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. 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
Race Start: 5th August 1979

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 #12 - 1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars winner

1979 Watkins Glen Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Bobby Unser Penske PC7, #12 300 1h 14m 42s 0 Penske Racing
2 Rick Mears Penske PC7, #9 240 1h 15m 1.171s 0 Penske Racing
3 Gordon Johncock Penske PC6, #20 210 62 laps 0 Patrick Racing
4 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 180 62 laps 0 Interscope Racing
5 Al Unser Chaparral 2K, #2 150 62 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
6 Tom Bagley Penske PC6, #11 120 60 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
7 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 90 58 laps Out of fuel 0 Wysard Motor Co
8 Tim Richmond Lightning ? 1979, #35 75 58 laps 0 Pat Santello
9 Bill Alsup McLaren M16D, #41 60 57 laps Out of fuel 0 WASP Racing
10 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #1 45 55 laps Gearbox 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
11 Tom Frantz Wildcat ? 1979, #18 30 54 laps Spun 0 Tom Frantz
12 Mike Mosley Eagle 79, #36 15 46 laps Gearbox 0 All-American Racers
13 Joe Saldana Eagle 79, #69 8 29 laps Oil line 0 Hoffman Racing
14 Wally Dallenbach Penske PC6, #40 8 15 laps Gear linkage 0 Patrick Racing
15 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24B, #4 8 9 laps Engine 0 Team McLaren
16 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1979, #10 8 6 laps Clutch 0 Alex Foods Racing
17 Spike Gehlhausen, Steve Krisiloff Eagle 79, #19 6 1 laps Cylinder head 0 Spike Gehlhausen

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

Eagle 79

Cosworth

Eagle 79

Offenhauser

Penske PC7

Cosworth

Wildcat ? 1979

Offenhauser

Lightning ? 1979

Offenhauser

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

McLaren M24B

Cosworth

McLaren M16D

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser