begin the long trek north along Highway 95 all the way to Reno, Nevada. During the race, they will endure 110 plus degree heat, severe dust, sharp rocks and so much more as they make their way to the finish line. UFOs are not out of the question as the racers get a close-up view of Area 51 before climbing up to over 8000 feet in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. For racers managing to get to the halfway point of the race, the second half becomes an all out sprint to the finish. Smooth graded roads take the place of rough washes as these talented drivers throw these huge trucks around like rally cars. It will certainly be exciting.

You can follow the CANIDAE team’s progress in real time from the comfort of your home by visiting www.ionearth.com. By clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page you can then click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page from there. You can see the speed of the race truck during the race as well as other competitors in the field. Don’t miss a second of the action.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BF Goodrich Tires, KC HiLites, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, McKenzies, MasterCraft Safety, Torco Race Fuels, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Specialty Fasteners.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com all weekend to follow the CANIDAE Trophy Truck Team's progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Don’t miss a second of the action!


CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Featured in Dirt Sports Magazine

The CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Trophy Truck is featured as a Masterpiece in Metal in Dirt Sports Magazine, the "voice of off-road motorports". Below is an excerpt from the article. The issue is also available for purchase through the Dirt Sports website at http://dirtsportsnation.com.

Dirt Sports Magazine Article

"To reach the top is the overriding desire of almost every competitor alive. Very few of us don a helmet and firesuit without the intention to wind up in the winner's circle. Whether it is behind the wheel of a racecar or behind a desk, this ethos usually spreads to all aspects of a racer's life. Competitive by nature, nobody want to be left behind in the desert or in the world of business.

A perfect example of this tenet is Scott Whipple. Now a successful co-owner of CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods, Whipple literally helped build CANIDAE from the ground up, going door to door to sell his product. Lots of hard work finally paid off, as Whipple no longer had to make house calls and the brand has become a widely recognized leader in natural pet foods.

Dirt Sports MagazineWhipple parlayed that business success into a successful Top Fuel sand drag racing team, even setting a world record of 2.221 seconds at 172 at the aptly named CANIDAE Pet Food Nationals. Long-time friend Scott Gailey then asked Whipple to come ride in his Class 10 car (a former Masterpiece in Metal), and he became hooked on desert racing. The duo spent the next two seasons racing the buggy.

Now the desire to go faster has led to the construction of this beautiful Trophy-Truck. Bought as a roller from Geiser Bros., it was taken to Gene Toweler at Get Performance to finish all the chassis mounts and tabs. From there, the truck made its way to RPO Motorsports where Gailey and his team poured countless hours into its construction.

The long nights and huge were obviously worth it as the results are stunning. "This truck is just a dream to drive . . . it just handles so nicely," notes Whipple. "Compared to a Class 10 car, it is almost easier to drive because you have so much power to get out of situations. It is just an awesome piece to drive, but definitely takes time to get used to the speed. You are going way faster than you think you are going. Getting the sense of speed down and building confidence in the truck were the hardest part for me, but we have come a long way in just four short races, so we are excited as a team." With ever-increasing speed and ever-improving results, Gailey and Whipple may become Trophy-Truck's newest top dogs, and the meticulously constructed racer they hope will take them there is this month's Masterpiece in Metal."


CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team Turns in Excellent Performance in Baja 500 Despite Rollover

The CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Trophy Truck team took on all comers this past weekend at the 42nd annual SCORE Baja 500 outside of Ensenada, Mexico with good results.

Scott Whipple started the day in the #95 CANIDAE Trophy Truck, leaving the start line in the 22nd position out of 41 entries. Whipple battled the rough Baja terrain and thick dust, steadily moving the truck up towards the front of the pack. Whipple and Co-Pilot Patrick Gailey had a perfect truck. From the awesome performance of the BFG’s, the incredible gear reduction by Tubeworks worked in unison with Cullhane turbo 400 running flawlessly. The Fox Shox were set up perfect enabling the T/T to fly over the gnarly Baja terrain. Lucas Oil fluids were ran in the entire truck from the rear end all the way to the 800hp LSX, all working without a glitch and never overheated. We never once touched the K&N filters that kept the beast clean and free of dirt and contaminants. The only unscheduled stops were when a front wheel blew apart when the truck hit a huge rain rut created by the intense Baja rains. By out-driving and through attrition, Whipple put the Chevy up as high as 7th place before turning driving duties over to Scott Gailey and Co-Pilot Johnny Stroschein at the halfway point of the race. Gailey kept up the swift pace and pointed the truck towards the west, up near the Pacific Ocean and back towards Ensenada for the finish. With trouble-free running, the team got as high as 5th before they ran into trouble with less than 30 miles to go.
 
