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1979 Norton Twin 125 #1


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CART race number 7 of 14
Sunday, July 15, 1979 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
63 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (126.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:44:13
Average Speed: 170.796 mph
Pole Speed: 203.879 mph
Cautions: 2 for 11 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
161334   Vern Schuppan Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)Wildcat / DGS48 engine05
19 112   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth21 engine85
232169   Tim Richmond Schultz AssociatesEagle / Offy4 engine04
17 87   Steve Krisiloff Frosty Acres   (Fletcher Racing)Lightning / Cosworth47 out of fuel05
221519   Spike Gehlhausen Sta-On Car Glaze   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy8 overheating04
21231   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth11 pit fire04
1 320   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth63 running20250
2 736   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth63 running1200
3104   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth63 running0175
4 59   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth63 running0150
5 440   Wally Dallenbach Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth63 running0125
6 911   Tom Bagley Dairy Queen / Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth62 running0100
71210   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy61 running075
81477   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (Walmotors)Penske / Cosworth61 running063
91641   Bill Alsup Tinsley Manufacturing   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy61 running050
102059   Joe Saldana Hoffman RacingLightning / Offy61 running038
111918   Tom Frantz Kent OilWildcat / DGS60 running025
121792   John Mahler Sport Magazine   (Intercomp)Bear / DGS60 running013
13 22   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Chaparral / Cosworth59 running165
141121   Lee Kunzman Vetter / Windjammer   (Conqueste Racing Team)Parnelli / Cosworth56 running185
151879   Dick Ferguson Aero ElectronicsSpyder / Offy51 running05
202239   Al Loquasto Carl GehlhausenEagle / Offy17 suspension05
18 625   Danny Ongais Interscope / Panasonic   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth31 wing05

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gordon Johncock133
  Bobby Unser4118
  Mike Mosley12121
  Lee Kunzman133018
  Al Unser314616
  Gordon Johncock476317

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 1875    
2   Gordon Johncock 1390   -485  
3   Bobby Unser 1280   -595  
4   Johnny Rutherford 1050   -825  
5   Mike Mosley 1035   -840  
6   Danny Ongais 858   -1017  
7   Tom Bagley 683   -1192  
8   Al Unser 645   -1230  
9   Wally Dallenbach 593   -1282  
10   Tom Sneva 420   -1455  
11   Lee Kunzman 280   -1595  
12   Pancho Carter 256   -1619  
13   Salt Walther 204   -1671  
14   Spike Gehlhausen 180   -1695  
15   Steve Krisiloff 163   -1712  
16   Bill Alsup 140   -1735  
17   Larry Rice 105   -1770  
18   Joe Saldana 91   -1784  
19   John Mahler 69   -1806  
20   Vern Schuppan 51   -1824