20th Aug, 2019

Morrow suffers set-backs at Shenington, but ends on a high

Ben Tyler 18th Jun, 2019

SOLIHULL racer Harrison Morrow had an eventful weekend at a rain-hit sixth round of the Shenington Kart Club Championship.

The showers made the Shenington track from Saturday’s practice, through to the final race on Sunday, a difficult one to navigate, with changing conditions failing to help matters further.

Practice on Saturday allowed for Morrow’s team to try out a number of set-ups for the kart on the slick track, which Harrison managed to adapt to, despite a number of drivers deciding to abandon the session.

But regardless of the extra time on the track that Morrow enjoyed compared to other competitors, the weather conditions made it almost impossible to predict who would excel on race day.

The first heat was a struggle for many drivers including Harrison, who dropped a few places from his starting position in 18th to finish in 21st after making up a place.

Heat two started with a starting position of 16th on the grid, but after judging a few corners poorly, dropped back to 23rd.

Morrow then fell to 24th in the rankings, after contact with another kart at a hairpin bend.

In the third heat, a promising starting position of ninth was as good as it got for Morrow, who fell back into 21st place at the opening lap following contact with a number of karts.

Then, after another collision at a hairpin bend during the second lap, the Solihull karter was forced to retire from the race after being left on a kerb.

After some discussion with his team about the opening heats, Harrison decided to use slick tyres for the final race.

Starting 25th, he went on the offensive, full of determination to finish on a high after the frustration of the opening heats.

He finished the race in 20th, giving Morrow a small victory to take from a turbulent day of racing and something to build on when taking on round six of the Whilton Mill Kart Club Championship at the weekend.

Mechanical issues at Whilton Mill stunted his progress last time out at the track, so Harrison has more than enough incentive to bounce back.

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