Targa 2017 - Volunteer Day 3 (Race Day 5)


Another beautiful sunrise greeted us, with a day of excitement ahead. Of course there is always time for some goofy shots before heading off to help ensure the last day of racing ran smoothly. Today will wrap up Targa Newfoundland with a finale in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. The Centennial College mechanics crew were busy at work finishing up final touches on cars and packing away tools, ready for any fixes required during the day's races. 

Today we visited two of my favorite towns. Cupids Cove, especially significant because it is regarded as the oldest English settlement in Canada, settled in 1610 by explorer John Guy. The town annually raises an oversized Union Jack — the national flag of the United Kingdom — to welcome Targa. The flag, measuring 23 feet (seven metres) by 46 feet (14 metres). It is the largest Union Jack in existence.

The other town is Brigus which includes my favorite race from last year. It hurt a bit to think that I would not get to race it...but I did get to drive it, just a little slower. Amazing! As the driver of the CRO vehicle and a CRO, our job was to be on site where we could assist in case of any issues...of course a quick drive through the race was a requirement!

Targa later wrapped up with a brief awards presentation on-stage, downtown St. John's. All 4 of our remaining teams placed in the top 3 of their divisions! Of course there were a few celebrations tonight!! Congratulations John Hume Sr. and Christina for 1st, Craig and David for 2nd in the Grand Touring Division, and John Hume Jr. and Justin for 1st, and John and Briar for 3rd in Targa Modern Division!!

Tomorrow night will be a formal awards ceremony where all awards will be given. Hmmm, I wonder what other awards team Hume might pick up!

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