CENTRAL Jamaica's top summer motorsport event Slippery Wen Wett heads for its 12th staging at Pines Plaza in Junction, St Elizabeth, on Sunday.
"We've been having this event for 12 years now, but this our sixth as a calendar-sanctioned Jamaica Millennium Motor Club (JMMC) dexterity," Kingsley Scott, event organiser, told Auto.
Having the blessing of the JMMC has made Slippery Wen Wett grow over the years as it draws top talent for its very unique brand of excitement. Rookie competitors get to match their skills up against seasoned professionals who participate on the basis of scoring points for their various national dexterity championship classes.
"We will have drivers from around the island," Scott said.
The format of Slippery Wen Wett continues on the path that has made it so successful over the years. Competitors will race through a set course marked out by cones trying to get the best time for victory. The challenge comes not only from trying to navigate the tight confines of the Pines Plaza parking lot, but to do so in the wet.
"The event is dubbed 'who rules the plaza', so they're not just racing for points. We're also making minor changes to the course to get the crowd more involved," Scott explained.
Additionally, this year there will be a car showcase early in the afternoon featuring vintage machines and new cars from Toyota Jamaica. There will also be an exhibition period for drivers to come out and freestyle to please the crowd.
Winners the various categories, such as fastest time, fastest rookie and others, will receive cash and prizes along with their trophies. Drivers won't be the only ones rewarded as sponsor LIME is getting in on the giveaway act for the patrons.