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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 (313.500 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

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 41   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth9533391running4563
2137   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth9525941running048
3165   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)March / Cosworth9319091running042
42731   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth9012800running036
51033   Al Unser, Jr. Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth8613541fuel feed030
62164   Greg Leffler Jet Engineering   (Max Dowler)Eagle / Chevrolet7811491valve024
72422   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Cosworth6610041crash018
8282   Bill Alsup AB Dick / Pacemaker   (Bill Alsup)Penske / Cosworth645800engine015
9 968   Michael Chandler FreemanEagle / Chevrolet557141engine012
10 14   Kevin Cogan Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth506851engine4012
111747   Chris Kneifel Metametrix   (James Jamieson)Eagle / Cosworth506706overheating06
122646   Jerry Karl McCray Plastering   (Joel McCray)Penske / Cosworth464125turbocharger03
132055   Josele Garza Schlitz Gusto   (Psachie Garza Racing)Penske / Cosworth466416engine03
142515   Bill Tempero Tempero Hi Performance   (Bill Tempero)Longhorn / Chevrolet415691transmission03
15 319   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth395691cv joint03
161130   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth394966engine03
17 710   Al Unser Coors / Bloome   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth394966engine03
18196   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (H & R Racing)March / Cosworth264604engine03
19183   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth254603engine03
201432   Hector Rebaque Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth224603crash03
212389   Dick Ferguson Crysen Corp.   (Joe Hunt)Eagle / Chevrolet224241transmission0 
221528   Herm Johnson Menard Lumber   (John Menard)Eagle / Chevrolet154241overheating0 
23 240   Mario Andretti STP / Intermedics   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth114241transmission10 
24 866   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Eagle / Chevrolet104241engine0 
252234   Johnny Parsons Wysard Motor Co.   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth81450transmission0 
26 520   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth74241transmission0 
271299   Vern Schuppan Kraco Car Stereo   (Maurice Kraines)March / Cosworth64241engine0 
28 621   Geoff Brabham Pentax Super   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth04241engine0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tom FrantzBurger KingPhantom / Chevy
Phil Caliva38CHCRattlesnake / Chevy
Gary Bettenhausen56GeneseeDick Hammond

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   Johnny Parsons 41   -213  
13   Gary Bettenhausen 41   -213  
15   Pancho Carter 40   -214  
16   Howdy Holmes 37   -217  
17   Tom Bigelow 31   -223  
18   Mike Mosley 30   -224  
18   Al Unser, Jr. 30   -224  
20   Danny Sullivan 28   -226  
21   Josele Garza 27   -227