Derek Griffith, the teenage hotshoe from Hudson, NH grabbed his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) last week and now with that win under his belt as PASS is only a week away from it’s biggest weekend with the running of the 43rd annual HP Hood Oxford 250, media sites such as Speed51.com and Maine’s Sun Journal are taking notice and here are a few pieces about Derek that are currently published on their respective websites. (Lindsay Ellison Photo)
An excerpt from Speed51’s article on Derek’s win from Lee Speedway, aling with a link for the entire article can be found below
Lee, New Hampshire – Pro All Stars Series rookie Derek Griffith of Hudson nailed down his first victory on the region’s premier Super Late Model circuit, scoring near home in Friday night’s 150-lap race at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire.
Griffith was impressive aboard the Louie Mechalides-prepared racecar, chasing former Thompson Speedway Super Late Model champ Derek Ramstrom for the first 50-plus laps, swapping the lead with the West Boylston, Massachusetts native for most of the remaining laps before pulling away from his rivals during the final handful of laps.
Full article is here: http://speed51.com/griffith-and-ramstrom-battle-leads-to-first-time-pass-winner/
The Maine Sun Journal excerpt of their article:
It was no surprise when 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series champion Derek Griffith pulled his car into Victory Lane at Oxford on July 30.
The rising star from Hudson, New Hampshire, is becoming a legitimate threat to win just about any time the Super Late Models roll out onto the speedway.
Griffith made another clear statement over the weekend, wheeling his No. 12 entry to victory in a 150-lap Pro All Stars Series (PASS) battle Friday evening at Red MacDonald’s Lee Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire.
This was the final PASS points race before the famed Oxford 250 on August 28.
Griffith, 19, chased Massachusetts native Derek Ramstrom for the first 50 circuits. The two swapped the lead on several occasions before Griffith pulled away to take command in the closing laps.
Full article can be found here: http://m.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/0001/11/30/griffith-wins-pass-150-lee/1975880