August 18, 2018 - Behind the wheel of the Millikan Smiles #D48 Open Wheel Modified entry, Derek Groomer returned to Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Indiana) on Saturday evening for the regular night of racing. Passing six cars in his heat, Groomer streaked to a heat race win positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Derek led wire-to-wire en route to his seventh win of the season. Tim Prince, James Walters, Josh Boller, and Jay Humphrey Jr completed the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair.

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August 11, 2018 - Wednesday night found Derek Groomer in action at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) kicking off the three-day North-South 100 weekend. Drawing 35 Open Wheel Modifieds for the Ralph Latham Memorial, Groomer locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 5th place finish in his heat. With $1,000 on the line, Derek posted an 18th place outing.

The following night in a field of 39 cars, Derek posted a 3rd place finish in his heat earning him the 12th-starting position for the feature. With 20-laps to gain some ground, Groomer reeled in a 6th place finish. (Ryan Roberts photo)

On Friday evening for the North-South 100, Groomer started the night off with a 8-lap heat race victory securing his spot into the $2,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. Falling short of a Top-10 finish, Derek slipped back to an 18th place outing in the 20-lap affair.

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August 4, 2018 - Derek Groomer was one of 27 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Indiana) on Saturday for the weekly racing event. Jumping up two spots in his heat, Groomer scored a 2nd place finish behind James Walters earning him 5th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Derek passed three cars to place 2nd behind Sydney Landes with Travis Shoulders, James Walters, and Dan Lewellen completing the Top-5 finishers.

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