1978 Watkins Glen 6 Hours

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
7
Laps
146
Pole
Fastest Lap
Fitzpatrick, 1m 54.700s
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

1

John Fitzpatrick

30

Georg Loos

Porsche 935

6h 1m 54.999s

20

 

Peter Gregg

       

20

 

Toine Hezemans

       

20

2

1

Dick Barbour

90

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935

6h 2m 25.132s

15

 

Manfred Schurti

       

15

 

Rolf Stommelen

       

15

3

10

Dieter Quester

10

BMW Alpina

BMW 320i

138 laps

12

 

Hans-Joachim Stuck

       

12

4

4

Hal Shaw

13

Hal Shaw

Porsche 935

136 laps

10

 

Monte Shelton

       

10

5

5

Jim Adams

19

Chris Cord

Chevrolet Monza

132 laps

8

 

Chris Cord

       

8

6

9

Otis Chandler

71

Otis Chandler

Porsche 935

132 laps

6

 

John Thomas jr

       

6

7

13

Brian Fuerstenau

44

Group 44 Racing

Jaguar XJ-S

130 laps

4

 

Bob Tullius

       

4

8

1

Brian Redman

3

Vasek Polak

Porsche 935

128 laps

3

 

Janet Guthrie

       

3

 

Hurley Haywood

       

3

9

19

Werner Frank

97

Werner Frank

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

127 laps

2

 

Roger Schramm

       

2

10

17

Bob Akin

32

Bob Akin

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

125 laps

1

 

Steve Griswold

       

1

11

19

Lucien Guitteny

25

Howard O'Flynn

Ferrari 365 GTB4/BB

124 laps

0

 

Francois Migault

       

0

12

26

Billy Hagan

29

Billy Hagan

Chevrolet Monza

122 laps

0

 

Hoyt Overbagh

       

0

13

27

Bruce Jennings

77

Bruce Jennings

Porsche 911S

122 laps

0

 

John O'Steen

       

0

14

9

Babe Headley

9

John Huber

Chevrolet Corvette

120 laps

0

 

John Huber

       

0

15

3

Ludwig Heimrath

7

Heimrath Racing

Porsche 935

119 laps

0

 

Paul Miller

       

0

16

13

Michael Callas

79

Michael Callas

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

118 laps

0

 

Peter Papke

       

0

17

9

Gene Bothello

43

Phantom Racing

Chevrolet Corvette

118 laps

0

 

Frank Joyce

       

0

18

15

Enzo Calderari

17

Angelo Pallavicini

Porsche 934

110 laps

0

 

Angelo Pallavicini

       

0

19

15

Tom Roberts

91

Schulte and Roberts

Chevrolet Corvette

108 laps

0

 

Paul Schulte

       

0

20

5

Michael Oleyar

98

Rynone Industries

Chevrolet Corvette

101 laps

0

 

Thomas Rynone

       

0

21

24

Rex Franklin

16

Neil Kassel

Chevrolet Camaro

100 laps

0

 

Neil Kassel

       

0

22

13

Bill Whittington

94

Whittington Racing

Porsche 935

98 laps Retired

0

 

Don Whittington

       

0

23

9

John Brandt

60

John Brandt

Chevrolet Corvette

98 laps Retired

0

 

Chuck Callas

       

0

24

13

Tom Gloy

6

Greg Pickett

Chevrolet Corvette

96 laps

0

 

Greg Pickett

       

0

25

22

Ted Field

0

Ted Field

Porsche 935

95 laps Retired

0

 

Danny Ongais

       

0

26

22

George Follmer

1

Vasek Polak

Porsche 935

92 laps Retired

0

 

Jacky Ickx

       

0

27

11

Elliott Forbes-Robinson

11

David Heinz

Chevrolet Monza

91 laps

0

 

David Heinz

       

0

28

7

Tom Frank

24

Tom Frank

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

85 laps Accident

0

 

Bruce Leven

       

0

29

10

Tom Aquilante

51

Aquilante and Wolpert

Chevrolet Corvette

78 laps

0

 

Dave White

       

0

30

11

Bob Bergstrom

22

Jeffrey Stephens

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

76 laps Retired

0

 

Jeffrey Stephens

       

0

31

17

Harald Grohs

20

BMW Alpina

BMW 320i

76 laps Retired

0

 

Markus Hottinger

       

0

32

14

Bill Jobe

92

EF Miller

Chevrolet Corvette

76 laps Retired

0

 

John Orr

       

0

33

16

Hurley Haywood

4

Vasek Polak

Porsche 935

72 laps Retired

0

 

John Gunn

       

0

34

2

Ron Collins

88

Joseph Hamilton

Porsche 911S

72 laps Accident

0

 

