1979 Michigan Champ Cars

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Country
United States
Circuit
Round
12
Laps
75
Pole
1979 Season

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Bobby Unser

12

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

51m 22s

300

2

4

Tom Sneva

1

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

51m 32.6s

240

3

1

Rick Mears

9

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

74 laps Out of fuel

210

4

Johnny Rutherford

4

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

74 laps

180

5

5

Tom Bagley

11

Longhorn Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

74 laps

150

6

1

Wally Dallenbach

40

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

73 laps Engine

120

7

8

Steve Krisiloff

60

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

73 laps

90

8

4

Pancho Carter

10

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

71 laps

75

9

2

Bill Alsup

41

WASP Racing

McLaren M16D-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

65 laps

60

10

5

Al Unser

2

Chaparral Racing

Chaparral 2K-Cosworth (Goodyear)

53 laps Accident

45

11

3

Spike Gehlhausen

55

Fletcher Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth (Goodyear)

48 laps Ignition

30

12

3

Salt Walther

77

Dayton-Walther

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

38 laps Suspension

15

13

10

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

36 laps Engine

8

14

Tom Frantz

18

Tom Frantz

Wildcat-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

27 laps Oil leak

8

DNS

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Vern Schuppan

34

Wysard Motor Co

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Joe Saldana

69

Hoffman Racing

Eagle 79-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Larry Cannon

95

Cannon Racing Team

Wildcat-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Mario Andretti

99

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

0

Circuit - Michigan

Country

United States

Location

Cambridge Township, Michigan

Type

Paved oval

Length

2 (Miles)

Record

Adrian Fernandez (Lola T96/00-Honda), 30.767s, 234.019 mph, Champ Cars, 1996

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