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1979 Norton Twin 125 #2


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CART race number 8 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: 0:48:40
Average Speed: 155.342 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1979 CART results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
121725   Danny Ongais Interscope / Panasonic   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth38 crash013
13 941   Bill Alsup Tinsley Manufacturing   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy38 engine05
151292   John Mahler Sport Magazine   (Intercomp)Bear / DGS20 engine05
161118   Tom Frantz Kent OilWildcat / DGS14 engine05
18167   Steve Krisiloff Frosty Acres   (Fletcher Racing)Lightning / Cosworth4 engine05
10 540   Wally Dallenbach Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth42 engine seized038
20 236   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth2 fuel pump15
14 710   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy20 header05
191579   Dick Ferguson Aero ElectronicsSpyder / Offy2 piston05
212119   Spike Gehlhausen Sta-On Car Glaze   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy1 piston04
11812   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth63 running36250
2201   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth63 running0200
3132   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Chaparral / Cosworth63 running0175
4 120   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth63 running2150
5 49   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth62 running8125
6 611   Tom Bagley Dairy Queen / Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth62 running0100
7 877   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (Walmotors)Penske / Cosworth60 running075
81059   Joe Saldana Hoffman RacingLightning / Offy59 running063
91939   Al Loquasto Gehlhausen   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy44 running050
11 34   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth39 suspension1625
171421   Lee Kunzman Vetter / Windjammer   (Conqueste Racing Team)Parnelli / Cosworth4 transmission05

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike Mosley111
  Gordon Johncock232
  Johnny Rutherford4118
  Rick Mears12121
  Johnny Rutherford13186
  Rick Mears19257
  Johnny Rutherford26272
  Bobby Unser286336

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 2000    
2   Gordon Johncock 1540   -460  
3   Bobby Unser 1530   -470  
4   Johnny Rutherford 1075   -925  
5   Mike Mosley 1040   -960  
6   Danny Ongais 871   -1129  
7   Al Unser 820   -1180  
8   Tom Bagley 783   -1217  
9   Wally Dallenbach 631   -1369  
10   Tom Sneva 620   -1380  
11   Lee Kunzman 285   -1715  
12   Salt Walther 279   -1721  
13   Pancho Carter 261   -1739  
14   Spike Gehlhausen 184   -1816  
15   Steve Krisiloff 168   -1832  
16   Joe Saldana 154   -1846  
17   Bill Alsup 145   -1855  
18   Larry Rice 105   -1895  
19   John Mahler 74   -1926  
20   Al Loquasto 55   -1945