Derek Griffith Back In Front At New Smyrna
BRAND-NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Derek Griffith ended up on the podium throughout Friday‘s David Rogers Super Late Design function that opened the 55th World Series of Asphalt Stock Automobile Racing at New Smyrna Speedway, however that merely wasn‘t enough for the chauffeur from New Hampshire.
Quick forward to Saturday and Griffith, the protecting World Series promote in the David Rogers Super Late Design department, remained in his own postal code as he roared to his very first triumph of the week and 3rd of his profession throughout the World Series.
“It just feels good, especially after last night,” Griffith stated in Triumph Lane. “I know we finished podium, but we got tore up and had all sorts of issues. To come out and kind of prove ourselves as someone who kind of belongs here, it feels good.”
With a band of storms rinsing certifying, the field for Saturday‘s 35-lap function was set based upon the ending up order of Friday‘s race. The top-six were then inverted, putting Justin Mondeik on the pole together with Connor Mosack.
Mosack drove into the lead getting in turn one from the top, with fourth-starting Griffith advancing to 2nd by the conclusion of the very first lap.
Griffith took a number of aim to the within Mosack in the very first couple of laps prior to lastly making his carry on lap 8. They raced side-by-side for 2 laps prior to Griffith finished the pass getting in turn one on the 10th circuit.
It was efficiently video game, set, match from there as Griffith repelled from the field en path to the triumph.
“We‘re just a small, family-owned team,” stated Griffith, who is likewise arranged to contend in the ARCA Menards Series opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13 for Venturini Motorsports. “It‘s so cool to come down here and run with these guys and compete.”
Mosack ended up more than a 2nd behind Griffith in 2nd, followed by Mondeik in 3rd. Jacob Goede took 4th after holding back an intense obstacle from Jett Noland in the last laps of the race.
Bryan Kruczek at first won the 50-lap Sportsperson function after an extreme fight with Friday‘s function winner Matthew Green, however both were later on disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct after their particular teams shared severe words with each other. That ultimately resulted in a physical run-in in technical evaluation, causing the disqualifications.
As an outcome, third-place finisher Wayne Smith acquired the triumph.
Noland doubled his enjoyable in the Pro Late Design class as he outran Kody Swanson for the second-straight night. Travis Eddy likewise made his 2nd triumph in as numerous days in the Florida Modified department.
Finally, Matt Jarrett was at first stated the winner of the E-Mod function, however he and runner-up Michael Mark were disqualified due to left-side weight offenses. Tim Walters acquired the win..
Super Late Design (35 laps)
1. Derek Griffith, 2. Connor Mosack, 3. Justin Mondeik, 4. Jacob Goede, 5. Jett Noland, 6. Ryan Moore, 7. Sammy Smith, 8. Brad May, 9. Jake Garcia, 10. Dan Fredrickson
11. R.J. Braun, 12. Kris Wright, 12. Stephen Nasse, 14. Jesse Love, 15. Kelly Moore, 16. Daniel Dye, 17. Michael Hinde, 18. Jake Finch, 19. Nick Panitzke, 20. Kody Swanson
21. Bubba Pollard, 22. Jaden Cretacci, 23. Steve Weaver, 24. Patrick Thomas, 25. Travis Wilson.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.