CANIDAE Trophy Truck RolloverAs Gailey pushed hard for a top 5 finish, the #95 CANIDAE truck suffered a rollover in a section that racers were not allowed to see before the race started that was littered with ruts, rocks and washouts. With both the driver and co-driver unhurt and the damage to the vehicle assessed as “minimal,” and with the awesome help and support of the locals, the CANIDAE truck was put back on its wheels, replenished with Lucas Oils and back underway and almost home. Although several positions were lost during the incident, the team salvaged a solid 15th place finish in the 41 truck field and 21st overall out of 289 entrants. All in all, it was a great day for this young team, as the crew members were awesome and gelled together to make this great accomplishment possible.

View the CANIDAE Baja 500 Photo Album for some great pictures of the race and come back soon for updates on the team’s preparations for the next event, the BITD Vegas to Reno Race this August 19-21.



CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team Ready to Take on Baja!

Mint 400 1When the CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Off Road team decided to compete in the Trophy Truck class for 2010, they built their tough as nails new truck with one track in mind... Baja! The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is a magical place where legends are made and hearts are broken (along with expensive machinery).

Coming off a solid performance at the Mint 400, the CANIDAE Team has enjoyed their longest break between races to prepare for this event which runs for three days beginning June 4, 2010. They will need every moment as this course will take them over 500 miles of the roughest terrain that Baja has to offer. Starting in Ensenada, Mexico the course will run through the scenic wine country then down to the desolate Valley de Trinidad where temperatures can reach 115 degrees. Things begin to cool down as they head toward the Pacific Ocean and then back to Ensenada. An epic adventure to say the least.

With almost 300 entries already signed up in 19 different classes, team driver Scott Whipple drew the 22nd starting position for the 42nd running of this event. He will have to battle more than 40 other Trophy Trucks as well as Mother Nature and Baja itself.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com during the race to follow the CANIDAE Trophy Truck Team's progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Don’t miss a second of the action! Fans can also follow the team's progress in real-time by visiting www.ionearth.com. After clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page one can then click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page where fans will see the speed and position of the Trophy Truck during the race.



CANIDAE Trophy Truck Team Achieves Top 10 Finish at the Mint 400

Mint 400 4The CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods offroad Trophy Truck team finished the Mint 400 in seventh place this past weekend despite tough competition, treacherous terrain, and little experience with their brand new motor.

What started out as a fun filled event in Las Vegas turned into an all out war come race day. The weekend began with the historic Mint 400 "Fan Fest" on Freemont Street on Thursday. The entire Canidae crew was able to spread their message of Responsible Pet Ownership to all of the race fans and pet owners gathered for this famous race. Team members handed out thousands of free samples and coupons for super premium Canidae dog and cat foods. Fans and crew had a great time together, enjoying the festivities and music well into the night.

Mint 400 1Friday brought qualifying, contingency and tech inspection. Scott Whipple drove the Canidae Trophy Truck to a 29th place qualifying position out of 59 vehicles -- a great spot to be in considering the team was breaking in their brand new motor. The rest of the day was filled with pre-race activities enjoyed by the entire crew.

As the sun came up on the Nevada desert Saturday morning, there was tension in the air among the crew as fun times had given way to the seriousness of the task ahead. Team Canidae was competing against some of the fastest race vehicles anywhere, and over some very tough terrain, and would need to perform at their peak to even finish the race.

Mint 400 3Each team would have to endure four laps on a 104 mile course that was littered with rocks as big as refrigerators, enormous jumps, holes that you could lose a locomotive in, and more than 250 other racers. Dust was a major factor as the top teams made their way through the field and towards the front. Team Canidae co-drivers Scott Whipple and Pat Gailey set a solid pace for the first two laps. As competitors began to fall by the wayside, it became apparent who the players were going to be and the Canidae team was right in the thick of it.

