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1980 California 500


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CART race number 9 of 12
Sunday, August 31, 1980 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:51
Average Speed: 156.372 mph
Pole Speed: 195.2 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 8.53 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1980 CART results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 111   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth20071,950running1821000
2 34   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)Chaparral / Cosworth20041,000running13800
3 21   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth19924,225running5700
4 65   Al Unser Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth19314,500running0600
52461   Tom Gloy Lane Sports   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth19011,050running0500
62318   Dennis Firestone Scientific Drilling   (Jack L. Rhoades)Penske / Cosworth19010,200running0400
72210   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Penske / Cosworth1899,200running0300
81782   Rick Muther Pacific Coast RacingPenske / Cosworth1888,250running0250
93481   Dick Ferguson Brookside Winery   (Wayne Woodward)McLaren / Cosworth1877,500running0200
102534   Vern Schuppan Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)McLaren / Cosworth1857,000running0150
113366   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Wildcat / Chevrolet1806,600running0100
122624   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Leader Card)Watson / Cosworth1786,400running050
132728   Herm Johnson Cliff International   (Cliff-Menard)Lightning / Offy1746,200running025
141372   Michael Chandler National Engineering Co.McLaren / Cosworth1676,000engine025
151640   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth1595,800wheel bearing025
16 741   Bill Alsup Alsup Racing   (Bill Alsup)Penske / Cosworth1545,600crash025
17 521   Mike Mosley All American Racers   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Chevrolet1495,400crash020
181965   Bill Tempero Wood Power Systems   (Bill Tempero)Eagle / Chevrolet1435,200crash020
191025   Danny Ongais Interscope / Panasonic   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth1255,000fuel pump020
201844   Greg Leffler Starcraft RV   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth1184,800ignition020
212947   Phil Caliva London Pride   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy1174,600lost power015
221115   Johnny Parsons Hopkins Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Cosworth1164,400wheel bearing015
231420   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Phoenix / Cosworth954,200engine015
243195   Larry Cannon Kraco Car Stereo   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS934,100engine015
251537   John Martin J & J Enterprises   (Ross Davis)Wildcat / DGS834,000oil leak010
26 89   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth763,900engine010
27 938   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (William Compton)Karl / Chevrolet713,800engine010
282029   Billy Engelhart Beaudoin RacingMcLaren / Cosworth503,700clutch010
293791   Chip Mead Parts Washer Service   (Intercomp)Eagle / Offy263,600fuel05
303592   John Mahler Parts Washer Service   (Intercomp)Penske / Offy243,500crash05
312146   Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / Offy153,400transmission05
323686   Jeff Heywood Pacific Coast RacingLightning / Offy143,300oil leak05
33 435   Spike Gehlhausen Winton Sales   (Fletcher Racing)Penske / Cosworth123,250fuel pump05
34122   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Leader Card)Watson / Offy113,250turbocharger05
353230   Larry Dickson I.A.M. / Machinists Union   (Arizona Racing Associates)IAM / Chevrolet103,250oil pressure05
363043   Jerry Sneva Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Orbiter / Cosworth33,250overheating05
37288   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Vollstedt Enterprises)Vollstedt / Offy03,250oil pressure05

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford11212
  Bobby Unser133119
  Rick Mears32354
  Bobby Unser364611
  Johnny Rutherford47471
  Bobby Unser486619
  Rick Mears67671
  Bobby Unser68200133

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Johnny Rutherford 4490    
2   Bobby Unser 3234   -1256  
3   Tom Sneva 2330   -2160  
4   Rick Mears 2266   -2224  
5   Pancho Carter 1754   -2736  
6   Gordon Johncock 1556   -2934  
7   Bill Alsup 1156   -3334  
8   Gary Bettenhausen 841   -3649  
9   Vern Schuppan 806   -3684  
10   Al Unser 785   -3705  
11   Tom Bagley 705   -3785  
12   Tom Gloy 620   -3870  
13   Danny Ongais 566   -3924  
14   Spike Gehlhausen 470   -4020  
15   Dennis Firestone 440   -4050  
16   Sheldon Kinser 419   -4071  
17   Rick Muther 356   -4134  
18   Dick Ferguson 315   -4175  
19   Howdy Holmes 314   -4176  
20   Roger Rager 306   -4184