Warren placed decals of her photo on his 1990 Ford Mustang Cobra as a tribute to the 24-year-old.
“It was a difficult day, and a difficult weekend for sure,” he said in a news release. “It definitely feels good to win, especially in her memory. That’s what meant the world to me.”
Warren and Gouzvaris beat the second-place competitors by one second to take the title.
When asked how their experience was this weekend, Warren said, “Absolutely great event, I thought it was wicked. I can’t wait for it to grow.”
Part of their prize includes free registration to the main Targa NL event in September. Warren said he’s going to try to compete, and Gouzvaris indicated he’s on board if they do.
“At the end of the day, this wasn’t about the win. This was special for her,” Warren said.
Targa Bambina concluded Monday afternoon with dozens of participants,
including drivers and volunteers, finishing the competition in Parker’s
Cove, and hundreds of observers viewing the event in the community. The three-day event took place entirely on the Burin Peninsula.