1979 Watkins Glen 6 Hours

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
7
Laps
175
Pole
Fastest Lap
Stommelen, 1m 54.763s
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

1

Don Whittington

94

Whittington Racing

Porsche 935-K3

6h 9.97s

20

 

Bill Whittington

       

20

 

Klaus Ludwig

       

20

2

1

Paul Newman

70

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935

171 laps

15

 

Rolf Stommelen

       

15

 

Dick Barbour

       

15

3

6

Rob McFarlin

71

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935

170 laps

12

 

Roy Woods

       

12

 

Bob Akin

       

12

4

Elliott Forbes-Robinson

20

Randolph Townsend

Porsche 935

169 laps

10

 

Brett Lunger

       

10

 

Randy Townsend

       

10

5

5

Charles Mendez

6

Charles Mendez

Porsche 935

167 laps Wheel

8

 

Paul Miller

       

8

6

1

Al Holbert

18

JLP Racing

Porsche 935

167 laps

6

 

John Paul

       

6

7

13

Brian Fuerstenau

44

Group 44 Racing

Triumph TR8

162 laps

4

 

Bob Tullius

       

4

8

Brian Redman

95

Whittington Racing

Porsche 935

161 laps

3

 

Johnny Rutherford

       

3

 

Bill Whittington

       

3

9

7

Skeeter McKitterick

72

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935

161 laps

2

 

Bob Garretson

       

2

 

Buzz Marcus

       

2

10

8

David Cowart

5

KWM Racing

BMW 3.5 CSL

161 laps

1

 

Kenper Miller

       

1

11

13

Bonky Fernandez

38

Boricua Racing

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

160 laps

0

 

Tato Ferrer

       

0

12

13

Werner Frank

97

Roger Schramm

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

158 laps

0

 

Roger Schramm

       

0

13

6

Tuck Thomas

66

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935

155 laps

0

 

Robert Kirby

       

0

 

Norm Ridgely

       

0

14

30

Sam Feinstein

92

EF Miller

Chevrolet Corvette

149 laps

0

 

Michael Oleyar

       

0

 

Nick Engels

       

0

15

8

Tom Frank

43

Phantom Racing

Chevrolet Corvette

144 laps

0

 

Frank Joyce

       

0

16

24

Carl Shafer

21

Gordon Oftedahl

Chevrolet Camaro

144 laps

0

 

John Wood

       

0

 

Mario Gomez

       

0

17

9

John Huber

10

Gordon Oftedahl

Chevrolet Camaro

142 laps

0

 

Daniel Muniz

       

0

 

Miguel Muniz

       

0

18

23

Bill Bean

77

Bruce Jennings

Porsche 911S

142 laps

0

 

Bob Beasley

       

0

 

Bruce Jennings

       

0

19

20

Billy Hagan

29

Billy Hagan

Chevrolet Monza

140 laps

0

 

Hoyt Overbagh

       

0

20

16

Neil Kassel

16

Neil Kassel

Chevrolet Camaro

136 laps

0

 

Tom Roberts

       

0

21

17

Ed Hinchcliff

25

William Maier

Ford Mustang

126 laps

0

 

William Maier

       

0

 

Art Siri jr

       

0

22

1

Thomas Rynone

90

Rynone Industries

Chevrolet Corvette

121 laps

0

 

Michael Wiernicki

       

0

 

Neil Wiernicki

       

0

23

6

Gary Belcher

13

Hal Shaw

Porsche 935

120 laps Fire

0

 

Hal Shaw jr

       

0

24

13

Ludwig Heimrath

7

Heimrath Racing

Porsche 935

117 laps Engine

0

 

Carlos Moran

       

0

25

11

Maurice Carter

80

Maurice Carter

Chevrolet Camaro

115 laps Spun

0

 

Tony de Lorenzo

       

0

26

1

Doug Lutz

47

DL Performance Engineering

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

111 laps Retired

0

 

Jon McKnight

       

0

27

8

John Cleveland

37

Neil Kassel

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

105 laps

0

 

Paul Schulte

       

0

28

4

David Schuler

52

Fred Schuler

Datsun 280Z

98 laps

0

 

Robert Schuler

       

0

29

16

Jim Busby

3

BMW North America

BMW M1

96 laps Spun

0

 

David Hobbs

       

0

 

Manfred Winkelhock

       

