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Bikers go ‘Full Tilt’

BY JARMILA JACKSON Observer writer

Friday, March 29, 2013    

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THE grounds of the National Stadium in St Andrew played host to motorcycle magic at Pizza Hut Full Tilt on Sunday.

'Stunters' and supporters from all corners of the island came out to see some modern-day daredevils in action.

Montego Bay-based Rush Riders stunt crew dominated the exhibition with an onslaught of dazzling stunt displays ranging from the popular wheelies and endos to the more complex highchairs, flips and freestyle tricks involving femmes fatales.

Event organiser Dwayne Virgo was pleased with the spectacle.

"There was a good balance of riders, and people really enjoyed the performances. We'll definitely be making this an annual event. The sponsors are already fully on board and there will be new tricks in store. We're going to try and add some international riders to the mix," Virgo told Auto.

Among the Rush Riders present were Damion 'Dunga' Hughes, Romond Gichie, Shayan 'Shagga' Ferguson and one-legged stunter Charles 'Oney' Reid.

Kingstonians Marlon 'Crazy Cutter' Fletcher and Damion 'Superman' Christian put up a formidable fight to retain bragging rights on their home turf, while Elvis 'Mad Dawg' Stewart and Ricardo Billings represented Westmoreland. A handful of bikers from St Elizabeth were also out to play.

High-speed drifting exhibitions from Cleve 'Cutta Hype' Ottey were also a welcome treat, with the audience erupting into applause with each impressive spin. Ottey, at one point, stepped out of his Toyota Starlet in a daring mid-360º turn and continued to control the steering from outside of the car.

Lucky spectators were also invited to take a trip on the wild side, sitting in the passenger seat while he tempted fate.

Reggae artiste Sizzla also got in on the action, doing some stunts on his quad before entertaining the crowd on stage.

Voicemail, Ninja Kid, Ding Dong, and a number of other performers kept the vibe going before I-Octane closed the show.

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