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1979 Gould Twin Dixie 125 #2


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CART race number 3 of 14
Sunday, April 22, 1979 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
82 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (124.8 miles)

Time of race: 0:45:40
Average Speed: 166.159 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 2 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1979 CART results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
151541   Bill Alsup WASP Racing   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy52 overheating05
7 811   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth81 running075
11 910   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Cosworth78 running025
81140   Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Lightning / Cosworth80 running063
161719   Spike Gehlhausen Sta-On Car Glaze   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy13 oil leak05
9 420   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth80 running050
18 221   Lee Kunzman Conqueste Racing TeamParnelli / Cosworth3 gear box05
2 59   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth82 running1200
171636   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth3 engine05
61425   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth81 running0100
141835   Larry Rice S&M ElectricLightning / Offy62 running05
1 14   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth82 running61250
131369   Joe Saldana Snyder Industries   (Hoffman Racing)Lightning / Offy72 running05
121234   Vern Schuppan Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)Wildcat / Offy74 out of fuel013
5 31   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth81 running0125
3 62   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Lola / Cosworth82 running0175
4 712   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth82 running7150
101077   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (Walmotors)Penske / Cosworth79 running1338

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford177
  Bobby Unser8147
  Johnny Rutherford152511
  Salt Walther263813
  Johnny Rutherford396830
  Rick Mears69691
  Johnny Rutherford708213

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Johnny Rutherford 710    
2   Rick Mears 565   -145  
3   Gordon Johncock 500   -210  
4   Al Unser 455   -255  
5   Bobby Unser 375   -335  
6   Tom Sneva 306   -404  
7   Lee Kunzman 265   -445  
8   Tom Bagley 213   -497  
9   Wally Dallenbach 178   -532  
10   Mike Mosley 130   -580  
11   Danny Ongais 113   -597  
12   Salt Walther 91   -619  
13   Pancho Carter 81   -629  
14   Larry Rice 50   -660  
15   Bill Alsup 40   -670  
16   Vern Schuppan 31   -679  
17   Joe Saldana 18   -692  
18   Spike Gehlhausen 16   -694  
19   Steve Krisiloff 13   -697  
20   Tom Frantz 8   -702