Griffith Looks to Continue Outstanding 2016 by Competing in the Oxford 250

For Immediate Release

(Oxford Plains, ME) – Derek Griffith and the No. 12 Provencher Insurance/Hitman Industries racing team will roll into Oxford Plains Speedway for the Hudson, New Hampshire natives second attempt in the prestigious 250-lap Super Late Model event.

The 43rd annual H.P. Hood Oxford 250 is considered by many to be one of the biggest short track racing events in the United States and Griffith, along with over fifty other drivers will be fighting for 40 starting spots in the event that commands a minimum $25,000 winner’s share.

Derek is entering this year’s event with much more experience and success competing with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS). Griffith who recently visited victory lane with the series by capturing the 150-lap event at Lee USA Speedway see’s the 2016 attempt in a much different light than last year, he explains; “In 2015 we really didn’t have much experience at Oxford Plains Speedway, it’s a tricky 3/8th mile oval that really only laps and seat-time can help.

We ultimately didn’t make the race, but this year, we had a solid top-10 in the PASS race and we traveled up for a couple weekly 50-lap events. We were able to get a baseline of notes that we think will translate into helping us this coming weekend. A lot depends on the draw but I know that Louie [Crew Chief Louie Mechalides] will give me a good car, it’s my job to go out there and perform.”

“A win can define your racing career; many of my childhood heroes have won the Oxford 250, people like Polewarczyk, the Rowe’s and racers like last year’s winner Glen Luce have proved that winning this race is as special as it gets in short track racing. I love how our race team is working together right now, this could become our special moment.” says Griffith.

The 43rd annual H.P. Hood Oxford 250 is set for August 26-28 and the full weekend of racing starts on Friday at 6:30pm.

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