SOLIHULL racer Harrison Morrow fought hard in the face of technical issues to take more valuable experience at round four of the Whilton Mill Kart Club Championship.
Changing conditions throughout the weekend aided both Morrow and his Protrain team somewhat, allowing the driver to find a set-up that suited his growing confidence on the track.
His weekend got off to a great start, when shaving 0.3 seconds off his personal best time on the track, with no issues being reported during practice day.
Sunday’s race day again started with damp, wet conditions, as had been the case the previous day, which Harrison used to his advantage to post a practice time good enough to be the 14th fastest out of 27 entrants.
Starting heat one in third, it placed him in a promising position to score points, and after a cautious start, was going along nicely in 13th position.
However, towards the tail end of the race, his kart began to suffer mechanical issues, caused by the wheel hub coming loose – which jammed the wheel against the chain guard.
The issue took its toll, and despite fighting hard against adversity, could do nothing to prevent himself from finishing 23rd with only three inflated tyres by the end of the race.
Then, with the sun drying the track, a promising second heat reflected the upturn in weather.
Starting in 13th, he drove a consistent race, setting a new personal best on the track to finish in 16th.
However, this was followed by a frustrating third heat for Morrow and his team, after getting caught up in a melee of eight karts, which slowed his time.
He did, to his credit, fight back to finish 23rd, but will feel hard done by not to post a better finishing position.
The final race of the day placed Harrison in 20th, and, after a poor start, set consecutive personal best laps to find himself immersed in a battle with a pack of drivers.
An opportunistic overtake did not come off, running too wide onto the grass, and eventually crossed the line in 21st.
All in all, the weekend posed another learning curve, amongst numerous positives for the young driver, who next returns to Shenington for the IKR Series.