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1983 Kraco Dixie 200


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CART race number 1 of 13
Sunday, April 17, 1983 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
132 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (200.904 miles)

Time of race: 1:22:29
Average speed: 146.133 mph
Pole speed: 204.963 mph
Cautions: 2 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 24 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 320   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth13228141running3620
2 57   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth13221041running016
31612   John Paul, Jr. VDS   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth13116891running014
41166   Pete Halsmer North American RoofingPenske / Cosworth13013091running012
5 63   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth12811991running010
62117   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Cosworth12713391running08
7229   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth1279791running06
8 11   Rick Mears Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1268691running557
91430   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth1267591running04
101810   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi VealMarch / Cosworth1267371running03
112023   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Penske / Cosworth1257261running02
121741   Doug Heveron Rhoades Racing   (Jack L. Rhoades)Wildcat / Cosworth1217041running01
13 718   Mike Mosley Kraco Car StereoMarch / Cosworth1097041gearbox35 
14 45   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth686491radiator0 
15106   Kevin Cogan KVC 2000   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth666491radiator0 
161221   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth645941gearbox0 
171556   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet635941ring/pinion0 
18 240   Johnny Rutherford Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth595941engine6 
191938   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Wildcat / Cosworth545941valve0 
20 933   Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth415941suspension0 
21 82   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth95941crash0 
221334   Derek Daly Wysard Motor Co.   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth95941crash0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Alsup11Alsup RacingPenske / Cosworth
Dick Simon22Vermont AmericanDick SimonMarch / Cosworth
Phil Krueger46McCray PlasteringPenske / Cosworth

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Mears15252
  Johnny Rutherford53586
  Gordon Johncock597113
  Rick Mears72743
  Mike Mosley7510935
  Gordon Johncock11013223

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gordon Johncock 20    
2   Al Unser 16   -4  
3   John Paul, Jr. 14   -6  
4   Pete Halsmer 12   -8  
5   Mario Andretti 10   -10  
6   Al Unser, Jr. 8   -12  
7   Rick Mears 7   -13  
8   Roger Mears 6   -14  
9   Howdy Holmes 4   -16  
10   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 3   -17  
11   Jim McElreath 2   -18  
12   Doug Heveron 1   -19