"It felt great to win so early in the season with the Honda," remarked team owner Tim Bertrand. "It is the culmination of 24 months of R&D, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears from Jim Stewart of Stewart Racing Engines in Indianapolis, Indiana."
The Twin State Speedway win was a first Stewart Racing Engines in a pavement midget series event.
The victory at Twin States marks Randy Cabral 29th win, moving him to seventh place on NEMA's all time win list.
Bertrand Motorsports' gifted driver, Randy Cabral, ran his Twin State Speedway win streak to three recently, capturing the 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) feature in convincing fashion. Coming from the fourth starting spot, Cabral driving in the K&N Engineering/Stewart Racing Engines Honda number 47 car won a pair of restarts inside two laps, en route to victory on the Claremont, New Hampshire track.
It was the first-ever win for the Stewart Racing Engines Honda in a pavement midget series, and the 29th for Cabral. At only 30 years old, Cabral already sits in seventh place on NEMA's all time win list. And, there's every reason to believe Cabral will climb much higher on that list before all is said and done.
"I really do like this place," commented Cabral after the race. "It is so technical, yet so much fun.
The win with Honda, which comes in only the second race was "really significant," continued Cabral. He pointed out the team, notably his dad Glenn; put so much effort into it over the past year and a half.
"Hopefully some of the other series in the country realize how significant this is. A motor that is competitive at sixty percent of the cost, with many parts available from the local Honda dealership is really exciting," added Cabral.
Bertrand Motorsports use the HP 3002 oil filter from K&N, and a custom made midget air box for the Honda engine. Without K&N helping to produce a shorter air box the team would not be able to run the Honda engine, as no other filter could clear the ground.
"We are absolutely ecstatic about our relationship with K&N," offered Bertrand. "This is our second season, and without Bob Harris and his team, we would not be able to do it. K&N is our largest sponsor by far."
"We feel good about the rest of the season," continued Bertrand. "Our goal is always to win races and the rest will take care of itself."
And continue to win they do - the team won again last Thursday at Thompson International Speedway in Thompson, Connecticut. However, due to an issue with the Honda engine, the team switched back temporarily to the Esslinger engine.
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