The 16th annual Targa Newfoundland concludes in exciting fashion
ST. JOHN’S (September 17, 2017) – Friday was the conclusion of the five days of competition for the annual tarmac rally. It was an action-filled day with lead changes on the last stages in Brigus deciding winners of classes and divisions.
In Grand Touring division, first place went to the Hume Team Media Inc. team of John Hume Sr. and Christina Kroner of Ontario, in their 2013 MINI G.P., second place to teammates Craig MacMullen of Nova Scotia and David Jenkins of Ontario, in their 2013 MINI Countryman, and third place to brothers Paul and Mark Dennis of Ontario, in their 2017 Subaru BRZ.
In Targa Classic division, first place went to Jack Rogers and C.J. Strupp of Indiana, in their 1965 Ford Mustang, second place to Bryan Bursey of Texas and Martin Cadieux of Quebec, in their 1991 Mazda Miata, and third place to Michael Wilson of New York and John Stanescu of New Jersey, in their 1990 Ford Mustang.
In Targa Modern division, first place went to another Hume Media Inc. entry, John Hume Jr. of Ontario and Justin Crant of Newfoundland and Labrador, in their 2004 BMW M3, second place to Mike Humphreys and Rahim Kahn of Switzerland, in their 2004 Porsche GT3 RS, and third place to the remaining Hume Media Inc. entry of Jon Riddell and Briar de Lange of Ontario, in their 2002 BMW M3.
And in Targa Open division, first place went to Josh Collins and Matt Collins of Newfoundland and Labrador, in their 1995 Acura Integra, second place to Mark Rittenhouse of Ontario and Mark Laitenberger of New York, in their 2008 Mitsubishi Evo, and third place to Richard Clark and Andrew Prill of the United Kingdom, in their 2003 Subaru Impreza.
Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2017 competition will start in St. John’s on September 10th and concludes back in the capital on September 15th. The annual rally will cover more than 1,500 kilometres of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 430 kilometres of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.
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