Canidae Pet Foods Trophy Truck at The Laughlin Leap 2010Race fans may have heard of the accident of 17-year-old dirt bike racer Justin Imhof, who was severely injured while riding for the JCR Honda team on the 8x bike at the Baja 1000 in Mexico. ImHof was at UCSD Hospital for several weeks in a coma.

Although he recently came out of hte coma, he still has a long road toward recovery. Canidae Racing decided to organize a an auction, with money raised to benefit the young racer.

“All of us at Canidae Racing were very moved when we heard about his injuries,” said Scott Gailey, driver for Canidae Racing. “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. 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!”

Justin Imhof

The winner of the auction, which will 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-horsepower Canidae Racing Trophy Truck for the famous Laughlin Leap for the upcoming SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. The Laughlin Leap 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 5 p.m., January 7th.

The three 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.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8th, Oakley will host auction’s close 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. All 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 Canidae’s website for details of online portion of auction.

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.

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