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Targa revs up Kalamunda

Haynes St in Kalamunda transformed into a Quit Targa West pit stop on Friday last week when the town centre closed off for cars to assemble for a rally service and have lunch.

From 11.30am to 3.00pm visitors enjoyed live music and had the opportunity to chat to the competitors and to listen to their experiences of the initial stages before they set off on their next special stage on Mundaring Weir Road.

The highly prestigious tarmac rally has established itself as a premier events for classic and modern vehicles.  The Kalamunda stage of this event included a run down the Kalamunda Zig Zag and the new extended Kalamunda stage on Mundaring Weir Road.

Thousands of motorsport fans lined Riverside Drive to cheer on Quit Targa West competitors as they crossed the finish line on the final stage of the four day tarmac rally on Sunday.

Competitors started their final day on Sunday by tackling the 9 kilometre Malaga Shamrock Stage three times, before moving into the city to complete the 2.2 kilometre Targa City Sprint Stage.

There was back to back wins on the line for both Peter Major in Modern Competition category and Sharon Gunson in Modern Challenge category.

Will White and Matt Thompson (Mitsubishi Evo 9) were the new additions to this year’s podium with Stewart Liddle claiming back to back third place.

For a complete list of results go to http://tinyurl.com/jj9hk5z

About Rashelle Predovnik

Rashelle has been the senior journalist at Echo News since June 2011. She was a finalist in the WA Media Awards in 2015 and 2013. In 2014 Rashelle took out the whole print category in the Deborah Kirwan Media Awards for a series of stories she wrote that has positively influenced community attitudes towards seniors. In 2013, Rashelle was a finalist in the Consumer Protection Media Awards. Before joining Echo News, Rashelle worked at WA Business News, Media Monitors, she was a freelance journalist and taught journalism units at Murdoch University.

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