Stillen’s mighty R35 GT-R won its division and held its own in the outright stakes. Unfortunately despite winning a majority of all the stages by putting down the fastest times, the team fell short of an outright win due to heavy handicapping.
“We’re proud to say that we finished up winning our division. The results speak for themselves in regards to the overall scores. This rally is without question designed to be won by classic cars. We knew there would be handicapping, but it would seem there is no way that a modern car can win. We won the majority if not all of the stages by putting down the fastest times but we still lost. In one of the stages on Friday, Steve and Mike actually passed three cars, and still missed their goal time and incurred a penalty.”
“The main reason for Team STILLEN coming to Targa Newfoundland was to race our Nissan GT-R. We knew that this was the first race for the car and we knew that it would do well but we really had no idea that the car would do so well! If it weren’t for that CV boot we would have only needed to fill the car with fuel and check tire wear all week long. We could not be more excited about the fantastic performance of our Nissan GT R as well as our team.”
“I wish I could say that we’re excited to come back next year but I really don’t think we’ll be coming back unless there is a serious overhaul of the timing and scoring.” Steve Millen.
Turbosmart would like to congratulate the entire Stillen Team for an awesome effort!