11 July 2021 | General

Morris breaks through for debut Super3 win

NASH Morris has broken through for his maiden Supercars race and round victory, claiming the second Dunlop Super3 Series race and the weekend overall at the Townsville 500.

Starting from pole, Morris took the lead on the opening lap and was never headed on his path to victory, leading everyone of the 16 lap contested to beat Anderson by just under four seconds.

He also claimed Round 2 overall – Anderson and Morris tied on points at the end of the weekend with the result decided on countback based on the result in the final race.

RESULTS: Race 2, Townsville 500 

The weekend has proved something of a breakthrough for Morris who entered the round fifth in the championship standing but departs Round 2 second, trailing only Anderson as the series heads towards back-to-back events next weekend.

The final step on the round podium was decided in the favour of Reef McCarthy, the Image Racing youngster grabbing his first major trophy in third overall by virtue of finishing the second race on the podium.

Brendan Strong was fourth overall in both the race and the round, while he and McCarthy are tied for third overall in the series standings.

Blake Fardell finished fifth in the second race in a close battle with Strong that ran right to the flag.

Jason Gomersall was sixth, David Murphy seventh, Steven Page eighth and Gary Collins ninth.

Chris Smerdon failed to finish the race after his car became stranded on the circuit five laps into the race.

The Dunlop Super3 Series will return to the streets of Townsville next weekend, alongside the Super2 grid at the WD-40 Townsville SuperSprint.