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

1979 Trenton Champ Cars

1979 Trenton Champ Cars is 10th CART race. Passed at the Trenton circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position, Rick Mears won this race. Bobby Unser and Tom Sneva also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 100 laps (241 km).

Previous race: 1979 Michigan NASCAR
Next race: 1979 California 500
Race Start: 19th August 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Trenton Champ Cars

5th victory for the Penske Racing team
1st victory for the Rick Mears
4th podium for the Rick Mears
5th podium for the Bobby Unser
3rd podium for the Tom Sneva

Penske PC7 - 1979 Trenton Champ Cars winner

Penske PC7 #9 - 1979 Trenton Champ Cars winner

1979 Trenton Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Rick Mears Penske PC7, #9 300 1h 9m 20s 0 Penske Racing
2 Bobby Unser Penske PC7, #12 240 100 laps 0 Penske Racing
3 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 210 100 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
4 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 180 100 laps 0 Patrick Racing
5 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24B, #4 150 99 laps 0 Team McLaren
6 Al Unser Lola T500, #2 120 99 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
7 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 90 97 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
8 Joe Saldana Eagle 79, #69 75 95 laps 0 Hoffman Racing
9 Tom Frantz Wildcat ? 1979, #18 60 71 laps 0 Tom Frantz
10 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 45 64 laps 0 WASP Racing
11 Spike Gehlhausen Eagle 79, #19 30 62 laps Engine 0 Spike Gehlhausen
12 Tim Richmond Lightning ? 1979, #35 15 60 laps Fuel leak 0 Pat Santello
13 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 8 49 laps Mechanical 0 Interscope Racing
14 Mike Mosley Eagle 79, #36 8 35 laps Accident 0 All-American Racers
15 Larry Cannon, Gordon Johncock Wildcat ? 1979, #95 8 17 laps Engine 0 Cannon Racing Team

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

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

McLaren M24B

Cosworth

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

Eagle 79

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Penske PC7

Cosworth

Wildcat ? 1979

Offenhauser

Lightning ? 1979

Offenhauser

Penske PC6

Cosworth