(New Smyrna Beach, FL) – The 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series Champion (GSPSS), No. 12 Derek Griffith looks to improve on previous trips to the sunshine state as the young New Hampshire driver embarks on his trip to the prestigious Florida Speedweeks events.
Speedweeks is what is generally considered as the unofficial kick-off to the upcoming race season. Drivers from far and wide converge at the historic New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) in New Smyrna Beach, Florida for many nights of racing action. Griffith is no stranger to the events, having competed two times before, this time though, he believes his finishes will be different, he explains, “Our previous trips to Florida for Speedweeks were more to get seat-time and get acclimated to the higher horsepower Super Late Model race cars, than really thinking we could compete for wins.
2016 is going to be different, my Crew Chief Louie Mechalides and my team believe with the progress we made in 2015, it will translate to competing for wins at the ½-mile, high-banked NSS. The level of competition is very good at Speedweeks and I think we’ll step up our game and put on a good show.”
Griffith is also set to defend his GSPSS crown when the northern race season starts around the April time frame. “We are looking forward to becoming a back-to-back champion, it would mean a lot to us” said Derek.
Other events on the LCM Racing/Tyngsboro Motors/McKennedy Bros. race team’s docket for 2016 include: Attempting to qualify for the Oxford 250 and running a host of Pro All Stars Series races (PASS).
Griffith expands, “We had a blast driving in the PASS races we did last year. We’ll be looking to possibly add a few more events for 2016.”
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