With just over 100 miles to go, Whipple began to make his push towards the front and moved inside the top 10. Somehow able to fight through the dust and difficult terrain, Whipple saved his best for last and turned in his fastest lap of the day in the worst conditions -- an amazing feat by a truly excellent team. Whipple crossed the finish line with a time of 9:27:38.015 which put him in 7th place for the day and gave the Canidae All Natural Pet Foods team their first finish of the 2010 season. Great job guys!

For a recap of the weekend, race fans can visit the Canidae Team's Mint 400 blog where reports and photos were posted live during the event. The team's photo album contains great snapshots of the crew and truck before during and after the race.

After four races in a short amount of time, the Canidae team will finally get a break as the next race is the Baja 500 scheduled for June 4-6 in Ensenada, Mexico. In the interim, the team will have time to prep the race truck, ready the team and pre-run for the 500. To keep up to date on this, or any of the other Canidae All Natural Pet Foods sponsored teams, please visit www.canidaeracing.com to make sure you do not miss a minute of the action.

Team Canidae would like to extend a very special thank you to the Missing Lenk Motorsports team for their help and support during the race. This great group of dedicated racers made their pit and supplies available to the Canidae crew.



CANIDAE Pet Foods Racing Looks to Bite Back at the Mint 400!

Scott whippleThe CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Trophy Truck team has developed a new plan of attack for next week's Mint 400 race in Nevada. By working around the clock since returning from the Baja San Felipe 250 race, the Canidae team has implemented several changes to ensure that mechanical problems do not prevent them from achieving victory.

Thursday night, March 25th will officially kick off the 2010 SNORE Mint 400 with a huge FanFest party on Freemont Street in Las Vegas starting at 6:00PM. The Canidae race truck will be on display with team drivers Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey signing autographs along with other drivers. The FanFest party is free, so all race fans are invited to come down and hang out with the Canidae Team.

Friday morning will come quickly after the FanFest party and the Canidae truck will leave the start line just after 7:00AM for qualifying. The team drew the 3rd place starting position for qualifying so the track will be ideal for putting the truck in a great starting position for Saturday’s race. Contingency will start at 9:00AM on Friday and will be held on the famed Freemont Street just as the original Mint 400 did years ago. All 300 plus competitors and their vehicles will push their way down through the vendors on their way to tech inspection. Canidae Pet Foods is proud to be a contingency sponsor for the Mint 400. Any racer, in any class, can win a bag of premium Canidae pet food, $50.00 or even $100.00 cash if they win their class. It is a huge street party and fun for the whole family. Don’t miss out!

Saturday morning at 7:00AM is when all teams get down to business. As the trucks and cars take the green flag for the first of four laps for the 2010 Mint 400, hundreds of thousands of race fans will watch the race from several designated “spectator areas” around the 106 mile loop. These areas are free of charge and will offer a great vantage point to watch these amazing vehicles traverse the rough Nevada desert at incredible speeds. Come and witness this spectacle for yourself. You can get a list of “spectator areas” at www.snoreracing.net.

Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com to follow the Canidae Trophy Truck Team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Fans can also follow the team progress in real-time by visiting www.ionearth.com. By clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page one can then click directly onto the Canidae Racing tracking page where fans will see the speed and position of the race truck during the race. Don’t miss a second of the action.




CANIDAE Pet Foods' own Scott Whipple Interviewed in This Month's Dirt Sports Magazine

Scott whippleIn an interview for the March 2010 issue of Dirt Sports magazine, CANIDAE Trophy Truck and world-record sand drag driver Scott Whipple, who is also co-founder of CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods, was asked about the relationship between motorsports and pet food.

"It's simple. Motorsports groups are, by nature, very passionate about their lifestyle and their pets. No pet food company has ever considered marketing to that arena. We are able to market our brand to a new group of consumers who maybe aren't aware of the better natural pet foods out there. lt's a great arena for us to do multiple things in."

Whipple went on to say that motorsports teams and sponsorships "...created a huge response from a group of fans and racers we have never been able to reach. We don't have huge budgets for television ads, so we are able to touch a lot of people."

For the full interview, be sure to check out the March edition of Dirt Sports magazine on sale now. To read the full interview online head to dirtsportsnation.com.




