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Programme Cover - Road America 500 Miles 1979
Event: Pabst 500, Road America Silver AnniversaryDate: 2.9.1979
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (USA), 6.437 kmsDistance: 500 milesAttendance: unknown

Road America 500 Miles

Start time: 11:00; Grid: unknown; Weather: warm, dry

Entered: 50

Practiced: 44

Started: 42

Finished: unknown

IMSA GTX (GTX) : P:10, ST:10

IMSA GTO (GTU) : P:17, ST:17

IMSA GTU (GTO) : P:17, ST:15

Entry List
Entry List - Road America 500 Miles 1979
Photos by courtesy of: William Siegfriedt (4) and Enrique Soto (1)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 10/02/2010 Last photo update on this page: 31/05/2013
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0101 - BMW 320i  - Roehrig RacingBMW 320 i # - BMW L4 N/AGTU
Roehrig Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Dave White (USA)/J. Kurt Roehrig (USA)Result: 42nd - did not finish
Grid: 21st (2:35.738)
Colours: black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 31/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: William Siegfriedt
0707 - Porsche 935 #930 770 0958 - Ludwig HeimrathPorsche 935 #930 770 0958 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
Ludwig Heimrath (CDN)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Ludwig Heimrath (CDN)/Brett Lunger (USA)Result: 38th - did not finish
Grid: 3rd (2:16.000)
Colours: white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 31/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: William Siegfriedt
55 - Porsche 935 #930 770 0957 - CMR, Inc.Porsche 935 #930 770 0957 - Porsche 935/79 F6 Twin-TurboGTX
CMR, Inc. (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Charles Mendez (USA)/Paul Miller (USA)Result: 2nd (53s150 behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (2:20.170)
Colours: blue (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 31/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: William Siegfriedt
88 - Lancia Stratos - Automobile InternationalLancia Stratos HF # - Ferrari 2400 cc N/AGTU
Automobile International (USA)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Anatoly Arutunoff (USA)/José Marina (USA)Result: 40th - did not finish
Grid: 41st (2:54.914)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 31/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: William Siegfriedt
8989 - Porsche Carrera - Hector HuertaPorsche 911 Carrera RSR # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Hector Huerta (YV)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Francisco Romero (YV)/Diego Febles (PR)
DNS:
Ernesto Soto (YV)
Result: 10th (12 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 13th (2:30.045)
Colours: light
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/02/2010Photo by courtesy of: Enrique Soto
No photos available:
0The car is not available on a photoPorsche 935/79 #930 990 0029 - Porsche 930/79; no:699 0040 F6 TurboGTX
Interscope Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Ted Field (USA)/Milt Minter (USA)Result: 3rd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 7th (2:21.544)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
00The car is not available on a photoPorsche 935/77A #930 890 0019 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
Interscope Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Result: car not used
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
03The car is not available on a photoPorsche 934 #930 670 0162 - Porsche F6 TurboGTO
Werner Frank (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Werner Frank (USA)/Rudy Bartling (CDN)Result: 16th (16 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 18th (2:32.955)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
2The car is not available on a photoBMW 320 i Turbo #003 (McLaren) - BMW /McLaren L4 2000 cc TurboGTX
McLaren North America (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: David Hobbs (GB)/Derek Bell (GB)Result: winner - (161.581 kph) - margin: 53s150
Grid: 4th (2:16.556)
Colours: white/blue (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
3The car is not available on a photoBMW M1 #WBS59910004301065 - BMW M88 L6 4v 3500 cc N/AGTX
Jim Busby Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jim Busby (USA)/Dennis Aase (USA)Result: 4th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 8th (2:21.947)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
4The car is not available on a photoPorsche 935 #930 890 0024 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
Dick Barbour Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Skeeter McKitterick (USA)/Bob Garretson (USA)
DNS:
Buzz Marcus (USA)
Result: 19th (19 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 5th (2:19.391)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
6The car is not available on a photoPorsche 935 #009 00030 - Porsche 930/80 F6 TurboGTX
Dick Barbour Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Brian Redman (GB)/Dick Barbour (USA)/Skeeter McKitterick (USA)
listed, never drove:
Rolf Stommelen (D)
Result: 23rd - did not finish
Grid: 2nd (2:15.675)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
7The car is not available on a photoMazda RX-7 # - Mazda RotaryGTU
Walt Bohren RacingClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Walt Bohren (USA)/Ron Cortez (USA)Result: 22nd (26 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 27th (2:37.059)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
9The car is not available on a photoPorsche 935 #930 770 0910 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
