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1979 Datsun Twin 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 7
Sunday, March 25, 1979 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
80 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:17:47
Average Speed: 154.279 mph
Pole Speed: 188.347 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
1 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth8016,440running59400
2 515   Johnny Parsons Hopkins Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy8010,275running1320
7 417   Dick Simon Paramont Printing   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy783,453running0120
3 922   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy806,827running0280
91123   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy782,908running080
4 724   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy794,815running0240
15 827   John Martin Scientific Drilling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy501,954engine010
51029   Cliff Hucul Hucul Racing   (Emil Hucul)McLaren / Offy794,270running0200
161530   Larry Dickson Thunder Racing   (Fred Ruth)McLaren / Offy311,872wheel bearing010
222238   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailer   (Jerry Karl)McLaren / Offy01,600did not start0 
171742   Dick Ferguson Aero Electronics   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy211,818turbocharger08
6 643   Tom Bigelow Sherman ArmstrongLola / Cosworth793,725running1160
81345   George Snider Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth783,180running0100
18 346   Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / Offy201,763crash198
202150   Frank Weiss B. M.   (Doug Biedersted)Manta / Offy51,654connecting rod08
211457   Jerry Sneva Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Chevy21,627fuel pickup06
112058   Eldon Rasmussen Rent-A-Racer   (Eldon Rasmussen)Rascar / Foyt742,499running040
12 272   Roger McCluskey National Engineering   (Warner Hodgdon)McLaren / Cosworth682,363gearbox020
141275   Todd Gibson Gibson Racing   (Todd Gibson)Eagle / Offy532,090piston010
101681   Dana Carter Molly-Mate   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy773,135running060
131988   Ken Nichols Fiore Racing   (Frank Fiore)McLaren / Offy682,227engine010
191899   Bob Harkey Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Eagle / Offy51,709ignition08

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jerry Karl38Tonco Trailer

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12020  
21233   #46 accident turn 1 
247451  
75784   #88 engine 
79802  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.8%             Average green flag run: 24.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Parsons111
  Gary Bettenhausen22019
  A.J. Foyt21222
  Tom Bigelow23231
  A.J. Foyt248057