HARRISON Morrow excelled during his biggest challenge to date, when taking on one of the UK’s biggest karting meets at the Shenington Super Prix.
Entering a pool of over 300 karts in all at the event, and competing with the 49 best Honda Cadet drivers in the UK, Morrow was given a taste of high-level competition during the weekend, but did not wilt under the pressure.
After several weeks of fitness work, training on a professional race simulator, honing his corner speed and late braking, and taking in an additional day of practice on Friday, Harrison finished 16th in Saturday practice to lay an early marker for the weekend.
Morrow was involved in a collision during a tricky opening heat, but managed to claw his way back from last to 28th, following up with the same result in heat two.
He made his way into the B final knowing that his results so far had not reflected the quality of his driving, so was determined to push himself in the final race against the other 18 karts.
After making a great start, Harrison was tagged on the last corner of the opening lap to fall to the back.
Feeling uncontent with accepting another setback, the Solihull karter dug deep and went for it.
He overtook a number of rivals and rose as high as 12th, although he displayed his lack of experience when losing grip of the position.
Going into the final lap, he set the fourth fastest lap time of the group in 52.44 to finish in 13th, but falling to 14th after a five-second time penalty for a dropped nose.
Morrow now sits 13th in the Shenington Kart Club Championship, and will hope to take some momentum into this weekend when racing in the seventh round of the Whilton Mill Kart Club Championship.
Harrison and his team offer their thanks to sponsors Central Mailing Services, EMD inspire and Sticker Gizmo for their support in the lead up to the Shenington Super Prix.