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Targa Newfoundland

Targa Newfoundland is a tarmac-based rally race in Newfoundland. It is an annual event covering 2,200-kilometre (1,400 mi) over a seven-day period in September of each year on eastern and central parts of Newfoundland.

Targa Newfoundland
Targa Newfoundland logo.png
Category Rally
Country Newfoundland, Canada
Inaugural season 2002
Official website http://targanfld.com/
Mazda RX-8 used in the rally, shown at the 2005 Canadian International Autoshow.

The event allows the owners of historic, classic and modern sporting motor vehicles to drive them the way they were designed to be driven in a rally competition. In the event each vehicle competes against itself on a handicap basis as well as against other vehicles.

Targa 2004 plate on a Mitsubishi.

Several events are run over the same stages, which remain closed to other traffic during this time:

  • Fast Tour, a non competitive event which allows the owners of exotic cars to drive them the way they were meant to be driven, without the stress of competition;
  • Grand Touring, a time-speed-distance rally (TSD Rally) emphasizing precision in maintaining the average speed set by the organizers;
  • Targa, where the objective is to meet or slightly better the stage times set by the organizers for the age, displacement and modification level of the vehicle. Every competitor who completes all stages within the established trophy times wins a Targa plate.

There are also trophies for overall placing in the Touring and Targa events, and for placing within the various categories within the Targa event, as well as trophies for national and marque teams, and for the best-placed novice team.

The Targa Newfoundland is made possible though the efforts of 2,200+ volunteers and members of 70+ Newfoundland communities.

Contents

Event formatEdit

The competitive portion of Targa Newfoundland begins and ends in the city of St. John's. The format for the 15th annual event in 2016 was:

  • Prologue (September 11) – Flatrock and Bauline
  • Leg 1 (September 12) – Avalon Peninsula
  • Leg 2 (September 13) – North Burin Peninsula
  • Leg 3 (September 14) – South Bonavista Peninsula
  • Leg 4 (September 15) – North Bonavista Peninsula
  • Leg 5 (September 16) – Avalon Peninsula

List of past winners – Targa DivisionEdit

Year Driver Navigator Vehicle Total Penalties
2002   Len Cattlin   Gayle Cattlin 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 0:01:36
2003   Bill Arnold   Peter Guagenti 1972 BMW Bavaria 0:00:38
2004   Bill Arnold   Tamara Hull 1972 BMW Bavaria 0:00:10
2005   Bill Arnold   Alan Ryall 1972 BMW Bavaria 0:00:45
2006   Glen Clarke   Evan Gamblin 1979 Porsche 911 0:02:30
2007   Roy Hopkins   Adrienne Hughes 1969 BMW 2002 0:01:46
2008   Roy Hopkins   Adrienne Hughes 1969 BMW 2002 0:00:25
2009   Roy Hopkins   Adrienne Hughes 1969 BMW 2002 0:00:10
2010   Scott Giannou   Ray Felice 1981 Porsche 911 SC 0:00:58
2011   Scott Giannou   Ray Felice 1981 Porsche 911 SC 0:01:04
2012   Andrew Comrie-Picard   Brian O'Kane 2006 Mitsubishi Evo IX 0:00:26
2013   Dan Aweida   Tina Aweida 2008 Ford Mustang FR500S 0:03:07
2014   Matthew Oldford   Brian Oldford 2004 Subaru WRX Sti 0:02:07
2015   Jean Luc Bergeron   Yvan Turcotte 1999 Subaru RS2 0:00:40
2016   Ludovic Lognay   Lauriane Lognay 2008 Subaru WRX Sti 0:00:12

List of past winners – Grand Touring DivisionEdit

Year Driver Navigator Vehicle Total Penalties
2002   Alan Ryall   Carolyn Ryall 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 0:00:00
2003   Jean-Francois Drolet   Rejean Beaulieu 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe 0:00:00
2004   Jean-Francois Drolet   Rejean Beaulieu 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe 0:00:04
2005   Brian Crockatt   Gail Walker 1987 BMW 535i 0:00:16
2006   Bruce Terris   Andy Proudfoot 1991 Subaru Legacy Turbo 0:00:06
2007   Alan Kearley   Greg Martin 2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT 0:00:18
2008   John Vandemierden   Stu Lehmann 2008 Lotus Elise 0:00:03
2009   Ferdinand Trauttmansdorf   Christoph Trauttmansdorff 1990 BMW 325i 0:00:00
2010   Alan Townsley   David Fuhrmann 2003 Acura RSX 0:00:02
2011   Justin Crant   Justin Russell 1997 VW Golf trek 0:00:00
2012   John Hume Sr.   Craig MacMullen 2011 BMW 335is 0:00:16
2013   Jon Riddell   Briar DeLange 2008 BMW 135i 0:00:14
2014   John Hume Sr.   Craig MacMullen 2013 Mini JCW GP 0:00:13
2015   Marinus Damm   Renee Damm 2012 BMW 328xiT 0:01:43
2016   Marinus Damm   Renee Damm 2001 Porsche 996 0:00:05
2017   John Hume Sr   Christina Kroner 2013 Mini JCW GP 0:00:22

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002 Targa Newfoundland Results by Rally Scoring
  2. ^ 2003 Targa Newfoundland Results by Rally Scoring
  3. ^ 2004 Targa Newfoundland Results by Rally Scoring
  4. ^ 2005 Targa Newfoundland Results by Rally Scoring
  5. ^ 2006 Targa Newfoundland Results by Rally Scoring
  6. ^ 2007 Targa Newfoundland Results by Rally Scoring
  7. ^ 2008 Targa Newfoundland Results by Rally Scoring
  8. ^ 2011 - 2013 Stage Times & Results Archived February 25, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. by Targa Newfoundland
  9. ^ 2014 Targa Newfoundland Results Archived September 27, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. by Targa Newfoundland
  10. ^ 2015 Targa Newfoundland Results by Targa Newfoundland
  11. ^ 2016 Targa Newfoundland Results by Targa Newfoundland

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