1979 Ontario Indycars

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Country
United States
Circuit
Round
1
Laps
80
Pole
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

AJ Foyt jr

14

Gilmore Racing Team

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth

1h 17m 46.866s

400

2

3

Johnny Parsons jr

15

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser

1h 17m 50.6s

320

3

6

Billy Vukovich

22

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser

80 laps

280

4

3

Sheldon Kinser

24

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser

79 laps

240

5

5

Cliff Hucul

29

Hucul Racing

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser

79 laps

200

6

Tom Bigelow

43

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500B-Cosworth

79 laps

160

7

3

Dick Simon

17

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-Offenhauser

78 laps

120

8

5

George Snider

45

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500B-Cosworth

78 laps

100

9

2

Jim McElreath

23

McElreath Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser

78 laps

80

10

6

Dana Carter

81

Thunder Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser

77 laps

60

11

9

Eldon Rasmussen

58

Rasmussen Racing

Rascar-Ford

74 laps

40

12

10

Roger McCluskey

72

Hodgson Racing

McLaren M24B-Cosworth

68 laps Gearbox

20

13

6

Ken Nichols

88

Fiore Racing

McLaren M16B-Offenhauser

68 laps Engine

10

14

2

Todd Gibson

75

Gibson Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser

53 laps Piston

10

15

7

John Martin

27

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-Offenhauser

50 laps Engine

10

16

1

Larry Dickson

30

Thunder Racing

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser

31 laps Wheel bearing

10

17

Dick Ferguson

42

Thunder Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser

21 laps Turbocharger

8

18

15

Gary Bettenhausen

46

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser

20 laps Accident

8

19

1

Bob Harkey

99

Joe Hunt

Eagle-Offenhauser

5 laps Ignition

8

20

1

Frank Weiss

50

Intercomp Racing

Manta-Offenhauser

5 laps Con rod

8

21

7

Jerry Sneva

57

Crower Engineering

Eagle-Chevrolet

2 laps Fuel system

6

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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