(Hermon, ME) – Derek Griffith sets foot at another track he had never seen and performs at a level that the No. 12 Hitman Firearms & Industries/FEP Insurance race team has quickly grown accustomed too. Griffith and team rolled in to Speedway 95 on Sunday in preparation for the 150-lap event for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model event.
Griffith, the young Hudson, NH driver talks about his first ever race at Speedway 95,”We unloaded from the trailer and only got about 10 laps of practice before the rain came in. It was my first trip to the Maine speedway, so only getting a few laps of practice did not give us a good feeling.
Once we went to racing though, I settled in pretty quickly, the car seemed good in the heat race. Once the feature rolled around I was starting to pick up the finer points on how to get around the track. Toward the end of the race, I was really putting down some solid laps and with 2 laps to-go, I was able to get around Mike [Hopkins] and grab second.”
Griffith now turns his sights to his home track as the PASS series rolls into Star Speedway in Epping, NH for the Support 50 Legs 150 slated for Saturday, May 21 at 4:25pm.
Griffith currently sits in the top-10 in the season long point’s standings and is looking for his first PASS victory as he’s been in the runner-up position in two of the four races thus far in 2016.
Follow Derek on social media at Facebook.com/derekgriffith18 or Twitter.com/derekgriffith12 and as always at his website at www.derekgriffith.com.