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News   August 18, 2008   by Auto Service World

Castrol Sponsors Longtime Targa Hopeful

This year’s Targa Newfoundland is Jud Buchanan’s seventh escapade on The Rock making him the only competitor eligible to receive the Platinum Targa Plate this year, awarded to a competitor for completing every stage of the rally at a competitive speed for six years in a row. Castrol sponsor logo has been on the modified ’67 Acadian each time it headed east.
Through his six runs, Buchanan has racked up impressive finishes and lots of adventures, but has so far never won the overall prize.
With five excellent finishes, a fourth, two thirds and two seconds, Targa fans are likely speculating that 2008 will be the year we finally see the Castrol powered Acadian in the winners’ circle.
Co-driver of the Acadian is Jim Adams from Pickering, ON it’s Jim’s third year with Buchanan and his impressive finishing record for Targa in his pair of attempts is the two second Place Overall finishes.
The team’s crew is Chris Gillard from Norval, ON and Art Visser from Halifax NS.
Besides Castrol, St John’s Chevy dealer, Hickman Motors, sponsors the entry.
The Castrol sponsorship includes help with expenses like the ferry to Newfoundland as well as complete supplies of Syntec engine oil and transmission, differential, power steering and brake fluids.
The company’s excited to sponsor Jud again this year, according to Marsha McLaughlin of Wakefield Canada, the exclusive Castrol distributor in Canada. “The Targa route is as tough as it gets. Jud and his team continue to show how hard you can push our products.”

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