1979 USAC Mini-Indy Series season

1979 USAC Mini Indy Series season
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The 1979 USAC Mini Indy Series season was the third and final full season of the USAC sanctioned Formula Super Vee championship.

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Winner
1[1] Texas World Speedway   College Station, Texas 8 April   Geoff Brabham   Dennis Firestone
2[2] Indianapolis Raceway Park   Brownsburg, Indiana 27 May   Geoff Brabham   Ken Nichols
3[3] The Milwaukee Mile   West Allis, Wisconsin 10 June   Dennis Firestone   Dennis Firestone
4[4] Pocono International Raceway   Long Pond, Pennsylvania 24 June   Gary Bettenhausen   Ronn Gregg
5[5] Texas World Speedway   College Station, Texas 29 July   Mike Chandler   Mike Chandler
6[6] The Milwaukee Mile   West Allis, Wisconsin 20 August   Dennis Firestone   Dennis Firestone
7[7] Minnesota State Fair   St. Paul, Minnesota 25 August   Tom Klausler   Dennis Firestone
8[8] 27 August   Geoff Brabham   Dennis Firestone

Final standingsEdit

Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue 11th place or lower
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn (Wth)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Driver replacement (Rpl)
Injured (Inj)
No race held (NH)
Pos. Driver  
TEX1
 
IRP
 
MIL1
 
POC
 
TEX2
 
MIL2
 
MIN1
 
MIN2
Points
1   Dennis Firestone 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1480
2   Mike Chandler 3 4 6 7 1 3 2 22 903
3   Geoff Brabham 19 3 3 4 5 2 6 6 824
4   Pete Halsmer 4 9 8 8 12 5 4 2 650
5   Ken Nichols 1 5 18 23 7 3 507
6   Ronn Gregg 7 20 1 9 16 9 20 358
7   Gary Bettenhausen 10 2 3 330
8   Jim Harvey 7 11 4 7 16 8 315
9   Dave McMillan 3 4 18 9 304
10   Harry MacDonald 18 5 9 6 7 284
11   Johnny Parsons 4 19 22 21 4 250
12   Tom Klausler 20 16 15 12 11 5 5 244
13   Rich Vogler 2 6 26 242
14   Dale Whittington 6 12 3 21 233
15   Barry Hartzell 5 14 10 9 14 180
16   Doug Clark 11 10 19 25 8 19 110
17   Rich Maier 8 8 21 13 108
18   Bob Cicconi 13 17 7 11 13 17 20 13 107
19   Bill Cruse 5 17 104
20   Dan Park 11 9 15 10 95
21   Joe Gimpel, Jr. 16 22 14 6 93
22   Roger Rager 10 7 90
23   John Kalagian 9 17 10 12 84
24   Bryan Johnson 6 80
25   Richard Shirey 8 24 53
26   Denny Moothart 8 50
27   Roy Kischell 17 12 23 24 11 20 24 47
28   Jim Giffin 10 21 12 43
29   Stuart Moore 10 30
30   Herm Johnson 19 11 24
30   Tommy Thomas 11 18 24
32   Tom D'Eath 12 13 15
33   Steve Lotshaw 18 12 14
34   John Sisk 22 19 17 11
35   Lou Gigliotti 13 16 10
35   Mark Glembin 16 13 10
35   Mike Martz 15 13 10
35   Bill Henderson 14 14 10
39   Dave Estep 14 17 9
40   Dana Carter 21 15 8
40   Rich Pfeiffer 23 15 8
40   Gary Pratt 23 15 8
43   Giovanni Angelo 18 24 7
44   Richard Messier 22 23 6
45   Jim McElean 14 5
45   Dave Manzolini 15 5
45   J.D. Moffatt 15 5
45   Dominick Billera 16 5
49   Tim LaWarre 18 4
49   Benny Scott 19 4
49   Mark Abel 20 4
52   Bill Noble 21 3
52   Roger McCluskey 22 3
52   Dennis Blackwell 23 3
52   Jan Slesinski DNS 24 3
  Tom Hessert DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1979 TWS 1". ChampCarStats.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ "1979 IRP". ChampCarStats.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  3. ^ "1979 Milwaukee 1". ChampCarStats.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  4. ^ "1979 Pocono". ChampCarStats. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  5. ^ "1979 TWS 2". ChampCarStats.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  6. ^ "1979 Milwaukee 2". ChampCarStats.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  7. ^ "1979 St. Paul 1". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  8. ^ "1979 St. Paul 2". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 28 July 2015.