Thursday, December 30, 2010

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..." (read more)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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



Justin 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. (read more)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CANIDAE California Classic Coming Thanksgiving Weekend!


CANIDAE is the title sponsor of this weekend's CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company California Classic Presented by MasterCraft Safety in conjunction with Lucas Oil and Toyota Speedway.

Racing will feature the touring pros of the SRL/SPEARS Southwest Tour and the two most popular west coast weekly series, Late Models and Super Late Models, competing in three events, Saturday November 27, 2010 in Irwindale, CA near Los Angeles.

In addition to sponsoring an exciting weekend of short-course racing, CANIDAE has arranged for Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue of La Habra Heights, CA to be present on practice day, the Friday before the races. CANIDAE has supported Fast Friends for many years in their ongoing efforts to find placements for greyhounds in need of a permanent home. Fast Friends will be on hand at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale on Friday, November 26 as race fans come to watch teams practice. Several greyhounds in need of a "forever" home will be on hand for race fans to meet. Fast Friends is a non-profit organization operated by Joyce and Tom McRorie.

Race fans will also be able to come see the CANIDAE Jim Dunn NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car close-up and talk with members of the Jim Dunn Racing crew. Jim Dunn Racing is owned and operated by legendary innovator, Jim Dunn. Having competed with drag racing’s elite for 60 years, Dunn is heralded as one of the most respected car owners and tuners in the entire sport. Recently named to NHRA’s Top 50 drivers list, Jim remains a fan favorite to this day.

Racers will be competing for over $50,000 in prize money... [read more]

Monday, November 15, 2010

CANIDAE Pet Foods Sponsors Lucas Oil California Classic at Toyota Speedway


CANIDAE is the title sponsor of the CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company California Classic Presented By MasterCraft Safety in conjunction with Lucas Oil and Toyota Speedway. Racing will feature the touring pros of the SRL/SPEARS Southwest Tour and the two most popular west coast weekly series, Late Models and Super Late Models, competing in three events, Saturday November 27, 2010 in Irwindale, CA near Los Angeles.

Racers will be competing for over $50,000 in prize money. Adding to the excitement is the fact that the Lucas Oil Production Studios will produce a one hour show of the races for broadcast which will air on the Versus Network on December 26th at 4:00pm Eastern Time.

"This is a dream event that Bob Patison from Lucas Oil and I have been working on for some time now," said Toyota Speedway GM/VP Bob DeFazio. "We’ve both been very interested in bringing a special Friday/Saturday stock car event to the long Thanksgiving weekend, and, thanks to Lucas Oil, we’re on the way to what we both feel will become an important annual event." (read more)

Friday, November 12, 2010

It’s Back to the Future for Lee


Nine months ago this week Funny Car driver Paul Lee was preparing to climb into the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX/Kymco Chevy for the first time in competition as his new team, Jim Dunn Racing, prepared for the 50th annual NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.  Fast forward those nine months to the same quarter-mile facility and the season opener becomes the season finale as the NHRA Full Throttle Series makes its 23rd and final stop of the season for this weekend’s 46th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

With a degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and two graduate degrees from Rutgers, one can see that the 53-year-old Lee is not your typical drag racer.  The start of this season marked the first opportunity for the veteran Top Alcohol Funny Car driver to drive a Top Fuel Funny Car full time after select NHRA Full Throttle Series stops over the years (10 races prior to the 2010 season including the U.S. Nationals)... (read more)

TWO LIVE CANIDAE RACING RACING BLOGS THIS WEEKEND!
Both NHRA Race Fans and Offroad Fans can catch all the action live as it happens throughout the weekend. While the CANIDAE Jimm Dunn sends in live reports and pictures from Pomona, the CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck team begins live blogging their adventures in Mexico as preparations for the Baja 1000 continue. Log in to view reports and photos from both teams . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

CANIDAE Racing Gears up for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000


Since 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.


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. (read more)

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENTS: 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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lee Anxious for Return Trip to The Strip


The NHRA Full Throttle Series makes its second trek of the season to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, and Funny Car driver Paul Lee is looking for the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX/Kymco Chevy to fare much better the second time around.  The series returns to the track for its penultimate race after a three-week break in the schedule since visiting Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.  Lee set career bests in both elapsed time and speed there with a 4.089 seconds e.t. at 308.14 mph.

NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

It will be good to get back on the track," Lee said.  "It’s always nice going to Vegas with a first-class facility and a fun city to visit. What’s not to like?

"But we had a tough time here in April.  I was new to the team and it was only our sixth race together.  We were still dialing in a new clutch system, the team had to account for a driver that was a hundred pounds lighter than last year’s, so we had a lot of balls in the air to start the season.  We missed the top 12 on Friday by like a thousandth of a second..." (read more)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Reading Area Familiar Ground for CANIDAE Driver Lee

New Jersey native Paul Lee always enjoys trips back to the East Coast now that his home address has changed to the 714 area code, and this weekend will be no exception as the NHRA Full Throttle Series prepares for the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.  And it was just a little more than a year ago that the Wharton Business School graduate was the CFO for Nick Boninfante Sr. and his Pennsylvania-based Boninfante Clutches, so after a weekend off Lee is excited to get back behind the wheel of the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX/Kymco Chevy in somewhat familiar territory. 

NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Maple Grove Raceway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

“I’m looking forward to going back to Reading,” Lee said.  “Growing up next door in New Jersey, it’s still an easy drive over to Maple Grove for my family and friends.  Plus, I worked awhile for Boninfante Clutches as their CFO, and they’re headquartered just up the road in Yeadon (Pa.), so maybe I’ll get to see some old friends over the weekend.  I’ve even still got my home in the area, so it will be good to get back there.” (read more)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CANIDAE Racing Will Attend the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo

CANIDAE Pet Foods and the CANIDAE Racing Team will exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Exhibition on October 9-10, 2010 at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California, bringing with them one of their Team CANIDAE Racing Vehicles. CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company and CANIDAE Racing will share the message of Responsible Pet Ownership and offer samples and coupons for the complete line of CANIDAE Pet Foods products.

The 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Exhibition offers fans the greatest collection of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear, and experts ever assembled in America. From off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, to motorcycles and ATVs, to camping and adventure travel, enthusiasts have the unique opportunity to meet and talk with the most knowledgeable people in the off-road industry, including the CANIDAE Pet Foods Racing Team.

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 nutritionally complete Snap-Biscuit and Snap-Bits treats for dogs... (read more)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CANIDAE Primm 300 Highlight Video

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.



Visit 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 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.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lee Not Trying to be Spoiler in Countdown

Contrary to his recent on-track exploits, Paul Lee isn’t trying to play the roll of spoiler and upset anybody’s quest for this year’s Full Throttle Series Funny Car championship as he prepares for this weekend’s 25th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex located 40 miles south of downtown Dallas.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Texas Motorplex by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

But the driver of the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX/Kymco Chevy has enjoyed a late-season surge that has seen him advance to three consecutive quarterfinals (Brainerd, Indy, Charlotte), and through the first two of six races of the playoffs in the Countdown to the Championship the 52-year-old Lee has scored more points than five of the 10 qualifiers for the Countdown. (read more)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lee Looks for Streak of Strong Runs to Continue at Charlotte

After a quarterfinals showing two weeks ago at the NHRA Full Throttle Series’ biggest race of the year, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Paul Lee is confident the Jim Dunn Racing team will continue its late-season surge at this weekend’s third annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway.  The New Jersey native has actually driven the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy to back-to-back quarterfinals (Brainerd, Indy) and sees no reason that trend can’t continue in Charlotte.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from zMAX Dragway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

“That was by far the best U.S. Nationals I’ve ever been a part of,” Lee said.  “I had a career-best run in qualifying on Saturday and then bettered that in our first-round win over Robert (Hight).  Not only did the CANIDAE car perform well on the track, but the weather was almost perfect and the crowds were great.  It was just an awesome weekend.” (read more)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Pro Pulling Nationals Comes to Wheatland, MO on September 11, 2010

CANIDAE Pro Pulling Nationals
Sept. 11, 2010
Wheatland, MO

CANIDAE Pet Foods sponsors the only 2010 appearance of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and promotes message of Responsible Pet Ownership

The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League will make their only appearance of 2010 in Wheatland, Missouri for the CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Pro Pulling Nationals. CANIDAE Pet Foods, a Lucas Oil Products marketing partner with its own growing list of racing interests that include the NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car of Jim Dunn Racing, the CANIDAE Sand Drag teams and the CANIDAE off road Trophy Truck, is title sponsor on the event taking place at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland on September 11, 2010.

“Our title sponsorship of this Lucas Oil Products event affords us another great opportunity to share our message of Responsible Pet Ownership and the CANIDAE product line to dedicated motorsports fans and pet owners," said CANIDAE Director of Marketing, Jim Mantych... (read more)

...and don't forget to mark your calendars for the Primm 300 race this Saturday. Team CANIDAE will be there live blogging from the race all weekend with reports and photos coming in directly from the Team CANIDAE crew. Live satellite tracking provided by Ion Earth. Visit www.canidaeracing.com to learn more.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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 by visiting the Canidae Racing and Ion Earth websites. (read more)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jim Dunn Racing to Unveil New Car at Kick-Off Party for U.S. Nationals

In conjunction with this weekend’s historic 56th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, Jim Dunn Racing will unveil a special paint scheme on its CANIDAE Pet Foods / Lucas Oil / WileyX Chevy Funny Car at the U.S. Nationals Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Sept. 2.

The new colors will showcase one of CANIDAE’s newer products, CANIDAE® Grain Free Salmon Formula, made entirely without grains and featuring high quality, cold water Pacific Salmon meal.  The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Kick-Off Party will start at 4:00 p.m. (ET) at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis prior to the start of the NFL preseason game between the 2007 Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals.  The unique fan-fest will feature a driver autograph session including CANIDAE Funny Car driver Paul Lee, display of race cars, and live music. (read more)

NHRA race fans can catch all of this weekend's action live as it happens from O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

Monday, August 16, 2010

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

The CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck team is ready to take on the country's longest offroad race.

The 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 Pet Foods 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.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lee Focuses in on Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

A well-deserved rest comes to an end for the NHRA Full Throttle Series with this weekend’s 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Competitors have had three weeks off after a busy stretch of seven races in eight weeks including the three-race Western Swing, but Funny Car driver Paul Lee is ready to get back behind the wheel of his CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy.

“It was good to have some time off but I’m ready to get back to racing,” Lee said.  “It was nice to catch up on some things at home, especially at work, but now it’s time to get back on track and I’m ready..." (read more)

NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Brainerd International Raceway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Denver Hosts Mile-High Wrap-Up to Western Swing


A busy stretch of seven races in the past eight weeks in the NHRA Full Throttle Series comes to a conclusion with this weekend’s 31st annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the third of three races of the famed Western Swing.  Beginning with the Route 66 Nationals in Chicago the first weekend of June, the senior drag racing circuit traveled to Englishtown (N.J.), Bristol (Tenn.), Norwalk (Ohio), took the 4th of July weekend off, and now knocks off the three-race Western Swing in Seattle, last weekend in Sonoma (Calif.), and this weekend in Denver. 

Increasing the pace for Paul Lee, driver of the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy, is the fact that he also pulls double-duty during the week as owner and CEO of McLeod Clutches, a California-based high-performance clutch shop.  But the race track is still the New Jersey native’s sanctuary, just as it has been for more than 25 years... (read more)

NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Bandimere Speedway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lee Looking Forward to Western Swing Stop at Sonoma


Infineon Raceway will play host to this weekend’s 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals, the second leg of the well known three-race Western Swing.  Starting off last weekend at Pacific Raceways in Seattle, the NHRA Full Throttle Series will next week head to Bandimere Raceway in the mountains of Denver.  But this week the straight-line series unpacks its bags in wine country, and Funny Car driver Paul Lee is anxious to get the CANIDAE/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy back on track.

“Sonoma is one of my favorite races,” Lee said.  “Infineon is a real nice facility, San Francisco is a cool city and I just love that part of the country.  Plus, living in California, it’s one of the shortest trips we have to make and after four races in a row on the East Coast, that’s awful nice.”

NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Infineon Raceway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations.  Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . .  Don’t miss a second of the action!

A New Jersey native now living in Southern California, the 52-year-old Lee hopes to build on the continuing improvement the CANIDAE car has made over the last few races... (read more)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dunn Racing Looking for Lightning to Strike Twice at Seattle

This weekend’s 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways on the outskirts of Seattle stirs up fond memories for the Jim Dunn Racing team and team owner/crew chief “Big Jim” Dunn as the NHRA Full Throttle Series prepares for its three-race Western Swing. It was at this race in 2008 that the Dunn-tuned CANIDAE Pet Foods Funny Car gave its sponsor its first win in the series and presented driver Tony Bartone with his first Professional victory in the Funny Car class.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Pacific Raceways by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee . . . Don’t miss a second of the action!

