1979
Daytona 24 Hours

17th Annual 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge
World Championship for Makes, round 1
1979 February 3rd-4th
Daytona International Speedway, 6,180 km

Pole Position : PORSCHE 935 #3, M.Finotto / C.Facetti / G.Moretti, 1'46"113
Winner : PORSCHE 935/79 #0, T.Field / D.Ongais / H.Haywood, 684 laps, at 176,077 km/h
Fastest lap : PORSCHE 935/77A #1, P.Gregg, 1'49"447, at 203,217 km/h
 

RESULTS

Pos. # Car Drivers Entrant Laps Group Practice
Winner 0 PORSCHE 935/79 Ted FIELD (USA) / Danny ONGAIS (USA) /
Hurley HAYWOOD (USA)
Interscope Racing 684 laps Winner GTX 8th, 1'54"072
3rd 11 PORSCHE 935 Bruce CANEPA (USA) / Rick MEARS (USA) /
Monte SHELTON (USA)
Bruce Canepa 57 laps behind 2nd GTX 19th, 2'00"386
4th 94 PORSCHE 935/79 Don WHITTINGTON (USA) / Bill WHITTINGTON (USA) /
Jrgen BARTH (D)
Whittington Bros. Racing 62 laps behind 3rd GTX 6th, 1'49"397
7th 60 PORSCHE 911 Rusty BOND (USA) / Ren TILTON (USA) E.J.Pruitt & Sons 72 laps behind 3rd GTU 50th, 2'12"729
8th 54 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Tony GARCIA (USA) / Juan MONTALVO (C) /
Alberto VADIA (USA)
Montura Ranch Estates 97 laps behind 2nd GTO 33rd, 2'06"274
9th 98 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Lance VAN EVERY (USA) / Ash TISDELLE (USA) /
Robert OVERBY (USA)
Van Every Racing 105 laps behind 3rd GTO 30th, 2'04"607
10th 03 PORSCHE 934 Angelo PALLAVICINI (CH) / Enzo CALDERARI (CH) /
Marco VANOLI (CH)
Lubrifilm Racing 107 laps behind 4th GTO 40th, 2'09"383
11th 75 PORSCHE 911 Mike RAMIREZ (PR) / Manuel VILLA (PR) / Luis GORDILLO (PR) Mike Ramirez 124 laps behind 4th GTU 49th, 2'12"600
12th 37 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Honorato ESPINOSA (CO) / Francisco LOPEZ (CO) /
Jorge CORTES (CO)
Botero Racing 133 laps behind 5th GTO 27th, 2'02"649
13th 33 PORSCHE 911 Peter WELTER (USA) / Richard ATEN (USA) /
Jack REFENNING (USA)
Peter Welter 134 laps behind 5th GTU 55th, 2'13"905
14th 58 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Diego FEBLES (PR) / Phil CURRIN (USA) Diego Febles Racing 141 laps behind 6th GTO 25th, 2'02"178
DNF 5 PORSCHE 935 Charles MENDEZ (USA) / Johnny RUTHERFORD (USA) /
Paul MILLER (USA)
Budweiser Racing 529 laps 4th GTX 12th, 1'53"028
DNF 27 PORSCHE 911 S Ray MUMMERY (USA) / Tom SHEEHY (USA) / Luis SEREIX (USA) Miami Auto Racing 522 laps 6th GTU 44th, 2'10"219
DNF 62 PORSCHE 914/6 Bill KOLL (USA) / Jim COOK (USA) Koll Motorsports 511 laps 7th GTU 39th, 2'09"314
20th 42 PORSCHE 911 Tom ASHBY (USA) / Bill BEAN (USA) / Bob BEASLEY (USA) Bullwinkele Racing, Inc. 191 laps behind 8th GTU 45th, 2'10"600
21st 08 PORSCHE 911 Terry WOLTERS (USA) / Nort NORTHAM (USA) /
Richard WEISS (USA)
Southern Racing Ent. 196 laps behind 9th GTU 67th, no time
22nd 34 PORSCHE 911 George DROLSOM (USA) / Mark GREB (USA) /
 John MAFFUCCI (USA)
Drolsom Racing 202 laps behind 10th GTU 47th, 2'11"186
DNF 6 PORSCHE 935/77A Dick BARBOUR (USA) / Brian REDMAN (GB) /
