About Derek Griffith
Derek is a native of Hudson, NH. Griffith began racing at the young age of 12 yrs old and has had a lot of success at Hudson and Star Speedways. Being able to quickly adapt to a wide variety of race cars has allowed Derek to move through divisions very quickly and with his talent and with the equipment his crew puts before him equals feature event wins and allows Griffith to make a name for himself in the New England region. Here is a quick look at Derek’s success throughout the years.
Griffith began his career at Hudson Speedway in the Thunder Lights Division racing a Volkswagen GTI with just 130 horsepower. He claimed eight feature wins and was awarded Rookie of the Year. After his first season he moved up to the Road Runner division and finished that year with two wins and awarded Rookie of the Year once again. The next year he moved up to the Outlaw/Super Late Model division at Hudson Speedway, and won another two races while missing four races and still being able to finish fifth in the final points standings.
Derek Griffith started to make his name heard in 2012 when at the age of 15 he started touring with the Granite State Pro Stock Series. He ran in the highly competitive series all year and finished second in the David’s House 106 at Monadnock Speedway and was awarded Rookie of the Year. In 2013 he competed in Florida Speedweeks, versus some of the nations best Super Late Model and Pro-Stock drivers, while holding his own for many races.
After a competitive 2014 where he finished second on the tour many times, he had his breakout season in 2015 while winning four races and taking the Granite State Pro Stocks Series Championship. In 2016, he competed in various PASS and Granite State events in the Northeast, and is looking for more wins going into 2017 and to continue his climb up the racing ladder.
2017 Season complete for Griffith finishing 5th in the Pro All Stars North Series points and 3rd in the PASS National Points. US Pro Stock/ SLM National winner at Seekonk Speedway.
2018 KDDP Driver Development Program
2018 Pro All Star National Champion
2018 Team PFC
2018 Pro All Stars North 4th in Points
2019 KDDP Driver Development Program
2019 NSB Speedweeks Winner
2019 PASS Thunder Road Winner
2019 PASS Speedway 95 Winner
2019 PASS WMMP Winner