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Feeney guides Morris through maiden ZB Commodore test

NASH Morris has leant on last-start Repco Supercars Championship race winner Broc Feeney to help with his preparations for an important Super2 campaign.

Morris stepped up to the second-tier last year on the back of winning the 2021 Super3 title but endured a brutal initiation.

The teenager failed to score points at either of the opening two rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park and Wanneroo Raceway and wound up 17th overall.

He did at least take some momentum into the off-season with a pair of top 10 finishes at Adelaide and now the son of 2014 Great Race winner Paul is gearing up for a bigger and better second year.

Armed with a Triple Eight-built ZB Commodore driven by Matt Stone Racing’s Jack Le Brocq last year, Morris headed to Queensland Raceway yesterday for a test day.

In support was Triple Eight star Broc Feeney, who hopped in the car for a stint and acted as a mentor.

Feeney has a long relationship with the Morris family, including winning the 2019 Super3 title driving for Paul Morris Motorsport.

“Obviously (the ZB) has got more aero and the overall pace is a bit more improved on the car that I had last year so today was basically just about racking my head around that,” Morris Jr told V8 Sleuth yesterday.

Morris explores the limits at Queensland Raceway. Pic: Matthew Paul Photography

“I had Broc Feeney helping me, so probably one of the best guys out there to teach me. He was a very good help.

“Being basically a privateer team, it’s hard to learn all this stuff yourself so it’s good to have a guy like Broc there that can jump over and give us a hand and show us some stuff.”

Morris, 19, said a particular effort has been made to bolster the people around him this season, which has seen Matt Saunders hired as race engineer.

Saunders has operated in the main game before and guided Declan Fraser to the 2022 Super2 crown last year.

“He’s a good young bloke,” said Morris.

“It’s also about enjoying what you do so you want a guy that you can get along with.

“Good dude, I had my first day with him today and learnt plenty, he’s a good guy to bounce ideas off.”

Morris did have one scare during the half-day test, a brake failure sending into the Turn 3 gravel, but overall was satisfied with a productive outing.

He’s hoping to return for another QR test in the lead-up to Round 1 at Newcastle on March 10-12.

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