SOLIHULL racer Harrison Morrow recorded a best-ever result at round five of the Shenington Kart Club Championship last weekend.
His preparations during Saturday practice were hampered by wet conditions that did not allow for good grip on the track, but displayed good pace during the occasions that he was able to drive.
Race day brought drier, sunnier conditions but with a smaller entry field than usual – due to a clash with the concurring British Championships.
Morrow did not have the best practice session on the day, which set up for a disappointing opening heat.
Starting in third on the grid, a poor start meant Harrison was sitting in tenth by lap two, but fought back to rise to eighth, before ultimately falling back and finishing 11th.
A change in tactics from the first result led to a different approach in the second heat, bringing dividends for the driver – albeit only a small one in terms of finishing position.
Morrow’s tenth-place finish had been achieved with a much more controlled drive, giving him the motivation to push on in the remaining two races.
He did just that, starting in seventh for heat three and finishing in the same position – even with a five-kart battle during the entirety of the race to contend with.
His aggressive driving was matched with some strong defence where needed, maintaining the pace that he had shown during Saturday’s practice.
Morrow’s team congratulated him on a fantastic drive, after getting the just rewards for his efforts during the hotly-contested race.
He followed up with a best-ever finish of ninth in a final race – after starting in ninth on the grid.
Despite being too open at the start of the race, he managed to go past two karts which clashed at a hairpin bend and overtake them, before entering into a battle with another kart.
Morrow admitted after the race that he was not happy with the kart set-up with the temperature dropping, which meant he had to drive in a more defensive manner.
He was left punching the air as he crossed the line, having showcased some clear improvements over the course of the weekend.
The weekend’s result takes him up to 15th place in the overall club championship, and now looks to build on his showing at Shenington with a positive weekend at Whilton Mill.