24 Dec 2016 — Mark Carty took ninth place in the Daytona International '70 S5000 LE in Round 2 of the One Last Hurrah series.
Carty wrestled the advantage back and forth with Matt Geddes in a lengthy and unrelenting fight for fourth in the late stages, running within a bumper of each other over a span of 13 laps and changing positions four times. Driving the Lola T70 Mk.3B LE, Carty spent the majority pursuing Geddes after targeting him on lap 6, coming from as many as four positions back. Carty launched an extended attack at Geddes midway through, staying within a car length behind him and gaining ground over a continuous run of eight laps. In the end Carty settled into fifth the couple laps before retiring early due to engine trouble.
Carty is 14th in the standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as ninth.
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.