We are pleased to announce two new Targa Prologue Stages!
Picture credit: Town of Bay Bulls
For the upcoming 2019 Targa Newfoundland, we have moved our Prologue stages to the famous southern shore of the province. The communities of Bay Bulls and Witless Bay have agreed to host Prologue day for Targa Newfoundland. The whole Prologue day will start in these two communities beginning with the early morning drivers meeting held in Bay Bulls before we run the two stages in that community. Lunch will be held there as well, and then we will be off to Witless Bay for the Prologue stages followed with a car show for Targa local fans. This will be a significant refresh after spending the first 18 years of Targa Newfoundland in the community of Flatrock and surrounding communities who hosted prologue stages.
These two communities have a fascinating history and are the home away from home for those of Irish extract. They are the first communities to be known in Newfoundland as the Irish Loop. Both communities are actively focused on tourism in the area with two whale watching vessel operations operating out of Bay Bulls alone. Bay Bulls is also host to the second sea base for the servicing of our offshore oil industry. Witless Bay, of course, is home to the largest Puffin colony in the North Atlantic which of course will have a special meaning to Targa competitors.