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1979 Tony Bettenhausen 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 7
Sunday, August 12, 1979 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:42:27
Average Speed: 117.135 mph
Pole Speed: 129.997 mph
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1979 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
2 143   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth2009,570running87320
12 214   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth964,400fuel pump9120
1 344   Roger McCluskey Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth20013,670running22400
14 424   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy321,800magneto010
4 515   Johnny Parsons Hopkins Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy1964,225running0240
3 622   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1966,125running0280
6 746   Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS1933,100running0160
5 845   Janet Guthrie Texaco Star   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth1943,600running0200
7 950   Frank Weiss Bivouac Vans   (Doug Biedersted)Manta / Offy1903,120running0120
111098   George Snider Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Chevy982,100clutch040
101181   Jerry Sneva Rubbermaid   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy1222,200overheating060
171217   Dick Simon Rolla VollstedtVollstedt / Offy201,600clutch08
181338   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (Jerry Karl)McLaren / Offy161,560ignition08
161466   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Eagle / Chevy231,640clutch010
81542   Herm Johnson Mergard Racing   (Don Mergard)Eagle / Offy1643,600running0100
91697   Jerry Miller Giuffre Brothers Crane   (Grant King)King / Chevy1512,400differential080
151786   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Tilton Corp   (Robert LaWarre)McLaren / Offy291,700valve010
131835   Bill Puterbaugh SST Museum   (Walter Medlin)Cicada / Offy691,900universal joint010
201993   Jan Sneva Rubbermaid   (Raymond Reimer)Marathon / Chevy01,480suspension08
192029   Cliff Hucul Hucul Racing   (Emil Hucul)McLaren / Offy141,520turbocharger08

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim McElreath26McElreath Racing
Larry Dickson80Polak

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
144  
573   #42 oil on track 
82114  
22254   #17 stalled on track 
26200175  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.5%             Average green flag run: 64.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt17171
  Tom Bigelow72765
  A.J. Foyt779620
  Tom Bigelow9717882
  Roger McCluskey17920022