Team Las Vegas made an excellent showing over the Oct. 3-4 weekend at the NHRA Pacific Division (Div. 7) Summit Racing Series Finals at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.

Rick Newport of West Valley, Utah, won the Motorcycle final over Gary Oaks of Las Vegas. Newport finished second in 2009 Wicked HP E.T. Drag Racing Series points at The Strip at LVMS.

Carl Cannavo of N. Las Vegas won Saturday's NHRA Pacific Division Super Pro Race of Champions and will represent The Strip at LVMS November 14-15 at the NHRA Summit E.T. Racing Series National Championships at Pomona, Calif. Team Las Vegas finished fourth in track championship points. Cannavo's dragster was the first Las Vegas-area car to win a Race of Champions event since 2002.

Overall, Team Las Vegas finished fourth against 12 other NHRA Division 7 teams.