Dick Barbour Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Rob McFarlin (USA)/Bob Akin (USA)
listed, never drove:
Roy Woods (USA)
Result: 5th (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 11th (2:29.647)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
14The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Corvettes Unlimited-
Front-engined
Driven by: Rusty Schmidt (USA)/Doug Grunnet (USA)Result: did not start
Grid: 23rd (2:36.558)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
17The car is not available on a photoMazda RX-7 # - Mazda 13B RotaryGTU
Racing BeatClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jeff Kline (USA)/Jim Mederer (USA)Result: 12th (13 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 19th (2:34.039)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
25The car is not available on a photoBMW 3.5 CSL # - BMW M49/3 L6 4v N/AGTO
Deren Automotive (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Kenper Miller (USA)/Dave Cowart (USA)Result: 41st - did not finish
Grid: 31st (2:41.444)
Colours: white (+blue/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
28The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Auto Concepts-
Front-engined
Driven by: Ray Irwin (USA)/Robert Kivela (USA)Result: 29th (44 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 38th (2:46.578)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
29The car is not available on a photoFiat 128 3P # - Fiat GTU
Thomas E. Cronin-
-
Driven by: Tom E. Cronin (USA)/Ken Bolt (USA)Result: 30th - did not finish
Grid: 42nd (2:59.114)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
31The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray C2 # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Bard Boand Racing (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bard Boand (USA)/Keith Feldott (USA)
listed, never drove:
Harold Higgins (USA)
Result: 25th (37 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 26th (2:37.232)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
34The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Drolsom Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: George Drolsom (USA)/Fred Clark (USA)Result: 20th (23 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 37th (2:45.220)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
38The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
DeAscentis Racing (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Skip DeAscentis (USA)/Larry Trotter (USA)Result: 18th (18 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 25th (2:37.059)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
39The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Foreign Exchange-
Rear-engined
Driven by: John Higgins (USA)/James King (USA)/Roger Seacrist (USA)Result: 35th - did not finish
Grid: 32nd (2:41.963)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
40The car is not available on a photoPorsche 914/6 # - Porsche F6 OHC N/AGTU
Performance Specialists-
Mid-engined
Driven by: Steve Southard (USA)/Earl Roe (USA)Result: 21st (23 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 39th (2:46.732)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
41The car is not available on a photoDe Tomaso Pantera #2846 - Ford V8 OHV N/AGTO
B. R. Racing TeamClosed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mark Leuzinger (USA)/Mike Van der Werff (USA)Result: did not start
Grid: 43rd (no time)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
42The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 #119 220 830 or 911 410 1035 - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Bullwinkele RacingClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Tom Ashby (USA)/Bill Bean (USA)Result: 15th (16 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 28th (2:37.463)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
43The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 N/AGTU
Bob Gregg-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bob Gregg (USA)/Len Jones (USA)Result: 33rd - did not finish
Grid: 33rd (2:43.791)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
44The car is not available on a photoTriumph TR8 # - Rover V8 GTO
Group 44 (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Tullius (USA)/Brian Fuerstenau (USA)Result: 6th 1st in GTO (9 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 14th (2:30.505)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
45The car is not available on a photoDatsun 280Z # - Datsun N/AGTO
Michael Guffey-
Front-engined
Driven by: Michael Guffey (USA)/Jack Buchinger (USA)Result: 34th - did not finish
Grid: 35th (2:44.430)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
46The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 Carrera RSR #911 360 1099 - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Mauricio DeNarvaez (CO)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Mauricio DeNarvaez (CO)/Albert Naon (USA)Result: 8th (10 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 17th (2:32.817)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
48The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Autodyne (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Phil Currin (USA)/John Carusso (USA)Result: 31st - did not finish
Grid: 10th (2:27.809)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
52The car is not available on a photoPorsche 914/4 # - VW 411E F4 OHV N/AGTU
Personalized Porsche (USA)-
Mid-engined
Driven by: Wayne Baker (USA)/Paul Haas (USA)/Margie Smith-Haas (USA)Result: 27th (40 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 40th (2:48.897)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
