1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars in CART at the Watkins Glen circuit. Full information

1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars

1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars is 8th CART race. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. Al Unser won the pole position, Bobby Unser won this race. This was his 4th victory. Rick Mears and Gordon Johncock also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 62 laps (242 km).

Previous race: 1979 Michigan Champ Cars
Next race: 1979 Trenton Champ Cars

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars

4th victory for the Penske Racing team
4th victory for the Bobby Unser
4th podium for the Bobby Unser
3rd podium for the Rick Mears
4th podium for the Gordon Johncock

Penske PC7 - 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars winner

Penske PC7 - 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars winner

1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Bobby Unser 300 1h 14m 42s 0 Penske Racing
2 Rick Mears 240 1h 15m 1.171s 0 Penske Racing
3 Gordon Johncock 210 62 laps 0 Patrick Racing
4 Danny Ongais 180 62 laps 0 Interscope Racing
5 Al Unser 150 62 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
6 Tom Bagley 120 60 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
7 Vern Schuppan 90 58 laps Out of fuel 0 Wysard Motor Co
8 Tim Richmond 75 58 laps 0 Pat Santello
9 Bill Alsup 60 57 laps Out of fuel 0 WASP Racing
10 Tom Sneva 45 55 laps Gearbox 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
11 Tom Frantz 30 54 laps Spun 0 Tom Frantz
12 Mike Mosley 15 46 laps Gearbox 0 All-American Racers
13 Joe Saldana 8 29 laps Oil line 0 Hoffman Racing
14 Wally Dallenbach 8 15 laps Gear linkage 0 Patrick Racing
15 Johnny Rutherford 8 9 laps Engine 0 Team McLaren
16 Pancho Carter 8 6 laps Clutch 0 Alex Foods Racing
17 Spike Gehlhausen 6 1 laps Cylinder head 0 Spike Gehlhausen
18 Steve Krisiloff 6 Starter motor 0 Fletcher Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars on the Watkins Glen circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Al Unser 1m 4.42s Chaparral Racing
2 Bobby Unser 1m 4.88s Penske Racing
3 Danny Ongais 1m 5.39s Interscope Racing
4 Rick Mears 1m 6.03s Penske Racing
5 Gordon Johncock 1m 6.09s Patrick Racing
6 Tom Sneva 1m 6.21s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
7 Johnny Rutherford 1m 7.11s Team McLaren
8 Vern Schuppan 1m 6.81s Wysard Motor Co
9 Tom Bagley 1m 7.54s Longhorn Racing
10 Bill Alsup 1m 8.28s WASP Racing
11 Wally Dallenbach 1m 10.21s Patrick Racing
12 Steve Krisiloff 1m 10.47s Fletcher Racing Team
13 Mike Mosley 1m 11.61s All-American Racers
14 Joe Saldana 1m 12.72s Hoffman Racing
15 Tim Richmond 1m 13.11s Pat Santello
16 Pancho Carter 1m 13.88s Alex Foods Racing
17 Spike Gehlhausen 1m 15.75s Spike Gehlhausen
18 Tom Frantz 1m 17.86s Tom Frantz

List of all cars for the 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars on the Watkins Glen circuit

Penske PC6

Cosworth

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser

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

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth