Thompson Notes: Todd Bertrand Tops NEMA Field; Randy Cabral Gets Sixth Series Title

Todd Bertrand celebrates victory in the NEMA Midget feature Saturday at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont)

THOMPSON – It was a great day to be part of Bertrand Motorsports Saturday at the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway.

Todd Bertrand of Danielson scored the victory in the 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association feature, with Randy Cabral of Plymouth, Mass. clinching the series championship in his Bertrand Motorsports ride.

It was the sixth NEMA championship for Cabral, all coming since 2008 and all while driving for Bertrand Motorsports. Cabral finished third Sunday.

Jim Chambers of Atkinson, N.H. finished second Saturday.

Dave Trudeau of Mansfield won the 15-lap Mini Stock feature. Nate Taylor of Wauregan was second and Eric Bourgeois of East Haddam third. Wayne Burroughs Jr. used a fifth place finish to secure his second consecutive Mini Stock championship at the track.

Sixteen year old Brett Meservey of Brewster, Mass. used a second place finish in the 22-lap New England Pro Four Modified Series feature to win his first division championship. Dave Berghman of East Providence, R.I. won the feature. Jacob Perry of Pawcatuck won the Lite Division race with a fourth place finish overall.

Nick Maniatis of Hooksett, N.H. won the 20-lap North East Mini Stock Tour feature.

The evening’s race card was stopped because of heavy fog during the 20-lap Street Stock feature. The event will be resumed Sunday. The 35-lap Mr. Rooter Pro Truck Series event scheduled for Saturday night will also be run Sunday.

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