Targa 2017 - Awards Night

Clockwise from left: Justin Crant, Ruth Thorogood, John Hume Jr., Andrew Thorogood, John Hume Sr., Craig MacMullen, Kristina Kroner, David Jenkins, Briar DeLange, John Riddell, Ron Hume, Alan McClelland (Dean, School of Transportation at Centennial College), (Centennial Students: Matthew Yule, Jordan Rotterman and Christopher Sironi) and Garrett Nalepka (Professor, Coordinator Automotive Programs Centennial College)

Clockwise from left: Justin Crant, Ruth Thorogood, John Hume Jr., Andrew Thorogood, John Hume Sr., Craig MacMullen, Kristina Kroner, David Jenkins, Briar DeLange, John Riddell, Ron Hume, Alan McClelland (Dean, School of Transportation at Centennial College), (Centennial Students: Matthew Yule, Jordan Rotterman and Christopher Sironi) and Garrett Nalepka (Professor, Coordinator Automotive Programs Centennial College)


SHOCKING WRAP UP TO TARGA! We had a wonderful week but certainly didn't expect the week to wrap up the way it did. 

After a morning of prepping cars for transportation home, chatting with the Centennial College mechanics team and final packing for our early morning flight out the next day, we put on our classy clothes and headed out for the awards night.

The Hume team really cleaned up! Two first place, one second, a third, and the awards kept rolling in. At the end of the evening the began announcing the Kenzie Cup winners. This award is given to any three cars of the same manufacturer that achieve the highest scores. Our team had entered the three Minis in the GT division (including our mini). Since John Hume Sr and Christina Kroner in one mini took first placed, and Craig MacMullen and David Jenkins in the other mini took second, they ended up bringing us with them. We went home with a Kenzie Cup each. How cool!!!

The evening was also spent celebrating with other teams, the 'Women of Targa' (sadly I was the only woman driver this year. Come on ladies!!), many new friends and sharing a few sad moments with my my "Crash bandit" buddy. Her and her husband also crashed this year and were out of the race. We had a few sad faces but all are okay.

What a great way to end Targa Newfoundland. Thanks to all of the organizers, volunteers, the many towns that hosted us, the community groups that fed us and the unsung heroes of this event!!