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Some Huge UPSETS from NPK Vegas with a Fresh Face Triumph in the Invitational Event!

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

The high-octane world of street racing witnessed an electrifying event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings Invitational roared into action. The spotlight of the night shone brightly on one name, Damon Merchant, and his powerhouse ride, Rogue 405. This event marked not only a spectacular victory for Damon but also his very first triumph in an Invitational event, solidifying his place among the street racing elite.

Damon's 1968 RS Rogue Camaro

Damon's 1968 RS Rogue Camaro. Photo by Radical Speed


From the very first round, the competition was fierce, with several shocking upsets keeping fans on the edge of their seats. One of the most jaw-dropping moments was when Axman managed to defeat the formidable Lizzy Musi in a fierce contested race. Axman's incredible maneuver to pass Lizzy right before the finish line left spectators in disbelief. It's not every day that you witness a Pro charger car outmaneuver a nitrous-powered beast like Lizzy's.

Axman defeated Lizzy Musi in the first round of NPK Invitational Class at Vegas.

Axman defeated Lizzy Musi in the first round of NPK Invitational Class at Vegas. Photo by No Prep Travelers


The surprises continued when Daddy Dave, a fan favorite, was knocked out of the Invitational in the very first round by the talented Rich Bruder. Doc also showcased his skills, securing a win over the formidable Kayla Morton.


Damon Merchant's journey to the top was nothing short of impressive. He began his campaign by defeating David Gates in the first round and continued his winning streak by taking out Jim Howe in the second round. These victories set the stage for Damon's remarkable run through the competition.

Damon's 1968 RS Rogue Camaro on open trailer

Damon's 1968 RS Rogue Camaro on open trailer heading to Las Vegas! Photo by Rogue 405


Round two delivered yet more shockers as some prominent names in the street racing world were eliminated. Ryan Martin, a formidable contender, was taken out by the skillful Kyle Canion, and the iconic Murder Nova met its match against Nate Sayler.


As the event progressed into the third round, the matchups became increasingly intense. Damon Merchant faced off against Kye Kelley and emerged victorious, further cementing his reputation as a rising star in the street racing scene. Larry Larson managed to defeat Kyle Canion, Jeff Lutz secured a win over Tony McKinney, and Nate Sayler continued his impressive run by taking down Robin Roberts.

Invitational Third round at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Invitational Third round at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Photo by streetoutlaws_npkspoilers


In a climactic final showdown, Damon Merchant went head-to-head with Larry Larson, a true street racing legend. The two titans of the asphalt battled fiercely, but in the end, it was Damon Merchant who emerged victorious. His tenacity, skill, and unwavering determination paid off as he clinched his first-ever Invitational win in the No Prep Kings series.

Damon Merchant is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Invitational Winner

Video by Matthew Smith


Damon Merchant's triumph at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will undoubtedly be remembered as a defining moment in his career and a testament to the heart-pounding excitement that street racing enthusiasts live for. As the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings Invitational Winner, Damon Merchant has earned his place among the elite, and fans can't wait to see what he'll bring to the next event in this thrilling racing series.

Damon Merchant is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Invitational Winner

Damon Merchant is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Invitational Winner. Photo by Street Outlaws Stat Guy


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