Included above as a bonus are three articles profiling the top teams competing in the Six Hours of Endurance on the same weekend.
When the SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship paid its final visit to Watkins Glen International, it was future Formula 1 world champion Alan Jones who would take the checkered flag for Theodore Racing. Having crashed his primary entry in practice, Jones nonetheless rebounded to qualify sixth, finish second to Al Unser in his 10-lap heat race, and then defeat Unser by nearly seven seconds in the 30-lap main event.
Brian Redman, the king of F5000 and winner of its final three championships, finished sixth in the event, while future IndyCar standout Danny Ongais placed ninth and former Shadow Formula 1 driver Jackie Oliver suffered an engine failure. The F5000 cars would return to Watkins Glen, but under an entirely different guise; with fenders added, they served as the basis for a revival of the Can-Am Series that had previously folded in 1974.