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

1979 Michigan Champ Cars

1979 Michigan Champ Cars is 6th CART race. Passed at the Michigan circuit. Gordon Johncock won the pole position, Bobby Unser won this race. This was his 3rd victory. Tom Sneva and Al Unser also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 63 laps (203 km).

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Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Michigan Champ Cars

3rd victory for the Penske Racing team
3rd victory for the Bobby Unser
3rd podium for the Bobby Unser
2nd podium for the Tom Sneva
3rd podium for the Al Unser

Penske PC7 - 1979 Michigan Champ Cars winner

Penske PC7 #12 - 1979 Michigan Champ Cars winner

1979 Michigan Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Bobby Unser Penske PC7, #12 250 48m 40s 0 Penske Racing
2 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 200 63 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
3 Al Unser Chaparral 2K, #2 175 63 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
4 Gordon Johncock Penske PC6, #20 150 63 laps 0 Patrick Racing
5 Rick Mears Penske PC7, #9 125 62 laps 0 Penske Racing
6 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 100 62 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
7 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 75 60 laps 0 Dayton-Walther
8 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1979, #59 63 59 laps 0 Hoffman Racing
9 Al Loquasto Eagle ? 1979, #39 50 44 laps 0 Spike Gehlhausen
10 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 38 42 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
11 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24B, #4 25 39 laps Suspension 0 Team McLaren
12 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 13 38 laps Accident 0 Interscope Racing
13 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 5 38 laps Engine 0 WASP Racing
14 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1979, #10 5 20 laps Engine 0 Alex Foods Racing
15 John Mahler Bear ? 1979, #92 5 20 laps Engine 0 Intercomp Racing
16 Tom Frantz Wildcat ? 1979, #18 5 14 laps Engine 0 Tom Frantz
17 Lee Kunzman Parnelli VPJ6C, #21 5 4 laps Transmission 0 Conquest Racing Team
18 Steve Krisiloff Lightning ? 1979, #7 5 4 laps Engine 0 Fletcher Racing Team
19 Dick Ferguson Spyder ? 1979, #79 5 2 laps Piston 0 Aero Electronics
20 Mike Mosley Eagle 79, #36 5 2 laps Fuel pump 0 All-American Racers
21 Spike Gehlhausen Eagle 79, #19 4 1 laps Piston 0 Spike Gehlhausen
0 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 0 0 Wysard Motor Co
0 Tim Richmond Eagle ? 1979, #69 0 0 Robert J Schultz & Associates

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

Wildcat ? 1979

Offenhauser

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Lightning ? 1979

Offenhauser

Bear ? 1979

Offenhauser

Penske PC7

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1979

Offenhauser

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser

Spyder ? 1979

Offenhauser

McLaren M24B

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

Parnelli VPJ6C

Cosworth