canidaelead.jpgSan Luis Obispo, CA, January 30, 2011 - Coming on the heels of two top ten finishes at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, Canidae Racing looks to double up on the action this week competing in the trophy truck class at the "BITD BlueWater Parker 425" race and firing up their Canidae Pet Foods top fuel sand dragster at the 3rd annual "AZ vs Cali Top Fuel Shootout" at Dome Valley Raceway in Welton, AZ -- both on the same weekend.

Beginning on Thursday, the team will be at the BlueWater Casino & Resort for trophy truck time trials and qualifying in the morning and then take part in the Parker "Downtown Experience" and street fair being held for fans beginning at 3:00 pm.  Team sponsor Canidae Pet Foods will also be on hand with free samples, coupons and goodies for pet owners and fans in attendance at the event. The day will wind up with an escorted parade of race vehicles back to the main pit area. 

In the evening, driver Scott Whipple, will take a two and half hour trip south to Dome Valley Raceway to meet up with members of the T/F team, including master engine tuner Amos Satterlee, for Friday qualifying at the "Top Fuel Shoot Out". Whipple and the team currently hold the T/F world record on the dirt for ET with a 2.221 elapsed time at 172.79 miles per hour set in April of 2010. After heads up qualifying races on Friday, Whipple will head back to BlueWater for the Parker 425 race.

Come Saturday morning, Whipple will climb behind the wheel of the 800 plus horsepower Geiser trophy truck and along with team manager and co-driver Scott Gailey and the rest of the crew take on the grueling 425 mile desert race and their quest for the podium in the premier class of off road racing. 

At the completion of the Saturday's off road race Whipple will turn around and race back to Dome Valley for late Saturday qualifying and Sunday finals at the "Top Fuel Shootout". Fans in attendance will be in for an exhilarating treat as drivers and teams fire up 6000 horsepower plus, nitro burning, flame-belching monsters for exciting side by side drag racing over the weekend.

Race fans can follow Team Canidae Racing at both venues by visiting the team's Facebook page at or Both sites will feature reports, photos, video and comments with live blogging direct from the team throughout the weekend. 

For more information on both racing series fans can visit for off road and for the sand drags.

Team Canidae would like to recognize all of their sponsors for their generous support throughout the year including:  Canidae Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, Tap It Brewing, Magnaflow Exhaust, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, 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, RSP Shock Prep, Satterlee Racing Engines, East West Clutches. 

About Canidae Natural Pet Food Company

Founded out of love for pets and animals, Canidae Natural Pet Food Company manufactures and distributes a complete line of healthy meat-based, holistic, natural dog food, cat food, and gourmet pet treats. Canidae products are sold worldwide through independent pet food retailers including over 7,500 locations throughout the United States and Canada. A trusted brand since 1996, the most recent information about Canidae and its line of healthy pet products is available by visiting

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