Cadiente ZEROS In on BITD Trick Truck Championship
Mesa, Arizona -- (November 27, 2006) Likened to the quiet before the storm, G&R Racing has been busy preparing for this week's final off road desert race of the season, Best In The Desert's, "Henderson Terrible 400." Five of the six BITD Silver States Series races have been raced in the desert of Southern Nevada and the final race is staged to crown a champion. 2006 BITD Rookie Trick Truck driver, Garron Cadiente, trails desert racing champion, Curt LeDuc, by a mere four points in the battle for the Trick Truck championship.
The final race of the season will pit desert racing's latest sensation against the living legend of the desert in what is expected to be fierce fight. On Saturday December 2, the fight card will read "Cadiente versus LeDuc for the Title Championship." The last race of the 2006 season marks the end of Cadiente's first full season. The rookie desert racer has left a lasting mark on the nation's field of professional desert truck racers as he captured victories in two different series and boldly demonstrated that he is here to stay.
The 30-year-old father of four young children smiled and said, "The plan is simply to go out and implement the precision that our team has demonstrated all season long. Each race we've become better at executing and I'm proud of what our guys have accomplished. This is a big race that will determine the championship. Having the opportunity to be in contention for the series championship was a goal we established at the start of the season and here we are. Geiser Brothers has just finished up prepping the truck after the SCORE Baja 1000 that we raced only 10 days ago, and I'm excited to get back behind the wheel. We're bringing all of our family and friends to this final race to celebrate the end of a great season."
Positioned in fourth spot in the overall point's race is the other half of G&R Racing, Ron Whitton. Fresh off a brilliant run from Ensenada to La Paz at the Baja 1000, Whitton enlightened the world as to his ability to run fast with the best racers in the world. Deemed by his grandchildren as "The Fastest Grandpa in the Desert," Whitton follows Trick Truck class leader LeDuc by 23 points, Cadiente by 19 points and Vildolsola / MacCachren in third place by a slight margin of six points.
BITD's Henderson Terrible 400 begins Thursday afternoon with qualifying and continues with contingency in the streets of downtown Henderson, Nevada on Friday. Racing action is slated for Saturday morning as the nation's top team all descend on the Nevada Desert in search of a season ending victory.