PR- Eric LaFleche Photo - Chip Cormie

PR- Eric LaFleche Photo – Chip Cormie

(Epping, NH) – Trying to become a contender in one series is hard but to become a force in two series is quite a feat indeed. Derek Griffith, the 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) Champion; currently sits near the top-10 in the very competitive Pro All Star Series (PASS) North Tour.

Griffith who enters this weekend coming off a disappointing finish at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway where an accident forced out the Hudson, NH native early in the event and forced the McKennedy Bros. Masonry/LCM Racing/Tyngsboro Motors race team to work long hours getting the No. 12 back to racing form.

Derek talks about the events at Beech Ridge, “We had a pretty fast piece, right off the trailer. We were able to grab a fourth place finish in the heat race and that translated to a tenth place starting spot in the feature. On lap five, one of the veterans of the tour decided to try a move on the front stretch that he didn’t have room for, he got me loose and it snapped us directly into the wall. It’s unfortunate but that’s racing.”

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CREDIT: Granite State Pro Stock Series

CREDIT: Granite State Pro Stock Series

Winning a second consecutive championship in any sport is a tough task, but that’s exactly what 19-year-old Derek Griffith is aiming to do this upcoming season.

Griffith will be chasing back-to-back titles on the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) at the wheel of his No. 12 LCM Racing Chevrolet.

“Last year was huge for us, we kinda proved ourselves,” Griffith said. “We’ve always been fast, but never had the luck aspect and even me as a driver, I wasn’t all there. But last year, we finally got those couple of wins and hopefully we can carry momentum into this year.”

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graphic_GSPSSThe Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has announced an 11-race schedule for the 2016 season. The schedule includes stops at Riverhead Raceway and Wiscasset Speedway for the first time in series history, along with eight races in the state of New Hampshire and one in Connecticut.

The season will start on Friday May 13, when the Pro Stocks travel to Claremont Speedway in Claremont, New Hampshire. In August of 2011, Chris Wilk scored the victory at Claremont, while in April of 2015, eventual series champion Derek Griffith took down the checkered flag. Read Full Article →

Granite State Pro Stock Series on Display at Northeast Motorsports ExpoMoltz Champion 2

AUGUSTA, ME – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be a part of the 28th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, at the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta, ME, on January 8-10.

The Northeast Motorsports Expo is a chance for organizations, sponsors, and race teams to display their hard work for the upcoming season, and gives racers and fans a chance to ask questions and gather information for the year ahead. The Northeast Motorsports Expo holds the annual Helluva Good Pit Crew Competition, Memorabilia Auction, and will also include a spotter’s seminar from Shawn Waddell, of Waddell Communications.
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GSPSS-logoGranite State Pro Stock Series to Crown Champion at New London-Waterford Speedbowl Pro Stocks Return to Facility for Bemer’s Big Show 150

WATERFORD, CT – The Granite State Pro Stock Series’ inaugural trip to New London-Waterford Speedbowl will be a race to remember for at least one driver, as the series’ champion will be crowned at the Bemer’s Big Show 150, on October 24.

Derek Griffith, who has enjoyed a breakout season, leads Barry Gray by 40 points entering the event. Griffith has picked up a total of four wins in this campaign, the most this season by any driver, after earning his first career win in April, at Claremont Speedway.
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DJ ShawDJ Shaw Fends Off Challenges – Cruises to Star Classic 100 Victory

Epping, NH- With the August 23 Hudson Hugger having been rained out it had been over a month since the Granite State Pro Stock Series was last on track. That didn’t slow any of the series and the region’s top dogs, drawing 23 cars for the full fendered portion of the historic 50th Annual Star Classic at the racy ¼ mile speed plant in Epping NH.

DJ Shaw made his second appearance of the year in the series and was quick to show his strength early with a dominant win in the first heat of the night. Strong wins by Nick Sweet and Matt Frahm in the remaining heats would set the tone for the night.
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Photo- Derek Griffith's Facebook Page

Photo- Derek Griffith’s Facebook Page

The New Hampshire driver is looking for his fifth win of 2015

(Epping, NH) – As the year winds down, the goal for young racer Derek Griffith becomes clearer. The Hudson, NH native is looking to secure his first Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) Championship.This weekend the GSPSS will invade Star Speedway as part of the 50th Annual Star Classic and will stage a 100 lap event on Sunday September 12, 2015.

Griffith, the driver of the No. 12 MOM’s of Manchester/LCM Racing Toyota Camry leads the second place point runner of Barry Gray by 30 points entering the second to last points counting event. “We have two events left; we are very excited to be racing as part of the prestigious Star Classic this year. We always run well there. The last time we raced there, we grabbed a victory” Said Griffith. Read Full Article →

GSPSS-logoClassical Music: Granite State Pro Stock Series Tunes Up for Star Classic

EPPING, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Star Speedway, on September 12, for the tenth event on the schedule, the Star Classic.

The Star Classic is the second time the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has visited Star Speedway in 2015, and will be the seventh time the series has held a race at the facility since the tour’s inception in 2012.
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GSPS2The Return Home: Granite State Pro Stock Series and Derek Griffith Return to Hudson International Speedway

HUDSON, NH – Derek Griffith continues his breakout year, racking up solid finishes on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, including his first four wins on the tour. In June, Griffith won in front of his hometown crowd at Hudson International Speedway, and is hopeful for another good run on August 23.

Griffith has lead the championship standings since the second race of the season, only finishing outside the top 6 once, at Speedway 51 after expiring a motor. The young star has had a season like no other driver in the tour’s history, and with only three races left, the 2015 championship is lurking in the back Griffith’s mind.
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 PR - Eric LaFleche/ Photo - Chip Cormie

PR – Eric LaFleche/ Photo – Chip Cormie

(Winchester, NH) – Coming in to Monadnock Speedway as the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) point leader was not really on the mind of 18 year-old, Hudson, NH native Derek Griffith. This particular race; the John Boy Hoyt 100 (JBH 100) means more than just points for the drivers of the fledgling GSPSS. This annual event is held in memory for GSPSS Co-Founder John Hoyt.

Hoyt is credited as one of the architects of the series and as Series President Mike Parks frequently mentions, there would be no GSPSS, if it had not been for Hoyt. After his untimely death in 2011, the series moved to honor Hoyt with a memorial race. Read Full Article →