SOLIHULL racer Harrison Morrow had a mixed day at the second round of the Shenington Kart Racing Club Championship at the weekend.
The Saturday morning sessions were promising but it proved more difficult to follow up those performances in the afternoon – Morrow’s fortunes hampered further by damaged steering following a clash with another kart.
After being drawn in the second and third heats, Harrison found himself at the back of the grid and wanted to attack from the start.
However, setting off too eagerly meant he ran narrowly close to being given a penalty and slammed on his brakes as the lights turned green.
Having to deal with this set-back was a tough ask with a three second distance between himself and the rest of the field, as frustrations at his false start began to have a bearing on his race performance.
Finishing 23rd out of the 24 starters, and with there being one less heat to contend, meant that Morrow started 19th out of 22 drivers in the final heat.
A good start was followed by a close battle with two other novices, managing to post his fastest lap time during an ascent up the rankings.
He would however, finish in 20th place after continued pressure from chasing drivers pushing him back down the ranks.
A starting position of 33rd from 34 was always going to be a tough ask, but he finished in 28th – the fourth fastest novice out of the six that raced.
It marks the end of Harrison’s novice career at Shenington, but now that he will be classed as a normal racer, it will allow him to start much higher up the grid and therefore challenge higher up the rankings.
Morrow stated that he had “learnt a lot from the weekend” and that if he can put everything together, he can score good points.
He races in his final novice race at Whilton Mill this weekend, and hopes to put last weekend’s result quickly behind him.