CANIDAE Trophy Truck Does Not Go Far, But Reaches a Long Way!

Canidae Trophy Truck San FelipeThe CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods team has developed a sort of “Bermuda Triangle” North of San Felipe just past the infamous Zoo Road crossing. Within feet of the exact spot that CANIDAE's Class 10 car broke an axle in the 2009 Baja 1000, the CANIDAE Trophy Truck rolled to a stop with a blown motor at this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250. A huge disappointment for the team considering how well the truck was running with driver Scott Whipple behind the wheel. The weekend was not a total loss however.

ZAPP’s Animal ClinicOn Friday, the day before the race, members of the CANIDAE Racing team dropped in to the ZAPP’s Animal Clinic near San Felipe to meet the owners and doctors as well as some of the volunteer staff that make this amazing facility work. Not even open a year, this no kill animal shelter has performed over 6000 spay and neuter procedures and rescued thousands of animals.

ZAPP’s Animal Clinic 2After being given a tour of the facility the crew left, only to return shortly with over 500 pounds of CANIDAE dog food and FELIDAE cat food for the hospital. For team member Carl Boley, it was a proud moment. “I first learned about these wonderful people and their mission a year ago before the doors even opened. To see what they have accomplished here in such a short time and to see what a difference it has already made in the community is simply amazing.” The CANIDAE team will continue to support this wonderful effort and is already working on a way to help the clinic when the team returns in June for the Baja 500.

The weather was perfect for Saturday’s start and with each truck getting the green flag in 30 second intervals, the #95 Trophy Truck was the last truck off the start line in the 31 car field. Before the race course turned North, only 4 miles away, Scott and co-driver Pat Gailey had passed one truck and had their sights on the next. As the course got rough, the CANIDAE Trophy Truck began to shine as Whipple picked off another driver before the 7 mile mark. By the 18 mile mark the CANIDAE Chevy had moved up five spots and was in some clean air for the first time and really starting to move when the oil pressure dropped and the engine expired. Such a tragic day for a team that is looking to show they are major factors in this, the pinnacle of off road racing. They have the speed, they have the talent, they have the team, they have the sponsors -- they just need some luck.

There is little time for the team to rest as they look to rebound in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 27th for the Mint 400. Log on to www.canidaeracing.com to see how the CANIDAE Pet Foods team does in the biggest and roughest off road race in the USA.



Canidae Trophy TruckCANIDAE Sponsored RPO Motorsports Trophy Truck Heads to Baja for San Felipe 250

Team CANIDAE and the CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods RPO Motorsports Trophy Truck are ready to take on the harsh conditions of the Baja peninsula as well as the top drivers from around the world in the 2010 SCORE San Felipe 250.

As the pieces fall into place for the 23rd running of the San Felipe 250, the CANIDAE Racing team finds itself ahead of schedule with the preparation of the race truck. To race at this level the CANIDAE Trophy Truck, driven by Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey, is being stripped all the way down to the bare frame and rebuilt from the ground up. This process takes hundreds of man hours to disassemble, inspect, rebuild or replace and reassemble every component of the truck. None of this would be possible without a great working relationship with parts suppliers and sponsors.

Canidae Trophy TruckWith competitors from 24 states and eight countries, the highlight will be the 34 entries in SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee racing division for high-tech, 800-horsepower unlimited production trucks. Held in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 120 miles south of the U.S. border, 275 vehicles will compete in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes in the 248 mile race.

The green flag will drop at approximately 10 a.m. Pacific time, Saturday the 13th of March. The start and finish line for the race will once again be the landmark San Felipe Arches on Highway 5 on the outskirts of San Felipe. One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, with an 11-hour time limit to become an official finisher. This course will prove to be one of the toughest races of the year with endless miles of huge holes and hidden rocks challenging the racers.

Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com to follow the CANIDAE Trophy Truck Team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Fans can also follow the team progress in real-time by visiting www.ionearth.com. By clicking on the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page one can then click directly onto the CANIDAE Racing tracking page where fans will see the speed of the race truck during the race as well as other competitors in the field. Don’t miss a second of the action.



The “Legend” Wins Yet Again

Known as the “Legend” because of its toughness and prestige, the Parker 425 has won yet another battle. With over 239 starters and less than 100 finishers, the 2010 Parker 425 was a great event that had something for everyone.

