1979 Michigan Champ Cars Race 3 in CART at the Michigan circuit. Full information

1979 Michigan Champ Cars

1979 Michigan Champ Cars is 11th CART race. Passed at the Michigan circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position and this race. Tom Sneva and Rick Mears also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 75 laps (241 km).

Previous race: 1979 California 500
Next race: 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars
Race Start: 15th September 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Michigan Champ Cars

7th victory for the Penske Racing team
6th victory for the Bobby Unser
7th podium for the Bobby Unser
4th podium for the Tom Sneva
6th podium for the Rick Mears

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, #12 300 51m 22s 0 Penske Racing
2 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 240 51m 32.6s 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
3 Rick Mears Penske PC7, #9 210 74 laps Out of fuel 0 Penske Racing
4 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24B, #4 180 74 laps 0 Team McLaren
5 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 150 74 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
6 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 120 73 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
7 Steve Krisiloff Penske PC6, #60 90 73 laps 0 Patrick Racing
8 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1979, #10 75 71 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
9 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 60 65 laps 0 WASP Racing
10 Al Unser Chaparral 2K, #2 45 53 laps Accident 0 Chaparral Racing
11 Spike Gehlhausen Lightning ? 1979, #55 30 48 laps Ignition 0 Fletcher Racing Team
12 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 15 38 laps Suspension 0 Dayton-Walther
13 Gordon Johncock Penske PC6, #20 8 36 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
14 Tom Frantz Wildcat ? 1979, #18 8 27 laps Oil leak 0 Tom Frantz
0 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 0 0 Wysard Motor Co
0 Larry Cannon Wildcat ? 1979, #95 0 0 Cannon Racing Team

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

McLaren M16D

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Lightning ? 1979

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Wildcat Mk2

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Penske PC6

Cosworth

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Penske PC7

Cosworth

McLaren M24B

Cosworth

Wildcat ? 1979

Offenhauser