With his brother’s name on the side of his Non-Wing Micro Sprint, Chase Cabre scored an emotional victory at Millbridge Speedway Wednesday night.
Cabre led all 30 laps of Wednesday’s Micro Sprint feature at the 1/6-mile bullring in Salisbury, North Carolina, taking the checkered flag on a night where 23 racers took time in qualifying.
Cabre added the Micro Sprint win to a 2020 collection that includes a Saturday night Micro Sprint win and a mid-week Outlaw Kart victory. However, this win carried extra significance, due in part to a new livery on his Micro Sprint.
Cabre’s machine bore the words “Collin Strong” and a purple ribbon on the side, showing support for his brother and former racer Collin Cabre during his battle with cancer. With Cabre’s family part of the winning team effort, it made for an emotional victory lane celebration.
Cabre acknowledged that Wednesday’s race might have just been another weekly show at Millbridge for most watching or competing. However, with his brother’s name on his car, this one meant more to him.
“It’s emotional. I know we’re just having fun with a weekly [race],” said Cabre in victory lane. “That was for my brother. He’s fighting a lot of stuff lately, and it’s a long road to recovery. I’m really happy for him.
“We’re happy to park it for him, and I told him I was going to do it. I know it’s just a weekly race, but it means a lot more than that.”
While Cabre led all 30 laps of the race, it did not come without having to fend off some strong competition, such as former Wednesday night winner Brent Crews and California 13-year-old Jade Avedisian.
Cabre found the racing surface particularly tricky on Wednesday night as well, adding an extra degree of difficulty.
“I tried to throw it away a lot of times. It’s tough. The cushion got really hard, even in qualifying.”
With the Micro Sprint win under his belt, Cabre now heads north to tackle “The Monster Mile” of Dover International Speedway, competing for Rev Racing in the ARCA Menards Series event this weekend.
While there won’t be much from Wednesday’s win that will translate to the ARCA stock car on the concrete racing surface at Dover, Cabre hopes the momentum will carry over to Friday’s 125-lap race.
“Two different ball games. Hopefully we can do it again.”
Race fans who missed Wednesday’s race can watch an on-demand replay of the event on Speed51 by clicking here.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo