Town of Holyrood joins Targa Newfoundland 2010

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The town of Holyrood has joined the Targa Newfoundland family of communities to host the internationally recognized motorsports event.
Holyrood, a town nestled at the end of a deep bay under its equally famous mountain top cross, is welcoming Targa Newfoundland back to its roads in 2010.
Hosting one of the first stages in the early years of Targa, Holyrood will again become the first stage of this year's event.
In addition, the town will welcome the competitors and crews to breakfast before the start of the stage that begins this week long endurance classic.
The approximately eight-kilometre long competition stage will be held on Monday, Sept. 13. The stage will begin in Holyrood and travel along the Conception Bay shore. The stage will be new, and has been designed to set the tone for the first day's competition for both the Targa and Grand Touring categories.
"We appreciate that Holyrood is bringing Targa Newfoundland back to its streets, and we wish to thank the mayor and council as well as their staff for working with us to accomplish this," said Targa organizer Robert Giannou.
Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, 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 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, and end back in the capital 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: Newfoundland International Motorsports

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

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  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    Simply unbelievable I guess this never went to council?
    Lookout the sky must be falling if council did approve this sort of event in their community. I cant imagine a motorsport event getting passed in Holyrood that may bring a few people to the community!

  • Colin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    John, you should volunteer your services for the event, the mechanics could use a big tool.


    :)

  • ditto
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Colin= awesome!!!! I never comment....However, being a proud holyrood'er.. I had to comment!! loves it

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    Simply unbelievable I guess this never went to council?
    Lookout the sky must be falling if council did approve this sort of event in their community. I cant imagine a motorsport event getting passed in Holyrood that may bring a few people to the community!

  • Colin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    John, you should volunteer your services for the event, the mechanics could use a big tool.


    :)

  • ditto
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Colin= awesome!!!! I never comment....However, being a proud holyrood'er.. I had to comment!! loves it