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1979 Rex Mays Classic


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 7
Sunday, June 10, 1979 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:22:36
Average Speed: 108.955 mph
Pole Speed: 127.154 mph
Cautions: 4 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1979 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth15013,398running123300
2 422   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1508,620running2240
3 543   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth1496,460running0210
4 680   Larry Dickson King Cola   (Russ Polak)Penske / Cosworth1495,314running11180
51081   Jerry Sneva Shade Tree Racing   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy1484,502running0150
6 398   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Chevy1474,194running1120
7 929   Cliff Hucul Hucul Racing   (Emil Hucul)McLaren / Offy1463,964running090
81250   Frank Weiss Vans by Bivouac   (Doug Biedersted)Manta / Offy1284,310running075
91760   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Tilton Corp   (Robert LaWarre)Eagle / Chevy1243,656rocker gasket060
101466   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Eagle / Chevy1113,502running045
11 730   Dana Carter Molly-Mate   (Fred Ruth)McLaren / Offy913,425overheating030
121338   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (Jerry Karl)McLaren / Offy783,348oil leak015
131117   Dick Simon Sanyo   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy633,271oil pressure08
141515   Johnny Parsons Hopkins Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy483,194engine08
15 224   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy393,117oil line138
161997   Phil Threshie Giuffre Brothers Crane   (Grant King)King / Chevy353,071suspension08
17 844   Roger McCluskey Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth263,041universal joint06
181627   George Snider Rolla VollstedtVollstedt / AMC103,010engine06
191835   Bill Puterbaugh SST Museum   (Walter Medlin)Cicada / Offy02,979ignition06

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19213   rain 
22287  
29324   #30 spun turn 4 
334917  
50534   #98 spun turn 1 
5411764  
1181203   #98 spun turn 4 
12115030  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.3%             Average green flag run: 27.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Sheldon Kinser133
  A.J. Foyt42926
  Sheldon Kinser303910
  Gary Bettenhausen40401
  Billy Vukovich, Jr.41422
  A.J. Foyt439351
  Larry Dickson9410411
  A.J. Foyt10515046

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   A.J. Foyt 1900    
2   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 930   -970  
3   Cliff Hucul 535   -1365  
4   Larry Dickson 485   -1415  
5   Gary Bettenhausen 448   -1452  
6   Tom Bigelow 415   -1485  
7   Sheldon Kinser 358   -1542  
8   Johnny Parsons 343   -1557  
9   George Snider 311   -1589  
10   Howdy Holmes 300   -1600  
11   Jerry Sneva 171   -1729  
12   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 140   -1760  
13   Dick Simon 138   -1762  
14   Todd Gibson 130   -1770  
15   Jim McElreath 95   -1805  
16   Dana Carter 90   -1810  
17   Frank Weiss 83   -1817  
18   Jerry Karl 75   -1825  
19   Eldon Rasmussen 65   -1835  
20   Roger McCluskey 51   -1849