TurboDogsDad New Reader
Sept. 13, 2011 10:00 p.m.

In case anybody has wondered why Keith hasn't been posting to this forum lately, he's up running the Targa Newfoundland. Keith and Janel are leading the Open class after two days and Brandon and Zach are in a three way tie for first in GT class. Keith is keeping the fm site updated, as well as Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland on FB. Brandon's navigator Zach is a writer for Autoblog, so updates there most days, too.

Bill

Javelin SuperDork
Sept. 13, 2011 10:19 p.m.

I've been following them on the Targa site and Autoblog, way cool! I'm wearing my sponsor shirt all week

TurboDogsDad New Reader
Sept. 13, 2011 10:48 p.m.

In reply to Javelin: we appreciate the support, we couldn't have made it there without support from you guys.

Jim Pettengill HalfDork
Sept. 14, 2011 12:25 a.m.

Go Keith, go Brandon!!

Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
Sept. 14, 2011 8:35 a.m.

I have been wearing my Targa T alot this week also, even at the NASA run offs last weekend. Keep up the good work.

nderwater Dork
Sept. 14, 2011 9:30 a.m.

I love the autoblog updates - with any luck, you guys will see an uptick in business after this adventure.

TurboDogsDad New Reader
Sept. 14, 2011 9:30 p.m.

After three days, Keith/Janel lead Open by 21 seconds, Brandon/Zach still in three way tie for first in GT.

mndsm SuperDork
Sept. 14, 2011 9:35 p.m.

Hooray! Go miatas!

nderwater Dork
Sept. 14, 2011 10:45 p.m.

Killer news! What happened to the exotics?

Sept. 14, 2011 11:13 p.m.

someone got links? and good luck guys and keep it safe.

Javelin SuperDork
Sept. 15, 2011 10:18 a.m.
ckosacranoid wrote: someone got links? and good luck guys and keep it safe.

http://www.targanewfoundland.com/results/

skrzastek Reader
Sept. 15, 2011 4:40 p.m.

A couple pictures from today.....

#1

#2

MrJoshua SuperDork
Sept. 15, 2011 4:50 p.m.
skrzastek wrote: A couple pictures from today..... #1 #2

Makes Keith's signature seem VERY appropriate.

pigeon Dork
Sept. 15, 2011 5:24 p.m.

Uh oh, I see a DNF on the last stage today - what happened?

f86sabjf Reader
Sept. 15, 2011 5:37 p.m.
pigeon wrote: Uh oh, I see a DNF on the last stage today - what happened?

thats what has me skeered ??????

f86sabjf Reader
Sept. 15, 2011 7:09 p.m.

I found this i hope everyones ok

http://vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=16922

this was posted on FM's facebook

Some bad news today. On the ninth and last stage of the day,, while leading the Open class, the main injection relay failed in Keith's car, causing a DNF. Brandon, Zach and almost everybody else in GT took penalties today, leaving only one car with no penalties. Brandon and Zach are now in fifth, 14 seconds off first place. Still in the hunt for sure!

mndsm SuperDork
Sept. 15, 2011 7:55 p.m.

Uh oh.... that's no good. Good on ya for what you've been able to do so far though.

kevlarcorolla Reader
Sept. 15, 2011 7:58 p.m.

Man what a heatbreaker,congrats for doing so well as that is one tough event.

HiTempguy Dork
Sept. 15, 2011 8:56 p.m.

The nice thing is that afaik, Keith will be able to continue if they can fix it. At least they then can get the experience without the pressure.

Hopefully they return next year....

Keith SuperDork
Sept. 16, 2011 3:59 a.m.

I could have fixed the car right there on the side of the road if I'd diagnosed it in time - I even had a spare with me. Argh.

But it's just one stage, and we'll be back in the running today. It's not the worst thing that could have happened, it was a simple failure of a stock Miata part, not a big off. We were leading when it failed, and according to my math we're still in 3rd.

Here are my updates: http://targamiata.com/diary.php?start=933

DeadSkunk Dork
Sept. 16, 2011 6:49 a.m.

Hurricane Maria is bearing down on Newfoundland. It might make the driving entertaining.

TurboDogsDad New Reader
Sept. 16, 2011 9:53 a.m.

Keith's most recent updates here: diary work your way backwards. Gordon Sleigh (official event photog) caught a highly modified Enzo taking a swim: Oops Start at picture five for the Ferrari. As you will see in Keith's journal, the main injection relay failed in the last stage yesterday, causing a DNF while leading the class. Brandon and Zach are currently fifth. Fingers crossed!

Ian F SuperDork
Sept. 19, 2011 8:41 a.m.
nderwater wrote: Killer news! What happened to the exotics?

They've apparently taken up swimming:

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/ferrari-enzo-edo-competition-crash-newfoundland-targa-2011-09-16

Oops.

Javelin SuperDork
Sept. 19, 2011 9:07 a.m.

3rd for Keith and 5th for the GT crew! Congrats FM!!

Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
Sept. 19, 2011 9:34 a.m.

Great news, good job Keith.

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