NINE-YEAR-OLD kart racer Harrison Morrow is gearing up for the start of his 2019 racing season after rounding off his pre-season preparations over the festive period.
Morrow, from Monkspath, currently races with the karting team Protrain after joining in August and partakes in one of the most competitive kart racing series in the UK, in which drivers between the ages of eight and 13 compete against each other in karts that can reach speeds of 50mph.
He has spent the last few weeks brake testing and working on speed and fitness in his Honda Cadet ahead of the forthcoming season between mid-January to November, with the aim of improving improving corner speed and commitment whilst gaining in confidence and experience during the next year.
The Solihull racer’s first event of the season in the Motorsport UK Shenington Kart Racing Club Championship takes place on January 19/20 in Shenington, near Banbury, where he already finished top novice in his first outing at the championship.
The nine-year old and his family believe he will be aiming to move up to the next racing series after two years racing at Cadets level.
Morrow has been fully involved in every aspect of his budding racing career so far – helping design his own TTR logo, to the set-up of the kart itself and the learning the technicalities that go into racing.
Competing in two other tournaments – the MUK Whilton Mill Kart Club Championship and the Independent Kart Racing Series – Morrow will be hoping the months ahead will prove to be a memorable first-full year in karting for him.