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Description: Official 2017 Targa Newfoundland Program Your guide to the 'Sweet Sixteen' edition of the annual Newfoundland classic is here, featuring the official event schedule, maps and a comprehensive Spotters' Guide, plus a review of the Inaugural Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 04 OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER 05 OFFICE OF THE PREMIER 06 PRESIDENT S WELCOME 303 Thorburn Road Suite 2-D St. John s NL A1B 4R1 PRESIDENT Robert Giannou GENERAL MANAGER Darren Sheppard CLERK OF THE COURSE Joe Dowden TECH INSPECTOR Shawn Brinston STAGE OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Matt Dowden COURSE OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Clare Eagar ASSISTANT REGISTRAR EVENT ARCHIVIST David Noseworthy SCORER Janet Brake EMERGENCY RESPONSE COORDINATOR Zack Parrell COMMUNITY OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Robert Lymburner COMMUNITY OPERATIONS (BURIN) Joanne Brinston VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Leah Dalton CHAPLAIN Pastor Edison Wiltshire 08 TARGA BAMBINA REVIEW 12 EVENT SCHEDULE & MAPS 16 TARGA SPOTTERS GUIDE 95 Trinity Street Suite 101 Toronto ON M5A 3C7 EDITOR GRAPHIC DESIGN James Neilson CONTRIBUTOR J. Wally Nesbitt PHOTOGRAPHERS Jonathon Murphy-Lee Megan Best Ralph Sauliner 20 PAST TARGA WINNERS SALES Derek Rockel Brad Hulton Lindsey Broad PRESIDENT John Hopkins VICE PRESIDENT Greg MacPherson TREASURER David Weber SECRETARY Rob Morton PHOTOGRAPHERS Megan Best Jonathon Murphy-Lee Ralph Saulnier COPYRIGHT All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission from Inside Track Communications Inc. is strictly prohibited. 22 SAFETY GUIDE TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 3 4 I TARGANFLD.COM TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 5 WELCOME TO TARGA S SWEET 16 TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE IN 2017 ing with the communities and volunteers to ensure that we run a safe and timely event. TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND PRESIDENT ROBERT GIANNOU To that end we have again followed our annual practice of adjusting and upgrading our safety plans for each community. The new 2017 plan will be supervised and audited by a group of eight safety audit course cars staffed by trained experienced and certified crews. When combined these which results in an annual contribution of 2.5 million to the province s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and provides significant job equivalents and community benefits. Our partnership has also grown through our co-marketing arrangements with international companies such as Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Hume Media Lucas Oils Inside Track Motorsport News W elcome to the 2017 Targa Newfound- factors will ensure that we all will have a safe and fun event. The event s Board of Governors is a fantastic group. Joining me are Ms. Janet Brake of Gander NL Mr. Bill Langdon of St. John s NL Mr. John Hume of Toronto ON Mr. Bill Goodyear of Bath ON Mr. Peter Guagenti from California and Mr. Mark Williams from Maryland. Each have in their own way provided significant assistance and guidance throughout the year. They and our 12 department heads have donated so much of their personal time to help organize this fabulous event. We also have to give credit to all of the communities who host the stages and their volunteers. To run a nine-day event - which includes the two-day Motorsport School - to an exact schedule is no small achievement. In fact it is quite a remarkable one. On a broader spectrum the event will once again bring some 5-6 million of economic activity and provide some 6.5 million of advertising value for the province Canada s only monthly motorsport publication and the annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo held in Toronto ON. Targa Newfoundland has established a very significant footprint