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Event: Sprite Bottlers Monterey Grand Prix Laguna SecaDate: 14.10.1979
Track: Laguna Seca Raceway (USA), 3.058 kmsDistance: unknownAttendance: 30000

Can-Am Laguna Seca

Start time: unknown; Grid: 2-2-2, PP left; Weather: sunny, warm

Entered: unknown

Practiced: 29

Started: 25

Finished:

Entry List
Entry List - Can-Am Laguna Seca 1979
Photos by courtesy of: Bob Moffett (21) and Graham L. Smith (8)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 28/03/2023 Last photo update on this page: 28/03/2023
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11 - Lola T333 CS Chevrolet - Carl A. Haas Racing Team, Ltd.Lola T333 CS # - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Carl A. Haas Racing Team, Ltd. (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: /Jacky Ickx (B)Result: 8th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (58.613) - 7th fastest qualifier
Colours: red/white (+dark blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
22 - Lola T333 CS/VDS Chevrolet #HU1-1-1 - Racing Team V.D.S.Lola T333 CS #HU1-1-1 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Racing Team V.D.S. (B)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Geoff Lees (GB)Result: 3rd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 4th (58.406) - 5th fastest qualifier
Colours: red (+silver/blue/white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett and Graham L. Smith
44 - Spyder NF-11 Chevrolet #CA-01 (Lola) - Newman Freeman RacingSpyder NF-11 #CA-01 (Lola) - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Newman Freeman Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Elliot Forbes-Robinson (USA)Result: 2nd (18s450 behind the winner)
Grid: 2nd (58.010) - 3rd fastest qualifier
Colours: red/white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett and Graham L. Smith
55 - Spyder NF-11 Chevrolet #CA-02 (Lola) - Newman Freeman RacingSpyder NF-11 #CA-02 (Lola) - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Newman Freeman Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Keke Rosberg (FIN)Result: did not start (Accident in practice)
Grid: (57.155) - 1st fastest qualifier
Colours: red/white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
77 - Lola T332 CS-TT3 Chevrolet #HU46 - Don WeberLola T332 CS #HU46 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Don Weber (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Michael Allen (USA)Result: 13th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 17th (1:03.115) - 19th fastest qualifier
Colours: red (+silver)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Graham L. Smith
88 - Prophet - Chevrolet - U.S. RacingProphet 1 # - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
U.S. Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bobby Rahal (USA)Result: winner - (182.195 kph) - margin: 18s450
Grid: 1st (57.255) - 2nd fastest qualifier
Colours: black (+yellow/red/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett and Graham L. Smith
99 - Lola T332C Chevrolet #HU30 - Bill Tempero RacingLola T332 CS #HU30 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Bill Tempero Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bill Tempero (USA)Result: 10th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 13th (1:01.936) - 15th fastest qualifier
Colours: black
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
1010 - Hogan HR-001 Chevrolet - Hogan Racing, Ltd.Hogan HR-001 # - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Hogan Racing, Ltd. (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Geoff Brabham (AUS)Result: 22nd - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 3rd (58.389) - 4th fastest qualifier
Colours: white/dark blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
1212 - Wolf Brayton 001 Chevrolet (Talon) - Michael BraytonWolf Brayton 001 # (Talon) - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Michael Brayton (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Michael Brayton (USA)Result: 14th (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 18th (1:03.511) - 20th fastest qualifier
Colours: yellow (+silver)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Graham L. Smith
1313 - Spyder NF-11 Chevrolet #CA-04 (Lola) - Newman Freeman RacingSpyder NF-11 #CA-04 (Lola) - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Newman Freeman Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Keke Rosberg (FIN)
DNS:
Randolph Townsend (USA)
Result: 6th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: (1:00.912) - 12th fastest qualifier
Colours: red/white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
2121 - Spartan MK3-BSpartan MK3-B # - V8 5000 cc N/A
Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hal Whipple (USA)Result: 19th (7 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 24th (1:09.381) - 26th fastest qualifier
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
3232 - Lola T332 Chevrolet #HU53Lola T332 #HU53 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
(USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Charlie Kemp (USA)Result: 18th - did not finish (Flat tyre)
Grid: 14th (1:01.939) - 16th fastest qualifier
Colours: green/light green/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
3939 - Lola T332 Chevrolet (GG-5) #T332-HU47 - Gunn's GodiesLola T332 #T332-HU47 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Gunn's Godies (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Gunn (USA)Result: 12th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 12th (1:01.405) - 14th fastest qualifier
Colours: yellow
