ST. JOHN’S (September 10, 2016) – The 15th Annual Targa Newfoundland Registration and Tech Day kicked off Saturday with fifty-four registered teams from all over North America. The event was held at Canadian Forces Station (CFS) St. John’s. Following registration, vehicles lined up for technical inspection before going on display for the first of two car shows held at the CFS St. John’s. The car show brought in hundreds of spectators from all over St. John’s and surrounding areas.
Sunday’s Official Start will be held at CFS St. John’s, with Targa President Robert Giannou and CFS St. John’s Commanding Officer Gerald V. Parsons officiating the event. In Targa tradition, each vehicle in the start line will be draped with a Canadian flag over the hood and sent on its way to the first Prologue stage.
Prologue stages, which are non-timed practice stages, will commence in Flatrock at noon Sunday, followed by the first ever stages in the town of Bauline at 3pm. The second car show will then be held back at CFS St. John’s from 5-9pm. Proceeds from the two car shows in St. John’s will go to “Soldier On”, an organization by the Armed Forces that assists mental illness and physically injured soldiers and veterans.
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 conclude back in the capital on September 16th. The rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of challenging roads in the central and eastern portions of Newfoundland. It includes over 440 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.
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