1979 Atlanta Champ Cars Race 1 in CART at the Atlanta circuit. Full information

1979 Atlanta Champ Cars

1979 Atlanta Champ Cars is 2nd CART race. Passed at the Atlanta circuit. Johnny Rutherford won the pole position and this race. This was his 2nd victory. Lee Kunzman and Tom Sneva also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 82 laps (201 km).

Previous race: 1979 Phoenix Champ Cars
Next race: 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars

2nd victory for the Team McLaren team
2nd victory for the Johnny Rutherford
3rd podium for the Johnny Rutherford
1st podium for the Lee Kunzman
1st podium for the Tom Sneva

McLaren M24B - 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars winner

McLaren M24B #4 - 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars winner

1979 Atlanta Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24B, #4 250 47m 28s 0 Team McLaren
2 Lee Kunzman Parnelli VPJ6C, #21 200 47m 29s 0 Conquest Racing Team
3 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 175 82 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
4 Gordon Johncock Penske PC6, #20 150 82 laps 0 Patrick Racing
5 Rick Mears Penske PC6, #9 125 82 laps 0 Penske Racing
6 Al Unser Lola T500, #2 100 82 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
7 Bobby Unser Penske PC6, #12 75 82 laps 0 Penske Racing
8 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 63 81 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
9 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1979, #10 50 81 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
10 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 38 80 laps 0 Dayton-Walther
11 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 25 79 laps 0 Patrick Racing
12 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 13 75 laps 0 Wysard Motor Co
13 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1979, #69 5 58 laps Fire 0 Hoffman Racing
14 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 5 56 laps Fuel line 0 Interscope Racing
15 Steve Krisiloff Lightning ? 1979, #7 5 53 laps Transmission 0 Fletcher Racing Team
16 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 5 42 laps Overheating 0 WASP Racing
17 Mike Mosley Eagle 79, #36 5 20 laps Gearbox 0 All-American Racers
18 Spike Gehlhausen Eagle 79, #19 5 12 laps Ignition 0 Spike Gehlhausen
0 John Mahler Eagle ? 1979, #92 0 0 Intercomp Racing
0 Larry Rice Lightning ? 1979, #35 0 0 Pat Santello
0 Tom Frantz Wildcat ? 1979, #18 0 0 Hoffman Racing

List of all cars for the 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars on the Atlanta circuit

Lightning ? 1979

Offenhauser

McLaren M24B

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1979

Offenhauser

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser

Wildcat ? 1979

Offenhauser

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

Parnelli VPJ6C

Cosworth

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

Penske PC6

Cosworth