Make It Two For Chase Cabre In K&N East

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Chase Cabre earned his second-straight NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)
Chase Cabre earned his second-straight NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

LOUDON, N.H. — Chase Cabre is getting hot at the right time.

After going two full seasons and 32 races without a win in the K&N Pro Series East, the Rev Racing driver has won the last two events in a row, making victory lane a familiar place, as he won the United Site Services 70 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday evening.

Despite leading over half the race, Cabre radioed into his No. 4 team a problem in the rear end with two laps to go. But after some coaching from his spotter on the NHMS roof, he was able to nurse it home and claim the checkered flag.

“When I lifted, it’d start huck-a-bucking getting down into the corner,” he said. “The rear end, I guess, was going out. We had no power going down the straightaway on the last lap. I was super super nervous on the bottom, half-throttle just trying to hold onto it, but we were able to make it to the finish. I don’t know if it had another lap in it.”

Cabre was quickest in practice and earned the pole on Friday evening, but admitted he didn’t have a ton of confidence in his car leading into the race.

Post-race was a different story, trophy in hand and smile ear to ear. He credited crew chief Doug Howe, who won for the fifth time in his career in the series, and the rest of his Rev Racing team for giving him a hot rod capable of dominating.

“The ones behind the scenes, they make it happen,” he said. “They’re nothing but the best. Arguably the best in the garage area, I believe it with everything in me. They gave me a great car to go out there and dominate today. Makes a statement to let everybody we know we’re not here to play, we’re here to win. We gotta take advantage of opportunities when we get them. Today was a good day for us.”

Sam Mayer edged championship points leader Derek Kraus, who led 10 laps after starting ninth, coming off turn fouron the final lap for the runner-up spot.

Hattori Racing Enterprises’ Max McLaughlin and DGR-Crosley’s Tanner Gray rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Chase Cabre, Sam Mayer, Derek Kraus, Max McLaughlin, Tanner Gray, Riley Herbst, Spencer Davis, Drew Dollar, Colin Garrett, Lawless Alan, Hailie Deegan, Brittney Zamora, Josh Fanopoulos, Ruben Garcia Jr., Bill Hoff, Jason Larivee Jr., Brandon McReynolds.