Derek Griffith ready for an exciting 2014

Hudson, NH. – Derek Griffith, the talented 16 year-old has his sights set on contending for wins in 2014; coming off a year in which the native of Hudson, New Hampshire competed part-time. Griffith will be upping his race schedule this year to include his first attempt at qualifying for the prestigious Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine in July, 2014

Griffith will kick off his busy 2014 by competing full-time in pursuit of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) crown and will race select Pro All Star Series (PASS) events, as of right now Derek will start his year off by visiting Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT to compete in the season opening race for the GSPSS during the ‘Ice Breaker’ event slated for April 13, 2014

Race Team Information:

WHO: Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH.

CREW CHIEF: Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA.

TEAM: No. 12 Tyngsboro Motors, LCM Racing, FEP Insurance, Toyota Camry

SPONSORS: Tyngsboro Motors, LCM Racing, FEP Insurance, Farris Wheels Used Harley’s, MacLellan Metal Finishing

Recent Race Results:

LAST RACE: Oktoberfest, Lee USA Speedway, October 13, 2013

START:  7th

FINISH:  16th

NEXT RACE:  Thompson Speedway – Ice Breaker, April 5-6, 2014

Driver Facts and Information

  • Derek Griffith is the youngest driver on the Granite State Pro Stock Series.
  • Derek Griffith will be making his first appearance at the historic Thompson Speedway, in Thompson, CT in April, 2014.
  • Derek Griffith will be 17 years-old when he attempts to qualify for the 2014 Oxford 250 in July..

In their own words

Derek Griffith on his 2013 season: “I learned a lot about these Pro Stocks. We had a new car and the experience I gained racing with such veterans as Mike O’Sullivan, Larry Gelinas, Barry Gray and Wayne Helliwell Jr. was invaluable.”

Derek Griffith on his 2014 expectations: “Well, I really expect us to compete for wins now. Some of the tracks we are going to will be our second and third time visiting them. We know the car that Louie Mechalides prepares for us can win anywhere; it’ll be my job to give us a chance to be there at the end to compete for those wins. I really think we can be consistent, I believe that will be the key to being there in the end and fighting for a championship.”