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Todd Bertrand Earns 1st Career NEMA Win at the Angelillo Memorial Teammate Cabral Steals 2nd Place

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Waterford's winningest driver, Bertrand Motorsports' Randy Cabral stole second place with a stunning "hail Mary" move with only five laps to go.
Waterford's winningest driver, Bertrand Motorsports' Randy Cabral stole second place with a stunning "hail Mary" move with only five laps to go.
This past Saturday 20-year old Todd Bertrand, driving the family owned, K&N sponsored No. 39 car, captured his first ever career NEMA victory at the Northeastern Midget Association's 25-lap Angelillo Memorial, contested at Waterford Speedowl's Wings and Wheels. The win made Todd the sixth different driver to get the checkered in a NEMA event in 2011.

Todd's older brother and Bertrand Motorsports team owner, Tim Bertrand, told K&N Race News, "It was awesome. This was one of the most emotional wins for me as a car owner in a long time - for Todd to win as a rookie, and for our family.
The win at the Angelillo Memorial Race was Todd Bertrand's first career NEMA victory and it came in his rookie year.
The win at the Angelillo Memorial Race was Todd Bertrand's first career NEMA victory and it came in his rookie year.
There were lots of tears all around! He never expected to win this early in his NEMA career."

"The win means so much because of the race, the Angelillos were so important to NEMA, and because Waterford is my favorite track," commented Todd after the race." The Angelillo Memorial Race was held in honor of Gene and Marilyn Angelillo. As car owners the Angelillos won a staggering 107 Northeastern Midget Association races over their three decade reign, leading to a total of 14 car owner championships, with only three drivers.

The team suspected something special might be brewing that night after Todd won his heat race. "We knew that we had a strong car at that point," added Tim.

Although the race clearly belonged to Todd, it was teammate Randy Cabral's extraordinary driving performance that nearly stole the show. Cabral was bunched in a group of drivers battling behind Todd, and with only five laps remaining, he pulled-off an astonishing, fan wooing, four-wide pass heading into turn three. Cabral holds the distinction of being Waterford's winningest driver to date.
Stewart Racing Engines had the Honda power-plants in perfect winning tune by race time.
Stewart Racing Engines had the Honda power-plants in perfect winning tune by race time.


"Randy drove an awesome race, we struggled in qualifying and had to start in the back of the pack," Tim added. "He passed many cars on the outside in the early stages of the race and pulled a 'hail Mary' move with five laps to go to take second in lapped traffic."

"My dad, my brother Pat, the entire crew, and Todd all worked really hard to get here," Tim remarked. "We had a problem with the Honda engine earlier this year and Jim Stewart from Stewart Racing Engines did an awesome job getting us fixed up and back on track."

Next up for Bertrand Motorsports is the Boston Louis Memorial race. "It's a very big event in memory of Boston Louis Seymour," said Tim, "He was a long time car owner and father of Bobby Seymour, a long time midget racing vet."

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