Waters sets pace as Morris escapes fire

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Friday 31st July, 2015 - 4:22pm

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Cameron Waters

Cameron Waters

Cameron Waters recorded a new Queensland Raceway practice lap record in a second Dunlop Series practice session which saw Paul Morris escape a dramatic fire.

Waters topped both sessions at the Ipswich track with his new record 1:10.69s effort arriving in the final minutes of the second hit-out.

Matt White Motorsport’s Jack Le Brocq was second quickest 0.6s adrift of the Prodrive driver, with Eggelston Motorsport’s Garry Jacobson in third.

However, the second session was brought to a dramatic climax when Morris’ Ford Falcon became engulfed with flames as the chequered flag flew.

Paul Morris' Ford Falcon erupted in flames in the second Dunlop Series practice session

Paul Morris’ Ford Falcon erupted in flames in the second Dunlop Series practice session

Morris appeared to lock up on the entry to Turn 6 shortly before flames began to erupt from the rear of the car.

The V8 Supercar veteran managed to bring the car back to the pits where the fire was extinguished as he evacuated the car.

Brad Jones Racing duo of Macauley Jones and Andrew Jones both ran wide at Turn 6 shortly after the incident.

Todd Hazelwood had held the top spot in the final practice session before ending up in fourth position.

Reigning Dunlop Series winner Paul Dumbrell was fifth fastest ahead of the Ice Break Falcon of Chris Pither and Jesse Dixon.

Eggelston Motorsport’s Ant Pedersen, Morris and Andrew Jones completed the top 10.

Result, Dunlop Series Practice 1, Queensland Raceway

1 TEAM ENZED PRA Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG 1:11.12
2 Ice Break Racing Chris Pither Ford Falcon FG 1:11.35 00.22
3 iseek Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG 1:11.50 00.37
4 MW Motorsport Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG 1:11.53 00.41
5 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.55 00.42
6 Middy’s Data & Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore VE 1:11.68 00.56
7 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.77 00.65
8 Paul Morris Motorsport Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 1:11.83 00.71
9 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.89 00.76
10 Brad Jones Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.89 00.76
11 Plus Fitness / Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG 1:11.91 00.78
12 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.91 00.79
13 Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie Ford Falcon FG 1:12.08 00.96
14 Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG 1:12.13 01.00
15 Gippsland Body Building GRM James Golding Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.14 01.01
16 Super Black Racing Simon Evans Ford Falcon FG 1:12.17 01.05
17 Hayman Reese Jesse Dixon Ford Falcon FG 1:12.28 01.15
18 Alphabet / Wynns Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.29 01.16
19 Challenger / Simplex Brett Hobson Ford Falcon FG 1:12.48 01.35
20 Street Fighter Performance Dan Day Ford Falcon FG 1:13.72 02.59
21 Rsport Race Engineering Phil Woodbury Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.77 02.64
22 Cavalier Homes Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG 1:14.48 03.35

Result, Dunlop Series Practice 2, Queensland Raceway

1 TEAM ENZED PRA Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG 1:10.69
2 MW Motorsport Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG 1:11.29 00.60
3 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.34 00.65
4 iseek Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG 1:11.38 00.68
5 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.44 00.75
6 Ice Break Racing Chris Pither Ford Falcon FG 1:11.49 00.80
7 Hayman Reese Jesse Dixon Ford Falcon FG 1:11.52 00.82
8 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.53 00.84
9 Paul Morris Motorsport Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 1:11.54 00.84
10 Brad Jones Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.55 00.85
11 Gippsland Body Building GRM James Golding Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.57 00.87
12 Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG 1:11.60 00.90
13 Plus Fitness / Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG 1:11.71 01.01
14 Super Black Racing Simon Evans Ford Falcon FG 1:11.75 01.05
15 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.79 01.10
16 Alphabet / Wynns Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.02 01.32
17 Challenger / Simplex Brett Hobson Ford Falcon FG 1:12.34 01.64
18 Middy’s Data & Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore VE 1:12.36 01.66
19 Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie Ford Falcon FG 1:12.56 01.86
20 Street Fighter Performance Dan Day Ford Falcon FG 1:12.83 02.13
21 Rsport Race Engineering Phil Woodbury Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.51 02.81
22 Cavalier Homes Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG 1:13.52 02.82
23 Battery World Racing Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2 1:14.54 03.85