Lead by SRT Brand President/CEO Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group is sending three teams to race in Targa Newfoundland, Sept. 10-17.


Targa Newfoundland is an enthusiasts' race that offers a "2200 kilometre course with scenery & competition we know you won't find anywhere else – enjoy the paved, open roads of eastern & central Newfoundland and the many wonders of natural beauty."


Gilles, who'll be behind the wheel of a Dodge Viper SRT10, will be teamed with experienced Targa competitor Jen Horsey of Toronto. The Gilles-Horsey team will be joined by:


  • Canadian race driver and former Targa competitor Rob Pacione and Brian Maxwell, Port Hope, Ont. Pacionne and Maxwell will drive a lime green Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the same driven by Gilles at Targa in 2008.
  • Los Angeles-based journalist and commentator George Notaras -- aka "MotoMan" -- and co-driver Nick Chambers, Washington, D.C., will handle a 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. The Challenger SRT8 392 will take on the tough Targa course in virtually stock configuration (like the one pictured below).

Chrysler Group's SRT team will be driving for their pride, the thrill of the ride, AND to help raise $50,000 for Autism Society of Newfoundland & Labrador.


The DriveSRT site will have updates throughout the event on the three teams, plus plenty of photos and video.


For a flashback to the 2008 Targa Newfoundland and the Dodge Challenger SRT8, see the below clip and interview with Gilles. (Remember, the video is nearly three years old so not all the information is still relevant -- but you can enjoy it anyway.)