Harrison's title triumph

PAUL Harrison lifted his first World Stock Car Championship at Northampton last week—and admitted afterwards that he’d been “humbled “ by the response

The Wickersley racer won the sports’ top prize on an emotional night—after 23 attempts—to bring the title back to Rotherham for the SIXTH time. His dad Willie lifted the crown in 1982 while Brinsworth Peter Falding claimed a superb four championships before retiring two years ago.

Said Harrison: “I’ve wondered what it would be like to actually win and I thought that if ever I was fortunate enough to do so, then it would be a pretty emotional experience,” he says.

“But it wasn’t. I just started laughing to myself when I was on that last lap and I kept laughing when I finally crossed the line. I don’t think I’ve stopped since!"