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Event: World Championship 6-Hours including The Trans-Am and The Can-Am for the SCCA Citicorp Can-Am Challenge, The GlenDate: 8.7.1978
Track: Watkins Glen Grand Prix Circuit (United States), 5.435 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Watkins Glen 6 Hours

World Championship for Makes (round 7)
Trans-Am (round 5)
Weather:heavy rain, cloudy, humid
Start time:12:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:6 hours
Attendance:35000
Entered:63
Practiced:51
Qualified:47
Started:44
Finished:23
Classified:19
Classes:PractStart
Group 51716
Group 4 - Grand Touring33
Trans-Am (only)3125
Race notes:
Entire field black-flagged for 59 minutes because of rain.
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 240 minutes on 7/7
60 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:30Porsche 935/77AHezemans / Fitzpatrick / Gregg
Group 4 - Grand Touring:29Chevrolet Monza 350Overbagh / Hagan
Leaders:
laps 114-124:90Porsche 935Barbour/Schurti/Stommelen
laps 1-21:0Porsche 935Ongais/Field
laps 125-146:30Porsche 935Hezemans/Fitzpatrick/Gregg
laps 22-26:30Porsche 935Hezemans/Fitzpatrick/Gregg
laps 27-35:0Porsche 935Ongais/Field
laps 36-83:30Porsche 935Hezemans/Fitzpatrick/Gregg
laps 84-89:90Porsche 935Barbour/Schurti/Stommelen
laps 90-113:30Porsche 935Hezemans/Fitzpatrick/Gregg
Fastest Laps:
Overall:30Porsche 935/77AJohn Fitzpatrick (GB)1:54.700170.576 km/h
Trans-Am (only):44Jaguar XJSBrian Fuerstenau (USA)2:07.302153.689 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:90Porsche 935/77ARolf Stommelen (D)1:53.611172.211 km/h
Group 4 - Grand Touring:17Porsche 934Pallavicini / Calderari2:15.399
Trans-Am (only):19Chevrolet Monza 350Cord / Adams1:58.651
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (20), Chevrolet (16), BMW (4)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (20), Chevrolet (16), BMW (4)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (10), Chevrolet Corvette (10), Porsche 911 Carrera (6)
Driver nationalities:USA (74), GB (4), D (3), F (2), A (2), CH (2), S (2)
Most used colours:white (29%), red (22%), yellow (14%), blue (10%), silver (6%)
Engine positions:front-engined (52%), rear-engined (45%), mid-engined (3%)
Oldest known drivers:Billy Hagan (46), Monte Shelton (44), George Follmer (44)
Youngest known drivers:Markus Höttinger (22), Enzo Calderari (26), Hans-Joachim Stuck (27)
Female drivers:Janet Guthrie

Official Race Programme:

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