Griffith Grabs a Podium Finish at Lee USA Speedway

For Immediate Release

(Lee, NH) – Derek Griffith, the 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) champion returned to the series on Friday, June 3rd and picked up where he left off in 2015. Griffith pulled his No. 12 Hitman Firearms & Industries/FEP Insurance Toyota Camry out of his hauler and onto the race track for the first practice and quickly realized that Crew Chief Louie Mechalides hit on the correct set-up.

“Louie once again had our car dialed in from the get-go; the car was so good in the center of the turns said Derek. I had the fastest car in practice and knew that we would have a good night.”

Griffith would go on to capture his heat race and set himself up for an excellent starting spot in the feature. Rolling off third in the twenty-two car field; Derek would quickly get around the top two cars and set the pace in the early going.

Caution flags would dominate the race and after the dust settled, Griffith, DJ Shaw and Brian Kruczek would find themselves in a heated battle on the lap 84 restart. Derek would be competing with the No. 00 of Kruczek, which allowed Shaw to eventually pull away and Griffith would end up in the second spot.

Griffith and the No. 12 race team will be continuing his breakout season with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) this coming weekend as the Super Late Model series will roll into the White Mountain Motorsports Park for the Foley Oil 150. Griffith currently sits sixth in the season-long points race with PASS. The post time is set for 5:00 pm on June 11th.

You can keep up with Derek Griffith as he makes the most of his first full season on the PASS tour. On social media at and and on his racing website

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