1979 Can-Am season

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1979 Can-Am season
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The 1979 Can-Am season was the twelfth running of the Sports Car Club of America's prototype-based series and the third running of the revived series. Formula One legend Jacky Ickx was declared champion,[1] winning five of the ten rounds and finishing second at Road Atlanta.[2] Chevrolet again dominated the season. The top chassis builders were Lola, Prophet, and Spyder, with Vern Schuppan finishing third at Watkins Glen in an Elfin[3] and Al Holbert finishing third at Road America in a Hogan.[4]

1979 would also mark the introduction of a second class for prototypes with engines under 2000cc. That class was won by Tim Evans in his Lola T290.

Results[5][edit]

Round Circuit Winning driver Team Car
1 Road Atlanta Finland Keke Rosberg United States Newman-Freeman Racing Spyder-Chevrolet
2 Charlotte Belgium Jacky Ickx United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
3 Mosport Belgium Jacky Ickx United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
4 Mid-Ohio Australia Alan Jones United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
5 Watkins Glen Finland Keke Rosberg United States Newman-Freeman Racing Spyder-Chevrolet
6 Road America Belgium Jacky Ickx United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
7 Brainerd Belgium Jacky Ickx United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
8 Trois-Rivieres United States Elliot Forbes-Robinson United States Newman-Freeman Racing Spyder-Chevrolet
9 Laguna Seca United States Bobby Rahal United States U.S. Racing Prophet-Chevrolet
10 Riverside Belgium Jacky Ickx United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet

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