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Programme Cover - Daytona 24 Hours 1979
Event: 18th Annual 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge DaytonaDate: 4.2.1979
Track: Daytona International Speedway (USA), 6.180 kmsDistance: 24 hoursAttendance: unknown

Daytona 24 Hours

Start time: 3/2; Grid: unknown; Weather: cool, dry

Entered: 84

Practiced: 70

Started: 67

Finished: unknown

IMSA GTX (GTX) : P:22, ST:22

IMSA GTO (GTO) : P:23, ST:23

IMSA GTU (GTU) : P:24, ST:22

Entry List
Entry List - Daytona 24 Hours 1979
Photos by courtesy of: Steve Dilts (20), Dave Kutz (15), Fred Lewis (13), Wayne Ellwood (9), Mike Heselton (4), Paul Woodbury (3), Michael Meldeau (2), Mark Hutchins (2), Enrique Soto (2) and Jürgen Renardy (1)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 07/01/2003 Last photo update on this page: 09/09/2017
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00 - Porsche 935/79 #930 990 0029 - Interscope RacingPorsche 935/79 #930 990 0029 - Porsche 930/79; no:699 0040 F6 Single-TurboGTX
Interscope Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Ted Field (USA)/Danny Ongais (USA)/Hurley Haywood (USA)Result: winner - (176.077 kph) - margin: 49 laps
Grid: 8th (1:54.072)
Colours: black (+red/pink)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis and Wayne Ellwood
0000 - Porsche 935/77A #930 890 0021 - Interscope RacingPorsche 935/77A #930 890 0021 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
Interscope Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Preston Henn (USA)/Ted Field (USA)/Danny Ongais (USA)Result: 61st - did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 11th (1:52.807)
Colours: black (+red/pink)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
0101 - Porsche 911 - D. R. RacingPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
D. R. RacingClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Dave White (USA)/J. Kurt Roehrig (USA)/John Hamilton (USA)Result: 39th - did not finish
Grid: 38th (2:08.508)
Colours: light blue/orange
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/01/2003Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz
0303 - Porsche 934 #930 670 0162 - Lubrifilm RacingPorsche 934 #930 670 0162 - Porsche F6 TurboGTO
Lubrifilm Racing (CH)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Angelo Pallavicini (CH)/Enzo Calderari (CH)/Marco Vanoli (CH)Result: 10th (107 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 40th (2:09.383)
Colours: red (+black/white/yellow)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
0808 - Porsche 911 #911 030 1263 - Southern Racing Ent.Porsche 911 S #911 030 1263 - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Southern Racing Ent.Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Terry Wolters (USA)/Nort Northam (USA)/Richard Weiss (USA)Result: 21st (196 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 67th (no time)
Colours: silver
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Mike Heselton
11 - Porsche 935/77A #930 890 0015 - Gelo Racing TeamPorsche 935/77A #930 890 0015 - Porsche F6 Twin-TurboGTX
Gelo Racing Team (D)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bob Wollek (F)/Jacky Ickx (B)/Peter Gregg (USA)Result: 32nd - did not finish (Valves)
Grid: 3rd (1:47.028)
Colours: red (+yellow/white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts and Fred Lewis
22 - Porsche 935/77A #930 890 0011 - Gelo Racing TeamPorsche 935/77A #930 890 0011 - Porsche F6 Twin-TurboGTX
Gelo Racing Team (D)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Manfred Schurti (FL)/John Fitzpatrick (GB)/Bob Wollek (F)Result: 50th - did not finish (Valves)
Grid: 2nd (1:46.746)
Colours: red (+yellow/white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts and Fred Lewis
33 - Porsche 935 #930 770 0911 - Jolly Club - Sportwagen Racing TeamPorsche 935 #930 770 0911 - Porsche F6 Twin-TurboGTX
Jolly Club - Sportwagen Racing Team (I)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Martino Finotto (I)/Carlo Facetti (I)/Gianpiero Moretti (I)Result: 45th - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 1st (1:46.113)
Colours: red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis and Steve Dilts
44 - Porsche 935/77A #930 890 0014 - LM Joest PorschePorsche 935/77A #930 890 0014 - Porsche F6 Twin-TurboGTX
LM Joest Porsche (D)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Reinhold Jöst (D)/Rolf Stommelen (D)/Volkert Merl (D)Result: 46th - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 4th (1:47.907)
Colours: white (+red/blue)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz, Steve Dilts and Fred Lewis
55 - Porsche 935 #930 770 0957 - Budweiser RacingPorsche 935 #930 770 0957 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
Budweiser Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Charles Mendez (USA)/Johnny Rutherford (USA)/Paul Miller (USA)Result: 15th - did not finish (Rear suspension)
Grid: 12th (1:53.028)
Colours: blue (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 09/09/2017Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz, Fred Lewis and Jürgen Renardy
66 - Porsche 935/77A #930 890 0024 - Dick Barbour RacingPorsche 935/77A #930 890 0024 - Porsche 930/78; no:698 0035 F6 Single-TurboGTX
Dick Barbour Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Dick Barbour (USA)/Brian Redman (GB)/Paul Newman (USA)Result: 26th - did not finish (Dropped valve)
Grid: 7th (1:51.625)
Colours: red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 27/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: Enrique Soto, Wayne Ellwood and Steve Dilts
77 - Mazda RX-7 - Mazda Technical CenterMazda RX-7 - Mazda 13B RotaryGTU
Mazda Technical CenterClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Yoshimi Katayama (J)/Youjirou Terada (J)/Takashi Yorino (J)Result: 5th 1st in GTU (67 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 32nd (2:05.955)
Colours: white (+green)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 27/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts and Dave Kutz
88 - Lancia Stratos - Automobiles International Inc.Lancia Stratos HF # - Ferrari 2400 cc N/AGTU
Automobiles International Inc. (USA)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Anatoly Arutunoff (USA)/José Marina (USA)/Danny Sullivan (USA)
listed, never drove:
Bill Pryor (USA)
Result: 25th - did not finish
Grid: 53rd (2:13.226)
Colours: white/dark blue
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/01/2003Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz
99 - Porsche 935 #930 770 0910 - Dick Barbour RacingPorsche 935 #930 770 0910 - Porsche F6 Single-TurboGTX
Dick Barbour Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bob Akin (USA)/Rob McFarlin (USA)/Roy Woods (USA)Result: 52nd - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 9th (1:54.500)
Colours: dark blue (+yellow/white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
1111 - Porsche 935 #930 770 0954 - Bruce CanepaPorsche 935 #930 770 0954 - Porsche F6 Twin-TurboGTX
Bruce Canepa (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bruce Canepa (USA)/Rick Mears (USA)/Monte Shelton (USA)
listed, never drove:
Greg Pickett (USA)
Result: 3rd (57 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 19th (2:00.386)
Colours: white (+dark blue/orange)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 27/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
1313 - Porsche 935 #930 670 0180 - Hal Shaw RacingPorsche 935 #930 670 0180 - Porsche F6 Twin-TurboGTX
Hal Shaw Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Hal Shaw, Jr. (USA)/Tom Spalding (USA)/Norm Ridgely (CDN)Result: 40th - did not finish (Turbocharger)
Grid: 42nd (2:09.852)
Colours: white (+orange)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 27/09/2008Photo by courtesy of: Paul Woodbury
1414 - BMW CSL #3427 - Bavarian Motors InternationalBMW 3.0 CSL #3427 - BMW L6 N/AGTX
Bavarian Motors InternationalClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Steve Griswold (USA)/Steve Earle (USA)/Rick Knoop (USA)
listed, never drove:
Wolfgang Nachsel (USA)
Result: 62nd - did not finish (Cooling system)
Grid: 61st (no time)
Colours: white/blue/red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 27/03/2014Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz
1515 - BMW CSL - Bavarian Motors InternationalBMW 3.5 CSL # - BMW L6 N/AGTO
Bavarian Motors InternationalClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Alf Gebhardt (USA)/Sepp Grinbold (USA)
listed, never drove:
Bruno Beilcke (D)
Result: 37th - did not finish
Grid: 36th (2:08.166)
Colours: white/blue/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
1717 - Mazda RX-7 - Racing BeatMazda RX-7 # - Mazda 13B RotaryGTU
Racing BeatClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jim Mederer (USA)/Don Sherman (USA)/Jeff Kline (USA)
listed, never drove:
Ron Reed (USA)
Result: 28th - did not finish
Grid: 43rd (2:10.099)
Colours: white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 23/01/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