Canidae Trophy Truck Starting with qualifying on Thursday for the big guns, Scott Whipple, behind the wheel of the #95 CANIDAE Trick Truck, was able to improve his starting position by 10 spots with a clean qualifying run in the rough, sandy Arizona Desert. After qualifying for starting positions, the CANIDAE Team headed down to the “Downtown Parker Experience” where the drivers signed autographs for race fans and the team handed out stickers, brochures and every kid got a “Responsible Pet Ownership” wristband just for stopping by. A great time was had by all and it was a nice break from the seriousness of racing at this level.

Friday came and everyone was treated to perfect weather for Contingency and Tech inspection. CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods had a booth to promote Responsible Pet Ownership and to launch the new CANIDAE Contingency Program which offers prizes for a top three finish for racers supporting CANIDAE. The booth was packed all day with people getting CANIDAE samples and swag and well over 200 people signed up to win one of three remote controlled cars that were donated by Losi Products. The main attraction was the new Losi Strike that was created by the Losi special promotional department to be a replica of the CANIDAE race truck. The performance of this 1/10 scale race truck is amazing and we hope that someday we can buy one right off the shelf at our local Losi Dealer.

Canidae Trophy TruckSaturday started well before sunrise as the team headed to their positions to await the #95 CANIDAE Truck. Whipple started behind the wheel and set a blistering pace, picking off cars immediately. By the end of the first of three 138 mile loops, Whipple had gained several positions. As the course became rougher, the CANIDAE Truck began to show off its might as it devoured the terrain. By now the rain had began to fall and the conditions worsened but Whipple had placed the big dog inside the top 10 before pulling into Midway for a routine tire change where he turned the truck over to Scott Gailey. Gailey continued to charge, moving up two positions before the word came over the radio that Gailey was down with trouble. Just before the end of lap 2, the truck shut off with no warning of malfunction or distress. Because of the abruptness of the halt, it was thought that the ignition boxes were to blame so Gailey switched over to the backup units on the truck but to no avail.

Canidae Trophy Truck As it turns out, the day was done for the CANIDAE Truck team due to a broken cam shaft. It was very disappointing for a team that was well on its way to a podium finish, but as they say, “that is racing.” This team can look back with great pride and accomplishment of the weekend’s events and look forward to the next event at the SCORE San Felipe 250 on March 12.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by Lucas Oil, KC HiLiTES, Simpson Race Products, MasterCraft Safety, BF Goodrich Tires, Torco Race Fuels, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Redline Race Engines, Jim Conner Racing and Losi R/C Products.


CANIDAE and Losi R/C Cars Team up at the BITD Parker 425

losireplica.jpgCANIDAE Racing has partnered with Losi, the leader in RC car and truck innovation and design, to promote CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods and the amazing car and truck line by Losi. To celebrate the beginning of this partnership, Losi built an accurate replica of the CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck. The replica was on display at the Best in the Desert Parker 425 this past weekend in Parker, AZ, where the CANIDAE Trophy Truck entered into its second race of the off road season.

Losi also produced a 1/18 scale Mini Desert Buggy and two 1/36 scale Micro High Roller off road trucks, all of which were raffled off to the enthusiastic fans at the Parker 425.

“To see a replica of your very own race truck is a childhood dream of any racer. I cannot believe the looks and performance of this Losi Strike and I could not be more proud of the truck,” said Team Owner and Driver Scott Whipple. “I cannot wait until I can go into my local Losi dealer and pick one up right off the shelf,” he added.

CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods set up a booth at “contingency row” to support its ongoing mission of promoting Responsible Pet Ownership and to give away free samples of its super-premium pet foods as well as offer information on Losi products. The CANIDAE booth was the place to be all day and over 200 race fans signed up for their chance at winning the Losi trucks or car.

It was announced that 9 year old Jon Lafferty from Wildomar, CA won the Mini Desert Buggy, while Vanessa White, 29, from Blythe, CA and 11 year old Tyler Nusbalum from Lake Havasu City, AZ each won a Micro High Roller Truck! Congratulations to all three winners!