in the motorsport world of North America. It s an internationally sought-after event that provides exposure for Newfoundland and Labrador while attracting millions of potential competitors sponsors and fans. Targa Newfoundland is more than a competition it is a family. We have achieved and maintain a 55 percent competitor return rate calculated year-on-year which is actually greater if one considers those who return after an absence of two or more years. Once again Targa Newfoundland 2017 is an entirely new event and a new competition. On behalf of the Board of Governors our thanks go out to all of our competitors sponsors the host communities and their volunteers. I want to wish the best of luck to the competitors who are taking up the challenge. Enjoy the adventure land our Sweet 16 year. What an achievement Upon the completion of this year s event we will have run 700 stages in some 90 different host communities. This year the event will be different for competitors as there will be a total of 45 stages covering almost 430 km. We will be running our first multi-town multi-stage event in the communities of Carbonear Freshwater and Harbour Grace. We will also be running the longest stage in Targa history in English Harbour which will have a distance of some 41 kilometres. This mega stage coupled with the stages in Terrenceville and Grand Le Pierre will give us the highest stage-to-transit ratio in Targa Newfoundland s history with over 51.5 percent of the stages in one day. All this and 16 new stages will challenge returning and rookie competitors alike. The focus and goal of the 2017 event will be the same as that of the past years to increase the level of competition while work6 I TARGANFLD.COM TOM HOLLETT MEMORIAL TARGA BAMBINA INAUGURAL EVENT FILLS THE NEED FOR MORE TARGA With files from Targa Newfoundland erative weather 17 of the 18 race starters managed to complete the Targa Bambina competition with Marystown s Andrew Warren and George Gouvais earning the overall victory aboard their 1990 Mustang Cobra. It was an emotional victory for Warren who was competing in memory of his cousin Cortney Lake who tragically passed away recently in the St. John s region. It was a difficult day and a difficult weekend said Warren. It definitely feels good to us especially in her memory. This wasn t about the win this was special for her. The original concept behind the Targa Bambina was according to organizers to provide a more casual and compact adventure for primarily local drivers and teams. Although there was one entry from Ontario B illed as a Taste of Targa the inaugural Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina took place on the Canada Day long weekend the 18-stage three day event taking advantage of the public roads located throughout the picturesque southern portion of Newfoundland s Burin Peninsula. Racing through some occasional uncoop- 8 I TARGANFLD.COM (Left) Overall and Two-Wheel-Drive Classic division winners Andrew Warren and codriver George Gouvais in their 1990 Ford Mustang Cobra. and another from Nova Scotia the remainder of the teams were from Newfoundland & Labrador. The inaugural event was best described by Targa Newfoundland founder and president Robert Giannou who expressed that it was a tough little event that developed its own character. The calibre of the cars was really excellent and that made the races much faster than we d perceived said Giannou. The way we d set up the stages each one had a fast and a slower section. The good drivers were able to balance their times and at the end of the second day everyone was able to meet their times and we had the whole field tied for the lead. We looked at the remaining stages and tried to figure out what we could do to add some difficulty for the final day. In the end we dropped the fastest sections of each remaining stage. The Targa Newfoundland event utilizes the upper and middle portions of the Burin Peninsula while the Targa Bambina