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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 (310.000 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

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 77   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth12544430running5521
2 566   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth12534930running1516
3 433   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth12426980running2014
41418   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth12420680running012
5185   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth12320580running010
6119   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth12115480running08
7 61   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth12013380running06
81721   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth11911280running05
9 217   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Cosworth1199180running04
102234   Desire Wilson Wysard / Kreepy Krauly   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth1179260running03
112446   Phil Krueger Morris Pontiac / KZZPPenske / Cosworth1098550running02
121030   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth958130running01
131660   Chip Ganassi Old Milwaukee   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth658130ignition0 
14 13   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth569580overheating341
151994   Bill Whittington Whittington BrothersMarch / Cosworth567080off course0 
162642   Herm Johnson Marriott Inns of ClevelandMarch / Cosworth543150running0 
17 855   Josele Garza 21st Century   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth525505transmission0 
182110   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth475505pit fire0 
19 32   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth405505crash1 
202811   Bill Alsup Crane & Shovel SalesPenske / Cosworth312625fire0 
211312   John Paul, Jr. British Sterling   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth234980engine0 
222556   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet182100handling0 
232315   Bill Tempero Zena JeansLonghorn / Chevrolet164980off course0 
242037   Scott Brayton SME Cement / Escort   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth124980fuel0 
25156   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth104980electrical0 
26 920   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth104980overheating0 
271272   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth84980engine0 
282740   Danny Ongais Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth22100turbo fire0 

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   Roger Mears 19   -50  
8   Howdy Holmes 19   -50  
10   Al Unser, Jr. 15   -54  
11   John Paul, Jr. 14   -55  
12   Geoff Brabham 12   -57  
13   Mario Andretti 11   -58  
13   Pancho Carter 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