15th Sep, 2019

Morrow shows signs of promise in round 3 at Shenington Kart Racing Club Championship

Ben Tyler 19th Mar, 2019

HARRISON Morrow returned to the place where it all began to race for the first time as a non-novice in round three of the Shenington Kart Racing Club Championship.

The Solihull racer debuted at the track in August 2018, and returned during the meet that welcomed over 240 racers across the weekend.

Starting Saturday’s practice promisingly, Harrison excelled in the wet conditions and posted competitive lap times, but experienced rougher driving with his slick tyres until a change in the kart set-up by the end of the day.

Race day opened with Harrison in 11th place in the first heat, his highest starting place to-date on the packed 33 driver grid.

It was the young driver’s biggest challenge to date despite a straightforward start, but going too wide after having to avoid a first lap incident between a number of karts, he lost momentum and had to settle for 30th.

He started heat two in 20th, and made a good start, though his lack of experience in wheel-to-wheel racing in such a packed grid became evident and dropped to 30th, despite showing good pace.

The final heat placed Morrow in 32nd place, where he would enjoy a dogfight with a pack of six karts for the duration of the race.

Although finishing at the back of the pack he had been chasing, his finishing position improved to 29th with penalties to other drivers.

Morrow also turned out in the Winter 300 Championship, and finished 15th out of 29 entrants overall, a promising result for his team.

It was a weekend that offered promising signs for the young Solihull karter, despite the finishing positions failing to merit more.

But his team remain excited by the pace he has continued to build in recent weeks since stepping up as a novice driver, and he now looks ahead to round three of the Whilton Mill Kart Club Championship this weekend.

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