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1979 Ditzler 150


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CART race number 10 of 14
Sunday, August 19, 1979 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
100 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:09:20
Average Speed: 129.807 mph
Pole Speed: 171.277 mph
Cautions: 3 for 24 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
1 59   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth100 running38300
2 112   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth100 running36240
3 31   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth100 running25210
101141   Bill Alsup Claremont Ford   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Cosworth64 running145
4 740   Wally Dallenbach Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth100 running0180
5 64   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth99 running0150
6132   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Chaparral / Cosworth99 running0120
71011   Tom Bagley Dairy Queen / Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth97 running090
81469   Joe Saldana Hoffman RacingEagle / Offy95 running075
91618   Tom Frantz Kent Oil / SheratonWildcat / Offy71 running060
11 819   Spike Gehlhausen Sta-On Car Glaze   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy62 connecting rod030
121235   Tim Richmond Schultz AssociatesLightning / Offy60 fuel leak015
13 425   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth49 rear end08
14 936   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth36 crash08
151595   Larry Cannon Cannon Racing   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / Offy17 engine08
16 220   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth4 crash08

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser12020
  Bill Alsup21211
  Rick Mears225635
  Tom Sneva576812
  Bobby Unser698416
  Tom Sneva859713
  Rick Mears981003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 2540    
2   Bobby Unser 2070   -470  
3   Gordon Johncock 1758   -782  
4   Johnny Rutherford 1233   -1307  
5   Al Unser 1090   -1450  
6   Mike Mosley 1063   -1477  
7   Danny Ongais 1059   -1481  
8   Tom Bagley 993   -1547  
9   Tom Sneva 875   -1665  
10   Wally Dallenbach 819   -1721  
11   Lee Kunzman 285   -2255  
12   Salt Walther 279   -2261  
13   Pancho Carter 269   -2271  
14   Bill Alsup 250   -2290  
15   Joe Saldana 237   -2303  
16   Spike Gehlhausen 220   -2320  
17   Steve Krisiloff 174   -2366  
18   Vern Schuppan 141   -2399  
19   Tom Frantz 128   -2412  
20   Larry Rice 105   -2435