Burin man fin­ishes first in Targa event

An­drew War­ren over­all win­ner in Bam­bina; com­petes in mem­ory of cousin Cort­ney Lake

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BURIN, NL

His first time out, An­drew War­ren was the over­all win­ner of the Targa Tom Hol­lett Me­mo­rial Bam­bina.

The Burin man and his nav­i­ga­tor, Ge­orge Gouz­varis, com­peted in a 1990 Ford Mus­tang Cobra.

They won over past Targa award win­ners Mike Mercer and Corey Prosser. War­ren took five time penal­ties in the race to Mercer’s six, giv­ing him a one sec­ond ad­van­tage and the win.

“What in­ter­ested me orig­i­nally about tak­ing part was the chance to get to ex­pe­ri­ence the real life race­car feel­ing in such a great area like the Burin Penin­sula, while also get­ting to help in the growth and de­vel­op­ment of such a won­der­ful event like Targa,” War­ren said.

Upon reg­is­ter­ing for the event, War­ren said he was tak­ing part for an­other rea­son, he was rid­ing in mem­ory of his cousin, Cort­ney Lake.

“Sadly, the day of reg­is­tra­tion, all of those feel­ings changed when I re­ceived the news that the RNC were about to up­date the pub­lic that my cousin Cort­ney’s case was now be­ing con­sid­ered a homi­cide,” he said.

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