HUDSON, N.H. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Crystal Snape photo —
For a young 2015 High School graduate, Derek Griffith is quickly making strides towards the top of the New England racing scene.
Griffith, a regular competitor on the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), found himself shinning once again in his hometown on Sunday afternoon at Hudson International Speedway during the Gate City Classic 100. He started from the pole position, leading the most laps and collecting the checkered flag for his second career win on the tour.
He has former Valenti Modified Racing Series driver Lou “Lightning” Mechalides setting up his machine each and every week and clearly it is paying off.
Not only has Griffith competed on the GSPSS, he also toured down to New Smyrna Speedway this past February to compete in the World Series of Speedway Racing. He finished eighth in the Red Eye 100 and also ran inside the top ten during the Super Late Model races, turning some heads in the Sunshine state.
“The winning races is pretty huge. We have always had a fast car and just some bad luck, or I was not experienced enough,” Griffith told Race Chaser Online.
“I’d really like to thank Louie Mecalides and his family, there are amazing people. They help me out with everything.”
Griffith is quickly making strides in New England. Is he on the road to the top?