Griffith a Winner at Thunder Road Track
BARRE, Vt. — Reigning Pro All Stars Series National Champion Derek Griffith, a resident of Hudson, N.H., captured his first PASS Super Late Model victory of the season in impressive fashion Sunday afternoon in the Mekklesen’s RV 150 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
Griffith’s Louie Mechalides-prepared Super Late Model was the class of the field in the second half of the competitive event on the historic, high-banked quarter-mile oval.
He is the sixth different winner in six Pro All Stars Series events contested at Thunder Road.
Griffith took the lead away from defending PASS North Super Late Model champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, N.H.
Shaw, who started 11th, looked like a good bet to prevail until Griffith put the hammer down in the outside groove and took command of the race in the closing laps.
Shaw, who had prevailed in an epic battle versus Griffith at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park last month, stayed atop the PASS North Super Late Model championship standings with his runner-up performance.
Mekklesen 150 defending champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., also of Hudson, N.H., finished third in the race after restarting from the back of the field at the race’s halfway point.