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Watkins Glen 6 hours

Watkins Glen Grand Prix Course, Watkins Glen, New York, USA

Date: 8/7/1978
Track length: 5.435 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 63
Starters: 44
Finishers: 23, 19 classified

Pole position: Stommelen in 1.53,611 = 172,211 kmh
Fastest lap: Fitzpatrick in 1.54,7 = 170,576 kmh

Distance: 6 hours
Average speed: 131,563 kmh
Weather: Wet, then dry
Ruleset: Group 1-5/76
Car info: 1978 Cars

 



Overall result
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 30 Weisberg Gelo Team
Porsche 935-77A
Toine Hezemans, NL
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Peter Gregg, USA
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 146 laps, 6:01.51,99 2 1.54,437 1.54,7  
2 2 90 Dick Barbour
Porsche 935-77A
Rolf Stommelen, D
Manfred Schurti, FL
Dick Barbour, USA
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 146 laps, 6:02.23,01 1 1.53,611    
3 1 10 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 320
Hans-Joachim Stuck, D
Dieter Quester, A
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 138 13 2.01,904    
4 4/1 13 Hal Shaw Racing
Porsche 935
Hal Shaw Jr, USA
Monte Shelton, USA
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 TransAm II 136 8 1.57,897    
5 2 19 Chris Cord Racing
Chevrolet Monza
Chris Cord, USA
Jim Adams, USA
5735 V8 TransAm II 132 10 1.58,651    
6 5 71  
Porsche 935
John H. Thomas Jr, USA
Otis Chandler, USA
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 132 15 2.02,203    
7 1 44 Group 44
Jaguar XJ-S
Brian Fuerstenau, USA
Bob Tullius, USA
5344 V12 TransAm I 130 20 2.06,817    
8 6/3 3 Vasek Polak
Porsche 935-77A
Janet Guthrie, USA
Brian Redman, GB
(Hurley Haywood, USA)
(George Follmer, USA)
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 TransAm II 128 7 1.55,341    
9 4 97 Framm Promotions
Porsche Carrera RSR
Werner Frank, USA
Roger Schramm, USA
2994 B6 TransAm II 127 28 2.11,916    
10 7/5 32 Earl & Akin Racing
Porsche Carrera RSR
Steve Griswold, USA
Bob Akin, USA
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 TransAm II 125 27 2.11,708    
11 6 25 Grand Competition Cars Inc.
Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer
François Migault, F
Lucien Guitteny, F
4390 V12 TransAm II 124 30 2.12,231    
12 1/7 29  
Chevrolet Monza
Hoyt Overbagh, USA
Billy Hagan, USA
5735 V8 Group 4 (!)/TransAm II 122 38 2.18,603    
13 8/1 77  
Porsche 911 S
Bruce Jennings, USA
John O'Steen, USA
2500 B6 TransAm II 2500 122 40 2.21,487    
14 2 9 Apple Valley Racing
Chevrolet Corvette
John Huber, USA
Milton Headley, USA
7000 V8 TransAm I 120 23 2.08,955    
15 8/9 7 Heimrath Racing
Porsche 935
Ludwig Heimrath, CDN
Paul Miller, USA
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 TransAm II 119 12 2.00,147    
16 9/10 79 Rennsport Porsche Works
Porsche Carrera RSR
Michael Callas, USA
Peter Papke, USA
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 TransAm II 118 29 2.11,945    
17 3 43 Phantom Racing
Chevrolet Corvette
Frank Joyce, USA
Gene Bethello, USA
7000 V8 TransAm I 118 26 2.10,519    
18 2/11 17 Pallvano Corse
Porsche 934
Angelo Pallavicini, CH
Enzo Calderari, CH
2993 tc B6 Group 4/TransAm II 110 33 2.15,399    
19 4 91 Tom’s Mechanical Emporium
Chevrolet Corvette
Thomas Roberts, USA
Paul Schulte, USA
5736 V8 TransAm I 108 34 2.17,562    
NC   98 Ryone Industries
Chevrolet Corvette
Tom Rynone, USA
Michael Oleyar, USA
7000 V8 TransAm I 101 25 2.09,490    
NC   16 Kassel Auto Parts
Chevrolet Camaro
Neil Kassel, USA
Rex Franklin, USA
4949 V8 TransAm I 100 45 2.39,214    
DNF   94 Whittington Brothers
Porsche 935-77A
Bill Whittington, USA
Don Whittington, USA
2994 tc B6 Group 5 99 9 1.58,289    
DNF   60  
Chevrolet Corvette
John Brandt, USA
Chuck Callas, USA
5735 V8 TransAm I 98 32 2.14,347    
DNF   6 Pickett Racing
Chevrolet Corvette
Greg Pickett, USA
Tom Gloy, USA
7000 V8 TransAm II 96 11 1.58,846    
DNF     Interscope
Porsche 935-77A
Danny Ongais, USA
Ted Field, USA
2857 tc B6 Group 5 95 3 1.54,682    
DNF   1 Vasek Polak
Porsche 935-77A
George Follmer, USA
Jacky Ickx, B
2994 tc B6 Group 5 92 4 1.54,862    
NC   11 Budweiser Racing
Chevrolet Monza
Dave Heinz, USA
Elliot Forbes-Robinson, USA
David McClain, USA
5735 V8 TransAm II 91 16 2.03,330    
DNF   24 Executive Industries
Porsche Carrera RSR
Tom Frank, USA
Bruce Leven, USA
2994 B6 TransAm II 85 21 2.07,535    
NC   51  
Chevrolet Corvette
Thomas Aquilante, USA
David White, USA
(Wade White, USA)
(David Wolpert, USA)
5736 V8 TransAm I 78 39 2.19,282    
DNF   20 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 320
Harald Grohs, D
Markus Höttinger, A
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 76 14 2.02,049    
DNF   22  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Jeffrey Stephens, USA
Bob Bergstrom, USA
2994 B6 TransAm II 76 41 2.22,164    
DNF   92  
Chevrolet Corvette
John Orr, USA
Bill Jobe, USA
Kenper Miller, USA
7439 V8 TransAm I 76 46 2.47,857    
DNF   4 Vasek Polak
Porsche 935
Hurley Haywood, USA
John Gunn, USA
(Janet Guthrie, USA)
(George Follmer, USA)
(Jacky Ickx, B)
2857 tc B6 Group 5 72 17 2.04,694    
DNF   88 Hamilton House Racing
Porsche 911 S
Joseph Hamilton, USA
Ron Collins, USA
Chuck Wade, USA
2500 B6 TransAm II 2500 72 36 2.17,945    
DNF   53  
Datsun 280Z
Robert Schuler, USA
David Schuler, USA
  L6 TransAm I 70 44 2.32,936    
DNF   18 Free Spirit Racing
Chevrolet Corvette
David Kicak, USA
Robert Young, USA
5899 V8 TransAm I 38 42 2.24,723    
DNF   80 Nagel Racing Enterprises
Chevrolet Corvette
Nick Engels, USA
Bob Nagel, USA
  V8 TransAm I 36 22 2.07,795    
DNF   64 Endurance Racing Enterprises
Chevrolet Corvette
Craig Carter, USA
Bob Baechle, USA
7000 V8 TransAm I 30 35 2.17,602    
DNF   74 E & W Enterprises
Porsche 911
Bill Scott, USA
Pierre Honegger, USA
David Weir, USA
  B6 Group 4/TransAm II 18 37 2.18,365    
DNF   82 Solomone Racing
Chevrolet Camaro
Carmon Solomone, USA
Fred Lang, USA
4949 tc V8 TransAm II 11 43 2.27,478    
DNF   12 McLaren North America
BMW 320 Turbo 2.1
Ronnie Peterson, S
David Hobbs, GB
2100 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1 10 47 no time    
DNF   81 Adams Associates
Pontiac Firebird
John Morton, USA
Pat Bedard, USA
  V8 TransAm II 8 24 2.09,357    
DNF   62  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Tuck Thomas, USA
Robert Johnson, USA
2994 B6 TransAm II 2 31 2.12,281    
DNF   2 McLaren North America
BMW 320 Turbo 2.1
David Hobbs, GB
Ronnie Peterson, S
2100 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1 1 5 1.55,057    
DNS   08 JLP Racing
Porsche 935-77A
Hurley Haywood, USA
John Paul Sr, USA
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 TransAm II   6 1.55,341    
DNS   57  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Robert Frostrom, USA
John Wood, USA
2994 B6 TransAm II   18 2.06,002    
DNS   75  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Norm Ridgely, CDN
Jim Cook, CDN
2994 B6 TransAm II   19 2.06,686    
DNQ   52  
VW-Porsche 914/6
Dan Slodowick, USA
Cliff McCandless, USA
  B6 TransAm I     2.30,104    
DNQ   15 Motion Merchants
Chevrolet Corvette
James Mancuso, USA
William Coykendall, USA
5817 V8 TransAm I     2.32,609    
DNQ   69 Old Gold Racing
Chevrolet Corvette
Thomas Fiscus, USA
Jerry Lancaster, USA
5736 V8 TransAm I     2.37,882    
DNQ   41 Automotives International
Lancia Stratos
Anatoly Arutunoff, USA
José Marina, USA
2418? V6 TransAm II     2.39,674    

Remarks: Entire field blackflagged (!) for 59 minutes because of rain.