1818 - Porsche 935 JLP-1 #930 890 0037=>JLP-1 - JLP RacingPorsche 935 JLP-1 #930 890 0037=>JLP-1 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
JLP Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: John Paul (USA)/Al Holbert (USA)/Michael Keyser (USA)
listed, never drove:
Gianpiero Moretti (I)
Result: 65th - did not finish (Electrics)
Grid: 5th (1:48.426)
Colours: light blue (+yellow)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis
2323 - Ford Cobra II (Kemp) - Charlie KempFord Mustang II Cobra # (Kemp) - Ford V8 5700 cc N/AGTX
Charlie Kemp (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Charlie Kemp (USA)/Carson Baird (USA)/Kees Nierop (CDN)Result: 44th - did not finish
Grid: 10th (1:56.726)
Colours: white (+blue/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 27/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Dave Kutz
2424 - Chevrolet Monza (Mong) - Graham ShawChevrolet Monza (Mong) - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTX
Graham ShawClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Graham Shaw (USA)/Don Yenko (USA)/Jerry Thompson (USA)Result: 55th - did not finish
Grid: 62nd (no time)
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
3434 - Porsche 911 - Drolsom RacingPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Drolsom Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: George Drolsom (USA)/Mark Greb (USA)/John Maffucci (USA)Result: 22nd (202 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 47th (2:11.186)
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Mike Heselton
3636 - Porsche 911 #1290486 - Case RacingPorsche 911 #1290486 - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Case RacingClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Ron Case (USA)/Dave Panaccione (USA)Result: 41st - did not finish
Grid: 52nd (2:13.041)
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 27/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz
3838 - Porsche Carrera RSR #911 460 9113 - Boricua RacingPorsche 911 Carrera RSR #911 460 9113 - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Boricua Racing (PR)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bonky Fernandez (PR)/Chiqui Soldevilla (PR)/Tato Ferrer (PR)
listed, never drove:
Mandy Gonzalez (PR)
Result: 56th - did not finish
Grid: 20th (2:00.948)
Colours: light blue
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 23/01/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
4040 - Porsche 914/6 - Performance SpecialistsPorsche 914/6 # - Porsche F6 OHC N/AGTU
Performance SpecialistsClosed hardtop bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Steve Southard (USA)/William Koch (USA)/Earl Roe (USA)Result: 31st - did not finish
Grid: 59th (2:15.466)
Colours: blue (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
4242 - Porsche 911 #119 220 830 or 911 410 1035 - Bullwinkele Racing, Inc.Porsche 911 #119 220 830 or 911 410 1035 - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Bullwinkele Racing, Inc.Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Tom Ashby (USA)/Bill Bean (USA)/Bob Beasley (USA)Result: 20th (191 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 45th (2:10.600)
Colours: blue (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 27/09/2008Photo by courtesy of: Paul Woodbury
4343 - Chevrolet Camaro - Meldeau Tire Co.Chevrolet Camaro # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTX
Meldeau Tire Co.Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bill McDill (USA)/Stephen Behr (USA)Result: 58th - did not finish
Grid: 31st (2:05.621)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 13/05/2014Photo by courtesy of: Michael Meldeau
5454 - Porsche Carrera RSR - Montura Ranch EstatesPorsche 911 Carrera RSR # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Montura Ranch EstatesClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Tony Garcia (USA)/Juan Montalvo (C)/Alberto Vadia (USA)Result: 8th (97 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 33rd (2:06.274)
Colours: dark blue (+red/yellow)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
5858 - Porsche Carrera - Diego Febles RacingPorsche 911 Carrera RSR # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Diego Febles RacingClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Diego Febles (PR)/Phil Currin (USA)Result: 14th (141 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 25th (2:02.178)
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/01/2003Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz
6565 - Ferrari 365 GTB/4 #16407 - Modena Sports CarsFerrari 365 GTB/4 #16407 - Ferrari V12 4390 cc N/AGTO
Modena Sports CarsClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: John Morton (USA)/Tony Adamowicz (USA)
listed, never drove:
John Cannon (CDN)
Result: 2nd 1st in GTO (49 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 24th (2:05.791)
Colours: red (+white/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis and Dave Kutz
6666 - Ferrari 512 BB #26681 - JMS Racing-PozziFerrari 512 BB/LM #26681 - Ferrari F12 4942 cc N/AGTX
JMS Racing-PozziClosed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Claude Andruet (F)/Spartaco Dini (I)/Claude Ballot-Léna (F)Result: 53rd - did not finish (Withdrawn after Delaunay's accident)
Grid: 15th (1:58.780)
Colours: red (+white/blue)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis
6767 - Ferrari 512 BB #26685 - JMS Racing-PozziFerrari 512 BB/LM #26685 - Ferrari F12 4942 cc N/AGTX
JMS Racing-PozziClosed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Claude Ballot-Léna (F)/Michel Leclère (F)/Jean-Claude Andruet (F)Result: 54th - did not finish (Withdrawn after Delaunay's accident)
Grid: 13th (1:57.376)
Colours: red (+white/blue)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis and Dave Kutz
6868 - Ferrari 512 BB #26683 - N.A.R.T.Ferrari 512 BB/LM #26683 - Ferrari F12 4942 cc N/AGTX
N.A.R.T. (USA)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bob Tullius (USA)/Jean-Pierre Delaunay (F)/Pat Bedard (USA)
listed, never drove:
Jacques Guérin (F)
Result: 57th - did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 16th (1:58.823)
Colours: red (+blue)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis and Steve Dilts
6969 - Porsche Carrera RSR - Bytzek AutomotivePorsche 911 Carrera RSR # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Bytzek Automotive (CDN)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Klaus Bytzek (CDN)/Rudy Bartling (CDN)/Ludwig Heimrath (CDN)Result: 33rd - did not finish (Oil system)
Grid: 28th (2:03.995)
Colours: white (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/01/2003Photo by courtesy of: Dave Kutz
7171 - Porsche 911 - Bill Scott RacingPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Bill Scott Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bill Scott (USA)/Mark Hutchins (USA)/Pierre Honegger (USA)Result: 30th - did not finish
Grid: 41st (2:09.451)
Colours: white (+red/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/03/2011Photo by courtesy of: Mark Hutchins
7777 - Mazda RX-7 - Mazda Technical CenterMazda RX-7 # - Mazda 13B RotaryGTU
Mazda Technical CenterClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Walt Bohren (USA)/Amos Johnson (USA)/Roger Mandeville (USA)
listed, never drove:
Jim Downing (USA)
Result: 6th (69 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 34th (2:06.804)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Dilts
7979 - Mazda RX-7 - Sports Ltd. RacingMazda RX-7 # - Mazda 13B RotaryGTU
Sports Ltd. Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Bergstrom (USA)/Brad Frisselle (USA)Result: 66th - did not finish (Suspension)
Grid: 64th (no time)
Colours: red/white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Mike Heselton
8181 - Porsche Carrera - Performance ExportPorsche 911 Carrera RSR - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Performance ExportClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Ernesto Soto (YV)/Francisco Romero (YV)/Oscar Notz (YV)Result: 38th - did not finish
Grid: 21st (2:01.072)
Colours: white (+red/yellow/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 27/03/2014Photo by courtesy of: Enrique Soto
9494 - Porsche 935/79 #930 990 0026 - Whittington Bros. RacingPorsche 935/79 #930 990 0026 - Porsche 930/79; no:699 0057 F6 Single-TurboGTX
Whittington Bros. Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Don Whittington (USA)/Bill Whittington (USA)/Jürgen Barth (D)
listed, never drove:
Preston Henn (USA)
Result: 4th (62 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (1:49.397)
Colours: white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/08/2010Photo by courtesy of: Fred Lewis
9898 - Porsche Carrera RSR - Van Every RacingPorsche 911 Carrera RSR # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Van Every Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Lance Van Every (USA)/Ash Tisdelle (USA)/Robert Overby (USA)Result: 9th (105 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 30th (2:04.607)
Colours: blue (+yellow)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 27/09/2008Photo by courtesy of: Paul Woodbury
No photos available:
06The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Al Levenson (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Al Levenson (USA)/Gary Baker (USA)/Lanny Hester (USA)Result: 43rd - did not finish
Grid: 57th (2:14.960)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
07The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 Carrera RSR #911 560 9114 - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Budweiser RacingClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Dave Cowart (USA)/David McClain (USA)/Kenper Miller (USA)Result: 60th - did not finish
Grid: 22nd (2:01.412)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
12The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Oftedahl RacingClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Gerry Wellik (USA)/Tom Bagley (USA)/Joe Chamberlain (USA)
DNS:
John Wood (USA)
Result: 48th - did not finish
Grid: 26th (2:02.578)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
21The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # - Chevrolet V8 5700 cc N/AGTO
Oftedahl RacingClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: John Wood (USA)/Tom Bagley (USA)/Carl Shafer (USA)
listed, never drove:
Joe Chamberlain (USA)
Result: 19th (191 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 14th (1:57.717)
Colours: orange
Tyres: unknown
27The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 S # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Miami Auto Racing-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Ray Mummery (USA)/Tom Sheehy (USA)/Luis Sereix (USA)Result: 16th - did not finish (Differential)
Grid: 44th (2:10.219)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
29The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Monza #001 (Rickets) - Chevrolet V8 5700 cc N/AGTO
Stratagraph Inc. (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Billy Hagan (USA)/Hoyt Overbagh (USA)/Ron Reed (USA)Result: 34th - did not finish
Grid: 18th (1:59.994)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
33The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Peter WelterClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Peter Welter (USA)/Richard Aten (USA)/Jack Refenning (USA)Result: 13th (134 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 55th (2:13.905)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
37The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 Carrera RS # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Botero Racing (CO)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Honorato Espinosa (CO)/Francisco Lopez (CO)/Jorge Cortes (CO)Result: 12th (133 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 27th (2:02.649)
Colours: silver (+red/black)
Tyres: unknown
46The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 Carrera RSR #911 360 1099 - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Mauricio De Narvaez (CO)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Mauricio DeNarvaez (CO)/Albert Naon (USA)/Pedro DeNarvaez (CO)Result: 59th - did not finish
Grid: 23rd (2:01.586)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
48The car is not available on a photoDatsun 240Z # - Datsun N/AGTU
Frank L. Leary, IIIClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Frank Leary (USA)/Casey Mollett (USA)/Steve Cook (USA)Result: 64th - did not finish (Cooling system)
Grid: 58th (2:15.453)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
51The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 Carrera RSR #911 360 0601 - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Casablanca Fan Co.Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Robert Kirby (USA)/John Hotchkis (USA)/Howard Meister (USA)Result: 36th - did not finish
Grid: 37th (2:08.292)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
53The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTX
Guy Thomas (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Guy Thomas (USA)/Milton Moise (USA)/Tom Nehl (USA)Result: 42nd (483 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 51st (2:12.783)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
56The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # (Peerless) - Chevrolet V8 5700 cc N/AGTO
Peerless Racing (CDN)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Craig Carter (USA)/Murray Edwards (CDN)/Richard Valentine (USA)Result: 49th - did not finish
Grid: 17th (1:59.423)
Colours: black
Tyres: unknown
57The car is not available on a photoDatsun 240Z - Datsun N/AGTU
John TremblayClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: John Tremblay (USA)/Bob Lapp (USA)Result: 51st - did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 63rd (no time)
Colours: red/yellow
Tyres: unknown
60The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 S # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
E. J. Pruitt & SonsClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Rusty Bond (USA)/Ren Tilton (USA)Result: 7th (72 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 50th (2:12.729)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
61The car is not available on a photoMazda RX-3 # - Mazda 12A 2R 1146 cc RotaryGTU
Faza SquadraClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Al Cosentino (USA)/Dick Starita (USA)/Taku Akaike (J)
listed, never drove:
Rocky Aoki (USA), John Kelly (USA), Craig Fisher (CDN)
Result: 24th (240 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 48th (2:11.757)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
62The car is not available on a photoPorsche 914/6 #914 043 0593 - Porsche F6 OHC 2000 cc N/AGTU
Koll Motorsports (USA)Closed hardtop bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bill Koll (USA)/Jim Cook (USA)
listed, never drove:
Dennis Aase (USA)
Result: 17th - did not finish
Grid: 39th (2:09.314)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
63The car is not available on a photoMazda RX-3 # - Mazda 2R RotaryGTU
Faza SquadraClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Al Cosentino (USA)/Craig Fisher (CDN)
listed, never drove:
Stephen Behr (USA), Taku Akaike (J), Dick Starita (USA)
Result: did not start
Grid: (no time)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
64The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # - Chevrolet V8 5700 cc N/AGTO
Lenton B. McGillClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: C. C. Canada (USA)/Russ Boykin (USA)/Tom Ciccone (USA)Result: 23rd (226 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 54th (2:13.721)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
73The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTX
Howey FarmsClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Clark Howey (USA)/Dale Koch (USA)/Tracy Wolf (USA)Result: 67th - did not finish
Grid: 29th (2:04.328)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
75The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Mike RamirezClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Mike Ramirez (PR)/Manuel Villa (PR)/Luis Gordillo (PR)Result: 11th (124 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 49th (2:12.600)
Colours: red (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
78The car is not available on a photoDatsun 240Z # - Datsun N/AGTU
Associated Speed & Performance-
Front-engined
Driven by: Ken Williams (USA)/Wiley Doran (USA)/Neil Upchurch (USA)Result: did not start
Grid: (no time)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
80The car is not available on a photoPontiac Firebird # - Pontiac N/AGTO
Herb Adams (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Herb Adams (USA)/Peter Frey (USA)/Louis Spoerl (USA)Result: 27th - did not finish (Oil pressure)
Grid: 65th (no time)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
89The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 S # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Hamilton House Racing (USA)-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Joseph Hamilton (USA)/Rob Hoskins (USA)/Herb Forrest (USA)Result: 35th - did not finish
Grid: 46th (2:10.618)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
90The car is not available on a photoAMC AMX # - V8 2v OHV N/AGTO
Bob's Speed Products-
Front-engined
Driven by: Rick Kump (USA)/Bob Lee (USA)/Sam Miller (USA)Result: 47th - did not finish
Grid: 56th (2:14.460)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
93The car is not available on a photoPorsche 934 #930 670 0173 - Porsche F6 TurboGTO
Whittington Bros. Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Dale Whittington (USA)/R. D. Whittington (USA)/Preston Henn (USA)
listed, never drove:
Don Whittington (USA), Bill Whittington (USA), Jürgen Barth (D)
Result: 29th - did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 35th (2:06.847)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
95The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Monza # (Nelson) - Chevrolet V8 5700 cc N/AGTO
Stephen E. Bond (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Stephen Bond (USA)/Philip Dann (USA)Result: 18th (175 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 66th (no time)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
96The car is not available on a photoTriumph GT6 # - Triumph GTU
Gary Wonzer-
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Driven by: Gary Wonzer (USA)/Robert Whitaker (USA)/George Van Arsdale (USA)
DNS:
Richard C. Hughes (USA)
Result: 63rd - did not finish (Electrics)
Grid: 60th (2:16.117)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
TThe car is not available on a photoMazda RX-7 - Mazda RotaryGTU
Mazda Technical CenterClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Yoshimi Katayama (J)/Youjirou Terada (J)/Takashi Yorino (J)/Walt Bohren (USA)/Jim Downing (USA)/Roger Mandeville (USA)Result: practiced only
Grid: T-car (no time)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
If you have a picture of any car that is missing in the gallery or you might have a better photo, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Entered cars that did not arrive:
04The car did not arriveChevrolet Corvette # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Rick Thompkins-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Rick Thompkins (USA)/Dave Heinz (USA)/Tom Cochran (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
05The car did not arriveChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8
Cliff Gottlob-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Cliff Gottlob (USA)/Danny Terrill (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
20The car did not arrivePorsche 914/6 #471 29 12215 - Porsche F6 OHC N/AGTU
DiLella Racing (USA)-
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Vince DiLella (USA)/Manuel Cueto (USA)/Jose Fernandez (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
22The car did not arriveChevrolet Corvette # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Dale Kreider Racing-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Dale Kreider (USA)/Bruce Davidson (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
25The car did not arriveFord Mustang II - Ford
Larry Parker-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Robert LaMay (USA)/Larry Parker (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
31The car did not arrivePorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 GTU
Hiram Cruz-
Rear-engined
Drivers listed: Hiram Cruz (USA)/Juan Lopez (DR)/Mandy Gonzalez (PR)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
35The car did not arrivePorsche 911 Carrera - Porsche F6
Luis BoteroClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Drivers listed: Pedro DeNarvaez (CO)/Luis Botero (CO)/Henning Buff (CO)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
44The car did not arrivePorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Sud Porsche Racing-
Rear-engined
Drivers listed: Kent Murry (USA)/George Van Arsdale (USA)/Richard Weiss (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
45The car did not arriveMazda RX-3 - Mazda 2R RotaryGTU
Paul CloutierClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Jan Chudziak (USA)/Paul Cloutier (USA)/Lou Timolat (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
83The car did not arrivePorsche 914/6 # - Porsche F6 OHC N/AGTU
Zotz Garage Inc. (USA)-
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Harro Zitza (USA)/John Belperche (USA)/Doug Zitza (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
85The car did not arrivePorsche 914/6 # - Porsche F6 OHC N/AGTU
John E. Hulen (USA)-
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: John Hulen (USA)/Ron Coupland (USA)/Bob Speakman (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
86The car did not arriveFord Pinto # - Ford GTX
Tom Ross Racing-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Tom Ross (USA)/William Kull (USA)/James Southard (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
87The car did not arriveChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8
U-Mo Racing-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Charles Gano (USA)/Earle Moffitt (USA)/Robert Uiterwyk (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
88The car did not arriveAlfa Romeo GTV - Alfa Romeo GTU
DAY Enterprise RacingClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Dave Yerger (USA)/Dario Orlando (USA)/Tony Cassata (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
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Photos by: Wayne Ellwood (3), Steve Dilts (1) and Mike Heselton (1)
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