Bambina Celebrates Canada Day

For Immediate Release
MARYSTOWN, NL (June 27, 2019)

Bambina Celebrates Canada DaySenior Targa Officials arrived in Marystown today in the final preparation of Bambina Newfoundland.

Competitors from as far as Kansas, USA will be arriving tonight for the Competition & the Course Familiarization School in Marystown.

Registration will take place tomorrow afternoon from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Marystown Hotel. Saturday morning, competitors will start in Spanish Room and Rock Harbour for the prologue, then heading down to Burin to start Leg 1. June 30 competitors will start Leg 2 in Mooring Cove, Frenchman’s Cove and the Marystown.

Canada Day July 1, competitors will venture off to Leg 3 of Bambina Newfoundland as they will be heading up the peninsula and heading to Rushoon and Parker’s Cove. The awards ceremony will take place at Parker’s Cove Community Centre.

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Targa NL Media:
Local: 709-722-2413
Toll-Free: 1-877-332-2413
E-mail: media@targanl.com

Be a smart spectator.
Stand at least 10 meters from the road.
Choose high ground.
Never stand on the outside of a turn.
Never stand behind red tape.
Always stand – Never sit down to watch.

Quick Facts:
• Participating vehicles have driven over 5,000,000 kilometres of NL roads
• Competing vehicles have driven 250,000 kilometres of closed road competitive stages
• Stages have been hosted by 120 different communities
• Those 120 communities have hosted 890 stages

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2019 event starts with our two-day Driving School on September 12th & 13th. The Tech/Registration Day is September 14th. Prologue Stages occur on September 15th. The competition will start in St. John’s on September 16th and concludes back in the capital on September 20th. The annual rally will cover more than 1,500 kilometres of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of the island of Newfoundland, including over 440 kilometres of closed-road, high-velocity Targa stages.

The results are in!

The winners announced for the 2nd annual Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry Contest.

ST. JOHN’S (June 09th, 2019) The Ultimate Targa Bambina Vehicle Entry Contest was created in 2018 to give people who wish to enter Bambina Newfoundland for the very first time, and the chance to get their feet wet in motorsports. The idea was to vote (like) for the vehicle that most represents Targa Bambina. Several members of the public have entered and submitted different types of vehicles. Some of which are; 2000 Honda S2000 AP1, 2005 Subaru STI, 2007 Mazda RX8, 2013 Scion FR-S, 2017 Type R Honda Civic. After two weeks of voting for their favourite vehicle on Bambina Newfoundland Facebook page, with over 5,800 views, we got their winner!

The Winner of the Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry is Dylan Thomas from St. John’s, NL, Dylan’s vehicle is a 2000 Honda S2000 AP1.

The Ultimate Targa Bambina Vehicle Entry package Includes; Driving School for Driver and Navigator, Two Targa Competition Licenses, Competitor and Sponsor decal kit for the vehicle, Three Lunches during the event, On stage event insurance, Bambina T-Shirts.

The runner-up of the Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry is Curtis Walsh from Colliers, NL; his car is a 2005 Subaru STi. Curtis will receive a $500.00 credit towards a 2019 Bambina Newfoundland entry.

Bambina Newfoundland would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2nd annual Ultimate Targa Bambina Vehicle Contest.

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Targa NL Media:
Local: 709-722-2413
Toll-Free: 1-877-332-2413
E-mail: media@targanl.com

About Targa Newfoundland and Bambina Newfoundland

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa Motorsports events in the world. The 2019 competition will start in St. John’s on September 14th and concludes back in the capital on September 21st. The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 440 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

Bambina Newfoundland allows people with interest in Motorsports to try their hand at stage rallying, without having to commit to the time and effort that the full Targa would involve. This mini version of the internationally acclaimed competition will be held from June 29th – July 01st and will consist of three days of competition, offering 16 competitive stages on the lower Burin Peninsula. The entry into this event is a fraction of the cost of the Targa Newfoundland, and the overall winner of Bambina Newfoundland will gain free admission to Targa’s 18th annual event in September 2019.

Limited Targa Volunteer Openings Available!

Love motorsports? Want to compete in Bambina Newfoundland or Targa Newfoundland but can’t. Then volunteer with us! Help the sport help you! Learn the event up front and personally. Become part of the very special and select group people that run the events. We have just…

Four weeks to the 3rd Annual Bambina Newfoundland from June 28th to July 1st, 2019;

Four months to the 18th Annual Targa Newfoundland from September 14th to 21st, 2019.

There are a limited number of openings for Stage Operations Teams. Support the sport we all love. Volunteer for either Bambina, Targa or both! Event operations training sessions will begin shortly.

These positions will require you to be available to travel as a member of our Event Operations Group – performing Timing or Set-Up duties:

Set-Up Vehicles set up the stages to ensure they run timely and safely. They work closely with communities and their volunteers.

Timing Teams run the stages, score the competitors and present the results for the Scorer. They work closely with competitors.

We provide accommodations, a meal allowance while on the road and a gas allowance for those that are required to use their vehicles.

If you wish to participate contact Leah Dalton, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@targanl.com or fill out the volunteer form on our website; http://targanfld.com/volunteer-sign-up/.
or Call: 709-722-2413 / toll free: 1-877-332-2413

Overall Winners of the 2018 Targa Bambina

For Immediate Release

Targa Newfoundland would like to congratulate all Tom Hollett Memorial Bambina race teams on their disciplined, professional, and well-executed rally driving during our second annual run.

We are pleased to announce the Overall Winners of the 2018 Targa Bambina – Darren Brake and Angela Gill of KSAB Racing, Corner Brook.  Darren and Angela had the highest rank in their Modern All-Wheel Drive class and will now have a free entry into Targa Newfoundland 2019.  Congratulations to the overall victors!

A quote from Darren and Angela:

2018 Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina was an incredible experience and it is quite a thrill to win our first event.  We would like to thank the Targa NL volunteers and communities for their support and also mention our sponsors: Jungle Jim’s, Castle Carpet, Maple Leaf Homes, Harris & Roome, EMCO Waterworks, and Abe’s Mobile Welding. Especially the performance tires from Corner Brook Tire and the brakes and safety equipment from Speedy Automotive. We couldn’t have done it without their advice.’

 Targa Newfoundland would also like to congratulate all other individual class leaders and winners:

Daniel Aylward / Jeff Gorich, Andrew Warren / Jason Nolan, Justin Crant / Erin Crant

Thank you again to all the volunteers, communities, and others who make the Tom Hollett Memorial Bambina possible. We very much appreciate it and hope to see you again next year.

For now, see you all in September… Targa Newfoundland 2018 is just four short weeks away!

Review Targa Bambina Results

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2018 competition will start in St. John’s on September 15th and concludes back in the capital on September 22nd. The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 440 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

Bambina Newfoundland gives the opportunity for people with an interest in motorsports to try their hand at stage rallying, without having to commit to the time and effort that the full Targa would involve. This mini version of the internationally acclaimed competition will be held from June 28th – July 1st, 2019 and will consist of three days of competition, offering 16 competitive stages on the lower Burin Peninsula. Entry for this event is a fraction of the cost of the Targa, and the overall winner will gain free admission to Targa’s 18th annual event in September 2019.

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Contact:

Robert Giannou               1-709-682-7900                            rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com

David Noseworthy         1-709-222-2053                               david@targanl.com