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

1979 Phoenix Champ Cars

1979 Phoenix Champ Cars is 1st CART race. Passed at the Phoenix circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position, Gordon Johncock won this race. This was his 1st victory. Rick Mears and Johnny Rutherford also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 150 laps (241 km).

Next race: 1979 Atlanta Champ Cars

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Phoenix Champ Cars

1st victory for the Patrick Racing team
1st victory for the Gordon Johncock
1st podium for the Gordon Johncock
1st podium for the Rick Mears
1st podium for the Johnny Rutherford

Penske PC6 - 1979 Phoenix Champ Cars winner

Penske PC6 - 1979 Phoenix Champ Cars winner

1979 Phoenix Champ Cars results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Gordon Johncock 300 1h 15m 23.016s 0 Patrick Racing
2 Rick Mears 240 1h 15m 24s 0 Penske Racing
3 Johnny Rutherford 210 150 laps 0 Team McLaren
4 Al Unser 180 150 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
5 Bobby Unser 150 149 laps 0 Penske Racing
6 Mike Mosley 120 148 laps 0 All-American Racers
7 Wally Dallenbach 90 147 laps 0 Patrick Racing
8 Tom Bagley 75 145 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
9 Lee Kunzman 60 143 laps 0 Conquest Racing Team
10 Larry Rice 45 143 laps 0 Pat Santello
11 Bill Alsup 30 141 laps 0 WASP Racing
12 Salt Walther 15 139 laps 0 Dayton-Walther
13 Joe Saldana 8 139 laps 0 Hoffman Racing
14 Tom Frantz 8 139 laps 0 Tom Frantz
15 Danny Ongais 8 128 laps Engine 0 Interscope Racing
16 Steve Krisiloff 8 63 laps Gearbox 0 Fletcher Racing Team
17 Tom Sneva 6 43 laps Engine 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
18 Spike Gehlhausen 6 12 laps Water pipe 0 Spike Gehlhausen
19 John Mahler 6 12 laps Engine 0 Intercomp Racing
20 Pancho Carter 6 7 laps Gearbox 0 Alex Foods Racing
21 Vern Schuppan 5 2 laps Uv joint 0 Wysard Motor Co

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

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk3

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Parnelli VPJ6C

Cosworth

Wildcat ? 1979

Offenhauser

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

Eagle 79

Cosworth

Lightning ? 1979

Offenhauser

Bear ? 1979

Offenhauser

Penske PC7

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser

McLaren M24B

Cosworth