Quit Targa West: Steven Jones in Nissan GT-R Takes Outright Victory!

September 7th, 2008

The Steven Jones driven Nissan R35 GT-R has taken outright victory in the 2008 Quit Targa West making this the first competition win worldwide for the production GT-R. Jones takes a second honour of being the youngest winner of the Targa West at just 24 years old.

Steven really shows how strong he as a driver is and how good the Nissan GT-R is when you consider the experience and speed of the teams he has beaten out in this event. Jim Richards in his Porsche 911 GT2, for example, is a Targa winning machine taking victory in the Targa West and the Targa Tasmania more often than not in the past 10 years.

To top it off, the Nissan GT-R was on factory run-flat tires while competitors were on R-compound tires.

Congratulations to the Fabcar team, amazing job at winning the first time out in the new GT-R!

Images: Tom Jakovljevic (teejay) from Skylines Australia and Paul Brockbank @ AntiLag.com

Link: Quit Targa West Home Page and Results

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  1. advan
    | #1

    other than the fact that it has a McDonald’s logo on it, awesome. Congrats to steven jones.

  2. lingeringsoul
    | #2

    I’m lovin’ it

  3. Kev
    | #3

    Poor Porsche…wonder what those GTR haters will say, “Oh they’re using different tyres, which give them…umm…worse handling?”

  4. | #4

    Brilliant Steve, absolutely brilliant. Im humbled to have been even a small part of what you have achieved.

    Cannot wait for the car to be developed, and for it to be running on serious rubber. To beat a motorsport legend like Jim Richards in a top spec Porsche on road tyres is a staggering feat.

    May it be the first of many wins for you and the GTR!

  5. nismo 400 r n1
    | #5

    Yes Congratulations, What a victory

  6. RRob
    | #6

    The car was actually running on Dunlop SP sport tyres…

  7. Admin
    | #7

    @RRob: Yes. The Dunlop tires used are also factory run-flats. They are the model available with the base GT-R in Japan.

  8. danilo
    | #8

    WELL DONE STEVE!

    FIRST R35 GTR IN THE WORLD TO WIN IN A COMPETITION

    proud of you bro!

  9. Naca-Yoda
    | #9

    Embarassing that Quit Targa West refer to his car as a “Skyline” everytime they mention it. Sad really.

  10. Yue
    | #10

    congrats steve!

    hey, does anyone know how to contact steve? i used to go to wesley with him…

  11. jass
    | #11

    congratulation to burung bau terasi, I cant believe that you can drive so well…he…he…he.

  12. D.E Jones
    | #12

    well done my son!!!
    I am proud of you my son…

  13. guswin
    | #13

    stay strong dont give up. when the going get tough, the tough get going…

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