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1983 L.A. Times / Budweiser 500


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CART race number 8 of 13
Monday, August 29, 1983 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 3.300 mile road course (313.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:45:28
Average Speed: 113.678 mph
Pole Speed: 130.712 mph
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps
Margin of Victory: 28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 42   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns / Cribari   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth9539,380running2120
2 133   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth9530,780running2617
3 812   John Paul, Jr. VDS   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth9521,980running314
4 217   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Cosworth9418,180running2713
5145   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth9315,480running010
62748   Tom Klausler Mercedes LeasingDB6 / Chevrolet9010,200running08
71921   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth8913,880running06
81710   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth889,680running05
9119   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth847,980running04
101320   Danny Ongais STP / Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth767,640engine03
11167   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth757,470transmission02
122646   Jerry Karl Refuse FuelsPenske / Cosworth744,250running01
131230   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth687,130header0 
142434   Desire Wilson Wysard / Kreepy Krawly   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth666,280transmission0 
152164   Greg Leffler Jet EngineeringEagle / Chevrolet576,280suspension0 
16 33   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth575,430transmission18 
172256   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet575,005rear end0 
18 599   Geoff Brabham Kraco Car StereoMarch / Cosworth495,005turbocharger0 
19 91   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth415,005transmission0 
201055   Josele Garza Machinists Union / Mark C. Bloome   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth335,005suspension0 
21 76   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth334,580transmission0 
221572   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth234,580transmission0 
232538   Phil Caliva Mitchell Engineering / John MalloyMcLaren / Chevrolet211,700fueling0 
241818   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth184,580clutch0 
252022   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Cosworth114,580crash0 
262347   Bob Ward Arizona International TravelEagle / Cosworth74,580transmission0 
27 666   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth64,580engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Teo Fabi133
  Al Unser, Jr.41411
  Mario Andretti152511
  Teo Fabi26261
  Al Unser, Jr.27348
  John Paul, Jr.35373
  Al Unser, Jr.38458
  Mario Andretti46494
  Teo Fabi50545
  Mario Andretti55573
  Teo Fabi587417
  Bobby Rahal759521

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 103    
2   Tom Sneva 76   -27  
3   Rick Mears 67   -36  
4   Teo Fabi 67   -36  
5   Al Unser, Jr. 66   -37  
6   John Paul, Jr. 59   -44  
7   Mario Andretti 52   -51  
8   Bobby Rahal 52   -51  
9   Pancho Carter 39   -64  
10   Mike Mosley 34   -69  
11   Pete Halsmer 32   -71  
12   Roger Mears 28   -75  
13   Gordon Johncock 20   -83  
14   Howdy Holmes 19   -84  
15   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 15   -88  
16   Steve Chassey 13   -90  
17   Geoff Brabham 12   -91  
18   Kevin Cogan 10   -93  
19   Chip Ganassi 10   -93  
20   Chris Kneifel 10   -93