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Todd Bertrand Earns NEMA Lites Series Victory at Monadnock Speedway

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Todd Bertrand scores his first 2010 feature victory at Monadnock Speedway.
Todd Bertrand scores his first 2010 feature victory at Monadnock Speedway.
NASCAR sanctioned Monadnock Speedway, located in Winchester, New Hampshire hosted a huge field of North Eastern Midget Association (NEMA) Lite Series racers last Saturday. After the smoke settled on the quarter-mile, high-banked, asphalt oval, Todd Bertrand had the checkered flag. Racing the Tim Bertrand/K&N number 48 car, Todd worked from his fifteenth place starting position to score his first feature victory of the season.
Monadnock Speedway is a small, tight track, but Todd was able to run up high, where no one else was running.
Monadnock Speedway is a small, tight track, but Todd was able to run up high, where no one else was running.


"It feels great to have knocked down our first win of the year remarked Todd. "We came from tenth and led most of the first race back in March, at Waterford Speedbowl, but we faded at the end and finished second. We worked really hard on the car over the two month break, spent time both on the chassis and on the dyno with the engine. It all paid off. The car was really hooked up on the outside. Monadnock is a small, tight track, but I was able to run up high, where no one else was running. That helped us to get to the front."

"The cautions kept-coming tonight," said Bertrand in victory lane. "I took my time in this one. With two months off, some of the drivers were a bit anxious and got into each other, causing a number of wrecks. Also, the track is small and racy, so that always causes some excitement, and yellow flags as well. I adjusted our DRI-BAR setup to keep the car consistent. It also helped us that the track was in such good shape. The last lap was a little tough; I saw those two cars get-together, saw the smoke, and was lucky to get through-it."

"My Dad and I are so proud of Todd" commented Tim Bertrand. "I captured my first win as a car owner at Monadnock in 2009, with Randy Cabral. After saying a number of times I thought we would never win there due to the fact that it is a very tricky track, and because we had some bad luck there in the past. It is even more exciting that Todd captured a win at Monadnock, as my Father owned a Modified Tour car that won back in the 1970's at this track, and he never thought he would win a race at the same track, 30 years later, with his son."

"We would not be able to be where we are if it were not for our support from K&N," added Tim. We have a great relationship and promote K&N everywhere we go. We use the K&N custom made filter for the Ford Focus midget and the HP-1002 oil filter. Our engine has over 100 races on it without being taken apart, and without failure thanks to the K&N filter."

The NEMA Lites Series races next at Massachusetts' Seekonk Speedway.

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