BITD-12-16-11Canidae 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.

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 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.

San Luis Obispo, CA, May 27, 2011 – When 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 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. 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 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.

San Luis Obispo, CA – 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.

While 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.