event is based around the town of Burin specifically the Heritage Caf in the southern portion of the area. There is an amazing car culture in the southern part of the peninsula it is very much a pro-motorsports area said Giannou. It is a good area to run the Bambina event and the residents were ecstatic. It allows the Targa to spread the racing wealth throughout the local communities. Being only three days it lets the competitors to have some fun there was more camaraderie than you might see at the Targa event. One minor issue that arose on the final day was the lack of volunteers needed to define the course through the various towns and villages. TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 9 S The inaugural Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina featured a field of 18 cars primarily from Newfoundland and Labrador but also from as far away as Ontario. ince its creation in 1980 as a fiber- glass truck cap manufacturer Action Car & Truck Accessories has grown to become the country s leading automotive accessory retailer with outlets located throughout the Maritimes Atlantic Canada and from coast-to-coast in the Great White North. One of the primary reasons for the growth and popularity of Action Car & Truck Accessories is their immense variety of available products. Drawing from a large and diverse assortment of suppliers featuring brand names ranging from Extang to WeatherTech Action Car & Truck Accessories can offer their customers an unrivalled selection of towing performance exterior interior and lighting products. Whether someone is searching for custom-fit floor liners or they are in the market for a custom exhaust system Action Car & Truck Accessories can help. If your customizing requirements lean more towards wheels tires fender flares or running boards the knowledgeable staff at each retail location can provide an appropriate and affordable solution. Action Car & Truck Accessories does not limit their shopping to just their 36 retail locations but also offer 24 7 online shopping as well. Action Car & Truck Accessories make it their job to take the guesswork and intimidation out of buying the right accessories for whatever vehicle you re driving. To find the nearest Action Car and Truck Accessories location to you to check out their vast inventory of products or to sign up for their newsletter please visit We d forgotten about the holiday Monday. Apparently some of the volunteers celebrated pretty hard the night before slept in said a joking Giannou. The one thing that came out of the Targa Bambina was that it developed a character much different that its parent. The event evolved into a short well balanced and very tough little event capable of providing every bit of a challenge of the Targa but in a very different way. Targa Newfoundland is known as the Ironman of Motorsports the Bambina is the ultimate Targa sprint and certainly provides a taste of Targa. The Sportsmanship Award for the non-competitive Fast Tour division was presented to Nova Scotia s Nancy Levo and John Robinson. OFFICIAL RESULTS TWO-WHEEL-DRIVE CLASSIC 1. Andrew Warren George Gouvais (1990 Ford Mustang Cobra) 2. Mike Mercer Corey Prosser (1992 Mazda Miata) 3. Lee Hayward Mike Hayward (1993 Honda Civic Hatchback). ALL-WHEEL DRIVE CLASSIC 1. Dave Robinson Tobias Bourdeau (1990 Toyota Celica). TWO-WHEEL-DRIVE MODERN 1. Justin Soo Mitchell Ryall (2007 Chevrolet Corvette) 2. Danny Aylward Jeff Gorich (2015 Chevrolet Camaro) 3. Dan Joannis Brad Warren (2006 Volkswagen Jetta). ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE MODERN 1. Josh Collins Matt Collins (2002 Subaru WRX) 2. Len Pike Clark Hancock (2012 Subaru Sti) 3. Gordon Maxwell Wayne Lorenzen (2012 Mitsubishi EVO). 