Nash Morris confirms Dunlop Super3 Series campaign
Nash Morris has launched the next stage of his racing career by confirming his entry into the 2021 Dunlop Super3 Series.
The 17-year-old from Queensland will tackle the full six-round series behind the wheel of the same BF Ford Falcon that won the third-tier Supercars series in the hands of Broc Feeney in 2019.
It’s the next stage in the rapid rise of the second-generation driver, who has been the driving force in assembling his 2021 campaign.
As well as spending most of the year to date rebuilding the Paul Morris Motorsport-run Falcon, Morris has also worked hard on assembling his own sponsorship package.
Morris will tackle the opening round of the series at the famous Mount Panorama circuit on 26-28 February as part of a combined Dunlop Super2 and Dunlop Super3 series grid.
“It’s going to be a big learning experience and a chance to learn the tracks and learn the car,” Morris said.
“I think I am ready. I haven’t been racing that long but I have done a lot of races and tried to drive as many things as I could to build up to it.
“I just want to go out and have a crack, get past Bathurst and see how we go.”
Morris’ Falcon, originally built by Triple Eight Race Engineering, was steered to the 2019 Super3 Series crown by Broc Feeney, having previously been raced successfully in Dunlop Super2 by Anton de Pasquale.
Morris raced the car in the all-in ‘Tin Tops’ grid at The Bend Motorsport Park last year and has since tested at Queensland Raceway in preparation for his Bathurst debut.
The Dunlop Super3 Series has been responsible for the career progression of several talented drivers making their mark on the Supercars ladder; including confirmed 2021 Super2 runners Feeney, Jayden Ojeda, Josh Fyfe, Declan Fraser, Jay Robotham, Tyler Everingham and Brad Neill.
Having run independently since it’s foundation as V8 Touring Cars in 2009, the series adopted the Super3 banner in 2019 before running alongside the Dunlop Super2 Series cars in a shortened two-round series last year.
The 2021 series will be comprised of six rounds, starting at the Repco Mount Panorama 500 in February before travelling to Winton, Townsville, Sydney SuperNight, the Repco Bathurst 1000 and the Gold Coast event to end the year.
While running on the same grid and to the same formats as the Dunlop Super2 Series, Dunlop Super3 will retain its own point score and award its own winners separately.
The field for the opening round of the 2021 Dunlop Super3 Series will be confirmed in the following week.