1979 Gould Twin Dixie 125

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The 1979 Gould Dixie Twin 125 were the second and third rounds of the 1979 IndyCar season, held on April 22, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia.

Qualifying results[edit]

United States   1979 Atlanta 1
Race details
Race 2 of 14 in the 1979 IndyCar season
Date April 22, 1979
Official name Gould Dixie Twin 125
Location Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, Georgia, United States
Course Oval
1.540 mi / 2.450 km
Distance 82 laps, 126.28 mi / 200.900 km
Weather Unknown
Pole position
Driver United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren
Time 27.166
Fastest lap
Driver Unknown Unknown
Time Unknown (on lap Unknown of 82)
Podium
First United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren
Second United States Lee Kunzman Conqueste Racing Team
Third United States Tom Sneva Jerry O'Connell Racing
Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Best
1 United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren 27.166 27.166
DNQ United States Tom Frantz Frantz Racing Piston
DNQ United States Larry Rice S&M Electric
DNQ United States John Mahler Intercomp Contact

Race 1[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 4 United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren 82 47:28.000
2 21 United States Lee Kunzman Conqueste Racing Team 82 -
3 1 United States Tom Sneva Jerry O'Connell Racing 82 -
4 20 United States Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing 82 -
5 9 United States Rick Mears Team Penske 82 -
6 2 United States Al Unser Chaparral Cars 82 -
7 12 United States Bobby Unser Team Penske 82 -
8 11 United States Tom Bagley Longhorn Racing 81 + 1 Laps
9 10 United States Pancho Carter Morales Motorsports 81 + 1 Laps
10 77 United States Salt Walther Walmotor 80 + 2 Laps
11 40 United States Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing 79 + 3 Laps
12 34 Australia Vern Schuppan Wysard Racing 75 + 7 Laps
13 69 United States Joe Saldana Hoffman Racing 58 Fire
14 25 United States Danny Ongais Interscope Racing 56 Fuel Line
15 7 United States Steve Krisiloff Bob Fletcher Racing 53 Transmission
16 41 United States Bill Alsup WASP Racing 42 Over-Heating
17 36 United States Mike Mosley All American Racers 20 Gearbox
18 19 United States Spike Gehlhausen Gehlhausen Racing 12 Ignition

Race 2[edit]

United States   1979 Atlanta 2
Race details
Race 3 of 14 in the 1979 IndyCar season
Date April 22, 1979
Official name Gould Dixie Twin 125
Location Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, Georgia, United States
Course Oval
1.540 mi / 2.450 km
Distance 82 laps, 126.28 mi / 200.900 km
Weather Unknown
Pole position
Driver N/A N/A
Time N/A
Fastest lap
Driver Unknown Unknown
Time Unknown (on lap Unknown of 82)
Podium
First United States Johnny Rutherford Team Mclaren
Second United States Rick Mears Team Penske
Third United States Al Unser Chaparral Cars
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 4 United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren 82 45:40.000
2 9 United States Rick Mears Team Penske 82 -
3 2 United States Al Unser Chaparral Cars 82 -
4 12 United States Bobby Unser Team Penske 82 -
5 1 United States Tom Sneva Jerry O'Connell Racing 81 + 1 Lap
6 11 United States Tom Bagley Longhorn Racing 81 + 1 Laps
7 25 United States Danny Ongais Interscope Racing 81 + 1 Lap
8 40 United States Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing 80 + 2 Laps
9 20 United States Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing 80 + 2 Laps
10 77 United States Salt Walther Walmotor 79 + 3 Laps
11 10 United States Pancho Carter Morales Motorsports 78 + 4 Laps
12 34 Australia Vern Schuppan Wysard Racing 74 Out of Fuel
13 69 United States Joe Saldana Hoffman Racing 72 + 10 Laps
14 35 United States Larry Rice S&M Electric 62 + 20 Laps
15 41 United States Bill Alsup WASP Racing 52 Over-Heating
16 19 United States Spike Gehlhausen Gehlhausen Racing 13 Oil Leak
17 36 United States Mike Mosley All American Racers 3 Engine
18 21 United States Lee Kunzman Conqueste Racing Team 3 Gearbox

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