17 Dec 2016 — Simon Wattman logged seven laps at the front in a first-place run in the Longford '67 - Rainy S5000 LE in the opening round of the One Last Hurrah series.
Driving the Ford GT40 Mk1 LE, Wattman drove nearly equal parts of 15 laps total leading Luke Maney after engaging and passing him on lap 10, coming from as many as three spots back. Wattman got around Maney and into first place on lap 10, and defended it against pressure by Maney the remaining seven laps to the finish.
Luke Maney commanded the top spot most of all, leading eight of 16 laps but ultimately settling for second place.
Maney ran nearly equal parts of 15 laps total leading Simon Wattman after being engaged by him on the second lap. Maney fended off a prolonged attack by Wattman early in the running, staying just car lengths ahead of him over an unbroken run of eight laps. In the end Maney lost the spot on lap 10 and settled into second the seven laps running to the conclusion.
One Last Hurrah series moves on to Round 2 in a week at Daytona International '70. The series has 10 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Marcos Nunez captured third place.