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1983 L.A. Times / Budweiser 500


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CART race number 8 of 13
Monday, August 29, 1983 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 3.300 mile road course (313.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:45:28
Average speed: 113.678 mph
Pole speed: 130.712 mph
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps
Margin of victory: 28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 42   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns / Cribari   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth9539380running2120
2 133   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth9530780running2617
3 812   John Paul, Jr. VDS   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth9521980running314
4 217   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Cosworth9418180running2713
5145   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth9315480running010
62748   Tom Klausler Mercedes LeasingDB6 / Chevrolet9010200running08
71921   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth8913880running06
81710   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth889680running05
9119   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth847980running04
101320   Danny Ongais STP / Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth767640engine03
11167   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth757470transmission02
122646   Jerry Karl Refuse FuelsPenske / Cosworth744250running01
131230   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth687130header0 
142434   Desire Wilson Wysard / Kreepy Krauly   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth666280transmission0 
152164   Greg Leffler Jet EngineeringEagle / Chevrolet576280suspension0 
16 33   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth575430transmission18 
172256   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet575005rear end0 
18 599   Geoff Brabham Kraco Car StereoMarch / Cosworth495005turbocharger0 
19 91   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth415005transmission0 
201055   Josele Garza Machinists Union / Mark C. Bloome   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth335005suspension0 
21 76   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth334580transmission0 
221572   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth234580transmission0 
232538   Phil Caliva Mitchell Engineering / John MalloyMcLaren / Chevrolet211700fueling0 
241818   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth184580clutch0 
252022   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Cosworth114580crash0 
262347   Bob Ward Arizona International TravelEagle / Cosworth74580transmission0 
27 666   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth64580engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Teo Fabi133
  Al Unser, Jr.41411
  Mario Andretti152511
  Teo Fabi26261
  Al Unser, Jr.27348
  John Paul, Jr.35373
  Al Unser, Jr.38458
  Mario Andretti46494
  Teo Fabi50545
  Mario Andretti55573
  Teo Fabi587417
  Bobby Rahal759521

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 103    
2   Tom Sneva 76   -27  
3   Teo Fabi 67   -36  
3   Rick Mears 67   -36  
5   Al Unser, Jr. 66   -37  
6   John Paul, Jr. 59   -44  
7   Bobby Rahal 52   -51  
7   Mario Andretti 52   -51  
9   Pancho Carter 39   -64  
10   Mike Mosley 34   -69  
11   Pete Halsmer 32   -71  
12   Roger Mears 28   -75  
13   Gordon Johncock 20   -83  
14   Howdy Holmes 19   -84  
15   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 15   -88  
16   Steve Chassey 13   -90  
17   Geoff Brabham 12   -91  
18   Kevin Cogan 10   -93  
18   Chris Kneifel 10   -93  
18   Chip Ganassi 10   -93  
21   Tom Klausler 8   -95