10 I TARGANFLD.COM S C H E D U L E & M A P S LEG 1 12 I TARGANFLD.COM PROLOGUE LEG 2 TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 13 S C H E D U L E & M A P S LEG 5 LEG 3 14 I TARGANFLD.COM LEG 4 TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 15 SPOTTERS GUIDE FIND OUT WHO IS COMPETING THIS YEAR T he 2017 Targa Newfoundland field is comprised of four distinct classes consisting of the TARGA and GRAND TOURING divisions and the FAST and QUICK Tours. The entry list is 32 teams strong including 64 drivers and co-drivers from across Canada the US and from as far away as Turks & Caicos Poland and Switzerland making the sweet sixteen edition of Targa Newfoundland one of the most diverse in the event s history. And the cars in which competitors will tackle this year s prologue and individual legs are just as diverse. Targa Newfoundland spectators will get to see classic Austin Healeys Datsuns Mustangs Corvetts and Saabs battle contemporary machinery from Audi BMW Ford Lotus Mazda Mini Mitsubishi Porsche Subaru and Volkswagen. With the mix of exotic machinery from around the world and stunning scenery the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer the 2017 edition of the Targa Newfoundland is a sightseer s dream come true. Driver Jack rogers co-Driver c.J. strupp class targa car 1965 ForD Mustang teaM Jack rogers racing Driver Michael Wilson co-Driver John stanescu class targa car 1990 ForD Mustang FoxboDy 16 I TARGANFLD.COM Driver bryan bursey co-Driver Martin caDieux class targa car 1991 MazDa Miata teaM unDerbite racing Driver billy anDerson co-Driver Max cline abrahaMs class targa car 2002 Mini cooper s teaM rDF racing Driver John huMe Jr. co-Driver Justin crant class targa car 2004 bMW M3 teaM huMe MeDia inc. Driver harolD vanDerschee co-Driver Denise vanDerschee class targa car 2006 corvette z06 teaM baD Dog racing Driver Jon riDDell co-Driver briar De lange class targa car 2002 bMW M3 teaM huMe MeDia inc. Driver kirk Jones co-Driver corey prosser class targa car 2016 volksWagen golF r teaM golF r Driver Mike huMphreys co-Driver rahiM kahn class targa car 2004 porsche gt3 rs teaM squiDMarks racing Driver stan hartling co-Driver anDy prouDFoot class targa car 2006 lotus exige teaM t&c racing club Driver Mark rittenhouse co-Driver Mark laitenberger class targa car 2008 Mitsubishi evo teaM DbM racing Driver scott knott co-Driver Mark knott class targa car 2005 lotus elise teaM t&c racing club Driver Michael MaJeWski co-Driver Wayne lorenzen class targa car 2002 subaru Wrx Wagon teaM t&c racing club Driver richarD clark co-Driver anDreW prill class targa car 2003 subaru iMpreza Driver siMon toMlinson co-Driver steWart Wigg class targa car 2004 volksWagen golF r32 teaM nothing silly racing Driver shaWn buchanan co-Driver anDy curneW class targa car 2015 subaru Wrx sti Driver anDreW nullMeyer co-Driver braDley nullMeyer class targa car 2004 subaru Wrx sti teaM banDit racing TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 17 Driver WilliaM george greig co-Driver laura greig class granD touring car 2017 ForD Focus rs teaM tropical rally coMMittee Driver ruth thorogooD co-Driver anDreW thorogooD class granD touring car 2006 Mini gp teaM huMe MeDia inc. Driver paul Dennis co-Driver Mark Dennis class granD touring car 2017 subaru brz teaM Dennis autoMotive racing teaM Driver Joel Watts co-Driver Michelle Mathias class granD touring car 2015 subaru iMpreza lp400 Driver glen Mccann co-Driver Michael Mccann class granD touring car 1974 Datsun 260z teaM Mpg Datsun z racing Driver John huMe sr. co-Driver christina kroner class granD touring car 2013 Mini gp teaM huMe MeDia inc. Driver caM brensinger co-Driver barry brensinger class granD touring car 2017 ForD Mustang shelby gt 350 teaM pony up Driver ryan crozier co-Driver carrie Mackay class granD touring car 2016 ForD Mustang shelby gt 350 Driver craig MacMullen co-Driver DaviD Jenkins class granD touring car 2013 Mini countryMan teaM huMe MeDia inc. Driver carson scheller co-Driver lance lyon class granD touring car 2003 auDi a6 Driver norMan caMpbell co-Driver Mary caMpbell class Fasttour car 1963 austin healey teaM teaM caMpbell Driver eDison Wiltshire co-Driver Marg-o