Paul NEWMAN (USA)
Dick Barbour Racing 410 laps 5th GTX 7th, 1'51"625
DNF 93 PORSCHE 934 Dale WHITTINGTON (USA) / R.D. WHITTINGTON (USA) /
Preston HENN (USA)
Whittington Bros. Racing 389 laps 11th GTO 35th, 2'06"847
DNF 71 PORSCHE 911 Bill SCOTT (USA) / Mark HUTCHINS (USA) /
Pierre HONEGGER (USA)
Bill Scott Racing 388 laps 14th GTU 41st, 2'09"451
DNF 40 PORSCHE 914/6 Steve SOUTHARD (USA) / William KOCH (USA) /
Earl ROE (USA)
Performance Specialists 385 laps 15th GTU 59th, 2'15"466
DNF 1 PORSCHE 935/77A Bob WOLLEK (F) / Jacky ICKX (B) / Peter GREGG (USA) Gelo Racing Team 342 laps 6th GTX,
Fastest lap
3rd, 1'47"028
DNF 69 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Klaus BYTZEK (CDN) / Rudy BARTLING (CDN) /
Ludwig HEIMRATH (CDN)
Bytzek Automotive 335 laps 12th GTO 28th, 2'03"995
DNF 89 PORSCHE 911 Joseph HAMILTON (USA) / Rob HOSKINS (USA) /
Herb FORREST (USA)
Hamilton House Racing 329 laps 16th GTU 46th, 2'10"618
DNF 51 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Robert KIRBY (USA) / John HOTCHKIS (USA) /
Howard MEISTER (USA)
Casablanca Fan Co. 328 laps 14th GTO 37th, 2'08"292
DNF 81 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Ernesto SOTO (YV) / Francisco ROMERO (YV) /
Oscar NOTZ (YV)
Performance Export 241 laps 16th GTO 21st, 2'01"072
DNF 01 PORSCHE 911 Dave WHITE (USA) / J. Kurt ROEHRIG (USA) /
John HAMILTON (USA)
D. R. Racing 223 laps 17th GTU 38th, 2'08"508
DNF 13 PORSCHE 935 Hal SHAW, Jr. (USA) / Tom SPALDING (USA) /
Norm RIDGELY (CDN)
Hal Shaw Racing 222 laps 7th GTX 42nd, 2'09"852
DNF 36 PORSCHE 911 Ron CASE (USA) / Dave PANACCIONE (USA) Case Racing 210 laps 18th GTU 52nd, 2'13"041
DNF 3 PORSCHE 935 Martino FINOTTO (I) / Carlo FACETTI (I) / Gianpiero MORETTI (I) Jolly Club -
Sportwagen Racing Team
164 laps 10th GTX Pole, 1'46"113
DNF 4 PORSCHE 935/77A Reinhold JST (D) / Rolf STOMMELEN (D) / Volkert MERL (D) LM Joest Porsche 162 laps 11th GTX 4th, 1'47"907
DNF 2 PORSCHE 935/77A Manfred SCHURTI (FL) / John FITZPATRICK (GB) /
Bob WOLLEK (F)
Gelo Racing Team 135 laps 12th GTX 2nd, 1'46"746
DNF 9 PORSCHE 935 Bob AKIN (USA) / Rob McFARLIN (USA) / Roy WOODS (USA) Dick Barbour Racing 117 laps 13th GTX 9th, 1'54"500
DNF 38 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Bonky FERNANDEZ (PR) / Chiqui SOLDEVILLA (PR) /
Tato FERRER (PR)
Boricua Racing 73 laps 21st GTO 20th, 2'00"948
DNF 46 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Mauricio DE NARVAEZ (CO) / Albert NAON (USA) /
Pedro DE NARVAEZ (CO)
Mauricio De Narvaez 46 laps 22nd GTO 23rd, 2'01"586
DNF 07 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Dave COWART (USA) / David McCLAIN (USA) /
Kenper MILLER (USA)
Budweiser Racing 35 laps 23rd GTO 22nd, 2'01"412
DNF 00 PORSCHE 935/77A Preston HENN (USA) / Ted FIELD (USA) DND /
Danny ONGAIS (USA) DND
Interscope Racing 29 laps 19th GTX 11th, 1'52"807
DNF 18 PORSCHE 935 JLP-1 John PAUL (USA) / Al HOLBERT (USA) DND /
Michael KEYSER (USA) DND
JLP Racing 12 laps 21st GTX 5th, 1'48"426

