HARRISON Morrow and Total Trouble Racing have put the wheels in motion for a positive 2020 season after impressing in their opening round of the Shenington Kart Club Championship.
Solihull racer Morrow underwent a busy pre-season programme to get him on track for his second year competing in the sport, swapping his previous wheels for a 2020 Project One kart and going through extensive testing over the winter.
Making his return to the Shenington track for the first time since November, the youngster’s opening practice session of the season on Saturday was limited due to the ice on the track.
Nonetheless, he was able to find a balance that worked going into race day.
With a delay to the start of the race meet on Sunday morning, shorter races were in store for Morrow and co. in a packed grid of high-quality drivers.
In the opening heat, Harrison was selected to start in pole position, a situation which led to a more aggressive stance being taken by the driver and his team.
This decision initially worked well, as Morrow led for the first lap before eventually being caught up by the faster drivers behind him.
A change of game plan with eyes on securing a top-ten place worked to perfection when the racer crossed the line in ninth heading into heat two.
Starting in 14th, Morrow engaged in a race-long battle with the other karts and managed to hold his position at the finish line, enough to place him in 23rd out of 46 karts for the A final.
The drop in temperature and worsening visibility on the track made it difficult for Harrison to get a foothold in the final race, where he finished in 28th after a hard-fought effort.
Reflecting on the race, the Solihull driver and his team were encouraged by the opening event of the season and will now aim to build on their exploits at round one of the Whilton Mill Championship this weekend.