Team: Newfoundland MotorHead Racing

Driver: Rob Thompson 

Co-driver: Justin Ronayne 

Car: 2020 Lachute Performance LP400S (full street/track-built Subaru WRX STI) 

Country: Canada  

Team Newfoundland MotorHead Racing excited to race on home soil

Targa Newfoundland has been on Rob Thompson’s bucket list for years. Both of his parents were Targa volunteers in the early years and have race memorabilia in their house in Point Leamington, Newfoundland. He’s long had the desire to race in Targa but work and family commitments kept him from doing that. Not anymore. 

“I’ve always wanted to do Targa. It will be so cool to race through the streets of my hometown at speed,” said Rob, who now lives in St. John’s.  

Co-driver Justin Ronayne, who also lives in St. John’s, has plenty of previous Targa experience as both a driver and co-driver. His racing resume includes autocross, Legends racing and go-karting.   

“The things I like most about Targa Newfoundland are the people, the adventure and of course the cars,” said Justin.  

The pair will be racing a street legal, track-prepped 2020 Subaru WRX STI from Lachute Performance with forged pistons and rods along with upgraded turbo, exhaust, and suspension.  

Rob is the part owner of the project management firm North Star Associates, which is sponsoring his team. Rob also owns TNT Performance, which provides performance tuning for snowmobiles and watercraft. His company is also sponsoring this Targa effort.  

Team Newfoundland MotorHead Racing