CANIDAE Racing Set to Take on Record Field at the "Mint 400" on March 15th
Team CANIDAE will be one of fifty-five trophy truck entries battling it out for the podium at this year's 2014 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris. Organizers of â€śThe Great American Off-Road Raceâ€ťâ„˘ celebrated a new world record when it was announced that the 2014 Mint 400 will field fifty-five trophy trucks firing it up on Saturday March 15th, at the annual 400-mile off-road marathon. Trophy trucks are the premier class of off-road racing generating 850+ horsepower and can reach speeds exceeding 130mph over some the world's toughest terrain. Overall, nearly three hundred total race vehicles will be competing this year in twenty different classes.
Team owner/driver Scott Whipple will be sharing driving duties with team manager Scott Gailey during the race and team sponsor CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods will be on hand for the entire event with samples, coupons and goodies for all racers and fans in attendance.
Race fans can visit the team's Facebook page or CANIDAE Racing and follow the Trophy Truck team's progress before, during and after the race with live reports and photos coming in from the field. For more information and a complete schedule of activities for the Mint 400 race, fans can visit: http://themint400.com/
Team CANIDAE would like to recognize all of our sponsors for their generous support including: CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Co., Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rigid Industries, Torco Race Fuels, King Off-Road Shocks, Fuel Off-Road Wheels, JE Pistons, Geiser Bros. Design & Development, K&N Air Filters, Racepak, CalTex Freight, McKenzie's Performance Products, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, GET Performance and RSP Shock Prep.
The CANIDAE Top Fuel Sand Drag Team headed to Dome Valley to qualify in the 3rd Annual Dome Valley Top Fuel Shootout. Scott Whipple and the CANIDAE Sand Drag Team are the current world record holders and blew away the competition during this event's qualifying with a blistering pass of 2.24 seconds at 169mph in 300ft. This earned Whipple 1st Place Qualifier and a New Track Record.
After driving to the Best in the Desert Parker 425 race to share driving duties with Scott Gailey in the team's Trophy Truck, Whipple turned back around and returned to Dome Valley for the top fuel sand drag main heat. Whipple and the CANIDAE crew won with a time of 2.25 seconds at 168mph. Meanwhile, back in Parker, Gailey was keeping a great pace lap 3 and brought the truck across the finish line. The CANIDAE Trophy Truck team placed 13th of 34 in their class at the Parker 425 while the team's sand drag crew took defended their title and earned first place... [read more]
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TT/SPORTSMAN SATURDAY - The guys wanted to get some practice in and see the course before the main race so we entered the truck into the Sportsman 1450 to put down some laps. Daran Rupp a long time CANIDAE racing crewmember got the opportunity to ride in the trophy truck for the Sportsman race. The truck ran flawlessly and upon returning I donâ€™t think any of us have seen a bigger smile on Daranâ€™s face.
TT SATURDAY - After getting warmed up in the 1450 race Scott Whipple was ready to go out and see what the truck could do up against the tough track SNORE provided at this yearâ€™s RATR event. Pat Gailey, Scottâ€™s co-driver, had just finished racing his class 10 car when he pulled into the pits with just enough time to hop in the trophy truck and head up to staging. Scott went off the line next Adam Householder in their class 1 car. Saturdayâ€™s race was an extremely dusty... [read more]
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