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Slippery Wen Wett sizzles

BY JARMILA JACKSON Observer writer

Friday, August 24, 2012    

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PINES Plaza in Junction, St Elizabeth, was transformed into a "drifter's paradise" with the 10th staging of Slippery Wen Wett on Sunday.

The event featured freestyle, exhibition runs around an obstacle course by some of the island's most talented drivers and stunt motorcycle riders much to the delight of the crowd on hand.

Event organiser Kingsley Scott, who tried out the course himself, was happy with the support received for the occasion.

"This was just all-around entertaining and we're so pleased with the turnout. It's a lot more people than we had the last time we were in Junction. We're not sure where we'll be having the next staging, but to be honest, we want to redeem ourselves in Portmore. The first time we were there, the turnout was not what we expected, so we're thinking of a plan for a second go with Portmore," Scott told Auto.

Drivers first did solo runs, then two at a time.

Dennis 'Krossbreed' Bicarie and Cleve 'Cutta Hype' Ottey were among those who took the course in tandem. Their Toyota Starlets whipped around the cones with simultaneous spins, at times, seemingly on the verge of colliding with each other.

Some lucky patrons got an opportunity to experience first-hand action from the passenger seat of the cars.

Richard 'Sir Rich' Rerrie was also among the crowd favourites to take the course as was young gun Jamar 'Sckoolaz' Kinkead.

Mark Lyn and Randall Singh also turned a few heads with entertaining runs. Stunt bikers from the Montego Bay-based Rush Riders crew, and a few quad bikers also had a field day on the tarmac with fearless acrobatics and on the edge drifting. Stunters Damion 'Dunga' Hughes, Shayan 'Shagga' Ferguson, Romond Gichie, Ricardo 'RP' Parkinson, and Patrick 'Bling' Beckford were among those who kept spectators entertained throughout the day.

Bicyclists Stephen 'Stevie' Woolery and David Cameron Jr, however, stole the show.

Stevie incited cheers and horns from the crowd with his impressive stunts, one of which involved detaching the front wheel while the cycle was in motion and continuing to pedal on the back wheel only.

Cameron created quite a stir navigating the course and attempting a few stunts of his own on his home-made motorised bicycle.

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