For Immediate Release
(N. Woodstock, NH) – The hot and humid summer is in full swing and so is Hudson, NH native Derek Griffith’s pursuit of his first Pro All Star Series (PASS) title. Coming into last weekend, Griffith sat fifth in points and within striking distance of the top spot.
The No. 12 FEP Insurance/LCM Racing Toyota Camry race team pulled into the next stop for the PASS tour and that was the White Mountain Motorsports Park, the ¼-mile bullring, always lends itself to great racing for the Super Late Models and Sunday, July 24th was no different.
Griffith and his team had a very fast car, right out of the hauler and that has been a trademark of Crew Chief Louie Mechalides. Derek set the fast time on the speed charts and was excited to get the heat races started, “The car was very fast all day, we started ninth in the heat and worked our way to the third spot, I was happy with that for sure” said Griffith.
Rolling off in the third starting spot for the 150-lap feature saw Griffith stay in the top-5 for the first 40-50 laps, then the car started to tighten up in the corners. Griffith took the No. 12 Hitman Industries Toyota to pit road on a couple different occasions to try to free the car a bit. Derek stated, “The car just got very tight as the race went on; the adjustments the team made seemed to work and we were right there at the end.”
Griffith was in fact in the top-5 and on a late race restart, a lead lap car got into an incident with lapped car and that started a multi-car accident. Griffith wasn’t able to avoid the wreck and as a result, he ended up finishing in eighth place.
Derek will be back in action this weekend as the race team travels to Oxford Plains Speedway for the PASS 150 on Sunday July 31st. The team may also compete in the weekly Super Late Model event on Saturday July 30th.
You can follow Derek on social media at facebook.com/derekgriffith18 and on twitter.com/derekgriffith12.