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1981 Miller High Life 150


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CART race number 11 of 11
Saturday, October 31, 1981 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:20:10
Average Speed: 112.266 mph
Pole Speed: 148.693 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1981 CART results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
17207   Bill Alsup AB DickPenske / Cosworth1165,665fuel pump01
4 440   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth15010,540running412
191616   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi VealMcLaren / Cosworth1115,665gearbox01
111756   Tom Bigelow Genesee BeerPenske / Chevrolet1436,565running02
5 95   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Penske / Cosworth1489,790running010
71399   Dick Ferguson Kraco Car StereoPenske / Cosworth1488,290running06
61055   Josele Garza Garza Racing   (Josele Garza)Penske / Cosworth1489,040running08
3 320   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth15012,890running014
91528   Herm Johnson Menard Cashway LumberEagle / Chevrolet1446,790running04
162189   Phil Krueger Joe Hunt MagnetoEagle / Offy1265,665running01
131135   Bob Lazier Montgomery WardMarch / Cosworth1436,415running01
231443   Greg Leffler Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Armstrong / Cosworth255,665engine0 
14 849   Chip Mead Sharp FordEagle / Chevrolet1426,040running01
8 76   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1457,540running05
241248   Mike Mosley Pepsi ChallengerEagle / Chevrolet115,665gearbox0 
181934   Johnny Parsons Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)Eagle / Cosworth1165,665piston01
21 21   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)Chaparral / Cosworth315,665cockpit fire7 
152333   Vern Schuppan Thomas Barrett IIIMcLaren / Cosworth1391,500running01
201822   Dick Simon Vermont AmericanWatson / Cosworth1015,665crash01
102212   Gordon Smiley IntermedicsWildcat / Cosworth1446,640running03
122417   Jerry Sneva Leader CardVollstedt / Offy1431,875running01
1 52   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth15019,840running8421
22 68   Al Unser Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth295,665ignition0 
2 13   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth15016,440running5517

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser12424
  Johnny Rutherford25317
  Bobby Unser326231
  Tom Sneva639432
  Mario Andretti95984
  Tom Sneva9915052

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 304    
2   Bill Alsup 175   -129  
3   Pancho Carter 166   -138  
4   Gordon Johncock 142   -162  
5   Johnny Rutherford 120   -184  
6   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 107   -197  
7   Bobby Unser 99   -205  
8   Tom Sneva 96   -208  
9   Bob Lazier 92   -212  
10   Al Unser 90   -214  
11   Mario Andretti 81   -223  
12   Tom Bigelow 60   -244  
13   Scott Brayton 57   -247  
14   Larry Dickson 49   -255  
15   Gary Bettenhausen 42   -262  
16   Herm Johnson 38   -266  
17   Dick Simon 38   -266  
18   Michael Chandler 37   -267  
19   Mike Mosley 32   -272  
20   Steve Chassey 31   -273