“That was cool to get Tony his first win,” said Dunn. “It wasn’t as good as me getting one, but I was glad to get one for him (laughs). Tony had worked hard for it.”

Fast-forward to 2010 and the California-based Funny Car team with first-year driver Paul Lee is coming off a quarterfinals appearance two weeks ago at Norwalk (Ohio) and would welcome a return trip to the Pacific Raceways winner’s circle... (read more)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another Week, Another Race for Lee and NHRA Full Throttle Series

In the midst of its longest continuous stretch of racing this season, the NHRA Full Throttle Series sets its sights on the hills of Tennessee for this weekend’s 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the third of four consecutive race weekends for the straight-line series. Funny Car driver Paul Lee doesn’t seem to mind getting behind the wheel of the CANIDAE/Lucas Oil/WileyX for a race every weekend in June, especially when one of them was the just-completed NHRA SuperNationals at his home track in Englishtown, N.J. Now the New Jersey-born Lee and his Jim Dunn Racing teammates are geared up for the Bruton Smith-owned quarter-mile in “Thunder Valley.”

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Old Bridge Township Raceway Park by visiting CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee... Don’t miss a second of the action!

“It’s kind of hard on the crews, but I don’t mind having these races back to back to back,” Lee said. “In fact, it kind of keeps you sharp in the car. If we’re off a couple of three weeks I wouldn’t say you get rusty, but it can take a pass or two to shake the cobwebs off. It’s nice to know you’re going to be back in the car in five days after a race when we... (read more)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lee Anxious to go Home for NHRA SuperNationals

When legendary drag-racing team owner/crew chief “Big” Jim Dunn tabbed veteran Paul Lee to be the driver of the CANIDAE/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car for the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Series, the lifelong pursuit of a dream was realized, and now the 52-year-old Lee gets to continue it near his hometown at this weekend’s 41st annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. A native of Ewan, N.J., the former CFO of Boninfante Clutches now owns McLeod Clutches, a California-based high-performance clutch shop, and resides in Anaheim Hills, Calif.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Old Bridge Township Raceway Park by visiting CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee... Don’t miss a second of the action!

“I’m a New Jersey native so not only is Englishtown my home track, it’s my favorite track,” Lee said. “I pretty much grew up racing there. I got my first racing license there, I got my Alcohol Funny Car license there, and I have more laps at Englishtown than at any other drag strip. That is truly my home track and definitely my favorite place in the whole world. I’m looking forward to getting back there... (read more)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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

The CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck Team finished 21st overall out of 289 entrants in the 2010 SCORE Baja 500

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... (read more)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Baja 500 and NHRA Route 66 Live Canidae Blogs!

Head to CanidaeRacing.com all this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to watch the live action as it unfolds from both Baja California, Mexico for the famous Baja 500 race, and from Joliet, Illinois for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team Takes on Baja
When 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. Follow along with the team as they send in live reports and photos direct from Mexico. Enter Live Blog Here. Track their position and speed during the race at Ion Earth.

CANIDAE Jim Dunn NHRA Funny Car Team with Driver Paul Lee
The Jim Dunn Racing team is coming off a solid performance two weeks ago at the NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and driver Paul Lee is looking to continue that momentum when he gets behind the wheel of the CANIDAE/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car for this weekend’s Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Follow the live action with Lee and the Jim Dunn team as they strive for the podium this weekend. Enter Live Blog Here.

Help us cheer both our teams on to victory. Visit our CANIDAE Racing Facebook fan page and send in your best wishes and comments. As always, we thank you very much for your support!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Career-Best E.T. Advances Lee to Quarterfinals at NHRA Summer Nationals

In his only visit to Heartland Park Topeka in 2004, Funny Car driver Paul Lee took home a ‘Wally,’ albeit in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class, giving him positive expectations for his Jim Dunn-tuned CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car heading into this weekend’s 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at HPT. Lee was unable to repeat his ‘Wally’ win in ’04, but he’ll take his advancing to the quarterfinals of today’s Funny Car eliminations by defeating No. 2 qualifier Tim Wilkerson in the first round before bowing out to Jim Head. Robert Hight defeated Jeff Arend in the finals to take the Summer Nationals crown.

