Cadiente's World Class Performance Clinches Series Championship
Mesa, Arizona December 4, 2006 -- Climbing behind the wheel of his Geiser Brothers unlimited production race truck, off road racing's newest superstar, Garron Cadiente, settled into his Sparco office chair and tightened up his Bell Vortex race helmet, while chatting with his co-driver/navigator, Chris Godfrey. Cadiente was all business as the rookie desert racer prepared for his last race of the season. Inching towards the start line, Cadiente told his navigator over the intercom system, "Let's go to work."
Garron's Thursday qualifying effort suffered when he overshot a turn and spun his 800 horsepower hotrod around in a half circle losing precious time. The minor mishap positioned him in the ninth starting spot, one ahead of Curt LeDuc, with whom he was battling with for the series championship. Focused and ready to rage in Southern Nevada's desert, Cadiente launched a strategic attack that hours later paid off with him capturing his first desert racing championship in his short career.
"Patience and more patience ... We stuck by our race plan to run smart, however to win the championship, we needed to win the race outright. Brian Wiebel and Geiser Brothers gave me a near perfect race truck. That combined with tremendous support of BFGoodrich Tires provided us everything we needed to capture the series championship. I'm proud of our entire team, everyone really stepped up for this championship run," reveled the smiling 30-year old desert racer.
The Henderson's Terrible 400 race course was littered with boulders the size of televisions poised to stop trucks in their tracks. Garron, however, weaved his magic through the boulder fields and mashed the skinny pedal at the right time, in search of the checkered flag. He certainly wasn't disappointed when he crossed the finish line and was mobbed by team members.
Cadiente drove his race truck up the elevated stage and was immediately greeted by BFGoodrich Off Road Support Motorsports Support Manager -- Frank DeAngelo, who congratulated him on a well-earned series championship. Cadiente was sporting a fresh BFGoodrich race cap embroidered with "WINNER" on the back of the hat, as he smiled widely.
"The support from our sponsors has allowed us to climb to the pinnacle of off road desert racing in capturing this championship. BFGoodrich Tires manufactures the best off road tire in the dirt and we're glad to share a partnership with a corporation such as BFGoodrich Tires. The 39" inch BFG Baja T/A KR tire allowed me to punish the Nevada desert all season long in search of this championship victory and here we are." He climbed out of the #38 race truck and raised his hands in the air displaying the number one sign.
Still out on the race course racing towards the finish line, teammate and partner, Ron Whitton radioed his congratulations to Garron and the team on the superb accomplishment. Moments later, a little girl's tiny voice commented on the radio, "Bring it home, Grandpa!"
Ron Whitton claimed the 10th spot overall and 6th in class ending the season with a top five position in the series point's race.
This year's Best In The Desert television coverage will soon debut on the Versus Television Network, formerly the Outdoor Life Network. Be sure to watch for the #38 Championship Truck driven by Garron Cadiente in upcoming shows.
G&R Racing sincerely thanks their sponsors for contributions towards the G&R Racing efforts throughout the 2006 desert racing season including Whitton Companies, BFGoodrich Tires, Vision-X Lighting, King Shocks, SignPros, FnL Racing Fuel, UPR, and ION Earth.