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1985 Detroit News 200


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CART race number 12 of 15
Sunday, September 22, 1985 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:13:19
Average Speed: 163.647 mph
Pole Speed: 214.254 mph
Cautions: 2 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: .71 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1985 CART results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
21 21   Mario Andretti Beatrice   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth7111,250transmission0 
25 599   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth2211,250electrical11 
16227   Geoff Brabham Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth9511,250running0 
221537   Scott Brayton Dreisbach & Sons   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth7011,250crash0 
10 46   Pancho Carter Valvoline / Buick Hawk   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth989,200running03
142456   Steve Chassey Genesee BeerMarch / Chevrolet967,000running0 
4 918   Kevin Cogan Kraco / Wolff Systems   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth9921,000running1512
131040   Emerson Fittipaldi 7-Eleven / STP   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth9812,750running0 
62555   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth9913,000running08
24179   Roberto Guerrero True Value / Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth5311,750header0 
111159   Pete Halsmer Scot Lad FoodsMarch / Cosworth984,050running02
181933   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Gerry Forsythe)Lola / Cosworth9511,250running0 
152061   Arie Luyendyk Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)Lola / Cosworth9613,000running0 
2 75   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth10031,500running016
71325   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth9911,500running06
3 698   Ed Pimm Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Cosworth10024,650running014
1 13   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth10041,700running7022
91421   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth9813,500running04
191622   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth9411,250running0 
5122   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Cosworth9915,500running410
8234   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth9910,000running05
121811   Al Unser Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth983,750running01
23 830   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth6111,250engine0 
172112   Bill Whittington Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth9511,250running0 
20 420   Don Whittington STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth8611,250crash0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Andretti11111
  Bobby Rahal12165
  Kevin Cogan173115
  Bobby Rahal32365
  Tom Sneva37404
  Bobby Rahal4110060

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser, Jr. 106    
2   Al Unser 101   -5  
3   Emerson Fittipaldi 99   -7  
4   Mario Andretti 98   -8  
5   Danny Sullivan 89   -17  
6   Bobby Rahal 85   -21  
7   Tom Sneva 66   -40  
8   Jacques Villeneuve 54   -52  
9   Rick Mears 51   -55  
10   Johnny Rutherford 51   -55  
11   Kevin Cogan 44   -62  
12   Ed Pimm 40   -66  
13   Michael Andretti 39   -67  
14   Geoff Brabham 37   -69  
15   Josele Garza 33   -73  
16   Pancho Carter 31   -75  
17   Arie Luyendyk 27   -79  
18   Bruno Giacomelli 24   -82  
19   Roberto Guerrero 22   -84  
20   Jim Crawford 16   -90