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
4242 - Chevron B21 BMW #72-15 - Vasek Polak RacingChevron B21 #72-15 - BMW N/AU2L
Vasek Polak Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hurley Haywood (USA)Result: 17th (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 23rd (1:05.498) - 25th fastest qualifier
Colours: white (+red/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett
9898 - Schkee - Chevrolet #T332C-HU55 (Lola)Schkee #T332C-HU55 (Lola) - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Gaillard (F)Result: 11th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 11th (1:01.030) - 13th fastest qualifier
Colours: red (+silver)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/03/2023Photo by courtesy of: Bob Moffett and Graham L. Smith
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0The car is not available on a photoLola T332 CS #HU39 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Carl A. Haas Racing Teams, Ltd. (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Randy Lewis (USA)Result: 21st - did not finish (Steering)
Grid: 10th (1:00.749) - 11th fastest qualifier
Colours: white/blue
Tyres: unknown
11The car is not available on a photoElfin MR8 A #8772 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Wendy's, Thomas Barrett/Theodore Racing (AUS)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Vern Schuppan (AUS)Result: 7th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 8th (59.358) - 9th fastest qualifier
Colours: white (+black/yellow/red)
Tyres: unknown
18The car is not available on a photoSpyder NF-11 #CA-03 (Lola) - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Newman Freeman Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Howdy Holmes (USA)Result: 4th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 5th (58.485) - 6th fastest qualifier
Colours: red/white
Tyres: unknown
19The car is not available on a photoMcRae GM5 # - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
(USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Sorbello (USA)Result: 25th - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 22nd (1:05.331) - 24th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
23The car is not available on a photoChevron B28 # - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
E-K RacingOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Duane Eitel (USA)Result: 20th (19 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 25th (1:09.519) - 27th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
46The car is not available on a photoLola T333 CS #HU8 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
John Morton Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Morton (USA)Result: 5th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 7th (58.718) - 8th fastest qualifier
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
51The car is not available on a photoLola T290 #HU27 - Ford Cosworth L4 4v DOHC 2000 cc N/AU2L
Diversified Engineering Services (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Tim Evans (USA)Result: 15th 1st in U2L (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 19th (1:03.588) - 21st fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
52The car is not available on a photoChevron B26 #74-08 - Ford Cosworth L4 2000 cc N/AU2L
Pete Lovely (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gary Gove (USA)Result: 16th (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 20th (1:03.807) - 22nd fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
58The car is not available on a photoLola T332 # - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
American Spirit Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Rocky Moran (USA)Result: did not start
Grid: 15th (1:01.990) - 17th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
68The car is not available on a photoChevron B25 #B25-73-14? - Ford N/AU2L
-
Mid-engined
Driven by: Richard Guider (USA)Result: did not start
Grid: 27th (1:12.902) - 29th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
69The car is not available on a photoSSE 001 # (Eagle/Allen) - Ford V8 5000 cc N/A
(USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bob Allen (USA)Result: 23rd - did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 16th (1:02.886) - 18th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
79The car is not available on a photoLola T333 CS #HU11 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Bobby Brown Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bob Brown (USA)Result: 9th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 9th (1:00.525) - 10th fastest qualifier
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
80The car is not available on a photoLola T332 #HU42 - Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 5000 cc N/A-
Roche Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mike Roche (USA)Result: 24th - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 21st (1:04.368) - 23rd fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
88The car is not available on a photoLola T294/6 # - Ford N/AU2L
"N.S.F." RacingOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Garth Pollard (USA)Result: did not start
Grid: 26th (1:11.699) - 28th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
91The car is not available on a photoChevron B21/23 # - Ford N/AU2L
Genoa Racing (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jay Jacobs (USA)Result: did not start
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
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Photos by: Bob Moffett (4) and Graham L. Smith (2)
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