Winchester, NH – In a day of highs and lows, 17 year-old Hudson, New Hampshire native Derek Griffith survived a caution-filled 100-lap Granite State Pro Stock event, to come home with a seventh-place finish.

Derek started on the pole for the event and his starting position was quickly negated after the third place car got in to the back of Griffith and turned the No 12 MOM’s of Manchester/LCM Racing/Tyngsboro Motors Toyota Camry to bring out the first of 12 cautions.

Griffith stated, “We had, what we thought was one of our best cars to date, it’s too bad a driver thinks he can win the event on the first lap. Starting on the pole is a great advantage and it’s a result of hard work by the crew and to see it taken away is a shame.

Somehow we were still able to avoid the other spins throughout the race and even with a tore up race car; we were able to salvage a seventh-place finish, that’s a result of the car, my crew put under me. I can’t thank them enough.”

Derek and crew will head to, what Griffith considers his home track; Hudson Speedway on June 15th for the Granite State Pro Stock Gate City 100. Griffith finished in 2nd place in his last trip to Hudson.

You can follow Derek this year at his website, and Derek is on Facebook as well at

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