Sam Mayer scored the first win under the ARCA Menards Series East banner after winning the last NASCAR K&N Series East championship in 2019.  It did not come without a heavy threat from a newcomer, however.   Mayer inherited the lead with less than 30 laps to go in the 175-lap season opener at New […]

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For having no chance to drive his ARCA Menards Series entry before testing Sunday, Derek Griffith is making his debut in style.  Griffith will start on the pole for the 175-lap season opener for the series at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).   Griffith circled the Florida half-mile in 18.673 seconds during his qualifying lap, putting […]

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ARCA Menards Series East drivers and teams practiced at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) Sunday ahead of their season opener on Monday.  Some drivers hope to carry their 2019 momentum into the new season, while others were making their first laps in the machines.   Sam Mayer, the champion in the former NASCAR K&N Pro Series […]

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Eight years ago, a teenager from Hudson, New Hampshire made the move up from Four-Cylinders to Super Late Models with the dream of building a great racing career. Since that time, Derek Griffith has established himself as one of the top Late Model drivers in the Northeast.  And now, he’s preparing to take the next […]

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In qualifying for the first night of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL), Derek Griffith and Augie Grill set identical 17.753-second lap times, placing them sixth and seventh in the results.  Griffith was awarded sixth spot ahead of Grill by virtue of going onto the track first during […]

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