1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars

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Country
United States
Circuit
Round
9
Laps
62
Pole
1979 Season

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

1

Bobby Unser

12

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

1h 14m 42s

300

2

2

Rick Mears

9

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

1h 15m 1.171s

240

3

2

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

62 laps

210

4

1

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

62 laps

180

5

4

Al Unser

2

Chaparral Racing

Chaparral 2K-Cosworth (Goodyear)

62 laps

150

6

3

Tom Bagley

11

Longhorn Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

60 laps

120

7

1

Vern Schuppan

34

Wysard Motor Co

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

58 laps Out of fuel

90

8

7

Tim Richmond

35

Pat Santello

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

58 laps

75

9

1

Bill Alsup

41

WASP Racing

McLaren M16D-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

57 laps Out of fuel

60

10

4

Tom Sneva

1

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

55 laps Gearbox

45

11

7

Tom Frantz

18

Tom Frantz

Wildcat-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

54 laps Spun

30

12

1

Mike Mosley

36

All-American Racers

Eagle 79-Cosworth (Goodyear)

46 laps Gearbox

15

13

1

Joe Saldana

69

Hoffman Racing

Eagle 79-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

29 laps Oil line

8

14

3

Wally Dallenbach

40

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

15 laps Gear linkage

8

15

8

Johnny Rutherford

4

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

9 laps Engine

8

16

Pancho Carter

10

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

6 laps Clutch

8

17

Spike Gehlhausen

19

Spike Gehlhausen

Eagle 79-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

1 laps Cylinder head

6

18

6

Steve Krisiloff

7

Fletcher Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth (Goodyear)

Starter motor

6

Circuit - Watkins Glen

Country

United States

Location

Watkins Glen, New York State

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.428 (Miles)

Record

Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet SS), 1m08.126, 129.678 mph, NASCAR, 2014

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