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 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 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!