Wiltshire class Fasttour car 2007 saab 9-3 sport coMbi teaM ezra chaplaincy Driver Justin ronayne co-Driver JorDan DooDy class Fasttour car 2004 subaru Wrx Driver ron bartleet co-Driver Duncan Fregren class Fasttour car 2000 bMW 323 teaM huMe MeDia inc. Driver lee hayWarD co-Driver rex hayWarD class quick tour car 1993 honDa civic hatchback 18 I TARGANFLD.COM TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 19 PAST TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND WINNERS MODERN 2016) No. 103 Billy Anderson Max Cline Abrahams (2002 MINI Cooper S) 2015) No. 103 Billy Anderson Max Cline Abrahams (2002 MINI Cooper S) 2014) No. 715 Matthew Oldford Brian Oldford (2004 Subaru WRX STi) 2013) No. 17 Dan Aweida Tina Aweida (2008 Ford Mustang FR500S) 2012) No. 710 Paul Dyer Justin Crant (2006 Mitsubishi Evo 7) 2011) No. 715 Matthew Oldford Brian Oldford (2004 Subaru WRX STi) 2010) No. 715 Matthew Oldford Brian Oldford (2004 Subaru WRX STi) 2009) No. 975 Steve Millen Mike Monticello (2009 Nissan GT R) 2008) No. 904 Andrew Comrie Picard Jen Horsey (2008 Mits. Lancer Evo GSR) 2007) No. 110 John Paynter Clarke Paynter (2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi) 2006) No. 917 Keith Townsend Jen Horsey (2005 Subaru WRX STi) 2005) No. 603 Ernie Jakubowski Bill Comat (1981 Porsche 911 SC) 2004) No. 706 Roy Hopkins Adrienne Hughes (1989 BMW M3) 2003) No. 706 Roy Hopkins Adrienne Hughes (1988 BMW M3) 2002) No. 902 Bill Arnold Tamara Hull (1999 BMW M Coupe) OPEN 2016) No. 11 Ludovic Lognay Lauriane Lognay (2010 Subaru WRX STi) 2015) No. 11 Jean Luc Bergeron Vincent Trudel (1999 Subaru Impreza 22B) 2014) No. 557 Mike Davenport Brad Benson (2015 Subaru STi) 2013) No. 555 Mike Davenport Brad Bensen (2002 Subaru WRX Wagon) 2012) No. 805 Andrew Comrie Picard Brian O Kane (2006 Mitsubishi Evo 7) 2011) No. 125 Rob Pacione Brian Maxwell (2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8) 2010) No. 807 Jim Kenzie Brian Bourbonniere (2009 MINI JCW Cooper S) 2009) No. 105 Frank Sprongl Rod Hendricksen (1983 Audi Quattro A2) 2008) No. 105 Frank Sprongl Rod Hendricksen (1983 Audi Quattro A2) 2007) No. 110 John Paynier Clarke Paynier (2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi) 2006) No. 107 Jim Kenzie Brian Bourbonniere (2004 MINI JCW Cooper S) 2005) No. 105 Jim Kenzie Brian Bourbonniere (2004 MINI JCW Cooper S) 2004) No. P356 Jerry Churchill Jim Roxbury (1963 Chevrolet Impala) 2003) No. P001 Tom Hayes Andy Vann (1954 Studebaker Commander) CLASSIC 2016) No. 815 Richard Atkinson Jonathan Cole (1995 Acura Integra) 2015) No. 202 Mike Mercer Corey Prosser (1992 Mazda Miata) 2014) No. 369 Jack Rogers CJ Strupp (1965 Ford Mustang) 2013) No. 54 Ben Gill Dave Didcock (1978 Ford Escort 1800 RS) 2012) No. 182 Scott Giannou Ray Felice (1981 Porsche 911 SC) 2011) No. 182 Scott Giannou Ray Felice (1981 Porsche 911 SC) 2010) No. 406 Scott Giannou Ray Felice (1981 Porsche 911 SC) 2009) No. 411 Roy Hopkins Adrienne Huges (1969 BMW 2002) 2008) No. 411 Roy Hopkins Adrienne Hughes (1969 BMW 2002) 2007) No. 411 Roy Hopkins Adrienne Hughes (1969 BMW 2002) 2006) No. 604 Glen Clarke Evan Gamblin (1979 Porsche 911) 2005) No. 504 Bill Arnold Alan Ryall (1972 BMW Bavaria) 2004) No. 504 Bill Arnold Tamara Hull (1972 BMW Bavaria) 2003) No. 504 Bill Arnold Peter Guagenti (1972 BMW Bavaria) 2002) No. 404 Len Cattlin Gayle Cattlin (1965 Ford Mustang) GRAND TOURING 2016) No. 1009 Marinus Damm Renee Damm (2001 Porsche Carrera 4) 2015) No. 1009 Marinus Damm Renee Damm (2012 BMW 328 Xit Wagon) 2014) No. 1333 John Hume Sr. Craig MacMullen (2013 MINI GP) 2013) No. 1135 Jon Riddell Brian de Lange (2008 BMW 135i) 2012) No. 1888 John Hume Sr. Craig MacMullen (2011 BMW 335is) 2011) No. 1027 Justin Crant Justin Russell (1997 Volkswagen Golf Trek) 2010) No. 1032 Justin Crant Justin Russell (1997 Volkswagen Golf Trek) 2009) No. 1035 Ferdinand Christopher Trauttmansdorff (1990 BMW 325i) 2008) No. 1005 John Vandemierden Stu Lehmann (2008 Lotus Elise) 