White wins his sixth Targa Tasmania

White wins his sixth Targa Tasmania

April 2017

Author: STUCKERN/Sunday, April 30, 2017/Categories: News

The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Extreme mounted crew led for all but one of the 35 stages in a performance that was as close to total domination as it gets. While they were pushed hard on the final day by Michael Pritchard and Gary Mourant in a similar Viper, the lead they had built over the opening five days of the event proved enough. “We were just so lucky with the way it all played out – it was just incredible,” White said. “We had to replace a diff after day one – you only get one opportunity to work on your car and we used ours up very early, but we were just so lucky it happened after the George Town street stage, otherwise we would have been stranded somewhere in the wilderness with a broken diff. “You have good luck and bad and I’d like to say you make your own luck – we work hard for just about everything we do in life, so it’s nice to get a reward every now and then. “I’ve done Targa 20 times and we’ve won it six times and had it taken away from us when when we were leading as many times, so luck does play a part and you can never feel like you’ve got it in the bag. “We’re well aware of how cruel Targa can be, so you never count your chickens until you’re at the finish, so it’s a great feeling this year, I can tell you.
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