54The car is not available on a photoPorsche 911 Carrera RSR # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Montura RacingClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Tony Garcia (USA)/Terry Herman (USA)Result: 7th (9 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 16th (2:32.610)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
56The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # (Peerless) - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Peerless Racing (CDN)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Craig Carter (USA)/David Laughlin (USA)Result: 39th - did not finish
Grid: 29th (2:37.508)
Colours: unknown
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: 37th - did not finish
Grid: 44th (no time)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
61The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
L & L Racing Ent.-
Front-engined
Driven by: Jerry Lancaster (USA)/John Luczyk (USA)Result: 14th (16 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 30th (2:38.752)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
62The car is not available on a photoPorsche 914/6 #914 043 0593 - Porsche F6 OHC N/AGTU
Koll Motor Sports (USA)-
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bill Koll (USA)/Jim Cook (USA)Result: 13th (13 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 24th (2:36.648)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
66The car is not available on a photoPorsche 935 #930 770 0959 - Porsche 930/73; no:677 2809 F6 2994 cc TurboGTX
Renaissance Group (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Kees Nierop (CDN)/Norm Ridgely (CDN)Result: 17th (18 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 9th (2:25.523)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
72The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Keirn Garage-
Front-engined
Driven by: Philip Keirn (USA)/Ed Errington (USA)Result: 36th (78 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 22nd (2:36.375)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
73The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Camaro # - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Howey FarmsClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Clark Howey (USA)/Dale Koch (USA)Result: 28th - did not finish
Grid: 36th (2:45.068)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
77The car is not available on a photoMazda RX-7 # - Mazda RotaryGTU
Roger T. Mandeville (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Roger Mandeville (USA)/Jim Downing (USA)Result: 11th (12 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 20th (2:34.292)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
79The car is not available on a photoMazda RX-7 # - Mazda RotaryGTU
Sports Ltd. Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Bergstrom (USA)/Rick Knoop (USA)
listed, never drove:
Roger Mandeville (USA)
Result: 9th 1st in GTU (11 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 15th (2:32.045)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
83The car is not available on a photoDatsun 280ZX # - Datsun GTU
Electramotive (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Don Devendorf (USA)/Tony Adamowicz (USA)Result: 26th (38 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 12th (2:29.866)
Colours: red/blue (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
85The car is not available on a photoPorsche 914/6 # - Porsche F6 OHC N/AGTU
John E. Hulen (USA)-
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Hulen (USA)/Ron Coupland (USA)Result: 24th - did not finish
Grid: 34th (2:44.237)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
86The car is not available on a photoPorsche 935/77A #930 890 0018 - Porsche F6 TurboGTX
Bayside Disposal Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Peter Gregg (USA)/Hurley Haywood (USA)/Bruce Leven (USA)Result: 32nd - did not finish
Grid: 1st (2:14.979)
Colours: white (+red/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
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Entered cars that did not arrive:
13The car did not arrivePorsche 935 #930 670 0180 - Porsche F6 Twin-TurboGTX
Hal Shaw Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Drivers listed: Hal Shaw, Jr. (USA)/Gary Belcher (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
19The car did not arriveChevrolet Monza #DeKon 1011 (DeKon) - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTX
Chris Cord (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Chris Cord (USA)/Jim Adams (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
49The car did not arriveChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 N/AGTO
Joseph Pirrotta-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Joe Pirrotta (USA)/Bill Lang (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
51The car did not arrivePorsche 911 Carrera RSR #911 360 0601 - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Kirby-Hitchcock RacingClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Drivers listed: Robert Kirby (USA)/John Hotchkis (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
98The car did not arrivePorsche 911 Carrera RSR # - Porsche F6 N/AGTO
Van Every Racing (USA)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Drivers listed: Lance Van Every (USA)/Ash Tisdelle (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
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44 - Elfin - Ford - J. Viljoen
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