2010 Targa Newfoundland steps off with first leg to Gander

Published on September 14, 2010
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The weatherman might not have given them the best day on which to start, but 58 cars set out from St. John’s Monday morning as the 2010 Targa Newfoundland kicked off its first full day of competition.

The majority of cars made it through the day’s course, but five teams did not finish. Among them were Don Shelton and Jeff Porasik in their 1953 Studebaker Commander and Tim Gorham and Bruce Jackson’s Datsun 204Z. Both vehicles are out of the competition after damages incurred in the first leg.

In the open, modern and classic classes, eight cars made it through the day without being penalized, including defending champs Roy Hopkins and Adrienne Hughes, who abandoned their BMW this year in favour of a Dodge Dart.

Canadian Forces veterans Master Corporal Jody Mitic and Corporal Andrew Knisley drove, competing in the modern division in aid of the Soldier On campaign, incurred 35 seconds in penalty and sit in 12th place in the class.

Trailer Park Boys stars and Targa rookies Rob Wells and J.P. Tremblay clocked over seven minutes in penalties in their Porsche Cayman S.

Leg 1 included eight stages between St. John’s and Gander, taking drivers through communities such as Colliers, Southern Harbour and Port Blandford.

Today’s Leg 2 has the drivers navigating through the Exploits Valley region. The leg  includes a new Targa stage in Pleasantview and Point Leamington.

 

Targa Scores and Standings

Following Leg 1, Monday (St. .John’s to Gander)

Open division

Pos    Car No.    Driver/Co-driver    Vehicle    Overall score

1    3    Hopkins/Hughes    Dodge Dart Demon    0:00:00

2    807    Kenzie/Bourbonniere    Mini Cooper S JCW    0:00:02

3    8    Wong/Sie    BMW M3    0:00:09

4    2    Corrigan/Keenan    Ford Escort MK1 S2000    0:1:16

-    5    Crewe/Hayward    Volkwagen GTI    DNF

-    733    Adam/Louli    Subaru WRX    DNF

-    810    Sawyer/Whyte    Mini Cooper    DNF

Modern division

Pos    Car No.    Driver/Co-driver    Vehicle    Overall score

1    609    Comrie-Picard/O’Kane    Toyota Supra    0:00:00

1    707    Wain/Piper    Porsche GT2    0:00:00

1    715    Oldford/Oldford    Subaru WRX Sti    0:00:00

1    777    Rodrigues/Laitenberger    Porsche 996 TT    0:00:00

1    803    Mepham/Solecki    Mini Cooper S JCW    0:00:00

6    717    Davenport/Monette    Subaru WRX    0:00:03

7    618    Walter/Trauttmansdorf    Nissan 240SX    0:00:06

8    888    Hartling/Beswick    Lotus Exige S    0:00:21

9    603    Hill/Kostick    KIA Forrte Koup    0:00:29

10    603    Karlin/McIntyre    BMW M3    0:00:31

11    716    Vollan/Filan    Porsche Turbo    0:00:34

12    817    Mitic/Knisley    Acura TL SH-AWD    0:00:35

13    709    Howard/Dyer    Subaru WRX    0:00:39

14    506    Holland/Caratti    Porsche 944 Turbo S    0:00:50

15    727    Jarvis/Sleigh    Mini Cooper    0:00:50

16    519    Shotton/Pye    Dodge Omni GLH turbo    0:01:21

17    809    McGeehan/Covington    Chevrolet Cobalt SS    0:01:29

18    515    Melendy/Lorenzen    Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28    0:0:1:30

19    511    Turner/Deagle    Ford Mustang GT    0:02:34

20    503    Bucknam/Vail    Porsche 911 Carrera    0:03:24

21    720    Jones/Weld    Honda Civic    0:03:31

22    897    Collingwood/Collingwood    Porsche GT3RS    0:05:31

Grand Touring

Pos    Car No.    Driver/Co-driver    Vehicle    Overall score   

1    1006    Taylor/Craig    Chevrolet Corvette Z06    0:00:00

1    1010    Butler/Quest    Porsche Boxter/Spyder    0:00:00

1    1017    Townsley/Fuhrmann    Acura RSX    0:00:00

1    1019    Layton Ruff    Mazda Miata MX-5    0:00:00

1    1025    Hume/MacMullen    BMW 335is    0:00:00

1    1027    Stover/Ricci    Acura RDX    0:00:00

1    1030    Stacey/Kinlyside    Subarua WRX    0:00:00

1    1032    Crant/Russell    Volkswagen Golf Trek    0:00:00

1    1038    Hume/Bartleet    Mini Cooper    0:00:00

1    1042    Novak/Hansen    Mazda MX-5 Miata    0:00:00

1    1046    Drumheller/Flanigin    Porsche 993 Carrera Coupe    0:00:00

9    1014    Piscitelli/Piscitelli    BMW M5    0:00:17

9    1037    Best/Parsons    Mitsubishi Evolution X    0:00:17

11    1008    Morch/Harris    Dodge Calibre SRT 4    0:00:18

13    1048    Shelton/Poraski    NA    0:00:27

13    1048    Murray/Spiegelberg    Porsche 911 C4S    0:00:32

14    1023    Tremblay/Wells    Porsche Cayman S    0:07:12

Classic

Pos    Car No.    Driver/Co-driver    Vehicle    Overall score   

1    209    Healey/Wiseman    BMW 2002    0:00:00

1    233    Yuille/Swan    Chevrolet Camarro    0:00:00

1    406    Giannou/Felice    Porsche 911 SC    0:00:00

4    188    Shannahan/Smith    Ford Falcon Sprint    0:00:57

5    411    Wiltshire/Wiltshire    Porsche 911 Targa    0:01:52

6    310    Harton/Potter    Ford Escort MK1    0:05:13

-    111    Shelton/Poraski    Studebaker Commander Starline    DNF

-    405    Gorham/Jackson    Datsun 240 Z    DNF