0

30

12

Alan Howes

55

Intrepid Design

Porsche 911 Carrera

78 laps Oil pressure

0

 

David Sturtevant

       

0

31

28

Peter Gregg

85

Bruce Leven

Porsche 935

72 laps Engine

0

 

Hurley Haywood

       

0

 

Bruce Leven

       

0

32

26

Ted Field

0

Interscope Racing

Porsche 935

48 laps Accident

0

 

Danny Ongais

       

0

33

Bernie Storc

23

Metalcraft Racing

Porsche 914/6

48 laps Retired

0

 

Bob Zulkowski

       

0

34

4

Bob Fryer

30

University of Pittsburgh

American Motors Javelin

48 laps Accident

0

 

Ed Lowther

       

0

35

20

Monte Shelton

57

Monte Shelton

Porsche 935

46 laps Accident

0

 

Neil Shelton

       

0

36

7

Robert Baechle

64

Endurance Racing Enterprises

Chevrolet Corvette

25 laps Overheating

0

 

Craig Carter

       

0

37

6

Bob Lapane

65

Al Salerno

Chevrolet Corvette

25 laps Oil leak

0

 

Al Salerno

       

0

38

4

Nick Engels

93

EF Miller

Chevrolet Corvette

18 laps Spun

0

 

Michael Oleyar

       

0

39

2

Tom Aquilante

51

Aquilante and Wolpert

Chevrolet Corvette

15 laps Engine

0

 

Wade White

       

0

 

David Wolpert

       

0

40

18

Carl Shafer

11

Gordon Oftedahl

Chevrolet Camaro

11 laps Fire

0

 

Daniel Muniz

       

0

41

29

Jim Adams

19

Chris Cord

Chevrolet Monza

10 laps Accident

0

 

Chris Cord

       

0

42

37

Peter Gregg

09

Preston Henn

Porsche 935

7 laps Fire

0

 

Preston Henn

       

0

 

Rick Mears

       

0

43

14

David Kicak

15

James Mancuso

Chevrolet Corvette

3 laps Spun

0

 

James Mancuso

       

0

DNS

John Bauer

98

Larry Green

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

0

 

Larry Green

       