“We’ve been struggling and haven’t had the best of racing luck,” Lee said, “but Big Jim (team owner/crew chief Dunn) and the guys have been working hard and we’ve slowly been sneaking up on this CANIDAE car. Right off the truck on Friday we made a good, solid pass and we made full pulls every time down the track this weekend. Big Jim put a brand new blower on the car before today’s eliminations and said, ‘Let’s go for it.’ He said it was going to run a .14 and he didn’t miss by much.” (read more)

Monday, May 24, 2010

CANIDAE Racing Trophy Truck Team Ready to Take on Baja!

The CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck team heads into their 5th race of the season, ready to tackle the Baja 500; websites offer live tracking, blogging, and photos directly from the race.

When the CANIDAE 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).

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.

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... (read more)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lee’s Lone Trip to Heartland Park a Successful One

Funny Car veteran Paul Lee will be making only his second trip to Heartland Park Topeka for this weekend’s 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals, but he wouldn’t mind a repeat of the performance he had the first time in 2004. Lee was competing in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class and had a near-perfect race weekend by winning the race as the No. 1 qualifier and also posting the top speed for the event. This year the New Jersey native will be looking for similar success in the CANIDAE/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy as he competes against the world’s best in Nitro Funny Car.

“I’ve only raced at Topeka one time, but it was just about a perfect weekend,” Lee said. “I was running in Top Alcohol Funny Car and we were coming off a win at Atlanta just a few weeks before. We pretty much made a clean sweep of the race weekend by qualifying No. 1, winning the race and posting top speed of the meet – not a bad weekend. Needless to say, I like Heartland Park. It’s a great facility.”

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Heartland Park Topeka by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee... Don’t miss a second of the action!

Lee and the Jim Dunn Racing team will be looking to rebound from their performance at last weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals where they narrowly missed the field by two thousandths of a second... (read more)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lee Has Fond Memories of Atlanta Dragway

When Funny Car veteran Paul Lee drives through the gates at Atlanta Dragway for this weekend’s 30th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, he can be excused if he stops for just a moment and reminisces about this race in 2004. That season the New Jersey native was driving the Allied Machine & Equipment Pontiac Top Alcohol Funny Car against class stalwarts like Frank Manzo, Bob Newberry and Jay Payne, and for that weekend he was the best of the bunch as he took home his first career ‘Wally’ by defeating Newberry in the finals. He now pilots the CANIDAE/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy in NHRA’s premier Nitro Funny Car class and will be looking to carry some of that positive performance with him for this weekend’s contest.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENTS: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Atlanta Dragway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee. And don't miss the CANIDAE Sand Team's live blogging action as well, coming to you live this Friday through Sunday from Lake Elsinore. Live updates coming from both teams all weekend. Don't miss it!

“Yea, I’ve got good thoughts when I think about Atlanta Dragway,” Lee said. “I got my first ‘Wally’ there so it’s a pretty special place to me. And now we’ve got a little bit of momentum coming off of our weekend at St. Louis so hopefully we can carry that over to this weekend.” (read more)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2010 AMA Supercross Season Comes to an End for Canidae Riders

The Rockstar Energy, Suzuki, Canidae All Natural Pet Foods team looks back on a tremendous season and prepares for the Outdoor Nationals in two weeks.

The 2010 Rockstar Energy, Suzuki, Canidae All Natural Pet Foods Supercross team had a tremendous season, enjoying some major accomplishments during this year's grueling campaign.

Coming off such a great outdoor season in 2009, the bar was set high for 450 rider Tommy Hahn. Hahn would battle injuries from a pre season crash and would not be 100% until almost halfway through the season. Once healthy, Hahn looked more consistent and would finish inside the top 10 in 12 out of 17 starts. Hahn would break through in Seattle where he would earn a career best 2nd place finish. Tommy looks forward to a new start when the outdoor season begins in 2 weeks.

