Tim Bertrand Motorsports' drivers know how to win. Taking his spot in victory circle this time around was Randy Cabral. Cabral withstood a late race challenge from second place Russ Stoehr on his way to notching the win at the Northeastern Midget Association's 25-lap Marvin Rifchin Trophy race by a mere foot.
Randy Cabral was able to sustain a serious late race charge, narrowly squeezing out the win by a shoe's length.
Cabral lost his brakes soon after taking the lead and he couldn't enter the turns like he wanted to. He also battled with over-heating woes all race. He decided at that point that if anybody was going to get around him, it would have to be on the outside. Pedal to the metal the rest of the way.
"We started to slow up a bit with five laps to go," explained Cabral. "The brakes were fading and the motor was over heating due to the 100 degree outside temperatures. He (Stoehr) saw us start to slow up and he mounted a serious charge."
"I looked down at my water temperature gauge - and when I did that - I saw him out of the corner of my eye. I didn't know he had closed in so quickly. I drove the car nearly full-throttle through the final corner and beat him by a nose. I'm happy we held on."
It was the second win of the season, and the eighth career triumph at Thompson Speedway for Cabral. It was a big night for Bertrand Motorsports as well. Visiting driver and team member Cole Carter brought home a third place for the team. Carter races with Bertrand Motorsports when he's not competing in the IndyCar Series.
"100 degree outside temperatures and our 3002 oil filter looked like brand new upon inspection," remarked team owner Tim Bertrand. "What more needs to be said."
"We have a very busy schedule with five races in the next three weeks. We have won three out of the last four. Hopefully we can keep it up!"
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