Targa Newfoundland teams up with MADD Clarenville for 15th Annual Tarmac Rally

ST.JOHN’S (September 2, 2016) – Targa Newfoundland and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Clarenville chapter have joined forces in this year’s annual tarmac rally.

Targa Newfoundland will be holding car shows from 7:30pm to 9:00pm every evening from September 12th – 15th at the Eastlink Events Centre in Clarenville.  Proceeds from the gate will go to MADD’s local chapter to help raise public awareness regarding the dangers of impaired driving.

“We are delighted to partner with Targa as they pay so much detailed attention to safety of the public and their competitors,” explained Adam Wiseman, Clarenville MADD chapter representative.  “They start with a mandatory breathalyser test for all the participating crews every morning of the event and ensure no alcohol is consumed during the day’s activities.”  Adam concluded by saying, “we really want the public to come out to the Centre to see the show, meet the crews and support our efforts to make our roads safer.”

President of Targa Newfoundland, Robert Giannou, echoed Adam’s positive comments regarding the partnership between the two organizations.  “We are so pleased to partner with MADD and assist them to raise funds that can be directed to educating the public about the dangers of impaired driving.  We hope the residents of Clarenville will support their local MADD chapter and come out to the car shows each night Targa is in Clarenville.”

MADD Canada is a volunteer lead charitable organization that strives to raise awareness of the insufferable act of driving while impaired.  Volunteers for these events will include not only mothers, but fathers, friends, business professionals, concerned citizens and experts in the anti-impaired driving field.  Funds raised will help MADD Clarenville’s initiatives in heightening awareness through community campaigns and services, as well as programs to educate the public in an effort to save lives and prevent future injuries.

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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