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1983 Caesar's Palace Grand Prix II


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CART race number 11 of 13
Saturday, October 8, 1983 at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV
178 laps on a 1.125 mile street course (200.2 miles)

Time of race: 2:17:48
Average Speed: 87.182 mph
Pole Speed: 116.086 mph
Cautions: 8 for 54 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
13161   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth16613,291running0 
211210   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth499,391exhaust shield0 
2 112   John Paul, Jr. VDS   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth17854,841running2217
101117   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Cosworth17113,911crash03
20 818   Geoff Brabham Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth669,391brakes0 
9 72   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns / Cribari   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth17314,491running84
6 521   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth17624,691running248
141922   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth15911,091transmission0 
1 33   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth17869,291running11221
172230   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth959,391engine0 
25 233   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth189,391throttle cable0 
231834   Desire Wilson Wysard / Kreepy Krawly   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth319,391engine fire0 
262137   Scott Brayton SME Cement / Dreisbach CadillacMarch / Cosworth69,391suspension0 
242340   Johnny Rutherford Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth235,100gearbox0 
15265   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth1506,800fire0 
111455   Josele Garza Schlitz   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth17013,471suspension02
122056   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Cosworth16812,791running01
16256   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth1325,100crash12 
31060   Chip Ganassi STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth17739,141running014
5 666   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth17728,191running010
4 97   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth17731,491running012
81772   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth17520,381running05
7249   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth17517,000running06
18 490   Derek Daly Provimi VealMarch / Cosworth939,391drive line0 
221398   Jeff Wood Landmark Oil Explorations   (Jeff Wood)Eagle / Chevrolet499,391coil0 
191599   Michael Andretti Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth749,391gearbox0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  John Paul, Jr.11818
  Mario Andretti193012
  John Paul, Jr.31311
  Bobby Rahal32398
  Pancho Carter406324
  Mario Andretti64641
  Kevin Cogan657612
  John Paul, Jr.77771
  Mario Andretti7817093
  John Paul, Jr.1711722
  Mario Andretti1731786

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 137    
2   Teo Fabi 102   -35  
3   Mario Andretti 101   -36  
4   Rick Mears 92   -45  
5   Bobby Rahal 88   -49  
6   John Paul, Jr. 82   -55  
7   Tom Sneva 82   -55  
8   Al Unser, Jr. 72   -65  
9   Pancho Carter 50   -87  
10   Pete Halsmer 42   -95  
11   Mike Mosley 36   -101  
12   Roger Mears 35   -102  
13   Chip Ganassi 32   -105  
14   Howdy Holmes 29   -108  
15   Gordon Johncock 20   -117  
16   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 19   -118  
17   Kevin Cogan 18   -119  
18   Chris Kneifel 15   -122  
19   Steve Chassey 14   -123  
20   Danny Ongais 14   -123