Sunoco prize win­ner Mor­ris gets first miles at Day­tona cir­cuit

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Bri­tish GT man Seb Mor­ris turned his first laps at the wheel of a Day­tona Pro­to­type last week dur­ing the of­fi­cial Roar Be­fore the 24 test.

Mor­ris won a fully funded drive in a Cadil­lac DPI-VR pro­to­type in this month’s Day­tona 24 Hours af­ter win­ning the Sunoco Whe­len Chal­lenge last year.

Mor­ris joined the Ac­tion Ex­press Racing team, shar­ing the Cadil­lac with Mike Con­way, Eric Cur­ran and Dane Cameron. Mor­ris drove both day time and night time stints to learn the track, and the quar­tet wound up with the sixth-fastest time of the three days.

“It’s been good all three days,” said Mor­ris. “I had some de­cent time in the car and we’ve just been fine­tun­ing things re­ally and work­ing on the minute de­tail, down to some­thing like the but­tons on the steer­ing wheel. We’ve got a good set-up for the race.

“I got about 10 laps in the night run, al­though I don’t ex­pect to be driv­ing in the night dur­ing the race, but I’ve got that ex­pe­ri­ence now if I am re­quired. I re­ally en­joyed the night driv­ing, you ob­vi­ously lose some brak­ing ref­er­ences which you learn in the day­time but they’re mainly small things like tyre marks on the track and you can’t look as far ahead due to the head­lights.” ● Sunoco 200 Chal­lenge win­ner Max Bladon also got his first run in the Rac­ers Edge Aston Martin Van­tage that he’ll race in the sup­port­ing 200-mile event at Day­tona. Bladon won his slot af­ter win­ning last year’s Mini Chal­lenge Cooper Class.

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