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'Wurl Boss' wins dexterity event in Manchester

Jarmila Jackson

Friday, March 30, 2012    

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A sea of motorsport supporters came out to Meikle's Block Factory in Spur Tree, Manchester, for the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club's second dexterity event of the season.

Dubbed 'Blockbuster', the stage was set on a makeshift marl 'track' bordered by building blocks and comprised cones set up as obstacles designed to test the competitors' dexterity.

Despite some fearless driving by contenders, reigning Dexterity Champion Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham — who switched things up a bit by competing in the front-wheel drive class rather than his usual Rear-Wheel Drive — was again crowned king by the evening's end. Whittingham walked away with a total of four first-place trophies. For the fastest overall time of the day (01:59.220), the fastest time in the two-wheel drive category, the fastest Front-Wheel Drive and fastest time in the championship run.

"It feels good, because I am challenging myself with different classes. I have done it before to compete for the Diver's Championship, but today it just happened because I was not able to fix my Starlet in time for the event," Whittingham told Auto.

"I had to programme my mind to get into the Front-Wheel Drive mode and I was even thinking people would have been closer to me in the times. When I checked them afterwards, I was a bit surprised. I'm glad that I can just jump into another car and walk away with a victory, I feel comfortable with the transition," he continued.

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