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1982 AirCal 500


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CART race number 8 of 11
Sunday, August 29, 1982 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 3.300 mile road course (313.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:14
Average Speed: 115.944 mph
Pole Speed: 131.467 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 66 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1982 CART results   /   1982 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 41   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth9533,391running4563
2137   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth9525,941running048
3165   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)March / Cosworth9319,091running042
42731   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth9012,800running036
51033   Al Unser, Jr. Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth8613,541fuel feed030
62164   Greg Leffler Jet EngineeringEagle / Chevrolet7811,491valve024
72422   Dick Simon Vermont AmericanWatson / Cosworth6610,041crash018
8282   Bill Alsup AB Dick / Pacemaker   (Bill Alsup)Penske / Cosworth645,800engine015
9 968   Michael Chandler FreemanEagle / Chevrolet557,141engine012
10 14   Kevin Cogan Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth506,851engine4012
111747   Chris Kneifel MetametrixEagle / Cosworth506,706overheating06
122646   Jerry Karl McCray PlasteringPenske / Cosworth464,125turbocharger03
132055   Josele Garza Schlitz Gusto   (Psachie Garza Racing)Penske / Cosworth466,416engine03
142515   Bill Tempero Tempero Hi PerformanceLonghorn / Chevrolet415,691transmission03
15 319   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth395,691cv joint03
161130   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth394,966engine03
17 710   Al Unser Coors / Bloome   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth394,966engine03
18196   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (H & R Racing)March / Cosworth264,604engine03
19183   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth254,603engine03
201432   Hector Rebaque Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth224,603crash03
212389   Dick Ferguson Crysen Corp.Eagle / Chevrolet224,241transmission0 
221528   Herm Johnson Menard Lumber   (John Menard)Eagle / Chevrolet154,241overheating0 
23 240   Mario Andretti STP / Intermedics   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth114,241transmission10 
24 866   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Eagle / Chevrolet104,241engine0 
252234   Johnny Parsons Wysard Motor Co.   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth81,450transmission0 
26 520   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth74,241transmission0 
271299   Vern Schuppan Kraco Car StereoMarch / Cosworth64,241engine0 
28 621   Geoff Brabham Pentax Super   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth04,241engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti11010
  Kevin Cogan115040
  Rick Mears519545

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 254    
2   Gordon Johncock 185   -69  
3   Bobby Rahal 181   -73  
4   Mario Andretti 154   -100  
5   Kevin Cogan 124   -130  
6   Tom Sneva 114   -140  
7   Geoff Brabham 93   -161  
8   Al Unser 92   -162  
9   Roger Mears 82   -172  
10   Johnny Rutherford 60   -194  
11   Bill Alsup 55   -199  
12   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 48   -206  
13   Gary Bettenhausen 41   -213  
14   Johnny Parsons 41   -213  
15   Pancho Carter 40   -214  
16   Howdy Holmes 37   -217  
17   Tom Bigelow 31   -223  
18   Mike Mosley 30   -224  
19   Al Unser, Jr. 30   -224  
20   Danny Sullivan 28   -226