The Northeast race season starts for the majority of racers and race fans alike with the 42nd annual Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Ice Breaker; for one champion, it’s the chance to compete against some of the best talent in this part of the country.
Derek Griffith, the reigning Granite State Pro Stock (GSPSS) Champion will be trying his luck against some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the region as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) returns to the historic 5/8th mile Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) this weekend as part of the Ice Breaker event.
Griffith, who made several starts with PASS over the past few years, likes his chances at a great finish this year. “We tested our car at TSMP a couple weeks ago; we were consistently fast, lap after lap. We had a few podium finishes when Granite State raced here in years past. I think with the set-up that Louie [Crew Chief Louie Mechalides] puts in, we have a great chance to come home with a solid finish.”
The PASS tour is set to race 75-laps and it opens up their 2016 season. The feature event is slated for Sunday, April 10th. For more event information please visit www.proallstarsseries.com or www.thompsonspeedway.com.
Derek will also be looking to defend his GSPSS Championship as that series invades the White Mountain Motorsports Park for the GSPSS season opening event on Saturday, May 18th. Stay tuned for more information concerning this event.
-Derek Griffith PR. Photo credit: Speed51.com