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1981 Kraco Twin 125 #1


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CART race number 3 of 11
Sunday, June 28, 1981 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
83 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (126.326 miles)

Time of race: 0:51:29
Average speed: 147.22 mph
Pole speed: 200.512 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of victory: 3 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1981 CART results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 76   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth8315052running520
2 11   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)Chaparral / Cosworth8312252running6418
3 340   Mario Andretti STP / Patrick Petroleum   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth839452running014
4 620   Gordon Johncock STP / Patrick Petroleum   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth837927running012
5 45   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Penske / Cosworth837252running010
6 58   Al Unser Valvoline / Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth836627running08
71116   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi VealMcLaren / Cosworth826002running06
8 87   Bill Alsup AB DickPenske / Cosworth825377running05
91037   Scott Brayton Forsythe IndustriesPenske / Cosworth824752running04
101431   Larry Dickson Machinists UnionPenske / Cosworth814627running103
111299   Larry Cannon Kraco Car StereoPenske / Cosworth814564running02
121755   Josele Garza Psachie / GarzaPenske / Cosworth814439running01
13 23   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth814439running01
141922   Spike Gehlhausen Vermont AmericanWatson / Cosworth804127running01
152215   Bill Tempero Zamboni ElectricMcLaren / Chevrolet754127running01
16 932   Kevin Cogan O'Connell Racing   (Jerry O'Connell)Phoenix / Cosworth723814piston41
172335   Bob Lazier Montgomery WardPenske / Cosworth72980running01
181512   Dennis Firestone Rhoades RacingWildcat / Cosworth373814crash01
192047   Phil Caliva CHC / IntersecMcLaren / Chevrolet213814electrical01
202186   Jim Buick 4B RacingEagle / Chevrolet173814vibration01
211338   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (William Compton)Karl / Chevrolet123814crash0 
221828   Herm Johnson Menard Cashway LumberLightning / Chevrolet113814crash0 
231664   Steve Chassey Jet EngineeringEagle / Chevrolet53814engine0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ross Davis77Davis RacingWildcat / Offy

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford13232
  Rick Mears33331
  Larry Dickson34374
  Kevin Cogan38414
  Larry Dickson42476
  Johnny Rutherford487932
  Rick Mears80834

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Johnny Rutherford 47    
2   Rick Mears 32   -15  
3   Mario Andretti 30   -17  
4   Tom Sneva 26   -21  
5   Gordon Johncock 22   -25  
6   Mike Mosley 21   -26  
7   Al Unser 19   -28  
8   Bobby Unser 18   -29  
9   Pancho Carter 17   -30  
9   Kevin Cogan 17   -30  
11   Bill Alsup 15   -32  
12   Dick Simon 9   -38  
13   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 7   -40  
13   Scott Brayton 7   -40  
15   Larry Dickson 6   -41  
16   Jerry Karl 5   -42  
16   Billy Engelhart 5   -42  
18   Geoff Brabham 4   -43  
18   Larry Cannon 4   -43  
18   Tom Bigelow 4   -43