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Derek Griffith Doubles Up With PASS Icebreaker 75 Victory

Derek Griffith backed up his Easter Bunny 150 victory by taking the checkered flag Saturday in the Pro All Stars Series portion of the 50th Icebreaker Weekend at Thompson.

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Derek Griffith has now doubled his win total in Pro All Stars Series (PASS) competition to start the 2024 season.

Griffith picked up the win in the PASS 75-lapper on Saturday at Thompson Speedway, part of day one of the 50th Icebreaker Weekend.

The Hudson, New Hampshire driver started outside the top 10 after a sixth-place finish in the second heat race, but picked his way through the field. Griffith took the lead for good from Eddie MacDonald with six laps to go and scored the win.

“We had to start so far back. We kinda used it up a bit coming through,” said Griffith.

“We fired off really good. It’s not pretty often you beat Eddie on a restart. He’s so good. He’s got so much experience at doing stuff like this.”

Neither the poor starting position nor several stoppages for precipitation throughout Saturday afternoon could derail Griffith as he backed up his Easter Bunny 150 victory from March.

“I didn’t think I was going to win with 20 to go when the rain came for the fifth time. I was like, man, they might call it. I have to thank my guys. It’s been a long two days, for sure.”

D.J. Shaw finished second in a new car for the 2024 season, giving him plenty of confidence going into the rest of the season. That season continues next weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the Northeast Classic.

“New car for us today, so all in all, a good debut,” said Shaw. “It’s in one piece and ready for next week. Hell of a battle at the front the whole race there. Derek got into the mix and eventually took it from both of us. Hats off to him. He came from the back and just flat-out got us today.”

MacDonald fell to third in the final running order, a disappointed outcome for the Massachusetts driver after leading nearly half of the laps in the race.

“It’s too bad, the guys worked hard all weekend,” said MacDonald. “The car was definitely awesome, it was so much fun to drive. It’s just too bad we couldn’t get it at the end.”

-Photo credit: Connor Sullivan

PASS ICEBREAKER 75 - UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

FinNoDriverLapsDiff
1G12Derek Griffith75---
260D.J. Shaw750.502
3MA17Eddie MacDonald751.819
4NH27Wayne Helliwell751.954
572Ryan Kuhn752.113
694Garrett Hall752.650
754Johnny Clark753.790
873DJoey Doiron754.939
947Gabe Brown755.340
1019Rusty Poland755.474
1118Michael Scorzelli755.670
12RI40Mike Mitchell755.992
1344Trevor Sanborn756.535
1421Josh King756.880
1532Tom Abele757.376
16Q32Alex Quarterly732 Laps
17CT7Cory Casagrande5916 Laps
1829Austin Teras4233 Laps
1917Kevin Folan3243 Laps
2012Dennis Spencer
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