Maney races Lola T70 Mk.3B LE in Daytona International '70 S5000 LE

Image by Luke Maney
The grid
Image by Luke Maney
Ahh the dreaded turn 1
Daytona International '70 S5000 LE
24 Dec 2016
Luke Maney

24 Dec 2016 — Luke Maney took fifth place in the Daytona International '70 S5000 LE in Round 2 of the One Last Hurrah series.

Maney drove all of 17 laps total pursuing Mark Carty after catching him on the third lap, coming from as many as four positions back. Driving the Lola T70 Mk.3B LE, Maney launched a prolonged challenge at Carty early in the running, staying within a couple turns behind him and gaining ground over an unbroken run of 16 laps. Maney got around Carty and into fifth place when Carty retired on lap 19, and held it the final couple laps to the conclusion.

Maney drops to third in the standings, two points behind Simon Wattman. Maney has two starts and led eight of his 37 laps while finishing as high as second.

One Last Hurrah series moves on to its third and final round in a week at Le Mans '70. The series has 16 drivers competing for points in the championship.

Marcos Nunez leads the championship in a tight campaign over Simon Wattman, separated by just a single grid spot. The title continues to be challenged by Luke Maney, Alejo Perales, Matt Geddes, Scott Ring, and Andrie Ambadar as well. The Top 5 places are an open ring for 16 drivers in the running with one race remaining.

1 Marcos Nunez 21 35:08.462
2 alejo perales 21 35:47.462
3 Simon Wattman 21 35:47.654
4 Matt Geddes Moonshine Runners 21 35:57.396
5 Luke Maney No More Chicanes 21 36:00.394
6 Gilles Lalonde 21 36:45.779
7 Santiago Castro 20 35:42.539
8 Everett Dumont Atlantic Motorsport Academy 20 36:21.936
9 Mark Carty CanAm Racing 18 Engine
10 Joao Botelho de Sousa Atlantic Motorsport Academy 8 Engine
11 Ruslan Nurgaliev 6 Engine
Image by Luke Maney
Image by Luke Maney
Matt at Daytona
S5000 LE
Lola T70 Mk.3B LE
Posted by Luke Maney at 08:01 PM on Sat Dec 24 EST

Yeah fun race, and mine was extra special (I got a present on lap 1).

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