Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children's Charities honored local businessman and NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series team owner Ken Black at the second annual Mel Larson Night of Champions Wednesday night at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Four-time NHRA champion Gary Scelzi served as guest speaker. Also honored were 2006 champions from The Strip at LVMS and the Bullring, LVMS' 3/8-mile asphalt oval.

All proceeds from the dinner went to The Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. This was the second year for the event in which a local community member is recognized for their contributions to auto racing in the Las Vegas area.

Black is the owner of KB Racing, LLC. Three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson, reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line and Top Fuel Dragster driver Hillary Will all drive for Black. Ken was the owner of the Vegas General Construction Company which included KB Framers and K&K Framers.

"Ken has brought much attention to the Las Vegas local racing community with the success of his NHRA teams in recent years," said Chris Powell, LVMS General Manager. "This is a fitting tribute to not only his success in racing but also in the businesses he founded and owned in Las Vegas."