Canidae Racing Among Leaders at Mint 400 Before Rollover

The Canidae Racing Team, in their newly redesigned 2011 Trophy Truck, was near the front of the pack for last weekend's Mint 400 offroad race near Las Vegas. Unofficial reports showed the Canidae team in 5th place at the end of lap one of this grueling four lap race. However, the team suffered a setback during lap two when driver Scott Whipple and Co-Driver Johnny Stroschein pushed the truck a little too hard and got bit on the famous qualifying jump and rolled the truck several times.

San Luis Obispo, CA, March 30, 2011 --( Although attempts were made to repair the truck, getting it back on the course unfortunately wasn’t possible. The only injuries reported were to their pride.

The Mint 400, one of the most famous off-road races in history, covers a 100 mile loop course North of Las Vegas, Nevada. Racers take on the course four times for a total distance of about 400 miles. Many of the elite Trophy Truck class entrants were unable to finish Saturday's difficult race.

Prior to the race on Thursday, the entire racing crew attended the Mint 400 FanFest party on Freemont Street in Las Vegas. The team's title sponsor, Canidae Natural Pet Food Co., had their display next to the team's vehicles. Canidae Pet Foods offers pet owners the finest natural and holistic dog foods, cat foods, and gourmet pet treats. The Canidae booth is always a fan favorite at racing events, with pet owners stopping by hear how Canidae products can help their pets be happy and healthy.

Next up for Team Canidae is the famous Best in the Desert Bilek Racing Silver State "300" this April 29th through May 1st.

Canidae Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including Canidae Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.

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 6,500 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

Canidae Racing
Jim Mantych
800-398-1600 ext 519