PICTURES

n 00  -  DNF
Interscope Racing
P.Henn / T.Field / D.Ongais
n 01  -  DNF
D. R. Racing
D.White / J.K.Roehrig / J.Hamilton
n 03  -  10th
Lubrifilm Racing
A.Pallavicini / E.Calderari / M.Vanoli
n 07  -  DNF
Budweiser Racing
D.Cowart / D.McClain / K.Miller
n 08  -  21st
Southern Racing Ent.
T.Wolters / N.Northam / R.Weiss
n 0  -  Winner  -  Winner GTX
Interscope Racing
T.Field / D.Ongais / H.Haywood
n 1  -  DNF  -  Fastest lap
Gelo Racing Team
B.Wollek / J.Ickx / P.Gregg
n 2  -  DNF
Gelo Racing Team
M.Schurti / J.Fitzpatrick / B.Wollek
n 3  -  DNF  -  Pole Position
Jolly Club - Sportwagen Racing Team
M.Finotto / C.Facetti / G.Moretti
n 4  -  DNF
LM Joest Porsche
R.Jst / R.Stommelen / V.Merl
n 5  -  DNF
Budweiser Racing
Ch.Mendez / J.Rutherford / P.Miller
n 6  -  DNF
Dick Barbour Racing
D.Barbour / B.Redman / P.Newman
n 9  -  DNF
Dick Barbour Racing
B.Akin / R.McFarlin / R.Woods
n 11  -  3rd  -  2nd GTX
Bruce Canepa
B.Canepa / R.Mears / M.Shelton
n 13  -  DNF
Hal Shaw Racing
H.Shaw, Jr. / T.Spalding / N.Ridgely
n 18  -  DNF
JLP Racing
J.Paul / A.Holbert / M.Keyser
n 27  -  DNF
Miami Auto Racing
R.Mummery / T.Sheehy / L.Sereix
n 33  -  13th
Peter Welter
P.Welter / R.Aten / J.Refenning
n 34  -  22nd
Drolsom Racing
G.Drolsom / M.Greb / J.Maffucci
n 36  -  DNF
Case Racing
R.Case / D.Panaccione
n 37  -  12th
Botero Racing
H.Espinosa / F.Lopez / J.Cortes
n 38  -  DNF
Boricua Racing
B.Fernandez / Ch.Soldevilla / T.Ferrer
n 40  -  DNF
Performance Specialists
S.Southard / W.Koch / E.Roe
n 42  -  20th
Bullwinkele Racing, Inc.
T.Ashby / B.Bean / B.Beasley
n 46  -  DNF
Mauricio DeNarvaez
M.DeNarvaez / A.Naon / P.DeNarvaez
n 51  -  DNF
Casablanca Fan Co.
R.Kirby / J.Hotchkis / H.Meister
n 54  -  8th  -  2nd GTO
Montura Ranch Estates
T.Garcia / J.Montalvo / A.Vadia
n 58  -  14th
Diego Febles Racing
D.Febles / Ph.Currin
n 60  -  7th  -  3rd GTU
E.J. Pruitt & Sons
R.Bond / R.Tilton
n 62  -  DNF
Koll Motorsports
B.Koll / J.Cook
n 69  -  DNF
Bytzek Automotive
K.Bytzek / R.Bartling / L.Heimrath
n 71  -  DNF
Bill Scott Racing
B.Scott / M.Hutchins / P.Honegger
n 75  -  11th
Mike Ramirez
M.Ramirez / M.Villa / L.Gordillo
n 81  -  DNF
Performance Export
E.Soto / F.Romero / O.Notz
n 89  -  DNF
Hamilton House Racing
J.Hamilton / R.Hoskins / H.Forrest
n 93  -  DNF
Whittington Bros. Racing
D.Whittington / R.D.Whittington / P.Henn
   
  n 94  -  4th  -  3rd GTX
Whittington Bros. Racing
D.Whittington / B.Whittington / J.Barth
n 98  -  9th  -  3rd GTO
Van Every Racing
L.Van Every / A.Tisdelle / R.Overby