Canidae Trophy TruckCANIDAE Pet Foods Racing Takes on the “Legend”

"No one knew that what started in 1972 as the Big River “400” would turn into the legend that has become the Parker 425. Through its many changes, the Parker 425 has been the unofficial start to the off-road race season. It is the first “true” desert race of the year (SCORE’s Laughlin Desert Challenge is a short course style desert race in January) and everyone who is anyone will be there! Best in the Desert took the race over in 2004 and it has continued to become the premier desert race in the United States. There’s no better way to start your racing year then with the Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker "425", The Legend!

CANIDAE Racing, fresh off of their impressive finish at the Laughlin Desert Challenge with their brand new #95 Trophy Truck (also known as “Trick Truck” in BitD races) has decided to enter the Parker 425, even though the race was not originally part of the team’s hectic schedule. “We ran so well at Laughlin that we wanted to see how we stacked up at a true desert race before heading to San Felipe,” said team co-driver Scott Gailey. “We need to get this team some practice in a real world race scenario if we are going to challenge for the Championship,” he added.

Hard charging Scott Whipple will start the race and hand the truck over to Gailey at the halfway point. The team will evaluate their position at that point and do what they need to do for the win. “This is a long, tough race that is won with consistency and team work,” said Whipple. “No question that we have to be fast, but it is never the guy that leads at Check Point 1 that ends up winning,” he added. "I guess that is what they mean by 'to finish first, you first must finish.'"

Unlike the Baja races, “chasing” is not allowed at US races. Chasing is where the team’s support vehicles “leap frog” around the course to catch the race truck as it flashes by to offer mechanical aid and fuel at predetermined positions. If the truck has a mechanical failure, the support vehicle can actually run on the race course to get to the race truck to help get the truck back in the race. In the Parker 425, the chase teams will be stationed at one of five pits located around the course and if the truck breaks and cannot make it to the pits, the race is over for the team. CANIDAE Racing has come up with a great plan and has entered a second vehicle in the race to carry extra parts and the ability to tow the vehicle to the next pit if needed. Driven by two time Parker 425 winner, Jason Cobb, this Class 1 car (Class 1500 in BitD) has been specially equipped with a spare transmission, 3rd member, axle and other parts for the Trophy Truck to help ensure a finish for CANIDAE Racing. “While it is hard to not be racing for a top finish in my own class, it is a privilege to be part of such a great team and to be able to have this unique opportunity,” said Cobb. “If the #95 truck has a great day like I think they will, that will make it all worth it. This is a big picture scenario and it is clear that we are a team and all pulling on the same end of the rope,” he finished. Cobb is working hard to finish a brand new CANIDAE Class 6 truck to be unveiled at this year’s Baja 500.

CANIDAE Racing asks you to join them on their adventure at the Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker "425" in person. Please stop by the main pits and say "hi" and get your dog a treat. If you cannot make it, you can tune into live race coverage at www.bitd.com starting on Thursday and lasting throughout the race on Saturday. Please join us as we strive to take the checkered flag at this historic event.

Ion Earth will provide real-time tracking of the race overlaid on a course map. Follow the progress of Team CANIDAE live as they go for the win. The Ion Earth website connects to the GPS transmitters installed in the vehicles allowing race fans to pin-point the location of each truck as they traverse the 425 mile course. Head to www.ionearth.com and click on the CANIDAE Racing link.

CANIDAE Racing is supported by Lucas Oil, KC HiLiTES, Simpson Race Products, MasterCraft Safety, BF Goodrich Tires, Torco Race Fuels, Fox Race Shox, K&N Air Filters, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Redline Race Engines, and Losi R/C Products.


CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck Unveiled, Debuts This Weekend at SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge

VIEW THE LAUGHLIN RACE BLOG HERE WITH UPDATES AS THEY HAPPENED DIRECT FROM THE RACE

"SCORE Trophy Trucks are designed to race across rugged terrain at speeds of over 100MPH so they have to be tough. They are also some of the most technologically advanced race vehicles on the planet. The brand new CANIDAE Geiser Bros. Trophy Truck is custom built from the ground up with exotic metals, composites and electronics to form a piece of art," said Jason Cobb, member of the Team CANIDAE Off Road crew.

