San Luis Obispo, CA, November 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- This is an amazing feat considering they started in the 32nd position and the dusty, tight conditions of the first part of the race. Unexpectedly, at race mile 217, the heart of the Canidae Racing Trophy Truck gave out as #95 rolled to a stop along with the hopes and dreams of the team. The day was done and with it, the 2010 season. Luckily, the truck stopped next to a gracious family from the United States. They shared their fire with Whipple and Gailey, offered them water and kept them company.
Eventually, the truck and drivers were towed by a local man named Santine to Checkpoint 3. They were forced to stay without a bed, restroom or other amenities until around 10:30am on Friday when yet again they were rescued by two gracious families who towed the truck to their beach house. It was a cold night, but the drivers got through. Some other new friends made the weary drivers some bacon and eggs and gave them a cup of coffee. The chase crew finally showed up after nearly 24 hours of driving to get to the truck.
2010 was a great year for the Canidae Off Road Race Team in their first season in the Trophy Truck class. This is the premier class in all of off road racing and the team did an impressive job as they faced adversity throughout the year.
Off road race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com during the holidays to monitor the team's progress as they begin preparations for the 2011 season which begins January 14th in Laughlin, Nevada.
Canidae Racing would like to thank their loyal sponsors without whom the season would not have been possible: 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, and Specialty Fasteners.
About Canidae Natural Pet Food Company
Founded out of love for pets and animals, Canidae Pet Foods, Inc. manufactures and distributes a complete line of healthy meat-based, holistic, natural dog food, cat food, and gourmet pet treats sold worldwide through independent pet food retailers including over 6,500 locations throughout the United States and Canada. For the most recent information about Canidae and its line of healthy pet products, visit http://www.canidae.com/.