Hunter Hewitt rode the West Coast Lites class this year and made huge strides in his sophomore year of Lites racing. Hewitt would finish inside the top 10 twice this year and finish the year in 13th place in points... (read more)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

World Record Holding Canidae Sand Drag Team Heads to Walt's RV Summer Nationals at Lake Elsinore

CANIDAE Pet Foods Top Fuel Team will defend their world record and NSDA championship title at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex and the 2010 Walt's RV Summer Nationals.

Last time out, at the NSDA Canidae Pet Foods Nationals in April, Team Canidae crushed their own world record by turning in a series of 2.2 passes culminating in a 2.221 ET at 172.79 MPH in the finals for the win. At this weekend's Walt's RV Summer Nationals, the team hopes to continue their impressive performance in the Top Fuel class by shooting for another victory.

The new home base for the sport of sand drag racing, the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex in Southern California will again play host to this third race of the NSDA 2010 season, with qualifying runs starting this Friday, May 14th leading up to the finals on Sunday the 16th.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com Friday through Sunday to follow the Canidae Sand Drag Team's progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Don’t miss a second of the action!

Driver Scott Whipple, master engine tuner and builder "Famous" Amos Satterlee and the entire Canidae T/F racing team will defend their title and continue to promote the Canidae Pet Foods message of Responsible Pet Ownership to race fans and pet owners... (read more)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series to Make CBS Debut Saturday


Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series to Make CBS Debut – This Saturday – 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific

This Saturday, May 8th, the door to door, fender mashing action of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is making its CBS debut at 5pm Eastern Time (2pm Pacific). This premier national short course off road racing organization features eight hundred horse powered, purpose built trucks racing door to door on motocross style tracks. Highlighting action from Round Four of the Magnaflow Exhaust Off Road Nationals in Surprise, Arizona, the mile long course at the Speedworld facility features challenging terrain and action at every turn.... (read more)

About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. For more information please visit LucasOilOffRoadRacing.com

Friday, April 30, 2010

Lee Ready to Bounce Back at NHRA Midwest Nationals

A mere thousandth of a second kept CANIDAE/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car driver Paul Lee and his Jim Dunn Racing entry from qualifying for the NHRA Full Throttle Series’ most recent race at Las Vegas, so after a weekend off the team is anxious to bounce back at this weekend’s 14th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway just east of St. Louis.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Gateway International Raceway by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee... Don’t miss a second of the action!

“I think that’s the second time this season we’ve been that close,” Lee said. “Sometimes the qualifying format taking the top 12 on Friday works against you and sometimes it works for you. Unfortunately, this year it has worked against us, but next time it might work in our favor, so we just have to go out there and qualify. (read more)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CANIDAE Top Fuel Sand Drag Team: Another World Record!!


CANIDAE Top Fuel Sand Drag Team Resets Their Own World Record With Blistering 2.22 Pass!

Shattering their own Top Fuel Sand Drag world record set last year, Team CANIDAE continues to raise the bar by turning in a 2.221 ET at 172.79 MPH in Sunday's final round at the NSDA Canidae Pet Foods Nationals held at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Race fans from across the Western U.S. were treated to an action packed weekend as Sand Drag racing came home to California. Sunday saw a series of 2.2 second passes with driver Scott Whipple behind the wheel and Famous Amos Satterlee coaxing every last drop of horsepower out of this nitro-burning machine. Sunday's amazing 2.221 run is the fastest in Sand Drag racing history, besting Whipple's own 2.239 ET world record from last year. (read more)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lee Looking for Better Fortune at The Strip

You won’t find Funny Car driver Paul Lee complaining about the early-season back-to-back races with Houston last weekend and this weekend’s 11th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In fact, the 52-year-old pilot of the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy is anxious to get back on track and continue moving in the right direction.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by visiting canidaeracing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew.

“I probably sound like a broken record, but we’re really not that far off,” Lee said. “We had a couple of qualifying runs at Houston that weren’t spectacular, but they were solid and we learned from them. Every lap we make we learn something, even the bad ones.