The Laughlin Desert Challenge in Nevada begins Friday, January 15th and is the opening race of the SCORE Desert Series. Co-drivers Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey will pilot the #95 CANIDAE Trophy Truck for the 6 mile loop race course including the famous Laughlin Leap which is a large jump set up in the middle of the course that sends trucks and cars flying over a hundred feet in the air, lap after lap.

Live updates of the event and Team CANIDAE's progress will be available here at the CANIDAE Racing website. Race fans will see videos, photos and blog reports sent in from the CANIDAE crew directly from the race. Live video streaming will be available at Tracking International, the exclusive provider of live media coverage for SCORE International and the SCORE Desert Series.

The CANIDAE Trophy Truck team will be working all season to support independent pet food retailers, and to share the message of promoting "Responsible Pet Ownership" through proper care and nutrition to race fans and pet lovers everywhere. To celebrate the debut of the new Trophy Truck, CANIDAE Pet Foods has announced that any race fan who subscribes to the CANIDAE Responsible Pet Ownership blog will automatically be entered to win a free 6 month supply of the CANIDAE dog food or FELIDAE cat food of their choice. Conditions apply. The CANIDAE Responsible Pet Ownership blog offers free daily helpful tips and advice for caring pet owners. Race fans can subscribe here until January 23, 2010 to be eligible.

Gailey and Whipple will drive the CANIDAE Pet Foods Geiser Bros Trophy Truck for the 2010 SCORE Desert Series with support from the seasoned CANIDAE Off Road Crew including many of the talented men who helped make the Class 10 races in 2009 such a success, and who turned in a great performance in the Class 10 category at last year's Baja 1000. Team CANIDAE Off Road was one of only a handful of teams to earn the prestigious Toyota Milestone Award last year.

The CANIDAE Geiser Bros Trophy Truck is sponsored by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, KC HiLiTES, Fox Racing Shox, K&N Filters, McKenzie's Performance Products, Racepak Data Systems, CALTEX Freight Brokerage, Torco Racing Fuels, Matco Tools, Redline Performance, and Get Performance’s Gene Towler.

After Laughlin, the SCORE Desert Series heads to Mexico for the 24rd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.


Team CANIDAE Working Hard to Complete Geiser Bros. Trophy Truck in Time for Laughlin

We are finishing our first sponsored Trophy Truck [see videos] for entry in the SCORE Desert Series. With the 2010 season opener at Laughlin, Nevada just around the corner, the CANIDAE Pet Foods Off Road Racing Team is working around the clock to get our 2010 Geiser Bros. Trophy Truck in race condition for its debut at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Nevada on January 15th.

"Everything must go perfectly in order to make this race," said team owner/co-driver Scott Whipple. "We haven't even hit our first race yet and I'm already very proud of the CANIDAE Off Road Team. They've been working around the clock giving it everything they've got to get this incredible trophy truck primed and ready for Laughlin."

Co-driver Scott Gailey commented, "There will be about two dozen entries in the Trophy Truck class for Laughlin. This will be our first race, but we will be pulling from our experience in Class 10 as well as drag racing to bring in not just a great crew but a lot of horsepower as well."

Both Whipple and Gailey realize the tough competitiveness as well as experience that this class has, and their only expectation is to just go out there and have fun!

The CANIDAE Trophy Truck team will be working all season to support independent pet food retailers, and to share the message of promoting "Responsible Pet Ownership" through proper care and nutrition to race fans and pet lovers everywhere.

The CANIDAE Geiser Bros Trophy Truck is sponsored by CANIDAE Pet Foods, Geiser Bros., Lucas Oil, Racepak Data Systems, KC HiLiTES, Fox Racing Shox, Torco Racing Fuels, K&N Filters, Matco Tools, Redline Performance, and McKenzie's Performance Products.

Gailey and Whipple will drive the new Geiser Bros Trophy Truck in 2010, with support from the seasoned CANIDAE Off Road Crew including many of the talented men who helped make the Class 10 races such a great success.

Off road racing is no stranger to Team CANIDAE who turned in a great performance in the Class 10 category at last year's Baja 1000 and were one of only a handful of teams to earn the prestigious Toyota Milestone Award.

After Laughlin, the SCORE Desert Series heads to Mexico for the 24rd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.

Stay tuned for more updates and please check out the build videos of our Trophy Truck work over the past months.

See you at the races!