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Placentia’s Collins wins Targa Newfoundland’s Open division


A Newfoundlander best know for his exploits in stock car racing and a father and son competing in separate divisions were among the winners as the five-day 2017 Targa Newfoundland concluded over the weekend with final stages in Brigus.

Josh Collins

Josh Collins, competing with Matt Collins (also of Placentia, but no relation), won the Open division in a 1995 Acura Integra, ahead of Mark Rittenhouse of Ontario and Mark Laitenberger of New York (2008 Mitsubishi Evo), and Richard Clark and Andrew Prill of the United Kingdom(2003 Subaru Impreza.)

Josh Collins, 31, is the first Newfoundlander to compete in NASCAR’s Canadian Tire series.

In Grand Touring division, first place went to the Hume Team Media Inc. team of John Hume Sr. and Christina Kroner of Ontario, in a 2013 MINI GP. Meanwhile another Hume Media Inc. entry, this one driven by John Hume Jr. of Ontario and Justin Crant of Newfoundland won the Modern division in their 2004 BMW M3.

In Grand Touring. second place was claimed by Craig MacMullen of Nova Scotia and David Jenkins of Ontario ( 2013 MINI Countryman), ahead of third-place finishers brothers Paul and Mark Dennis of Ontario (2017 Subaru BRZ).

In the Open division, Mike Humphreys and Rahim Kahn of Switzerland (2004 Porsche GT3 RS) was second, with another Hume Media Inc. entry, that of Jon Riddell and Briar de Lange of Ontario third in their 2002 BMW M3

 

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