“Our new clutch tune-up has shown some promise so we just need to keep putting laps on this CANIDAE car until we get it right – and we will. I think the quick turnaround can actually help us by taking what we learned last weekend and getting right back up to the starting line.” (read more)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Top Fuel Sand Drag Racing Comes Home to California

Top Fuel Sand Drag Racing Comes Home to California at the NSDA Canidae Pet Foods Nationals

2010 marks a banner year for NSDA as it unveils new track at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex. World record holding Canidae Pet Foods Top Fuel Team will defend championship title at inaugural 2010 NSDA Canidae Pet Foods Nationals at Lake Elsinore, California

Coming off of their first place victory at the NSDA Spring Nationals season opener in March, the world record holding Canidae Top Fuel Sand Drag Team will head to the new track at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex in Southern California this April 16-18. Sponsored by Canidae Pet Foods, this race marks a new home base for the sport of sand drag racing.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com Friday April 16 through Sunday April 18 to follow the Canidae Sand Drag Team's progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field. Don’t miss a second of the action!

The 2009 Top Fuel season champions will once again line up to defend their title and will be joined by the Canidae Top Alcohol team who together will continue to promote the Canidae Pet Foods message of Responsible Pet Ownership to race fans and pet owners.

World record holder Scott Whipple will again be behind the wheel of the Canidae Top Fuel dragster, while Mike DeNunzio takes the driver's seat for the first time this season... (read more)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lee, CANIDAE Team Look to Continue Moving Forward at NHRA Spring Nationals


NHRA race fans can catch all the action live as it happens from Houston Raceway Park by visiting www.CanidaeRacing.com to follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Funny Car throughout qualifying and eliminations. Log in to view reports and photos direct from the Jim Dunn crew and driver Paul Lee. Don’t miss a second of the action!

Funny Car driver Paul Lee and his Jim Dunn Racing teammates are taking the positives from the inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals two weeks ago at Charlotte and looking to build some early-season momentum at this weekend’s 23rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. Lee drove the CANIDAE Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX Chevy to its first round win of the season and his .891-second 60-foot time was the quickest of the second qualifying session.

“You never make gains on the car as fast as you’d like, but I think we’re definitely moving in the right direction,” Lee said. “We’re moving forward, not taking a few steps back. We know the race is longer than 60 feet, but it’s encouraging to have consistent numbers off the line as we continue to get better on the rest of the track. (read more)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Paul Lee Advances to Funny Car Quarterfinals of Rain-Delayed NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

An event as unique as this past weekend’s Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway outside of Charlotte apparently needed more than one day to complete as rain interrupted eliminations yesterday and forced completion of the historic event to Monday. For the first time in NHRA history each round of qualifying and eliminations had four competitors in four lanes instead of the traditional two, and in eliminations the first two to finish in each foursome advances to the next round. Paul Lee in the CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods/Lucas Oil/WileyX car turned in his best performance of the young season when he finished second in his first-round foursome to advance to the second round before bowing out. 


In the first round Matt Hagan led Lee’s quartet with an elapsed time of 4.040 at 312.42 mph with the CANIDAE car next across the stripe with a 4.327-second e.t. at 296.50 mph. No. 1 qualifier Robert Hight was disqualified when his Ford lost traction and crossed the center line, and Jeff Arend also lost traction when he shook the tires and didn’t post a time.

“It’s no secret we’re still wrestling with the same problem with the car keeping traction past the 60-foot mark, but that’s only going to improve as we get more runs on this CANIDAE car,” said Lee. “Big Jim and the guys worked hard getting this car ready for eliminations so I’m happy to get a round win for them as much as myself. They deserve it and hopefully this weekend gets us heading in the right direction.” (read more)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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

Canidae Pet Foods Racing Team Finishes SNORE Mint 400 in seventh place and begins preparations for SCORE Baja 500 in June.

The 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. Friday brought qualifying, contingency and tech inspection. Scott Whipple drove the Canidae Trophy Truck... (read more)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

CANIDAE Pet Foods/Jim Dunn Racing Announce Live Blogging and Updates from NHRA Charlotte

CANIDAE Pet Foods/Jim Dunn Racing NHRA Fuel Funny Car Team unveils live updates and photos from the Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Nearly 32,000 horsepower in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes will roll up to the starting line for each round of qualifying and eliminations in the NHRA’s first race in history to compete in four lanes instead of the traditional two. NHRA Legend and team owner Jim Dunn along with driver Paul Lee and team manager Jon Dunn will be posting photos and adding their insights as racing progresses throughout the weekend. Race fans can head to the live blog now to see the reports and photos and stay tuned for more.

