Harrison Close To NSW Title Glory

press release

At the fall of the chequered flag for the NSW Junior Speedway Kart Title on Saturday night at Moruya Speedway (South Coast of NSW) it was only half a kart length that separated Anthony Harrison from clinching victory.

Having already taken out the Queensland and Victorian Titles this season, Harrison fought tooth and nail with arch rival Kieran Towin throughout the feature race that decided the NSW Title winner but he unfortunately fell only half a kart length short.

Yet again Harrison and Towin battled it out amongst one another, but on this occasion Towin got the upper hand, but Harrison was far from disgraced. Harrison had started the 15 lap feature race from position three, after finishing his four qualifying heat races with a win, a pair of second places, and a third place (struggled due to a carburettor problem), and quickly moved into second by the second lap. For the remainder of the feature race, Harrison battled it out with Towin for the lead and although able to draw alongside his arch rival but simply didn't have enough to execute a passing move. When the pair crossed the finish line Harrison was only a mere half a kart length behind Towin and he ended up finishing in second place.

"I had one goal heading into the NSW Title and that was to fight it out with Kieran [Towin], as we have built up quite a fierce rivalry up against one another over the past year or so," said the 15-year-old. "In one of my heat races I ended up defeating him, and in the feature race I certainly gave him a run for his money. I was very determined to take control of the lead in the feature race, but I just couldn't get a good enough run on him to take the lead."

Harrison is proudly supported in 2008 by T&D Transport, BP - Wacol, PM Lubricants, DKS Race Engines and Manwaring Transport, while special thanks must go to his parents, Tony and Dianne, Uncle Phillip, Porky, and John Aurisch for the setup assistance.


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