Targa Newfoundland announces major sponsorship from Lucas Oil Products

ST. JOHN’S (January 26, 2016) – For the 8th year in a row, Lucas Oil Products Inc. will be one of the major sponsors of Targa Newfoundland. This sponsorship will make Lucas Oil Products Inc. the official motor oil of the 15th anniversary international tarmac rally.

Lucas Oil will have products on hand for competitors to use and for fans to purchase.  A representative will be on site throughout the week to answer questions regarding the benefits of using Lucas Oil Products for motorsports and personal usage.

“The Lucas Oil sponsorship has been extremely rewarding for Targa over the past 7 years”, states Robert Giannou, President and co-founder of Targa Newfoundland.  “Having an international motorsports player like Lucas Oil attached to Targa ensures that the motorsports world sees the event as an international attraction and a must for many motorsports enthusiast.”

Giannou continued by providing details on the newly created Lucas Oil Challenge, where competitors of Targa who sign up to use only Lucas Oil products in their vehicles, could win a free entry into the 2017 Targa.

“We felt a thank-you to Lucas Oil was necessary after so many years of sponsoring the event, hence the creation of the Lucas Oil Challenge.  A free entry to the winner of the Challenge for 2017 is certainly a good way to celebrate Lucas Oil’s history with Targa and provides major incentive for competitors to use Lucas Oil Products for the event.”

“Lucas Oil Products Inc. is thrilled to be a major sponsor of this truly unique motorsports event,” stated Tom Bogner, Director of Motorsports Administration for Lucas Oil Products Inc.  “Being one of only three such Targa’s in the world, the Targa Newfoundland provides us with major advertising in Canada and one of the best testing grounds for our products.  Lucas Oil Products has been a huge part of the previous seven Targa’s and we are extremely proud to be a part of the 15th Anniversary event.”

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world.  The 2016 competition will start in St. John’s on September 12th and concludes back in the capital on September 17th.  The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 440 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

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Contact:

Media:                Robert Giannou  1-877-332-2413        rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com

 

Competitors:      Darren Sheppard 1-877-332-2413       registrar@targanewfoundland.com

 

Websites:        http://targanfld.com/www.facebook.com/targanlwww.twitter.com/targanl

Early Bird discount ends January 31st

Head’s up! The discount ends in less then a couple of weeks. After that, we’re into the Regular entry fees until the end of April, when another increase in the fees occur. So, best time to enter is in the next week or two!

Also, those paying in U.S. funds would save approximately 30% if not more due to the exchange rate! Americans who want to make the trip up will also save on travel expenses, hotels and other logistical spending.

Currently over 40 teams have signed up for the 15th Anniversary Targa (not all images of vehicles have been sent in yet). Sign up soon because hotel space is limited, the more entries means less time Tech can deal with any issues that arise with your vehicle, and other logistical issues could be compounded by the large number of entrants!

Subaru Canada Announces Targa Support Program for 2016

Subaru Canada, a long-time participant and supporter of the Targa Newfoundland international rally ever since its inception in 2002, recently announced the return of a broad ranging incentive and support program for Subaru competitors, their immediate families, and for Targa event staff.

The Subaru Canada program, implemented in recognition of the fact that Subaru products have competed in every Targa Newfoundland, sets out various incentives and awards for Subaru participants.  Participants and/or any immediate family member (mother, father, spouse, son or daughter) who purchase or lease a new Subaru from January 1 – December 31, 2016 will be eligible for a C$750.00 rebate.  This rebate is also being made available to the Targa event staff.

Participants who use any model of Subaru for entry into any of the 4 main categories within Targa Newfoundland (Open, Modern, Classic, and Grand Touring) will receive a C$500.00 Entrant Award which goes towards their entry fee.  Performance awards are also included in the program.  These would apply towards Subaru entrants in any of the 4 competition categories: Open, Modern, Classic and Grand Touring.  A Subaru that achieves first place in any of the categories will receive a cash award of C$2,000.00, second place C$1,500.00 and third place C$1,000.00.

Brian Hyland, Director, After Sales – Parts Operations, states that “Subaru Canada has been a long time supporter of Targa Newfoundland and is very excited to be able to make this offer available once again to those Subaru participants in the 15th Anniversary 2016 Targa.  Subaru’s finished 1-2 in Open last year and are hoping for the same type of results in 2016.  We wish all participants good luck and safe driving in the coming event.”

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world.  The 2016 competition will start in St. John’s on September 12th and concludes back in the capital on September 17th.  The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 440 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

 

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Car Guys – Father and son tackle Targa Newfoundland together

Hemisphere Magazine is the official magazine of United Airlines. You know, that magazine that’s in the seat in front of you? Yeah, that one! So, if you fly on United anywhere in the world today, the magazine with the article below is in it! You can read about Targa and author’s Eric Benson’s and his father’s adventure here at last year’s Targa while flying over Brazil, Russia, or the Pacific! Pretty cool!

The online version of the article is here. Take a few minutes to have a read about a first-hand account of what it is like to participate in this “Ironman of Motorsports”! Very cool!