San Luis Obispo, CA – 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.”

The 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, and GET Performance.

Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.

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