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.

Race 1[edit]

1979 Atlanta 1
Race details
Race 2 of 14 in the 1979 IndyCar season
Atlanta International Speedway.svg
Atlanta International Speedway until 1996
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 Johnny Rutherford (Team McLaren)
Time 27.166
Fastest lap
Driver Unknown (Unknown)
Time Unknown (on lap Unknown of 82)
Podium
First Johnny Rutherford (Team McLaren)
Second Lee Kunzman (Conqueste Racing Team)
Third Tom Sneva (Jerry O'Connell Racing)

Results[edit]

Pos Sta No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Led Pts
1 1 4 United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren 82 47:28.000 30 250
2 9 21 United States Lee Kunzman Conqueste Racing Team 82 - 12 200
3 5 1 United States Tom Sneva Jerry O'Connell Racing 82 - 7 175
4 2 20 United States Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing 82 - 32 150
5 11 9 United States Rick Mears Team Penske 82 - 0 125
6 7 2 United States Al Unser Chaparral Cars 82 - 0 100
7 8 12 United States Bobby Unser Team Penske 82 - 1 75
8 16 11 United States Tom Bagley Longhorn Racing 81 + 1 Laps 0 63
9 13 10 United States Pancho Carter Morales Motorsports 81 + 1 Laps 0 50
10 14 77 United States Salt Walther Walmotor 80 + 2 Laps 0 38
11 6 40 United States Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing 79 + 3 Laps 0 25
12 18 34 Australia Vern Schuppan Wysard Racing 75 + 7 Laps 0 13
13 15 69 United States Joe Saldana Hoffman Racing 58 Fire 0 5
14 4 25 United States Danny Ongais Interscope Racing 56 Fuel Line 0 5
15 12 7 United States Steve Krisiloff Bob Fletcher Racing 53 Transmission 0 5
16 17 41 United States Bill Alsup WASP Racing 42 Over-Heating 0 5
17 3 36 United States Mike Mosley All American Racers 20 Gearbox 0 5
18 10 19 United States Spike Gehlhausen Gehlhausen Racing 12 Ignition 0 5

Lap Leader Breakdown[edit]

Leader Form Lap To Lap # Of Laps
Johnny Rutherford 1 10 10
Gordon Johncock 11 42 32
Johnny Rutherford 43 60 18
Bobby Unser 61 61 1
Tom Sneva 62 68 7
Lee Kunzman 69 80 12
Johnny Rutherford 81 82 2


Race 2[edit]

1979 Atlanta 2
Race details
Race 3 of 14 in the 1979 IndyCar season
Atlanta International Speedway.svg
Atlanta International Speedway until 1996
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 Johnny Rutherford (Team McLaren)
Time Winner of Race 1
Fastest lap
Driver Unknown (Unknown)
Time Unknown (on lap Unknown of 82)
Podium
First Johnny Rutherford (Team Mclaren)
Second Rick Mears (Team Penske)
Third Al Unser (Chaparral Cars)

Results[edit]

Pos St No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Led Pts
1 1 4 United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren 82 45:40.000 61 250
2 5 9 United States Rick Mears Team Penske 82 - 1 200
3 6 2 United States Al Unser Chaparral Cars 82 - 0 175
4 7 12 United States Bobby Unser Team Penske 82 - 7 150
5 3 1 United States Tom Sneva Jerry O'Connell Racing 81 + 1 Lap 0 125
6 14 25 United States Tom Bagley Longhorn Racing 81 + 1 Laps 0 100
7 8 11 United States Danny Ongais Interscope Racing 81 + 1 Lap 0 75
8 11 40 United States Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing 80 + 2 Laps 0 63
9 4 20 United States Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing 80 + 2 Laps 0 50
10 10 77 United States Salt Walther Walmotor 79 + 3 Laps 13 38
11 9 10 United States Pancho Carter Morales Motorsports 78 + 4 Laps 0 25
12 12 34 Australia Vern Schuppan Wysard Racing 74 Out of Fuel 0 13
13 13 69 United States Joe Saldana Hoffman Racing 72 + 10 Laps 0 5
14 18 35 United States Larry Rice S&M Electric 62 + 20 Laps 0 5
15 15 41 United States Bill Alsup WASP Racing 52 Over-Heating 0 5
16 17 19 United States Spike Gehlhausen Gehlhausen Racing 13 Oil Leak 0 5
17 16 36 United States Mike Mosley All American Racers 3 Engine 0 5
18 2 21 United States Lee Kunzman Conqueste Racing Team 3 Gearbox 0 5

Lap Leader Breakdown[edit]

Leader From Lap To Lap # Of Laps
Johnny Rutherford 1 7 7
Bobby Unser 8 14 7
Johnny Rutherford 15 25 11
Salt Walther 26 38 13
Johnny Rutherford 39 68 30
Rick Mears 69 69 1
Johnny Rutherford 70 82 13


Points standings after this race[edit]

Note: Only top ten are listed

Rank Driver Points Diff Pos Change
1 Johnny Rutherford 710 -2
2 Rick Mears 565 -145 =0
3 Gordon Johncock 500 -210 +2
4 Al Unser 455 -255 =0
5 Bobby Unser 375 -335 -1
6 Tom Sneva 306 -404 -13
7 Lee Kunzman 265 -445 -2
8 Tom Bagley 213 -497 =0
9 Wally Dallenbach 178 -532 +2
10 Mike Mosley 130 -580 +4

External links[edit]


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