Major dream: Wembley resident wants to end rally career with Targa West win

Wembley resident Peter Major wants to go out in glory by winning this year's Targa West.
Wembley resident Peter Major wants to go out in glory by winning this year's Targa West.

WEMBLEY resident Peter Major says he is out to end his rallying career with another Targa West rally victory, as action starts today.

Major has won four of the last seven Targa West events and will finish as one of its most successful competitors.

The 32-year-old said he was keen to steer his title-winning 2004 Porsche 996 to one last win alongside co-driver Ben Searcy.

“Let’s put it this way, I’m not going out there to come second,” he said.

“Everyone always wants to finish on top.

“Having had so much success in the past, I’m hoping we can do that this year.”

The 13th Targa West begins today and runs until Sunday, with 57 rally teams in a mix of performance, classic and exotic vehicles.

Competitors will race the clock on 34 stages over 242 kilometres in Malaga, Wanneroo, Whiteman Park, Kalamunda, Toodyay, Chittering and Bullsbrook before the finale on Sunday at the City of Perth super stage.

For more information visit www.targawest.com.au and www.facebook.com/targawest.