1979 Atlanta Champ Cars Race 2 in CART at the Atlanta circuit. Full information

1979 Atlanta Champ Cars

1979 Atlanta Champ Cars is 3rd CART race. Passed at the Atlanta circuit. Johnny Rutherford won the pole position and this race. This was his 2nd victory. Rick Mears and Al Unser also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 82 laps (201 km).

Previous race: 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars
Next race: 1979 Trenton 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
2nd podium for the Rick Mears
1st podium for the Al Unser

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 45m 40s 0 Team McLaren
2 Rick Mears Penske PC6, #9 200 82 laps 0 Penske Racing
3 Al Unser Lola T500, #2 175 82 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
4 Bobby Unser Penske PC6, #12 150 82 laps 0 Penske Racing
5 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 125 81 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
6 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 100 81 laps 0 Interscope Racing
7 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 75 81 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
8 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 63 80 laps 0 Patrick Racing
9 Gordon Johncock Penske PC6, #20 50 80 laps 0 Patrick Racing
10 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 38 79 laps 0 Dayton-Walther
11 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1979, #10 25 78 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
12 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 13 74 laps Out of fuel 0 Wysard Motor Co
13 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1979, #69 5 72 laps 0 Hoffman Racing
14 Larry Rice Lightning ? 1979, #35 5 62 laps 0 Pat Santello
15 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 5 52 laps Overheating 0 WASP Racing
16 Spike Gehlhausen Eagle 79, #19 5 13 laps Oil leak 0 Spike Gehlhausen
17 Mike Mosley Eagle 79, #36 5 3 laps Engine 0 All-American Racers
18 Lee Kunzman Parnelli VPJ6C, #21 5 3 laps Gearbox 0 Conquest Racing Team

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

McLaren M24B

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Parnelli VPJ6C

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Eagle 79

Cosworth

Lightning ? 1979

Offenhauser

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser