Seems like only yesterday they were presenting the Central Northeast Health Foundation a large cheque of funds raised by our Fly your Car in Gander event. And here we are at the Eastlink / Autism / Targa car show at Marystown Arena, presenting the Autism Society of Newfoundland a cheque for $1300.00. The funds donated were raised by the Wing'n It Musical fundraiser on June 24th and our Car show on August 4th, 2013

What a day!  
 
At the end of day 3 we sit in 4th!   Crazy!  So some people may say the only reason you moved up in Rank is because other teams broke or went off!   Exactly!  Targa is an endurance race, that simple. You can't place if you don't finish a stage.  If you approach a stage at 100% page then you are either going to break the car or end up in a ditch.
 
Day 3 this year brought 8 brand new stages on the Bonavista peninsula.  The 1st 4 stages today were relatively  easy.  Fast and flowing and ideal for our car, however it didn't remain that way.  Trinity was a very tight town stage followed by an open sweeping section.  Gooseberry cove in and out were fast and extremely rough.  Not ideal for the IROC.  We pushed hard and kept our penalties at a minimum.  Port Rexton was another story.  A complicated mix of cow path and rough pavement.  I was only 1 second late on a call and the car had too much speed to make a Y left.  Options?  Brake as hard as possible and go straight.  We backed up and got back on course and still only took minor penalties.  Off to Clarenville and the town failed to disappoint.  Our best results ever were posted.  We finished the day to crowds of fans all coming up to us any saying it was their favorite car in the whole race.  After 4 years in this car people are going to the race just to see the Sideways beast!  Pretty awesome feeling!   It's great exposure for our sponsors mad our charities.   Brad and have reached a new level of competitiveness and it's starting to show.  
 
Tomorrow it's off to the Burin peninsula for our most challenging day.  We're focused and we are sticking to the plan.  We feel great and can't wait to bring her home.
 
Wayne 

Well off they go again for another week of  R&R behind the wheel of the Camaro. 

Photos were taken as they finalized some of the Targa preperation on Thursday evening, and the second was taken this morning while they prepared to hit the highway, St. John's bound. 

 

 

 Enjoy the trip folks, and keep us posted. bare in mind "pin it to win it" and all those other racing tag lines and all ;) 

Stay up to date and enjoy the photos, Targa Newfoundland 2013 Photos are posted here.

As the clock struck 7:30 this morning, the teams departed from Jack Byrne Arena to start the first day of real competition. Yesterdays prologue, a shakedown of sorts, behind them and feeling a little more comfortable in a rally on the tarmac of the Avalon. 

As the fog cleared this morning, teams from around the world prepare to depart for Conception Harbour/Colliers, the site of the first two Targa stages for starting at 8:45 and a second running at 9:45. Once done there, the teams have a chance to evaluate and/or mend any wounds to both car and pride, prior to heading to at Marysvale for Stage 3, less than 15 minutes away and starting at 10:15.  From there it is off to another service park at Monty's ESSO station in Whitbourne prior to heading to Sunnyside for Stage 4  at 12:00 . Sunnyside is the last stage from morning number one of Targa Newfoundland 2013 and will competitors and crew will head to service point C for lunch.

At 2:15 the action moves to North West Brook for stage 6 and followed by Gooseberry Cove for Stage 7 at 3:45. One stage to go before in Port Blandford then heading to Gander for the night.  The Targa Newfoundland Run Order for Leg 1 can be found here

It is hurricane season, and with Hurricane Targa there are no real high winds just tons of excited faces. 

Leg 1 results as available;
 [ Open Class ] [ Modern Class ] [Classic Class ] [Grand Touring

 

 

So here it goes folks, only 9 days away from Targa Newfoundland 2013 and we can't wait to tear up some Asphalt. Stay tuned for up to date tweets from the guys as they travel and videos to be uploaded to youtube as quickly as possible. Maybe we'll even see the guys doing daily recaps of the action :)

 

Sorry I can't make that promise.  Anyhow Stay Tuned for more great Targa Newfoundland content via SidewaysMotorsports.ca