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Bertrand Motorsports' Randy Cabral Snaps 2011 Winless Streak with Seekonk Victory

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To the victor go the spoils. Cabral is back within 50 points of the championship title.
To the victor go the spoils. Cabral is back within 50 points of the championship title.
"We won!" With those two uncomplicated words Bertrand Motorsports' team owner, Tim Bertrand astutely conveyed that the 2011 winless drought was officially behind him. As a two-time Northeastern Midget Association car owner champion, it's quite reasonable to assume the dry spell didn't sit well.

Randy Cabral, the driver of Bertrand Motorsports' No. 47 K&N sponsored car, managed to remain patient through three restarts, on his way to winning the Northeastern Midget Association's (NEMA) 25-lap feature at Seekonk Speedway's Open Wheel event. It was the first win of the season for Cabral, and made him the fourth different winner in the last four NEMA races.
The first win of the season for Bertrand Motorsports' Randy Cabral came at Seekonk Speedway, his home track.
The first win of the season for Bertrand Motorsports' Randy Cabral came at Seekonk Speedway, his home track.


"The way it started, I didn't think it would go this way," Cabral remarked, "We chased the car all day. It wasn't really good until the heat."

K&N Race News asked Bertrand what making it into victory lane for the first time in 2011 meant to him. "It felt awesome! We had a lot of great runs this year, but the competition has improved dramatically, and rules have created a lot of parity across the engine packages, making it an even fight. We have really focused on the handling of the race car - and that has really helped."

Seekonk Speedway, the semi-banked one-third-mile paved oval located on U.S. Route 6 in Seekonk, Massachusetts is Cabral's home track. "He was super happy to win there," Bertrand added. "It was a well earned win, coming down to the final laps."
Cabral followed up on his win at Seekonk by winning a fourth-straight 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association event at Twin State Speedway.
Cabral followed up on his win at Seekonk by winning a fourth-straight 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association event at Twin State Speedway.


Despite the frustrating winless streak until the victory at Seekonk, Bertrand Motorsports' overall season can be surmised in yet another unfussy word choice offered by the team owner, "Good! Out of eight races, we have only been off the podium one time."

Things have been looking up for Cabral, the Plymouth, Massachusetts driver since his win at Seekonk. Cabral's domination of Twin State Speedway continued last Saturday night with a fourth-straight 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association victory on the tricky third-mile venue. Cabral grabbed the lead on a lap-10 restart from teammate Todd Bertrand, and went on to his second victory of the year. It was Cabral's fourth podium stance in the last five races, and he has now climbed back within 50 points of the championship title.

This Saturday, Cabral and Bertrand Motorsports will race in the Gene and Marilyn Angelillo Memorial race. "They were a huge influence in the club - President and Secretary, and both passed away in the last few years," said Bertrand. "The race would be a great honor to win."

For over 45 years, Marilyn Angelillo, had the same seat in turn three, next to the tunnel. She could be seen and heard cheering on her son and husband on a weekly basis.

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