1October 13th, 2012 - Derek made his first start of the year in a Super Late Model on Saturday night in the Ted Collins Memorial at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana). Thirty-two competitors registered for battle, and Groomer battled the handle on his CJ Rayburn entry in heat race action as he slid backwards to a seventh place finish. With only the top six finishers transferring to the feature, he was forced to run a b-main, where he started in the second position. He would battle for a transfer spot for the duration of the b-main and would finish in the third spot. Unfortunately only the top two finishers moved onto the feature, so his night came to an early end. Even though he didn't make the feature Groomer had a great time and would like to thank everyone, who made the night possible. Full results from the event are available at www.BrownstownSpeedway.com.