2007) No. 1006 Michael Martin Cathy Martin (2003 Porsche 911) GRAND TOURING (UNEQUIPPED) 2015) No. 1799 Carson Scheller Lauren Scheller (2003 Audi A6) 2014) No. 1709 Rev. David Burrows Jason Fancey (2014 Scion Tc) 2013) No. 1002 Terry DaSilva Graham Austin (1980 MGB) 2012) No. 1709 Rev. David Burrows Jason Fancey (2012 Scion FR S) 2010) No. 1017 Alan Townsley David Fuhrmann (2003 Acura RSX) 2009) No. 1025 Alan Kearley Greg Martin (2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT) 2008) No. 1025 Alan Kearley Greg Martin (2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT) 2007) No. 1025 Alan Kearley Greg Martin (2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT) 20 I TARGANFLD.COM TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND I 21 SPECTATOR SAFETY FOLLOW THIS GUIDE TO ENSURE A SAFE TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND S tand at least 15 metres from roads. Do areas where a spectator can view the stage. Spectators are not allowed to move beyond the yellow tape. RECOMMENDED SPECTATOR AREA Do not stand in prohibited zones as you will risk removal and or prosecution by authorities. Some communities set up Designated Spectator Areas. Safety Marshals patrol the entire stage. They are wearing easily visible vests bearing the words SAFETY MARSHAL on the back. They have the right to direct people away from prohibited zones. Police are also on hand to assist these officials if spectators fail to obey instructions. CLOSING ROADS Closure schedules will be published in the Public Notices section of the daily newspapers announced on radio and sent as household flyers to homes along the stage route. THREE HOURS BEFORE ROAD CLOSE TIME THE STAGE SET-UP VEHICLES will arrive to help prepare the stage. These vehicles are equipped with flashing yellow lights. Marshals will start taping private areas approximately 90 minutes before the start of the stage. Roads will be limited to local traffic. AT ROAD CLOSE TIME roads will be closed to public traffic and intersections and access roads blocked. Five minutes before the road is closed there will be a long siren blast to indicate that the road is about to be closed to local traffic. Once the road is closed the ROAD CLOSE VEHICLE featuring SIRENS and FLASHING RED AND BLUE LIGHTS will perform a stage safety audit. TEN MINUTES AFTER ROAD CLOSE TIME the Course Check Vehicle will traverse the stage performing another safety audit. Maximum 15 minutes after RCV CSV will enter to perform the final safety check of the course. After this the first competitor will enter signifying the start of the stage. After road closure do not move onto or across the road. For approximately one hour competing cars will pass by every 30 seconds. not view the event close to roads. Stay away from the roads and behind any yellow taped areas. BE AWARE OF RED TAPE AND STAY AWAY Never spectate on any ground below road level at any stage. Never stand directly in the path of oncoming competitors. Even if the stage turns or changes direction these areas are used for run off if a competitor misses the turn. BE AWARE OF RED TAPE AND STAY AWAY Always try and keep a solid object or natural barriers (ditches rock outcrops trees poles and houses) between you and the oncoming cars. Avoid sitting down. You may need to move quickly. If possible vehicles parked in driveways should be parked at least 15 metres (45 feet) from the edge of the active roadway. Other spectators may not have chosen a safe vantage point. Be proactive tell them of the hazards and recommend safe viewing points. ROAD CLOSURE TAPE Red Tape indicates a forbidden area. NO SPECTATING IS ALLOWED NEAR THE RED TAPE. NEVER STAND NEAR RED TAPE OR RED TAPED AREAS. Yellow tape indicates 22 I TARGANFLD.COM BE A SMART SPECTATOR 1) Stand at least 15 metres from the road 2) Choose the high ground 3) Never stand on the outside of a turn 4) Never stand behind red tape 5) Always stand do not sit to watch 6) Counsel others THINK SAFETY