1979 12 Hours of Sebring

The Coca-Cola Twelve Hours of Sebring International Grand Prix of Endurance, was the second round of the 1979 IMSA GT Championship.[1][2] The race was held at the Sebring International Raceway, on March 17, 1979. Victory overall went to the No. 9 Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 driven by Bob Akin, Rob McFarlin, and Roy Woods.[2]

Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold.

 
Sebring International Raceway in 1979
Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps
1 GTX 9   Dick Barbour Racing   Bob Akin
  Rob McFarlin
  Roy Woods
Porsche 935 239
2 GTX 5   Busch Beer Racing   Charles Mendez
  Brian Redman
  Paul Miller
Porsche 935 238
3 GTX 3   Dick Barbour Racing   Bob Garretson
  Gary Belcher
  Bob Bondurant
Porsche 935 235
4 GTX 6   Dick Barbour Racing   Rolf Stommelen
  Dick Barbour
  Rick Mears
Porsche 935 234
5 GTO 38   Boricua Racing   Bonky Fernandez
  Tato Ferrer
  Chiqui Soldevilla
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 233
6 GTX 13   Hal Shaw Racing   Hal Shaw Jr.
  Norm Ridgley
Porsche 935 231
7 GTO 69   Bytzek Automotive   Horst Kroll
  Rudy Bartling
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 230
8 GTO 54   Montura Ranch Estates   Tony Garcia
  Juan Montalvo
  Alberto Vadia
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 229
9 GTO 98   Van Every Racing   Lance Van Every
  Ash Tisdelle
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 226
10 GTO 37   Botero Racing Team   Honorato Espinosa
  Francisco Lopez
  Jorge Cortes
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 219
11 GTU 60   E. J. Pruitt & Sons   Rusty Bond
  Ren Tilton
Porsche 911S 219
12 GTU 39   Barrick Motor Racing   Jim Trueman
  John Higgins
  Chip Mead
Porsche 911 215
13 GTX 77   Roger T. Mandeville   Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
  Jim Downing
Mazda RX-7 213
14 GTO 07   Morrison's   Dave Cowart
  Kenper Miller
  David McClain
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 205
15 GTO 89   Hector Huerta   Francisco Romero
  Ernesto Soto
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 201
16 GTU 33   Peter Welter   Peter Welter
  Richard Aten
  Jack Refenning
Porsche 911 198
17 GTO 2   Thunderbird Swap-Shop   Bonnie Henn
  Lyn St. James
  Janet Guthrie
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 194
18 GTX 70   Walt Bohren Racing   Walt Bohren
  James Besmer
Mazda RX-7 193
19 GTO 91   Framm Productions   Roger Schramm
  Werner Frank
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 192
20 GTU 51   Personalized Porsche   Robert Kirby
  Wayne Baker
  Tom Winters
Porsche 914 188
21 GTU 08   Moran Construction   Terry Wolters
  Bob Buchler
  Nort Northam
Porsche 911 182
22 GTU 62   Koll Motor Sports   Bill Koll
  Jim Cook
  Dennis Aase
Porsche 914 182
23 GTU 93   M. Rochas Porsche   David Deacon
  Reagan Riley
  Hank Franczak
Porsche 914 179
24
DNF
GTX 18   JLP Racing   John Paul
  Al Holbert
Porsche 935 176
25 GTO 52   Ours & Hours Racing   Jack Swanson
  Dick Gauthier
Chevrolet Camaro 158
26
DNF
GTX 09   Thunderbird Swap-Shop   Hurley Haywood
  Preston Henn
  Peter Gregg
Porsche 935 157
27
DNF
GTO 66   Sunset Racing   Jeff Loving
  Richard Small
  Ralph Noseda
Chevrolet Camaro 148
28
DNF
GTO 46   Mauricio de Narváez   Mauricio de Narváez
  Albert Naon
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 147
29 GTU 01   Roehrig Racing   Dave White
  Robert Overby
Porsche 911 147
30
DNF
GTO 12   Ford Smith Racing   Ford Smith
  Jimmy Tumbleston
  Neil Potter
Chevrolet Camaro 139
31
DNF
GTU 71   Bruce Jennings   Bruce Jennings
  Bob Beasley
Porsche 911 136
32 GTU 44   SUD Porsche Racing   George Van Arsdale
  Kent Murry
Porsche 911 131
33 GTU 02   Roehrig Racing   J. Dana Roehrig
  J. Kurt Roehrig
Porsche 911 128
34 GTX 53   Guy F. Thomas   Guy Thomas
  Milton Moise
  Tom Nehl
Chevrolet Camaro 122
35
DNF
GTX 00   Interscope Racing   Ted Field
