SOLIHULL racer Harrison Morrow heads back to Whilton Mill this coming weekend on the back of a testing fourth round of the Shenington Kart Racing Club Championship.
An extra day of practice on Thursday resulted in a personal best lap time being broken by half a second during Saturday’s practice, which was aided by the perfect weather conditions.
A busy race day morning led to an early start for Harrison out on the track, where he was positioned in 23rd in the first heat.
He found himself embroiled in a battle with another kart ahead of him, being beaten by a tenth of a second to finish 24th.
In heat two, Morrow found himself in a similar situation in a battle against the same kart, but this time finished 23rd in a tight field.
Going into heat three, he was placed second amongst the front row on the starting grid, his highest ever grid slot.
But despite starting superbly and holding third place – sitting in eighth after the first lap – an incident with another kart sent Morrow crashing into the barriers – retiring the other driver.
Morrow managed to complete the race, but was badly hampered by the incident, and finished in 25th.
Despite the setback, Harrison’s team took many positives from the race, in a field where he was surrounded by more experienced drivers.
The final race placed the kart racer in 25th, but he endured a poor start and fell three places behind.
He did however, claw himself a 24th-placed finish after some excellent laps and a respectable recovery from the slow start, completing a weekend of positives and learning curves for the budding racer.