August 27th, 2016 - Defending his home-turf, Derek Groomer returned to Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Indiana) on Saturday night for the Patriot 100. Drawing 33 Open Wheel Modifieds, Groomer placed 3rd in his heat earning him the 11th-starting spot for the feature. With 100-laps to work his way to the front, Derek improved seven positions posting a 4th place finish behind Trent Young, Tyler Nicely, and Chad Kinder with Randy Shuman coming in 5th. (Josh James Artwork)

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August 13th, 2016 -
On Thursday night Derek Groomer headed to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the three-day special event. In a stacked field of 43 Open Wheel Modifieds, Groomer placed 7th in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Going on to win his 10-lap consolation event, Derek secured his spot into the 30th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial A-Main. With 20-laps to gain some ground, Derek Groomer recorded a 20th place finish.

Returning on Friday for the two-day North/South 100, Groomer started his night off with a heat race win locking his spot into the main event. Bringing home a podium spot, Derek landed a runner-up finish behind Tyler Nicely with Bradley Sterrett, Brandon Green, and Lucas Lee rounding out the Top 5.

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August 6th, 2016 -
Making the trip to Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, Indiana) on Friday night, Derek Groomer was one of 16 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in for the UMP sanctioned program. Recording a 4th place finsih in his heat, Derek earned the 7th-starting spot for the feature. Working his way into the Top 5, Groomer gained four positions posting a 3rd place finish behind Jacoby Hines and Bradley Sterrett with Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Jay Humphrey Jr. trailing them across the finish line. (Bubba's Pics)

On Saturday Derek headed to Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Indiana) to a field of 28 Modifieds. After logging a 8th place finish in his heat, Groomer stormed from the 8th-starting spot in his B-Main to capture a consolation win. Starting in 16th for the feature, Derek Groomer charged eight positions landing an 8th place outing.

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