  Danny Ongais
Porsche 935 120
36 GTX 43   Meldeau Tire Stores   Bill McDill
  Tom Frank
Chevrolet Camaro 118
37
DNF
GTO 81   Jones Ind. Racing   Steve Faul
  Herb Jones Jr.
  Fred Lang
Chevrolet Corvette 116
38
DNF
GTO 29   Stratagraph   Billy Hagan
  Hoyt Overbagh
  Ron Reed
Chevrolet Monza 115
39
DNF
GTU 50   R & H Racing   Rainer Brezinka
  Gary Hirsch
  Fritz Hochreuter
Porsche 911S 109
40
DNF
GTU 75   Mike Ramirez   Mike Ramirez
  Manuel Villa
  Luis Gordillo
Porsche 911 108
41
DNF
GTU 36   Case Racing   Ron Case
  Dave Panaccione
Porsche 911 106
42
DNF
GTX 94   Whittington Bros. Racing   Bill Whittington
  Don Whittington
Porsche 935 104
43
DNF
GTU 72   Bill Scott Racing-Z&W   Bill Scott
  Pierre Honegger
Porsche 911 99
44
DNF
GTO 92   Whittington Bros. Racing   Dale Whittington
  R. D. Whittington
  Milt Minter
Porsche 934 94
45
DNF
GTU 88   Day Enterprise Racing   Dave Yerger
  Dario Orlando
  Del Russo Taylor
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 90
46
DNF
GTU 85   John E. Hulen   John Hulen
  Ron Coupland
  Bob Speakman
Porsche 914 82
47
DNF
GTO 56   Peerless Racing   Craig Carter
  Murray Edwards
  Richard Valentine
Chevrolet Camaro 81
48
DNF
GTX 23   Kemp Motoracing   Charlie Kemp
  Kees Nierop
  Carson Baird
Ford Mustang II 80
49
DNF
GTU 27   Miami Auto Racing   Ray Mummery
  Tom Sheehy
  Luis Sereix
Porsche 911S 80
50
DNF
GTX 97   Ricardo Londoño   Ricardo Londoño
  George Garces
  John Gunn
Porsche 935 77
51
DNF
GTU 8   Automobiles International   Anatoly Arutunoff
  Jose Marina
  Danny Sullivan
Lancia Stratos HF 75
52
DNF
GTU 34   Drolsom Racing   George Drolsom
  Mark Greb
  John Maffucci
Porsche 911 75
53
DNF
GTO 03   Motorcito Racing   Tico Almeida
  Rene Rodriguez
  Pepe Romero
Chevrolet Corvette 73
54
DNF
GTU 31   Hiram Cruz   Hiram Cruz
  Juan Lopez
  Mandy Gonzalez
Porsche 911 66
55
DNF
GTO 58   Diego Febles Racing   Diego Febles
  Phil Currin
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 65
56
DNF
GTU 79   Sports Ltd. Racing   Bob Bergstrom
  Brad Frisselle
Mazda RX-7 64
57
DNF
GTO 04   Rick Thompkins   Rick Thompkins
  Dave Heinz
Chevrolet Corvette 61
58
DNF
GTO 95   Ozone Industries   Stephen Bond
  Philip Dann
Chevrolet Monza 49
59
DNF
GTO 22   Oftedahl Racing   Peter Kirill
  Gerry Wellik
  Carl Shafer
Chevrolet Camaro 37
60
DNF
GTU 25   Metal Craft Racing   Bob Zulkowski
  Gerard Raney
Porsche 914 34
61
DNF
GTX 17   Kenneth D. LaGrow   Kenneth LaGrow
  William Boyer
Chevrolet Camaro 29
62
DNF
GTU 16   Overstreet Racing Ent.   Darrel Overstreet
  Dwight Mitchell
Porsche 914 25
63
DNF
GTX 28   Desperado Racing   Clif Kearns
  Giampiero Moretti
Porsche 935 23
64
DNF
GTU 61   Bill Bean   Bill Bean
  Al Cosentino
  Tom Ashby
Mazda RX-3 19
65
DNF
GTX 7   Heimrath Racing   Ludwig Heimrath Sr.
  "Jamsal"
  Carlos Moran
Porsche 935 17
66
DNF
GTU 57   J. F. Tremblay   John Tremblay
  Bob Lapp
Datsun 240Z 12
67
DNF
GTU 40   Performance Specialists   Steve Southard
  Earl Roe
Porsche 914 11
68
DNF
GTU 67   Quintana Racing   Manuel Quintana
  Joaquin Balaguer
  Jorge DeCardenas
  Pedro Vazquez
Porsche 911 9
69
DNF
GTU 48   Fillingham Racing   Sam Fillingham
  Courtney Canfield
  Tim Chitwood
Chevrolet Corvette 8
70
DNF
GTO 21   Oftedahl/Shafer Farms   Carl Shafer
  John Wood
Chevrolet Camaro 8
71
DNF
GTO 15   Bavarian Motors   Alf Gebhardt
  Bruno Beilcke
BMW 3.5 CSL 4
72
DNF
GTO 4   B. R. Racing Team   Mark Leuzinger
  Mike Van der Werff
De Tomaso Pantera 0

Class WinnersEdit

Class Winners
GTX Akin / McFarland / Woods Porsche 935
GTO Fernandez / Ferrer / Soldevilla Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
GTU Bond / Tilton Porsche 911S

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sebring 12 Hours". www.racingsportscars.com. March 17, 1979. Archived from the original on 2009-11-28. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "1979 Sebring 12 Hours | Motorsport Database". Motorsport Database - Motor Sport Magazine.