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Targa Newfoundland 2017


Monday, September 12th

OK a very long day today up at 5:30 AM on the road until 7:30 PM tonight.
We ran 10 races. All Hume cars performed well. But we won’t see final Monday standings until tomorrow AM.
The cars took a pounding however. Subframe bolts knocked loose on the 2006 MINI GP and more than a few bottoming outs on all cars.
Everyone is in good spirits thus far. And the service crew have their hands full for tonight.
Tomorrow we race 7 times covering 137 KMs and transit another 324 KMs. Weather was perfect today with the exception of a very strong wind blowing all day.

Weather was perfect today with the exception of a very strong wind blowing all day.
Cheers for now from the Rock
John Hume.



Sunday Prologue Photos


St John’s Sunday Sept 11th.

Hello from Team Hume,
A miracle – Sunny and warm all day!
We finished our four practice races today. And all four cars came through in one piece. Once again JohnJr and Justin Crant look ready to tear up the field. Ron and Justin Russell kept it shiny side up and drove clean races.
Ruth and Andrew in the MINI #1333 for first timers did exceedingly well.
And me with Christina had a good day learning how to communicate with each other. I think both GT cars had good results as did both Modern cars.
No points for today’s races but the better you did better is your starting position tomorrow – first day of real adventure
Off to update our route books with posted changes now.
We pack up in the AM and head out towards Clarenville racing 9 or 10 legs on the way there..
Team Hume


Hello from St John’s Newfoundland !

Hello from St John’s Newfoundland !
All Hume racing and service crew are now here!
No delays and no cancelations thus far either!

Yesterday Ruth and Andrew completed their training and are now qualified to drive and co-pilot the race.

Our cars all passed inspection with flying colors.

Team spirit is very positive and most of all the rain has finally stopped!
Yes, it has rained almost constantly since arriving Thursday. Two and a half days of wind fog rain. Enough already with that please. No more.

Tomorrow AM we have driver and co-pilot safety meeting then we do 4 practice races as a warm up for Monday when the real nitty gritty begins!

All for now.

John Hume



Hot off the press From team Hume

Hot off the press From team Hume,

As of today Craig MacMullen will not be joining us at Targa Newfoundland.

Craig  had  a severe Kidney infection two weeks ago and doctors advise he should stay clear of any physical stress for another three weeks at least.

However, Craig will be working at Targa for the organizers in the roll of “Incident Response”. His past experience as a veteran  the RCMP officer makes him totally suitable for this role. And he still gets to be a part of the event this way too.

In Craig’s place we have called in Justin Russell. He is an experienced Co-pilot and was on our team in 2013 as Co-pilot in the 2013 MINI Countryman. His car placed second in GTE that year. So he knows his stuff. Justin is also a close friend of Justin Crant who Co-pilots car #9 with John Jr.

So we are in good hands with Justin in the co-pilots seat in car #333


Our cars were packed sticker-ed up and shipped of to the Rock this past Saturday August 27th. And we fly out now later next week.

All for now.


John Hume