PR- Eric LaFleche  / Photo - Lindsay Ellison

PR- Eric LaFleche / Photo – Lindsay Ellison

(Epping, NH) – Young Hotshoe Derek Griffith considers Star Speedway his home track. The Hudson, NH native would frequent the track as a child and would cut his teeth racing in entry-level race cars there and at Star’s sister track, Hudson Speedway.

Griffith will return to Star Speedway on Saturday, September 10th as the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) races as part of the 51st annual Star Classic weekend.

The GSPSS will have a 100-lap event and will showcase Pro Stock drivers from around the region. Griffith, the 2015 champion of the series is excited to return to Star, “I always love competing at Star, every time we come here, we always have a great car and are fighting for the podium.”

The last time the Granite State Pro Stock Series visited Star Speedway [June 27, 2015], Derek and his No. 12 Hitman Industries/Provencher Insurance Toyota won the event in dominating fashion.

Derek has competed part-time on the GSPSS this year and has grabbed a pair of second place finishes in as many starts. Griffith plans on also running the season ending event for the Granite State Pro Stocks at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in October.

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