@targanl • Torbay, NL (Sept. 13, 2015) – A wet, humid start to the grueling 1,600 kilometers of competition that is the Targa Newfoundland finished under sunny skies and positive results.
The communities of Flatrock and Torbay hosted the Prologue stages to over 40 competitors from all over the world. All competitors who attempted the stages completed them without incident.
After a morning of safety meetings with competitors, volunteers and management in attendance, to prepare all for the week ahead, the competitors were then taken to the Kinsman Centre in Torbay for the Official Start. A light drizzle greeted the competitors, but quickly dissipated for the four practice stages of the day.
Returning Open division champions Mike Davenport and Brad Benson of Ontario are certainly ones to watch in this year’s event. Their 2015 Subaru STi is suited for the conditions the Targa will once again throw at them plus their veteran status will give them an edge on the stages.
The returning winners of Classic division, Jack Rogers and C.J. Strupp of Indiana, U.S.A. in their 1965 Ford Mustang are once again top contenders for that crown. However, the Mark McDonald and James Bergeron of Ontario in their very unique 1967 Ford CAV GT-40 will be pushing the returning champs for tops spot.
Modern division is wide open with several new teams entered. This will be an intense competition with all eyeing for the top spots, including a couple of local entries.
The first day of true competition starts tomorrow as the competitors head out towards Clarenville. The town will once again host Targa for four nights as different parts of the eastern and central region are visited. The communities of Burgoyne’s Cove, Colliers, Conception Harbour, Harcourt, Marysvale and others will see the unique and exotic vehicles on their roads.
Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2015 competition will start in Torbay on September 13 and concludes back in St. John’s on September 18. The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including more than 400 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.
Contact: Targa Newfoundland: Darren Sheppard email@example.com 1-877-332-2413
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From: Darren Sheppard/ General Manager
Join us for Targa Newfoundland, September 13th to 18th, 2015
And at our annual Competitor School September 10th & 11th, 2015
Enjoy Targa: Watch from a Safe and Secure Place
Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited
303 Thorburn Road, Suite 2-D, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador,
Canada. A1B 4R1
Tel: 709-722-2413 Tel: 877-332-2413 Fax: 709-753-7646
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