Daily Archives: December 7, 2010

Ready2Go

2006 Targa Newfoundland Day 1 and 2

Friday September 8th – Test and Tune, Argentia Seven teams attended Friday’s test and tune. Several special stages were set up to help teams make the final preparations for the event. Saturday, September 9th – Registration Saturday went smoothly. The St. John’s Curling Club has proven to be a much better venue for Targa than [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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OverallChamps06

2006 Targa Newfoundland Conclusion

Photo: Robert Ryan Final Results 1. Clarke/Gamblin 2. Buchanan/Adams 3. Townsend/Horsey After four years of trying we finally reached our goal of winning overall. It was an incredibly satisfying win. Climbing back from our Thursday night deficit made it all the better. We also did well in the team awards: Kenzie Cup: 1st place with [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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Brigus-2

2006 Targa Newfoundland Day 8

Friday, September 15th Leg 5: Goodyear Tire – South Avalon My anger over the penalty continued all day Friday. However, instead of turing into red mist, I was able to channel all this rage into focus. I drove better than I ever have in my life. Evan’s calls and the turns all seemed to flow [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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Seiko

2006 Targa Newfoundland Day 7

Thursday, September 14th Leg 4: Rogers Yahoo – Heritage We loaded the car in the trailer this morning for the long transit to Marystown. There is no sense stressing the car any more than necessary. We can save on tire wear and fuel (race fuel is running around $3/liter) as well as minimize stress on [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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Clarrenville

2006 Targa Newfoundland Day 6

Wednesday, September 13th Leg 3: Telegram/Transcontinental – Kittiwake Hurricane Florence Today was not pretty. The rains and very high winds started early and made a mess of the stages. It was raining in Gander at the start so we put the wet set up on the car. When we reached the first stage, the rain [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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2006 Targa Newfoundland Day 5

Tuesday, September 12th Leg 2: Thrifty Car Rental – Exploits Leg 2 was pretty uneventful. We had great runs in all the stages and only took 3 seconds on the Glenwood stage. Glenwood was gravel covered pavement. It was impossible to get the car into the corner with any appreciable speed so we had to [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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StartLine

2006 Targa Newfoundland Day 4

Monday, September 11th Leg 1: Goodyear – North Avalon The Day of Attrition! The stage times are significantly more challenging this year and it appears that many of the teams are falling victim to the pressure. A combination of driving mistakes and mechanical difficulties are cutting into the field. Some of the front runners experiencing [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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PrologueatSpeed

2006 Targa Newfoundland Day 3

Sunday, September 10th Two conservative runs during the qualifying stages gave us a 6th place starting position for Monday’s first leg. Qualifying Results 1. Richard/Paynter Subaru WRX STi 2. Townsend/Horsey Subaru WRX STi 3. Arnold/Ryall BMW 4. Bell/Swain Corvette Z06 5. Buchanan/Adams Canso 6. Clarke/Gamblin Porsche 911 7. Jakabouski/Carmicheal Porsche Cayman 8. Gilles/Wagner Caliber The [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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05MarystownCrowd

2005 Targa Newfoundland Day 8

Thursday, September 15th Leg 4: Rogers Yahoo – Heritage Thursday morning started with a long transit to a small village called Harbour Mille. Harbour Mille is a small fishing village on the west coast of the Burin Peninsula. The village is one of the oldest communities in Newfoundland and was settled over 400 years ago. [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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05Clarrenville

2005 Targa Newfoundland Day 6 and 7

Tuesday, September 13th Leg 2: Thrifty Car Rental – Exploits Our first run through Gander on Tuesday morning was wet again. So much for the weather forecasters. We ran the stage hard and managed to get the best performance from the car. The second half of the stage was tough with lots of standing water. [...]


Tuesday December 7 2010

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