Downpours put a dampener on Morrow's challenge - The Solihull Observer

Downpours put a dampener on Morrow's challenge

Solihull Editorial 1st Aug, 2019   0

A RAIN-SODDEN seventh round of the Whilton Mill Kart Club Championship ensured that Solihull racer Harrison Morrow endured a tough weekend on the track.

In his first race since moving to his own race team – Total Trouble Racing – Morrow opened with an unproductive practice day on Saturday, with sessions often being disrupted by mid-race incidents.

One incident in particular sent Harrison’s kart dangerously close to going over the top of another competitor, but despite avoiding a serious crash, he suffered an injury to his arm and hand and forced a retirement from the session.

Rain continued to fall on race day, foreshadowing the turbulent day of racing that lay ahead.

A wet set-up on the kart led to a 14th place finish out of 32 racers in heat one, with Morrow claiming the 14th fastest lap, but that was about as promising as race day got for the team.

Harrison spent the majority of heat two battling for 18th place, but was unable to shift from his final position of 19th, whilst heat three resulted in a 22nd place finish when lacking the pace to threaten the top half of the standings.

In the final race, Harrison held 20th place for the majority of the contest, but suffered the same fate as heat three and slipped to 22nd.

Despite the disappointment of the final, Harrison secured his best ever return of 36 Championship points from the weekend, moving up to 21st in the rankings.

Harrison is back in action this weekend, when returning to Shenington for the IKR Series.

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