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Mates Ready To Burn Rubber On Big Tarmac Circuit

The Far North’s main motor racing organisation, FNQ Motorsports Club, is heavily involved in Targa Great Barrier Reef.

Vice-president Trevor Thompson said it was an opportunity to showcase the club, which was restricted to dirt venues because of the lack of a tarmac circuit in the region.

“If our members are not driving in the event they are volunteering,” he said.

Twenty-seven Cairns-based crews have entered the Targa, which will be staged on roads surrounding Cairns.

Steve van der Brug and his partner Linda Rankine, who will navigate, have entered a 2010 Subaru WRX STI in the GT4 four-wheel-drive category.

He bought the car in Tasmania and has just returned from participating in his first Targa, the Targa Tasmania.

“We had an absolute ball and we finished,” Mr van der Brug said.

“We had a wonderful time, it was very enjoyable. We did OK.”

Mr van der Brug said he had been involved with motorsports for 10 years and was “absolutely” looking forward to the Far Northern Targa.

Graham Struber of Northern Wheel Aligners said he was building a Targa vehicle using the firm’s 1980 Datsun 1200 “Dustbin” ute.

With his wife and navigator Angela Watts they are entered in the classic category.

The engine is being rebuilt, plus other modifications, as well as adding a roll cage.

“We reckon it should do 185km/h,” he said.

Mr Struber said he and his wife had always wanted to race the Targa and, now it was being held in the Far North, there was no excuse.

He said, while the exact route was under wraps, he had seen the Targa start and finish markers (TS and TF) on the Kuranda Range and at Green Hill near Gordonvale.



Article courtesy of Cairns Post.

Targa High Country 2018 Road Closure Summary

Please click below to download a summary of the road closures for Targa High Country 2018.
If you have any concerns, please email enquiries@targa.com.au

Click here to download Targa High Country 2018 Road Closures.

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Featuring:
610 - Peter Gluskie & Sam Winter in their 1985 BMW E30 325i
734 - Peter Roberts & Suzanne Atkins in their 1992 Nissan Skyline GTS-T
973 - Geoffrey & Toni Hewitt in their 2009 Nissan GT-R R35

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Article Courtesy of caradvice.com.au - Alborz Fallah

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