Joseph Hamilton

       

0

 

Chuck Wade

       

0

35

9

David Schuler

53

Fred Schuler

Datsun 280Z

70 laps Retired

0

 

Robert Schuler

       

0

36

6

David Kicak

18

Free Spirit

Chevrolet Corvette

38 laps Retired

0

 

Bob Young

       

0

37

15

Nick Engels

80

Nagel Racing

Chevrolet Corvette

36 laps Retired

0

 

Bob Nagel

       

0

38

3

Robert Baechle

64

Robert Baechle

Chevrolet Corvette

30 laps Retired

0

 

Craig Carter

       

0

39

2

Pierre Honegger

74

E&W Enterprises

Porsche 911S

18 laps Accident

0

 

Bill Scott

       

0

 

David Weir

       

0

40

3

Fred Lang

82

Carmon Solomone

Chevrolet Camaro

11 laps Retired

0

 

Carmon Solomone

       

0

41

6

Ronnie Peterson

12

McLaren North America

BMW 320i

10 laps Spun

0

 

David Hobbs

       

0

42

18

Pat Bedard

81

Adams Associates

Pontiac Firebird

8 laps Retired

0

 

John Morton

       

0

43

12

Robert Johnson

62

Tuck Thomas

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

2 laps Retired

0

 

Tuck Thomas

       

0

44

39

Ronnie Peterson

2

McLaren North America

BMW 320i

1 laps Retired

0

 

David Hobbs

       

0

DNS

Hurley Haywood

08

JLP Racing

Porsche 935

0

 

John Paul

       

0

DNQ

William Coykendall

15

James Mancuso

Chevrolet Corvette

0

 

James Mancuso

       

0

DNQ

Thomas Fiscus

69

Thomas Fiscus

Chevrolet Corvette

0

 

Jerry Lancaster

       

0

DNS

Robert Frostrom

57

Robert Frostrom

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

0

 

John Wood

       

0

DNQ

Anatoly Arutunoff

41

Anatoly Arutunoff

Lancia Stratos

0

 

Jose Marina

       

0

DNQ

Cliff McCandless

52

Cliff McCandless

Porsche 914/6

0

 

Dan Slodowick

       

0

DNS

Jim Cook

75

Norm Ridgely

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

0

 

Norm Ridgely

       