CANIDAE Trophy Truck Live at The Mint 400 on Saturday

On Saturday the CANIDAE Off Road Trophy Truck Team will take to the line as the infamous Mint 400 in Las Vegas, NV blasts off around 7:00 am PST. The team continues to post live blog reports and photos as they prepare the truck for competition and participate in all the activities leading up to race day. Fans can also follow the team's progress in real-time by visiting www.ionearth.com. Click the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page then click directly onto the Canidae Racing tracking page. Watch the speed and position of the Canidae Truck during the race. Don't miss a second of the action!

Friday, March 26, 2010

CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck LIVE from the Mint 400

Follow the action at the Canidae Team's live blog with reports and photos streaming in now through Saturday.

Live blogging began yesterday with the Mint 400 kick off on Freemont Street. The Canidae race truck was on display with team drivers Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey signing autographs into the evening.

Head to the live blog now to see the reports and photos and stay tuned for more.

The team drew the 3rd place starting position for today's qualifying, so the track should be ideal. Contingency starts at 9:00AM and is being held on Freemont Street just as the original Mint 400's contingency was years ago.

Saturday is the big day with trucks and their drivers taking the green flag at 7:00am for the four lap race.

Fans can also follow the team progress in real-time by visiting www.ionearth.com. Click the “Race Tracking” tab on the main page then click directly onto the Canidae Racing tracking page. Watch the speed and position of the Canidae Truck during the race. Don’t miss a second of the action!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paul Lee to Take CANIDAE Car “Four Wide” at Charlotte

It can be awfully exciting when NASCAR or IndyCar drivers go three and four wide into a turn on an oval, but they’ve got nothing on the straight-line racers at this weekend’s Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in the Charlotte suburb of Concord.

Nearly 32,000 horsepower in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes will roll up to the starting line for each round of qualifying and eliminations in NHRA’s first race in history to compete in four lanes instead of the traditional two. That’s right, for the first time drag-race fans will see four cars on the starting grid for each round instead of two, four cars performing burnouts side-by-side-by-side-by-side, and four cars launching together in concert in each qualifying session and elimination round.

“This will definitely be a race for the fans,” Lee said. “They’re going to see four cars going down the track in every round of qualifying and eliminations. It’s the first time for something definitely different, so we’ll see how it goes. I’ve never been to the zMAX Dragway so I’m looking forward to it. All of Bruton Smith’s tracks are awesome and this one should be no different.” (read more)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blake Baggett Takes the Win!

Rookie Baggett Wins First AMA Supercross Lites Class Race of his Career

Rockstar Energy, Suzuki, Canidae Pet Foods rider #66 Blake Baggett knows a lot about perseverance. As his night started in Irving, TX in the brand new Texas Stadium, the rookie rider could not catch a break as he went down hard in his heat race causing him to ride in the LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) to try to make it into the main.

As the LCQ got started, Baggett got a great start and put himself in second place, the last transfer position. As Baggett crossed the start / finish line for the first lap, the red flags were waving, stopping the race. Because there was a rider down that required medical attention, the race was started over and Baggett was well outside a transfer position on the second restart. For most young riders, they would put their head down and try again at the next race but not Canidae’s Blake Baggett. Blake would move up to fourth and while putting pressure on the second and third place riders, Baggett would just barely avoid their collision and move into second place and secure the final spot for the Main Event. (read more)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CANIDAE T/F Team Wins NSDA Spring Nationals

CANIDAE T/F Team Wins NSDA Spring Nationals, Sets New Track Record

CANIDAE Racing's Top Fuel Sand Drag Team led by driver Scott Whipple and master engine tuner "Famous" Amos Satterlee successfully opened the 2010 season winning the NSDA Spring Nationals at Dome Valley Raceway in Welton, Arizona.

Coming off their season ending world record pass of 2.23 to win the 2009 championship, expectations were high going into the opening race of 2010. Beginning with eliminations on Friday, the team posted consistently fast times in the low 2.3's including a 2.30 pass on Friday evening to establish a new track record. After a 2.39 pass on Saturday morning and another 2.30 pass in the afternoon, Team Canidae went into Sunday's finals as the #1 qualifier... (read more)

Monday, March 22, 2010

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

CANIDAE Trophy Truck team prepares for one of offroad's toughest races; websites offer live tracking, blogging, and photos directly from the race.

The 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. [read more]

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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

In 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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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

The 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.

On 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. After 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... [read more]