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1979 Kent Oil 150


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CART race number 9 of 14
Sunday, August 5, 1979 at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
62 laps on a 2.427 mile road course (150.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:14:42
Average Speed: 120.889 mph
Pole Speed: 135.657 mph
Cautions: 1 for 4 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1979 CART results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 212   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth62 running36300
2 49   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth62 running0240
3 520   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth62 running0210
4 325   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth62 running0180
5 12   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Chaparral / Cosworth62 running26150
6 911   Tom Bagley Dairy Queen / Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth60 running0120
7 834   Vern Schuppan Barrett Motors   (Herb Wysard)Wildcat / DGS58 out of fuel090
81535   Tim Richmond S & M ElectricLightning / Offy58 running075
91041   Bill Alsup Claremont Ford   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy57 out of fuel060
10 61   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth55 gearbox045
111818   Tom Frantz Kent OilWildcat / DGS54 crash030
121336   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth46 gearbox015
131469   Joe Saldana Hoffman RacingEagle / Offy29 oil hose08
141140   Wally Dallenbach Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth15 shift linkage08
15 74   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth9 engine08
161610   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy6 clutch08
171719   Spike Gehlhausen Sta-On Car Glaze   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy1 cylinder head06
18127   Steve Krisiloff Frosty Acres   (Fletcher Racing)Lightning / Cosworth0 starter drive06

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Al Unser11212
  Bobby Unser132715
  Al Unser28314
  Bobby Unser32376
  Al Unser384710
  Bobby Unser486215

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 2240    
2   Bobby Unser 1830   -410  
3   Gordon Johncock 1750   -490  
4   Johnny Rutherford 1083   -1157  
5   Mike Mosley 1055   -1185  
6   Danny Ongais 1051   -1189  
7   Al Unser 970   -1270  
8   Tom Bagley 903   -1337  
9   Tom Sneva 665   -1575  
10   Wally Dallenbach 639   -1601  
11   Lee Kunzman 285   -1955  
12   Salt Walther 279   -1961  
13   Pancho Carter 269   -1971  
14   Bill Alsup 205   -2035  
15   Spike Gehlhausen 190   -2050  
16   Steve Krisiloff 174   -2066  
17   Joe Saldana 162   -2078  
18   Vern Schuppan 141   -2099  
19   Larry Rice 105   -2135  
20   Tim Richmond 79   -2161