Derek Griffith is PASS ace at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Second straight PASS National Championship Series win for Hudson, New Hampshire driver

 Thompson, Connecticut – Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire nailed down his first Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park victory in impressive fashion, outrunning two-time PASS North Super Late Model Champion DJ Shaw to the checkered flag in the Icebreaker 100 Sunday afternoon.

Derek Griffith #12 on his way to his first PASS win at Thompson races with Ray Christian II #93 April 8th 2018 (Michael Jaworecki Myracenews Photo)

Griffith, who had been a runner-up in Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Super Late Model competition in the past, started from fifth position.  Aboard his LCM Motorsports ride, Griffith battled Saturday heat race winners and early frontrunners Shaw and Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine before grabbing the race lead, which he would not relinquish.

Jared Irvan #28 battles with Eddie McDonald #17 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park April 8th 2018 (Michael Jaworecki Myracenews Photo)

Shaw and the Precision JLM 60 team were the best of the rest after leading the race’s early stages, with North Carolina invader Jared Irvan posting a hard-earned, third-place finish after a few good on-track battles, most notably with sixth-place finisher Eddie MacDonald.

Lanpher crossed the line in fourth position after rebounding from an unscheduled pit stop.  Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vermont filled out the top-five after an impressive late charge aboard the G Stone Motors 1x.

MacDonald, Ray Christian III, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Defending PASS North Super Late Model champion Travis Benjamin and Garrett Hall rounded out the top ten.  Saturday afternoon Super Late Model heat race wins were earned by Lanpher and Shaw.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, April 15, at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.  The next Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model National Championship Series race is the 45th Annual Oxford 250, on Sunday, August 26 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  For more information, please visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Unofficial results from Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model National Championship Series Race #2, Icebreaker 2018 100; Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; Thompson, Connecticut; Sunday, April 8, 2018 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

1 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 2 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 3 28 Jared Irvan, Charlotte, NC; 4 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 5 1 Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT; 6 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 7 93 Ray Christian III, Uncasville, CT; 8 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH; 9 14Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 10 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 11 00 Jimmy Renfrew, Jr., Candia, NH; 12 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 13 5 Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT; 14 80 Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield, ME; 15 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 16 28 Greg Nanigian, Braintree, MA; 17 01 Sammy Gooden, Jr., Whitefield, NH; 18 21 Brandon Turbush, Manorville, NY; 19 35 Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, MA; 20 59x Kodie Connor, Kannapolis, NC; 21 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; DNS 2 Nick Cusack, Scarborough, ME.

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