PR- Eric LaFleche Photo - Chip Cormie

PR- Eric LaFleche Photo – Chip Cormie

(Epping, NH) – Trying to become a contender in one series is hard but to become a force in two series is quite a feat indeed. Derek Griffith, the 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) Champion; currently sits near the top-10 in the very competitive Pro All Star Series (PASS) North Tour.

Griffith who enters this weekend coming off a disappointing finish at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway where an accident forced out the Hudson, NH native early in the event and forced the McKennedy Bros. Masonry/LCM Racing/Tyngsboro Motors race team to work long hours getting the No. 12 back to racing form.

Derek talks about the events at Beech Ridge, “We had a pretty fast piece, right off the trailer. We were able to grab a fourth place finish in the heat race and that translated to a tenth place starting spot in the feature. On lap five, one of the veterans of the tour decided to try a move on the front stretch that he didn’t have room for, he got me loose and it snapped us directly into the wall. It’s unfortunate but that’s racing.”

Turning his attention to the quarter-mile Star Speedway, Derek feels like he can rebound and come away with a great finish. “Star has been good to us, it’s a fast little bullring and I love the way these high-horsepower Super Late Models get around this track. We finished in the top-ten in last year’s race and we were able to gather quite a bit of useful information. We’ll see if we can use it to grab an even better finish this weekend.”

The Support 50 Legs 150-lap event at Star Speedway is set for Saturday, May 7th with a 4:30pm start time

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