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Dick Barbour

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 50.354s

1

Paul Newman

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 50.354s

1

Rolf Stommelen

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 50.354s

2

Klaus Ludwig

Whittington Racing

1m 50.763s

2

Don Whittington

Whittington Racing

1m 50.763s

2

Bill Whittington

Whittington Racing

1m 50.763s

3

Peter Gregg

Bruce Leven

1m 52.657s

3

Hurley Haywood

Bruce Leven

1m 52.657s

3

Bruce Leven

Bruce Leven

1m 52.657s

4

Elliott Forbes-Robinson

Randolph Townsend

1m 53.279s

4

Brett Lunger

Randolph Townsend

1m 53.279s

4

Randy Townsend

Randolph Townsend

1m 53.279s

5

Peter Gregg

Preston Henn

1m 53.677s

5

Preston Henn

Preston Henn

1m 53.677s

5

Rick Mears

Preston Henn

1m 53.677s

6

Ted Field

Interscope Racing

1m 54.019s

6

Danny Ongais

Interscope Racing

1m 54.019s

7

Al Holbert

JLP Racing

1m 54.418s

7

John Paul

JLP Racing

1m 54.418s

8

Brian Redman

Whittington Racing

1m 56.651s

8

Johnny Rutherford

Whittington Racing

1m 56.651s

8

Bill Whittington

Whittington Racing

1m 56.651s

9

Roy Woods

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 57.38s

9

Rob McFarlin

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 57.38s

9

Bob Akin

Dick Barbour Racing

1m 57.38s

10

Charles Mendez

Charles Mendez

1m 57.654s

10

Paul Miller

Charles Mendez

1m 57.654s

11

Ludwig Heimrath

Heimrath Racing

1m 57.806s

11

Carlos Moran

Heimrath Racing

1m 57.806s

12

Jim Adams

Chris Cord

1m 58.434s

12

Chris Cord

Chris Cord

1m 58.434s

13

Jim Busby

BMW North America

1m 59.618s

13

David Hobbs

BMW North America

1m 59.618s

13

Manfred Winkelhock

BMW North America

1m 59.618s

14

Maurice Carter

Maurice Carter

1m 59.726s

14

Tony de Lorenzo

Maurice Carter

1m 59.726s

15

Monte Shelton

Monte Shelton

2m 0.038s

15

Neil Shelton

Monte Shelton

2m 0.038s

16

Buzz Marcus

Dick Barbour Racing

2m 0.684s

16

Bob Garretson

Dick Barbour Racing

2m 0.684s

16

Skeeter McKitterick

Dick Barbour Racing

2m 0.684s

17

Gary Belcher

Hal Shaw

2m 1.558s

17

Hal Shaw jr

Hal Shaw

2m 1.558s

18

David Cowart

KWM Racing

2m 2.613s

18

Kenper Miller

KWM Racing

2m 2.613s

19

Norm Ridgely

Dick Barbour Racing

2m 2.777s

19

Robert Kirby

Dick Barbour Racing

2m 2.777s

19

Tuck Thomas

Dick Barbour Racing

2m 2.777s

20

Brian Fuerstenau

Group 44 Racing

2m 6.159s

20

Bob Tullius

Group 44 Racing

2m 6.159s

21

Thomas Rynone

Rynone Industries

2m 6.522s

21

Michael Wiernicki

Rynone Industries

2m 6.522s

21

Neil Wiernicki

Rynone Industries

2m 6.522s

22

Daniel Muniz

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 7.354s

22

Carl Shafer

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 7.354s

23

Tom Frank

Phantom Racing

2m 7.37s

23

Frank Joyce

Phantom Racing

2m 7.37s

24

Bonky Fernandez

Boricua Racing

2m 7.936s

24

Tato Ferrer

Boricua Racing

2m 7.936s

25

Werner Frank

Roger Schramm

2m 9.099s

25

Roger Schramm

Roger Schramm

2m 9.099s

26

John Huber

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 9.112s

26

Daniel Muniz

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 9.112s

26

Miguel Muniz

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 9.112s

27

Doug Lutz

DL Performance Engineering

2m 10.352s

27

Jon McKnight

DL Performance Engineering

2m 10.352s

28

John Bauer

Larry Green

2m 12.596s

28

Larry Green

Larry Green

2m 12.596s

29

David Kicak

James Mancuso

2m 11.675s

29

James Mancuso

James Mancuso

2m 11.675s

30

Bob Fryer

University of Pittsburgh

2m 12.596s

30

Ed Lowther

University of Pittsburgh

2m 12.596s

31

Bob Lapane

Al Salerno

2m 13.506s

31

Al Salerno

Al Salerno

2m 13.506s

32

David Schuler

Fred Schuler

2m 13.719s

32

Robert Schuler

Fred Schuler

2m 13.719s

33

Bernie Storc

Metalcraft Racing

2m 14.599s

33

Bob Zulkowski

Metalcraft Racing

2m 14.599s

34

Michael Oleyar

EF Miller

2m 14.892s

34

Nick Engels

EF Miller

2m 14.892s

35

John Cleveland

Neil Kassel

2m 15.289s

35

Paul Schulte

Neil Kassel

2m 15.289s

36

Neil Kassel

Neil Kassel

2m 15.739s

36

Tom Roberts

Neil Kassel

2m 15.739s

37

Tom Aquilante

Aquilante and Wolpert

2m 16.21s

37

Wade White

Aquilante and Wolpert

2m 16.21s

37

David Wolpert

Aquilante and Wolpert

2m 16.21s

38

Ed Hinchcliff

William Maier

2m 16.604s

38

William Maier

William Maier

2m 16.604s

38

Art Siri jr

William Maier

2m 16.604s

39

Billy Hagan

Billy Hagan

2m 18.301s

39

Hoyt Overbagh

Billy Hagan

2m 18.301s

40

Mario Gomez

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 16.907s

40

Carl Shafer

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 16.907s

40

John Wood

Gordon Oftedahl

2m 16.907s

41

Bill Bean

Bruce Jennings

41

Bob Beasley

Bruce Jennings

41

Bruce Jennings

Bruce Jennings

42

Alan Howes

Intrepid Design

Oil pressure

42

David Sturtevant

Intrepid Design

Oil pressure

43

Robert Baechle

Endurance Racing Enterprises

Overheating

43

Craig Carter

Endurance Racing Enterprises

Overheating

44

Sam Feinstein

EF Miller

44

Michael Oleyar

EF Miller

44

Nick Engels

EF Miller

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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