For Immediate Release
(Oxford, ME) – 2016 has seen the arrival of a young talent to the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) that driver is 19 year-old, Hudson, NH native, Derek Griffith.
This racing season was supposed to see Griffith, the 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) Champion defend his pro stock title and compete part-time with the PASS Super Late Model tour. Well, after a few great finishes with PASS to the start the year, the focus changed to try and make a run at a PASS title and run the GSPSS on a part-time basis.
This decision proved to be a worthwhile one for the No. 12 Hitman Industries/LCM Racing Toyota race team. Griffith and team find themselves sitting in the sixth position as they enter the final race on Saturday, October 15th.
Over the course of the PASS season, Griffith has quickly become a crowd favorite; his clean driving style has also garnered the respect of his fellow racers. Many on-track battles with legends like Mike Rowe have taught Griffith valuable lessons that he will use for many years to come, he explains “Earlier in the year at Oxford, Mike [Rowe] and I were side-by-side for what seemed like the whole race, he raced me clean and I did my best to do the same. It was pretty surreal to be racing against one of my heroes, I was able to see how he entered and exited the corners, he’s one of the best.”
Griffith just recently competed in and won the Pro Stock segment for the Lee USA Speedway “Oktoberfest” Derek has captured this event two times in the last 6 years and the event is always on his schedule. “We always do well at Lee and the whole weekend is just a blast, to get the No. 12 into victory lane is always a plus.”
You can see Derek in action this weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME as he competes in the 150-lap PASS season finale; the race is scheduled for Saturday with a post time is set for 2:30pm.
Follow along on social media with Derek on Facebook at facebook.com/derekgriffith18 and on Twitter at twitter.com/derekgriffith12