Carbonear joins Targa Newfoundland 2010

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Known as the "Hub of the Bay," one of the oldest and most historic towns in Newfoundland will join the Targa family of communities.
Carbonear has agreed to work with Targa Newfoundland to create and run a competitive stage in the town during the annual September motorsport classic.
According to a news release, the approximately seven-kilometre Targa stage will run through the heart of Carbonear and become one of the critical final stages of the 2010 event.
Carbonear Town Council recently approved a motion to host Targa.
The new stage to be held on Friday, Sept. 17 and has been designed to be a very challenging "town" stage which will set the standard of competition for the balance of the final day of the event. The stage will be new to all the competitors and will be a real thrill for the fans.
In previous years, the results of the stages held on the final day of competition strongly influence the outcome of the event for both the Targa and Grand Touring categories.
Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Ltd., Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world.
The ninth annual Targa Newfoundland will start in St. John's Saturday, Sept. 11 and end back in St. John's Saturday, Sept. 18. The competition will cover more than 2,000 kilometres of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including up to 450 kilometres of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.
Competitors have come from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Holland, Germany, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and the U.K. for the first editions of Targa Newfoundland and international interest continues to build with competitors registering daily.

Organizations: Carbonear Town Council, Newfoundland International Motorsports

Geographic location: Targa, Carbonear, Newfoundland St. John's U.S. Australia New Zealand Ireland Holland Germany Bahamas Turks & Caicos U.K.

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  • kris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Well Carbonear better get some repairs made to the roads before September or those little race cars will fall into some of the craters known as pot holes and the race will be over before it starts. There better be a huge pit crew with them to replace tires and mufflers.

  • kris
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Well Carbonear better get some repairs made to the roads before September or those little race cars will fall into some of the craters known as pot holes and the race will be over before it starts. There better be a huge pit crew with them to replace tires and mufflers.