DILLON, S.C. — The young Yankee gave Southern auto racing fans a show on Saturday.

Derek Griffith of Hudson, N.H., who turned 21 earlier this month, outraced several championship-winning, veteran drivers on a hot and sunny afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway to bring home a victory in the season-opening National Championship Series event for the Pro All-Stars Series (PASS) — The Carolina Clash 200.

Griffith took the lead on lap 137 and drove away from the field nearing the end for the impressive victory, worth $6,000.

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