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

1979 Trenton Champ Cars

1979 Trenton Champ Cars is 9th CART race. Passed at the Trenton circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position, Rick Mears won this race. This was his 1st victory. Bobby Unser and Tom Sneva also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 100 laps (241 km).

Previous race: 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars
Next race: 1979 California 500

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 - 1979 Trenton Champ Cars winner

1979 Trenton Champ Cars results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Rick Mears 300 1h 9m 20s 0 Penske Racing
2 Bobby Unser 240 100 laps 0 Penske Racing
3 Tom Sneva 210 100 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
4 Wally Dallenbach 180 100 laps 0 Patrick Racing
5 Johnny Rutherford 150 99 laps 0 Team McLaren
6 Al Unser 120 99 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
7 Tom Bagley 90 97 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
8 Joe Saldana 75 95 laps 0 Hoffman Racing
9 Tom Frantz 60 71 laps 0 Tom Frantz
10 Bill Alsup 45 64 laps 0 WASP Racing
11 Spike Gehlhausen 30 62 laps Engine 0 Spike Gehlhausen
12 Tim Richmond 15 60 laps Fuel leak 0 Pat Santello
13 Danny Ongais 8 49 laps Mechanical 0 Interscope Racing
14 Mike Mosley 8 35 laps Accident 0 All-American Racers
15 Larry Cannon 8 17 laps Engine 0 Cannon Racing Team
16 Gordon Johncock 8 4 laps Accident 0 Patrick Racing

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

Position Name Result Team
1 Bobby Unser 31.528s Penske Racing
2 Gordon Johncock 31.865s Patrick Racing
3 Tom Sneva 31.956s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
4 Danny Ongais 32.126s Interscope Racing
5 Rick Mears 32.167s Penske Racing
6 Johnny Rutherford 32.236s Team McLaren
7 Wally Dallenbach 32.737s Patrick Racing
8 Spike Gehlhausen 32.756s Spike Gehlhausen
9 Mike Mosley 33.005s All-American Racers
10 Tom Bagley 33.023s Longhorn Racing
11 Bill Alsup 33.403s WASP Racing
12 Tim Richmond 33.433s Pat Santello
13 Al Unser 33.662s Chaparral Racing
14 Joe Saldana 33.657s Hoffman Racing
15 Larry Cannon Engine Cannon Racing Team
16 Tom Frantz 35.616s Tom Frantz

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

Penske PC7

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Cosworth

Lightning ? 1979

Offenhauser

McLaren M24B

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

Wildcat ? 1979

Offenhauser

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

Penske PC6

Cosworth

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser