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

1979 Michigan Champ Cars

1979 Michigan Champ Cars is 7th CART race. Passed at the Michigan circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position, Gordon Johncock won this race. This was his 2nd victory. Mike Mosley and Johnny Rutherford also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 63 laps (203 km).

Previous race: 1979 Michigan Champ Cars
Next race: 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Michigan Champ Cars

2nd victory for the Patrick Racing team
2nd victory for the Gordon Johncock
3rd podium for the Gordon Johncock
1st podium for the Mike Mosley
5th podium for the Johnny Rutherford

Penske PC6 - 1979 Michigan Champ Cars winner

Penske PC6 #20 - 1979 Michigan Champ Cars winner

1979 Michigan Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Gordon Johncock Penske PC6, #20 250 44m 13s 0 Patrick Racing
2 Mike Mosley Eagle 79, #36 200 44m 17s 0 All-American Racers
3 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24B, #4 175 63 laps 0 Team McLaren
4 Rick Mears Penske PC7, #9 150 63 laps 0 Penske Racing
5 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 125 63 laps 0 Patrick Racing
6 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 100 62 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
7 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1979, #10 75 61 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
8 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 63 61 laps 0 Dayton-Walther
9 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 50 61 laps 0 WASP Racing
10 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1979, #59 38 61 laps 0 Hoffman Racing
11 Tom Frantz Wildcat ? 1979, #18 25 60 laps 0 Tom Frantz
12 John Mahler Bear ? 1979, #92 13 60 laps 0 Intercomp Racing
13 Al Unser Chaparral 2K, #2 5 59 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
14 Lee Kunzman Parnelli VPJ6C, #21 5 56 laps 0 Conquest Racing Team
15 Dick Ferguson Spyder ? 1979, #79 5 51 laps 0 Aero Electronics
16 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 5 48 laps Engine 0 Wysard Motor Co
17 Steve Krisiloff Lightning ? 1979, #7 5 47 laps Out of fuel 0 Fletcher Racing Team
18 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 5 31 laps Wing 0 Interscope Racing
19 Bobby Unser Penske PC7, #12 5 21 laps Engine 0 Penske Racing
20 Al Loquasto Eagle ? 1979, #39 5 17 laps Suspension 0 Spike Gehlhausen
21 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 4 11 laps Fire 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
22 Spike Gehlhausen Eagle 79, #19 4 8 laps Overheating 0 Spike Gehlhausen
23 Tim Richmond Eagle ? 1979, #69 4 4 laps Engine 0 Robert J Schultz & Associates
0 Larry Cannon Wildcat ? 1979, #95 0 0 Cannon Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1979 Michigan Champ Cars on the Michigan circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Bobby Unser Penske PC7, #12 35.315s Penske Racing
2 Al Unser Chaparral 2K, #2 35.781s Chaparral Racing
3 Gordon Johncock Penske PC6, #20 35.957s Patrick Racing
4 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 36.078s Patrick Racing
5 Rick Mears Penske PC7, #9 36.08s Penske Racing
6 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 36.109s Interscope Racing
7 Mike Mosley Eagle 79, #36 36.405s All-American Racers
8 Steve Krisiloff Lightning ? 1979, #7 36.637s Fletcher Racing Team
9 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 36.699s Longhorn Racing
10 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24B, #4 36.702s Team McLaren
11 Lee Kunzman Parnelli VPJ6C, #21 37.124s Conquest Racing Team
12 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1979, #10 37.537s Alex Foods Racing
13 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 37.973s Wysard Motor Co
14 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 37.977s Dayton-Walther
15 Spike Gehlhausen Eagle 79, #19 37.985s Spike Gehlhausen
16 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 38.262s WASP Racing
17 John Mahler Bear ? 1979, #92 38.72s Intercomp Racing
18 Dick Ferguson Spyder ? 1979, #79 38.761s Aero Electronics
19 Tom Frantz Wildcat ? 1979, #18 39.852s Tom Frantz
20 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1979, #59 40.531s Hoffman Racing
21 Tim Richmond Eagle ? 1979, #69 40.963s Robert J Schultz & Associates
22 Al Loquasto Eagle ? 1979, #39 41.044s Spike Gehlhausen
23 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 36.605s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
24 Larry Cannon Wildcat ? 1979, #95 Cannon Racing Team

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