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1983 Budweiser Cleveland 500


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CART race number 4 of 13
Sunday, July 3, 1983 at Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, OH
125 laps on a 2.480 mile road course (310.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:54
Average Speed: 108.202 mph
Pole Speed: 121.443 mph
Cautions: 2 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: 31 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
14 13   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth569,580overheating341
9 217   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Cosworth1199,180running04
19 32   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth405,505crash1 
3 433   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth12426,980running2014
2 566   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth12534,930running1516
7 61   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth12013,380running06
1 77   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth12544,430running5521
17 855   Josele Garza 21st Century   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth525,505transmission0 
26 920   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth104,980overheating0 
121030   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth958,130running01
6119   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth12115,480running08
271272   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth84,980engine0 
211312   John Paul, Jr. British Sterling   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth234,980engine0 
41418   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth12420,680running012
25156   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth104,980electrical0 
131660   Chip Ganassi Old Milwaukee   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth658,130ignition0 
81721   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth11911,280running05
5185   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth12320,580running010
151994   Bill Whittington Whittington BrothersMarch / Cosworth567,080off course0 
242037   Scott Brayton SME Cement / Escort   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth124,980fuel0 
182110   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth475,505pit fire0 
102234   Desire Wilson Wysard Motor Co.   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth1179,260running03
232315   Bill Tempero Zena JeansLonghorn / Chevrolet164,980off course0 
112446   Phil Krueger Morris Pontiac / KZZPPenske / Cosworth1098,550running02
222556   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet182,100handling0 
162642   Herm Johnson Marriott Inns of ClevelandMarch / Cosworth543,150running0 
282740   Danny Ongais Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth22,100turbo fire0 
202811   Bill Alsup Crane & Shovel SalesPenske / Cosworth312,625fire0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti13434
  Bobby Rahal35351
  Teo Fabi36438
  Al Unser446522
  Teo Fabi66716
  Al Unser72754
  Teo Fabi76816
  Al Unser82876
  Pete Halsmer88969
  Al Unser971015
  Pete Halsmer1021076
  Al Unser10812518

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 69    
2   Tom Sneva 52   -17  
3   Rick Mears 41   -28  
4   Pete Halsmer 32   -37  
5   Teo Fabi 28   -41  
6   Mike Mosley 22   -47  
7   Gordon Johncock 20   -49  
8   Howdy Holmes 19   -50  
9   Roger Mears 19   -50  
10   Al Unser, Jr. 15   -54  
11   John Paul, Jr. 14   -55  
12   Geoff Brabham 12   -57  
13   Pancho Carter 11   -58  
14   Mario Andretti 11   -58  
15   Kevin Cogan 10   -59  
16   Bobby Rahal 8   -61  
17   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 6   -63  
18   Chip Ganassi 5   -64  
19   Scott Brayton 4   -65  
20   Desire Wilson 3   -66