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Event: Los Angeles Times Grand Prix of EnduranceDate: 22.4.1979
Track: Riverside International Raceway (United States), 5.311 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Riverside 6 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:unknown
Grid:unknown
Distance:6 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:71
Practiced:66
Qualified:56
Started:54
Finished:28
Classes:PractStartClass
IMSA GTX211919
IMSA GTO161212
IMSA GTU272323
Race notes:
2 full-course caution periods
Pre-race sessions:
1 qualifying sessions held for a total of 20 minutes on 20/4
4 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 180 minutes 19-10/4
20 minute pre-race warm-up held
Qualifying race establishing positions 37-44
Winners:
Overall:94Porsche 935/79Whittington / Whittington
IMSA GTO:07Porsche Carrera RSRCowart / Miller
IMSA GTU:83Datsun 280ZXDevendorf / Adamowicz
Fastest Laps:
Overall:59Porsche 935/79Peter Gregg (USA)1:43.870184.067 km/hlap 153
IMSA GTO:55?Porsche Carrera RSRHoward Meister (USA)1:54.180167.446 km/hlap 37
IMSA GTU:83Datsun 280ZXTony Adamowicz (USA)1:57.720162.410 km/hlap 19
Pole Positions:
Overall:59Porsche 935/79Peter Gregg (USA)189.680 km/h
IMSA GTO:55?Porsche Carrera RSRHoward Meister (USA)169.165 km/h
IMSA GTU:83Datsun 280ZXTony Adamowicz (USA)164.256 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (37), Chevrolet (6), Mazda (5), Datsun (3), BMW (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (36), Chevrolet (6), Mazda (5), Datsun (3), BMW (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (13), Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (8), Porsche 914 (7)
Driver nationalities:USA (106), CO (4), D (3), GB (3), PR (2)
Engine positions:rear-engined (54%), front-engined (30%), mid-engined (16%)
Oldest known drivers:Paul Newman (54), Preston Henn (48), Bob Bondurant (46)
Youngest known drivers:Manfred Winkelhock (27), Klaus Ludwig (30), Hurley Haywood (31)

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Riverside 6 Hours 1979Entry list is not available.Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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