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Event: Pabst 500, Road America Silver AnniversaryDate: 2.9.1979
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (United States), 6.437 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Road America 500 Miles

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:11:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:500 miles
Attendance:unknown
Entered:50
Practiced:44
Qualified:44
Started:42
Finished:27
Classes:PractStart
IMSA GTX1010
IMSA GTO1717
IMSA GTU1715
Pre-race sessions:
2 non-qualifying practice session held for a total of 90 minutes on 31/8
1 qualifying sessions held for a total of 30 minutes on 1/9
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:2BMW 320i TurboHobbs / Bell
IMSA GTO:79Mazda RX-7Bergstrom / Knoop
IMSA GTU:44Triumph TR8Tullius / Fuerstenau
Fastest Laps:
Overall:86Porsche 935/77APeter Gregg (USA)2:14.962171.712 km/hlap 9
IMSA GTO:83Datsun 280ZXDon Devendorf (USA)2:30.861153.615 km/hlap 23
IMSA GTU:44Triumph TR8Bob Tullius (USA)2:28.655155.896 km/hlap 20
Pole Positions:
Overall:86Porsche 935/77APeter Gregg (USA)2:14.979171.690 km/h
IMSA GTO:83Datsun 280ZXDon Devendorf (USA)2:29.866154.635 km/h
IMSA GTU:48Chevrolet CorvettePhil Currin (USA)2:27.809156.787 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (21), Chevrolet (8), BMW (4), Mazda (4), Datsun (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (20), Chevrolet (8), BMW (4), Mazda (4), Datsun (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (8), Chevrolet Corvette (5), Mazda RX-7 (4), Porsche 914 (4), Porsche 911 (4)
Driver nationalities:USA (78), CDN (4), GB (3)
Engine positions:front-engined (43%), rear-engined (41%), mid-engined (16%)
Oldest known drivers:Jim Cook (42), Brian Redman (42), David Hobbs (40)
Youngest known drivers:Kees Nierop (21), Hurley Haywood (31), Walt Bohren (31)
Woman drivers:Margie Smith-Haas

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Road America 500 Miles 1979Entry List - Road America 500 Miles 1979Schedule of Events - Road America 500 Miles 1979Track Map - Road America 500 Miles 1979
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