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Randy Cabral began racing with Northeast Midget Association in 1999 Never Looking Back

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Randy Cabral captures 2008 and 2009 NEMA Championship
Randy Cabral captures 2008 and 2009 NEMA Championship
Randy Cabral was named 1999 Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) co-Rookie of the Year during his very first year of racing. His father, Glen Cabral was a veteran racer with more than two-dozen seasons spent in the Midgets. Having literally grown up watching his father race, it's no wonder he was in the pits the minute he was old enough, doing what he could to keep the car in top shape.
Midget driver Randy Cabral wins 2009 NEMA
Midget driver Randy Cabral wins 2009 NEMA


*"I was selfish in the sense of not bringing my son along in quarter midgets," says Glen. "I loved it so much it was hard for me not to go racing and I would have had to stop to help him. That's why his first ride came in a Midget because that was the first chance he got. It's a tough thing for a father to say, but I wasn't ready to give it up."

It was during the 1999 year, when Glen was a teammate with Chuck Welling that they decided Randy was ready to race. They put Randy in his Dad's car, and he began to show real progress, once coming from dead last to pass his dad, and make it to the front. The following year, he captured NEMA's headline event, the Boston Louie, and in 2001 was the winner of the season's opener and finished third place in driver standings. *
Randy Cabral named 1999 co-Rookie of the Year in Northeastern Midget Association
Randy Cabral named 1999 co-Rookie of the Year in Northeastern Midget Association


In his decade of racing, Randy has both the 2008 and 2009 NEMA Championships under his belt, and at only 30 years old is the all time winner at Thompson Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl - where the NEMA series has been running for 53 years. Randy's most memorable career moment was winning at Thompson International Speedway in July of 2009 after his best friend, Shane Hammond, had been killed in a tragic accident there in April of 2009.
Tim Bertrand and Randy Cabral at 2009 NEMA
Tim Bertrand and Randy Cabral at 2009 NEMA


Randy has been driving for Bertrand Motorsports since 2006 where he finished second in points. In 2007, they finished third in points, and to date have won 19 races together. Owner Tim Bertrand hopes to have his 2008 & 2009 champion running races on the National level in the United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget series by next year. Several years ago, Bertrand was introduced to K&N and Bob Harris by a mutual friend, Jeremy Frankoski to discuss possible sponsorship opportunities. Bertrand had been using K&N products on his race team vehicles for over 15 years, so it was a natural fit to team together.

Bertrand says, "K&N Oil Filters HP-3002 are absolutely the best racing oil filter on the market. They keep the bearings in our engines in 'like new' condition at all times - and we have never had an oil filter failure with K&N. Our K&N Midget/Sprint Car air box is also an awesome product. Since introducing this product into our program, we have been able to collect 13 wins in two seasons, out of 29 races."

* Used with permission from Trackside Magazine

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