Sunoco prize winner Morris gets first miles at Daytona circuit
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.