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Dick Barbour

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 53.611s

1

Manfred Schurti

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 53.611s

1

Rolf Stommelen

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 53.611s

2

John Fitzpatrick

Georg Loos

1m 54.437s

2

Peter Gregg

Georg Loos

1m 54.437s

2

Toine Hezemans

Georg Loos

1m 54.437s

3

Ted Field

Ted Field

1m 54.682s

3

Danny Ongais

Ted Field

1m 54.682s

4

George Follmer

Vasek Polak

1m 54.862s

4

Jacky Ickx

Vasek Polak

1m 54.862s

5

David Hobbs

McLaren North America

1m 55.057s

5

Ronnie Peterson

McLaren North America

1m 55.057s

6

Hurley Haywood

JLP Racing

1m 55.341s

6

John Paul

JLP Racing

1m 55.341s

7

Brian Redman

Vasek Polak

1m 57.057s

7

Janet Guthrie

Vasek Polak

1m 57.057s

7

Hurley Haywood

Vasek Polak

1m 57.057s

8

Hal Shaw

Hal Shaw

1m 57.897s

8

Monte Shelton

Hal Shaw

1m 57.897s

9

Bill Whittington

Whittington Racing

1m 58.605s

9

Don Whittington

Whittington Racing

1m 58.605s

10

Jim Adams

Chris Cord

1m 58.651s

10

Chris Cord

Chris Cord

1m 58.651s

11

Tom Gloy

Greg Pickett

1m 58.846s

11

Greg Pickett

Greg Pickett

1m 58.846s

12

Ludwig Heimrath

Heimrath Racing

2m 0.147s

12

Paul Miller

Heimrath Racing

2m 0.147s

13

Dieter Quester

BMW Alpina

2m 1.904s

13

Hans-Joachim Stuck

BMW Alpina

2m 1.904s

14

Harald Grohs

BMW Alpina

2m 2.049s

14

Markus Hottinger

BMW Alpina

2m 2.049s

15

Otis Chandler

Otis Chandler

2m 2.203s

15

John Thomas jr

Otis Chandler

2m 2.203s

16

Elliott Forbes-Robinson

David Heinz

2m 3.33s

16

David Heinz

David Heinz

2m 3.33s

17

Hurley Haywood

Vasek Polak

2m 4.694s

17

John Gunn

Vasek Polak

2m 4.694s

18

Robert Frostrom

Robert Frostrom

2m 6.002s

18

John Wood

Robert Frostrom

2m 6.002s

19

Jim Cook

Norm Ridgely

2m 6.686s

19

Norm Ridgely

Norm Ridgely

2m 6.686s

20

Brian Fuerstenau

Group 44 Racing

2m 6.817s

20

Bob Tullius

Group 44 Racing

2m 6.817s

21

Tom Frank

Tom Frank

2m 7.535s

21

Bruce Leven

Tom Frank

2m 7.535s

22

Nick Engels

Nagel Racing

2m 7.975s

22

Bob Nagel

Nagel Racing

2m 7.975s

23

Babe Headley

John Huber

2m 8.955s

23

John Huber

John Huber

2m 8.955s

24

Pat Bedard

Adams Associates

2m 9.357s

24

John Morton

Adams Associates

2m 9.357s

25

Michael Oleyar

Rynone Industries

2m 9.49s

25

Thomas Rynone

Rynone Industries

2m 9.49s

26

Gene Bothello

Phantom Racing

2m 10.519s

26

Frank Joyce

Phantom Racing

2m 10.519s

27

Bob Akin

Bob Akin

2m 11.708s

27

Steve Griswold

Bob Akin

2m 11.708s

28

Werner Frank

Werner Frank

2m 11.916s

28

Roger Schramm

Werner Frank

2m 11.916s

29

Michael Callas

Michael Callas

2m 11.945s

29

Peter Papke

Michael Callas

2m 11.945s

30

Lucien Guitteny

Howard O'Flynn

2m 12.231s

30

Francois Migault

Howard O'Flynn

2m 12.231s

31

Robert Johnson

Tuck Thomas

2m 12.281s

31

Tuck Thomas

Tuck Thomas

2m 12.281s

32

John Brandt

John Brandt

2m 14.347s

32

Chuck Callas

John Brandt

2m 14.347s

33

Enzo Calderari

Angelo Pallavicini

2m 15.399s

33

Angelo Pallavicini

Angelo Pallavicini

2m 15.399s

34

Tom Roberts

Schulte and Roberts

2m 17.562s

34

Paul Schulte

Schulte and Roberts

2m 17.562s

35

Robert Baechle

Robert Baechle

2m 17.602s

35

Craig Carter

Robert Baechle

2m 17.602s

36

Ron Collins

Joseph Hamilton

2m 17.945s

36

Joseph Hamilton

Joseph Hamilton

2m 17.945s

36

Chuck Wade

Joseph Hamilton

2m 17.945s

37

Pierre Honegger

E&W Enterprises

2m 18.365s

37

Bill Scott

E&W Enterprises

2m 18.365s

37

David Weir

E&W Enterprises

2m 18.365s

38

Billy Hagan

Billy Hagan

2m 18.603s

38

Hoyt Overbagh

Billy Hagan

2m 18.603s

39

Tom Aquilante

Aquilante and Wolpert

2m 19.282s

39

Dave White

Aquilante and Wolpert

2m 19.282s

40

Bruce Jennings

Bruce Jennings

2m 21.487s

40

John O'Steen

Bruce Jennings

2m 21.487s

41

Bob Bergstrom

Jeffrey Stephens

2m 22.164s

41

Jeffrey Stephens

Jeffrey Stephens

2m 22.164s

42

David Kicak

Free Spirit

2m 24.723s

42

Bob Young

Free Spirit

2m 24.723s

43

Fred Lang

Carmon Solomone

2m 27.478s

43

Carmon Solomone

Carmon Solomone

2m 27.478s

44

David Schuler

Fred Schuler

2m 32.936s

44

Robert Schuler

Fred Schuler

2m 32.936s

45

Rex Franklin

Neil Kassel

2m 39.214s

45

Neil Kassel

Neil Kassel

2m 39.214s

46

Bill Jobe

EF Miller

2m 47.857s

46

John Orr

EF Miller

2m 47.857s

47

Ronnie Peterson

McLaren North America

Spun

47

David Hobbs

McLaren North America

Spun

48

Cliff McCandless

Cliff McCandless

48

Dan Slodowick

Cliff McCandless

49

William Coykendall

James Mancuso

49

James Mancuso

James Mancuso

50

Thomas Fiscus

Thomas Fiscus

50

Jerry Lancaster

Thomas Fiscus

51

Anatoly Arutunoff

Anatoly Arutunoff

51

Jose Marina

Anatoly Arutunoff

Circuit - Watkins Glen

Country

United States

Location

Watkins Glen, New York State

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.377 (Miles)

Record

Alan Jones (Williams FW07B-Ford), 1m34.068, 129.238 mph, F1, 1980

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