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1981 Miller High Life 150


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CART race number 11 of 11
Saturday, October 31, 1981 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:20:10
Average speed: 112.266 mph
Pole speed: 148.693 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1981 CART results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 52   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth15019840running8421
2 13   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth15016440running5517
3 320   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth15012890running014
4 440   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth15010540running412
5 95   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Penske / Cosworth1489790running010
61055   Josele Garza Garza Racing   (Josele Garza)Penske / Cosworth1489040running08
71399   Dick Ferguson Kraco Car StereoPenske / Cosworth1488290running06
8 76   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1457540running05
91528   Herm Johnson Menard Cashway LumberEagle / Chevrolet1446790running04
102212   Gordon Smiley IntermedicsWildcat / Cosworth1446640running03
111756   Tom Bigelow Genesee BeerPenske / Chevrolet1436565running02
122417   Jerry Sneva Leader CardVollstedt / Offy1431875running01
131135   Bob Lazier Montgomery WardMarch / Cosworth1436415running01
14 849   Chip Mead Sharp FordEagle / Chevrolet1426040running01
152333   Vern Schuppan Thomas Barrett IIIMcLaren / Cosworth1391500running01
162189   Phil Krueger Joe Hunt MagnetoEagle / Offy1265665running01
17207   Bill Alsup AB DickPenske / Cosworth1165665fuel pump01
181934   Johnny Parsons Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)Eagle / Cosworth1165665piston01
191616   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi VealMcLaren / Cosworth1115665gearbox01
201822   Dick Simon Vermont AmericanWatson / Cosworth1015665crash01
21 21   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)Chaparral / Cosworth315665cockpit fire7 
22 68   Al Unser Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth295665ignition0 
231443   Greg Leffler Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Armstrong / Cosworth255665engine0 
241248   Mike Mosley Pepsi ChallengerEagle / Chevrolet115665gearbox0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Tempero15O'Hanlon / TemperoMcLaren / Chevy
Chip Ganassi21Zurn / IndeckPenske / Cosworth
Jim McElreath23McElreath RacingJim McElreathEagle / Offy
Larry Dickson31Machinst UnionPenske / Cosworth
Scott Brayton37Zurn / IndeckPenske / Cosworth
Roger Rager44McCray PlasteringWildcat / Chevy
Phil Caliva47J&B BackhoeMcLaren / Chevy
Ken Hamilton63Spirit of IdahoRiley / Chevy
Steve Chassey64Jet EngineeringEagle / Chevy
Wally Pankratz65Luxury RacersKing / Chevy
Michael Chandler74National EngineeringNational Engineering Co.Penske / Cosworth
Ross Davis77Davis RacingWildcat / Offy
John Mahler93Duke RacingPenske / Chevy

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser12424
  Johnny Rutherford25317
  Bobby Unser326231
  Tom Sneva639432
  Mario Andretti95984
  Tom Sneva9915052

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 304    
2   Bill Alsup 175   -129  
3   Pancho Carter 166   -138  
4   Gordon Johncock 142   -162  
5   Johnny Rutherford 120   -184  
6   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 107   -197  
7   Bobby Unser 99   -205  
8   Tom Sneva 96   -208  
9   Bob Lazier 92   -212  
10   Al Unser 90   -214  
11   Mario Andretti 81   -223  
12   Tom Bigelow 60   -244  
13   Scott Brayton 57   -247  
14   Larry Dickson 49   -255  
15   Gary Bettenhausen 42   -262  
16   Herm Johnson 38   -266  
16   Dick Simon 38   -266  
18   Michael Chandler 37   -267  
19   Mike Mosley 32   -272  
20   Steve Chassey 31   -273