SOLIHULL racer Harrison Morrow rose to fifth in the Shenington Independent Kart Racing Series, despite a frustrating weekend during the third round of the championship.
A productive practice day on Saturday was aided by a number of different kart set-ups which helped Morrow acclimatise to the cooler weather and find good pace on the track.
Qualification on race day again proved promising, as Harrison set the fourth fastest time for his class, but followed up with a disappointing opening heat.
A poor start meant he slipped to seventh, but fought back to eventually finish sixth, after embarking in a race-long battle for fifth position.
The second heat brought another bad start, and after finding himself in a spin following a collision with another kart, lost track position and eventually finished seventh.
Another battle for fifth position ensued, but Morrow could not quite find the edge he required and had to settle for sixth place in heat three.
Prior to the final race, Harrison’s team made some adjustments to the kart in the hope that it could help him find the extra pace to break into the top five.
A scrappy race led to Morrow dropping into seventh from the start, but eventually rose to fourth after a number of incidents involving the other drivers, before falling back to finish sixth at the flag.
His team took a number of positives from the weekend, despite being downhearted by the end result, having shown great pace worthy of finishing inside the top four.
But the race added valuable points to help Morrow rise to fifth in the championship, having finished sixth overall across the weekend.
He hopes for a better outcome next time out, when returning to the track next week at round five of the Shenington Kart Racing Championship.