1979 California 500 - Round 11

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
11
Laps
200
Pole
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

2

Bobby Unser

12

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 24m 22s

1000

2

1

Rick Mears

9

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 24m 32s

800

3

1

Mario Andretti

99

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 24m 56s

700

4

9

Johnny Rutherford

4

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

199 laps

600

5

3

Al Unser

2

Chaparral Racing

Chaparral 2K-Cosworth (Goodyear)

197 laps

500

6

2

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

196 laps

400

7

23

Vern Schuppan

34

Wysard Motor Co

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

192 laps

300

8

21

Don Whittington

94

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

190 laps

250

9

5

Lee Kunzman

21

Conquest Racing Team

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth (Goodyear)

188 laps

200

10

15

Jerry Sneva

72

Hodgson Racing

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

170 laps Engine

150

11

20

Tom Frantz

18

Tom Frantz

Wildcat-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

152 laps

100

12

12

Bill Whittington

98

Whittington Racing

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth (Goodyear)

139 laps Inlet manifold

50

13

4

Roger Mears

60

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

135 laps Engine

25

14

21

Larry Cannon

95

Cannon Racing Team

Wildcat-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

128 laps Piston

25

15

3

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

119 laps Fuel pump

25

16

1

Dick Ferguson

23

Aero Electronics

Penske-Cosworth (Goodyear)

118 laps Valve

25

17

12

Tom Sneva

1

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

108 laps Oil pump

20

18

5

John Martin

30

John A Martin

McLaren-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

107 laps Engine

20

19

13

Bill Scott

28

Bill Scott

Eagle-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

74 laps Engine

20

20

Salt Walther

77

Dayton-Walther

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

69 laps Transmission

20

21

6

Al Loquasto

69

Spike Gehlhausen

Eagle-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

69 laps Piston

15

22

Bill Alsup

41

WASP Racing

McLaren M16D-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

59 laps Cylinder block

15

23

16

Steve Krisiloff

71

Longhorn Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

47 laps Valve

15

24

8

Wally Dallenbach

40

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

46 laps Engine

15

25

15

Spike Gehlhausen

55

Fletcher Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth (Goodyear)

46 laps Half shaft

10

26

8

Tim Richmond

35

Pat Santello

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

39 laps Transmission

10

27

1

Phil Caliva

19

Spike Gehlhausen

Eagle 79-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

23 laps Oil leak

10

28

9

Pancho Carter

10

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

21 laps Camshaft

10

29

3

Bob Harkey

15

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

17 laps Accident

5

30

3

Joe Saldana

59

Hoffman Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

14 laps Oil pump

5

31

10

Dennis Firestone

86

Dennis Firestone

Lola-Cosworth (Goodyear)

10 laps Oil leak

5

32

23

Tom Bagley

11

Longhorn Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

7 laps Accident

5

33

27

Johnny Parsons jr

32

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren-Cosworth (Goodyear)

4 laps Valve

5

34

23

Mike Mosley

36

All-American Racers

Eagle 79-Cosworth (Goodyear)

2 laps Engine

5

35

1

Cliff Hucul

79

Hoffman Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

2 laps Transmission

5

Circuit - Ontario

Country

United States

Location

Ontario, California

Type

Paved oval

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Record

Pedro Rodriguez (BRM P160), 1m42.777, 111.852 mph, F1, 1971

First Race

1970 California 500

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