DEXTERITY fans will have to wait until July to see their favourite 'drifters' in action as Sunday's meet scheduled to take place at Jagstrip Motorsports Park in Cooks Gate, Clarendon has been cancelled.
According to Dean Corrodus — chairman of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC), the governing body for motorsports in Jamaica — the motorsports calendar is too saturated with events.
"It is with regret that this decision has been arrived at. The organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused, but the motorsports calendar is just too full at the moment. Added to this, there had been some promotional issues with the event. The championship, however, will not be severely impacted and the season will continue with the next dexterity event on the calendar in July," Corrodus told Auto.
"Supporters who were looking forward to the exciting side-by-side action will have the chance to see that at the second-to-last dexterity event in November which will be at the same location and take the same format as the one that was scheduled for Sunday," he continued.
Dubbed 'The Drag of Dexterity' the event would have seen the return of tandem dexterity runs with the added bonus of a burnout competition. 'Drifters' from across the island were prepping their cars and quads to battle head-to-head for the chance to win prizes, trophies and glory.
Among the drivers who will have to wait are Cleve 'Cutta Hype' Ottey, Christopher 'Teach' McFarlane, Jamar Kinkead, and Dennis Becarie. Reigning champion 'Wurl Boss' Maurice Whittingham said he was looking forward to a fresh challenge and an entertaining event.
"The people who make an event like this good are really the locals who come out to have a good time with friends and family. As far as the competition is concerned I know the surface at Jagstrip is fresh because it isn't used very much so I was expecting some traction. To be honest I was more confident in my probability of winning at the last event in Portmore but I was still coming out to battle at this one," Whittingham told Auto.