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Targa Newfoundland 2019

Targa Newfoundland 2019 scheduled for September 12th through the 21st. The event will begin in St. John’s and continue in other locations throughout the island.

Our two-day Motorsports School is scheduled for September 12th and 13th in Flatrock, which is about 15 minutes outside of St. John’s. We also have our Awards Gala on September 21st.

Targa Newfoundland is the first and only tarmac rally of its kind to be held in North America! With 2019 being our 18th annual event, every aspect of our high-end automotive adventure keeps getting better! As motorsports enthusiasts, we know that limits were made to push and the cars were designed to be driven. It’s about the drive!

We offer a 1,600-kilometre course with scenery and competition we know you won’t find anywhere else!

Enjoy the scenic paved roads of Newfoundland and the many wonders of its natural beauty. Our competitors only complaint may be that their speed is so fast and focus so good, they have little time to enjoy the smell of the salt water or the up close and personal views of the Atlantic Ocean on the shoreline.

Competitive sections are held on roads closed to the general public and comprise approximately 30% of the total course.

Our volunteers are some of the best in the world when it comes to this type of motorsports event.  In creating a world-class event, we have built a first-class team of people who really want to help you do your best and enjoy your time with us.

There are three distinct divisions to participate in:

Targa Tour Division is not a competition; it is a division within Targa that is designed to let enthusiasts tour the same closed roads as competitive division. Participants drive cars the way they were meant to be driven within the prescribed limits of the event.

Daily Targa Tour is a part of Targa Tour but does not require you to be involved in the event for the full week. A minimum of one day or a maximum of three days will get you to experience what it is like to participate in Targa without having to be here for the full event.

Grand Touring Division is a time-speed-distance style competition for vehicles not prepped for racing. This division permits integrated distance, time and speed computing aids.

The Grand Touring Division will be second unless posted otherwise. Teams will generally be assigned start times in the order of increasing cumulative penalty time.

The team with the lowest penalty will start first in the Division; the team with the most significant penalties will start last.

What is Grand Touring exactly?  Read about it in-depth by GT champion John Hume Sr. here -> Grand Touring DST How to manual

Targa Division includes Classic, Modern, and Open classes.  These vehicles are fully prepared with roll cages, safety equipment, and upgraded engines and suspensions.  This is the highest level of competition in Targa.

Targa Division will start last, with competitor vehicle start positions are set on the general principle of the slowest car first, fastest car last