Derrick Griffin and Tyler Roahrig Ready for Anderson This Weekend
4, 2011) –
The Welch & Wilson Motorsports team in the CRA Super
Series expanded from the conclusion of last year’s Winchester 400 and the
new look two car operation now features two Northern Indiana young guns of
Derrick Griffin and Tyler Roahrig.
Part of the change with the team included accomplished Late Model wheelman
and former CRA Super Series top competitor Scott Neal serving as team
manager on the two-car effort. In preparation for the season opening Seal
Wrap 125 presented by Great Deals Savings Magazine, Welch & Wilson
Motorsports tested at Anderson Speedway on April 2.
“Scott (Neal) will be a huge asset to our program. I’m really excited about
working with him at Anderson. I’m not shy to try anything and he has a lot
great suggestions,” said Derrick Griffin.
Griffin, of South Bend, Ind., has made three starts in the No. 4 Welch &
Wilson Motorsports Chevrolet. He debuted at the 43rd Annual Snowball Derby
last December finishing an impressive sixth.
Last year Griffin earned two Sullivan RV CRA Late Model Sportsman victories
at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and Toledo Speedway. He also won the
Stan Perry Memorial Outlaw Super Late Model event at Angola Motor Speedway.
Griffin made his initial start at Anderson last year in the CRA Sportsman
Series earning fast time honors and then placing fourth in the 75-lap
“Anderson always has tons of action on it. The race will be really exciting.
I’m really looking forward to driving a Super Late Model there,” added
captured the 2009 CRA Rookie of the Year Honors. He turned in a successful
debut to Anderson in April of his rookie season starting on the outside of
the front row and crossing the finish line in 12th position.
“Anderson is not one of my best tracks, but I have always run good there. It
can be tough to pass with the high level of competition in the series. It’s
important to have a good handling car for the entire race with so many good
cars in the series,” said Tyler Roahrig.
Roahrig earned a pair of ninth place finishes in the Redbud 300 in 2009 and
the Spring event last year marking his best performance at the high-banked
“I have high hopes for a strong run at Anderson. Scott (Neal) has more laps
around that place than anybody in the field so whatever he tells us to do on
the car Ill agree with. I will offer some input, but he is the man charge
Roahrig posted two-top five finishes last year in the CRA Super Series and
finished 12th position in the point standings after competing in a partial
schedule for the family team. To the start the season, he turned in great
finish with crossing the finish line in sixth spot in the CRA Southern
Six-Pack Tour Event in the 35th Annual Rattler at South Alabama Speedway.
Don’t miss the CRA Super Series Late Models when they invade Anderson
Speedway on Saturday, May 7 in the Seal Wrap 125 presented by Great Deals