Canidae Pet Foods Sponsors Lucas Oil California Classic at Toyota Speedway

The Canidae Natural Pet Food Company California Classic Presented by MasterCraft Safety comes to Toyota Speedway located in Irwindale, near Los Angeles this Thanksgiving weekend November 27th.

Irwindale, CA, November 26, 2010 --( 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.

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 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. 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.

In addition to being the title sponsor of the inaugural California Classic, Canidae will provide special "Fast Time" awards for each of the three races, and a generous supply of dog and cat food samples for the race teams and pit areas and to the RV camper area.

General admission tickets to the event are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and free for children age 12 and under. Gates will open at 4:00pm on Saturday and racing begins at 7:00pm. The complete event schedule, special ticket packages, TV schedule, purse breakdown, and entry blanks are available on the speedway’s website at

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 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

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the number one selling fuel treatment and additive products manufacturer in America and Canada. Lucas Oil Products has long been directly involved in the American racing industry at all levels through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing events. More information on Lucas Oil Products can be found by visiting

About MasterCraft Safety

MasterCraft Safety is an industry-leading international manufacturer and innovator of performance and recreational safety devices, best known for the suspension seats that have nearly become standard issue in the harsh environment of desert racing. In addition, Mastercraft Safety’s diverse product line includes SFI-approved, six-point camlock restraints used in NASCAR, suspension seats used in military response vehicles, and window safety nets and suspension limit straps used for short course racing. More information on MasterCraft’s full-line of products can be found by visiting

Canidae All Natural Pet Foods
Jim Mantych
800-398-1600 ext 519