Targa North West 2017
Saturday 18th February
*Early Bird Entries close 30 Sep 2016
TARGA NORTH WEST ROAD CLOSURE TIMES
TS 1 CALDER ROAD 8:09AM - 12.39PM
TS 2 & 5 HELLYER GORGE SOUTH & NORTH 8:44AM - 4:49PM
TS 3 & 5 SAVAGE RIVER WEST & NORTH 9:36AM - 2:06PM
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- NEW NAME
- NEW DATE
- SAVAGE RIVER
- FREE ENTRY FOR 2017 TARGA TASMANIA COMPETITORS*
We are very excited to announce today that on the back of a new five year agreement with the Tasmanian State Government through Events Tasmania, the former Targa Hellyer Gorge will be expanded to encompass much more of the region and become a genuine multi stage rally like Targa Tasmania.
The new event will have a new name, Targa North West, a new date, 18th February, and will base itself in the heart of Burnie to include an Official Finish and Targa Bar on the Saturday night.
The new Targa event promises plenty of excitement for competitors and fans alike with the retention of Hellyer Gorge now being run once in each direction with the longer version of the stage being used. But it is the addition of what many would call `The greatest tarmac rally stage never used in a Targa event’, Savage River, that will encourage competitors from all over the country, to ensure that they are in Burnie in February 2017.
Savage River will be run in both directions, a stage many would remember from years ago as the main stage of Rally Tasmania. The road has not been used since 2012 and it promises to provide an amazing experience again with its 25 kilometres of twists and turns. Along with Savage River, a new warm up stage will be used on Calder Road to prepare competitors for four stages of pure thrills culminating with an Official Finish and Targa Bar in the heart of Burnie after nearly 100 competitive kilometres that will test every competitor as only a Targa event can.
Just think, all bar one stage is longer than 20 kilometres! It is guaranteed to give you the thrills and competition you seek to enjoy each time you strap yourself into your Targa car.
Targa North West, will be run annually from 2017 and with an agreement in place to conduct the event until at least 2022 and will now become an annual fixture, for hundreds of Targa competitors looking to fine tune their skills for Targa Tasmania. The best part though is that if you are competing in Targa Tasmania, the entry to Targa North West is FREE*, as part of our ongoing commitment to better preparing our customers for `The Ultimate Tarmac Rally’.
All of the current competitions including Classic Handicap for the first time, as used at Targa Tasmania and Targa High Country, will now be held to ensure that you get to compete against your rivals at this exciting lead up event.
Entry is as easy as clicking on the box on our website and an Early Bird Discount is in place until 30th September. For further enquiries, please contact Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org and remember that if you are competing in Targa Tasmania 2017, your entry to Targa North West is FREE!* Yes, FREE!*
*Terms and Conditions Apply
Targa Tasmania 2017 Competitors OFFER
This offer is only applicable to Targa Tasmania 2017 entrants and can only be utilised if the same driver, navigator and/or co-driver and vehicle
are entered in both events. This offer cannot be transferred and used at any other Targa Australia events.
The full applicable entry fee for the Targa North West 2017 event remains payable within the normal terms and conditions.
If a competitor has paid in full including all associated costs, levies and insurance and starts the 2017 Targa Tasmania, a credit of the applicable
2017 Targa North West entry fee will be refunded to the competitor during the running of Targa Tasmania 2017.
All other associated costs, levies and insurance applicable to Targa North West 2017 are not refundable or transferable in any way.
TS1 CALDER ROAD 5.76 km
TS2 HELLYER GORGE SOUTH 21.13km
TS3 SAVAGE RIVER WEST 25.25km
TS4 SAVAGE RIVER EAST 25.11km
TS5 HELLYER GORGE NORTH 20.60km
Event Schedule Overview
Documentation - Burnie Civic Centre | Friday 17th February
Scrutineering - Marine Terrace Car Park Friday 17th February
Drivers Briefing - Burnie Civic Centre | Friday 17th February
Welcome Drinks - Burnie Civic Centre | Friday 17th February
Day 1 | Saturday 18th February
Day 1 | Saturday 18th | Official Finish Burnie Civic Centre from 3pm
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30 SEP 16
1 FEB 17
Targa North West TSD Trophy
Targa North West GT Sports Trophy
Targa North West Classic
and Classic GT
Targa North West Early Modern
Targa North West GT2
|Application & |
Closes 1 FEB 17
Targa Tasmania 2017 Course
The 2017 Targa Tasmania course will go down in the events history as the most unique course ever run due to the presence of Anzac Day falling on Day 2, instead of the traditional opening day of the event, as it did in 2006. With the change to a Monday to Saturday format in 2015, that was welcomed by all competitors, the course needs to be configured around this and the obvious need to respect the Tasmanian public on this important day of remembrance, by not closing a myriad of roads normally associated with a full day of Targa Tasmania.
Macleod and Hunter set winning pace at Targa North West
The Launceston team of Trevor Macleod and Scott Hunter have taken the overall win at the inaugural running of the of the Burnie-based Targa North West, which provides a key lead up event to the annual Targa Tasmania.
Vale- Deirdre Flint- OAM
It is with much sadness that we pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Deirdre Flint. Deirdre was a long-time supporter of Targa Tasmania in her role as Mayor of Central Highlands Council, always ensuring that we had access to the Tarraleah and Ellendale stages along with last part of the iconic Mt. Arrowsmith Stage. Deirdre always made it a point to attend the Targa Tasmania dinner each year and enjoyed the many friendships that she made with the Targa family, including considering competing herself in her own Volvo alongside none other than Ronda Matthews.
Deirdre worked tirelessly for the Tasmanian community, in particular the people of the Central Highlands, and she will be sadly missed by us all.
Dedicated volunteer honoured in Burnie
The Targa Tasmania community were humbled to hear that one of our very own volunteers has been honoured at this year’s Burnie Australia Day ceremony. Terrance (or as he is known in the Targa community,) Terry Ferguson was named the 2017 City of Burnie Australia Day Citizen of the year with recognition for being one of the region’s most hard-working and hands-on community members. As most of you know, he has dedicated his time to every single Targa Tasmania since its inception in 1992, being only 1 of 11 people that have completed all 25 years of Targa Tasmania. We would like to join in the congratulations and extend our thanks to Terry for all of his hard work, dedication and support of the event.