1980 California 500 - Round 9

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
9
Laps
200
Pole
1980 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Bobby Unser

11

Penske Racing

Penske PC9-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 11m 51s

1000

2

1

Johnny Rutherford

4

Chaparral Racing

Chaparral 2K-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 11m 59.53s

800

3

1

Rick Mears

1

Penske Racing

Penske PC9-Cosworth (Goodyear)

199 laps

700

4

2

Al Unser

5

Longhorn Racing

Longhorn LR01-Cosworth (Goodyear)

193 laps

600

5

19

Tom Gloy

61

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

190 laps

500

6

17

Dennis Firestone

18

Scientific Drilling Controls Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

190 laps

400

7

15

Pancho Carter

10

Alex Foods Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

189 laps

300

8

9

Rick Muther

82

Pacific Coast Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

188 laps

250

9

25

Dick Ferguson

81

O'Hanlon Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

187 laps

200

10

15

Vern Schuppan

34

Wysard Motor Co

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

185 laps

150

11

22

Roger Rager

66

Roger Rager

Wildcat Mk3-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

180 laps

100

12

14

Sheldon Kinser

24

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Cosworth (Goodyear)

178 laps

50

13

14

Herm Johnson

28

Cliff-Menard Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

174 laps

25

14

1

Michael Chandler

72

National Engineering

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

167 laps Engine

25

15

1

Tom Bagley

40

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk4-Cosworth (Goodyear)

159 laps Wheel bearing

25

16

9

Bill Alsup

41

Alsup Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

154 laps Accident

25

17

12

Mike Mosley

21

All-American Racers

Eagle 80-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

149 laps Accident

20

18

1

Bill Tempero

65

Bill Tempero

Eagle-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

143 laps Accident

20

19

9

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

125 laps Fuel pump

20

20

2

Greg Leffler

44

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500-Cosworth (Goodyear)

118 laps Ignition

20

21

8

Phil Caliva

47

Alsup Racing

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

117 laps Engine

15

22

11

Johnny Parsons jr

15

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Lightning-Cosworth (Goodyear)

116 laps Wheel bearing

0

23

9

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Phoenix 80-Cosworth (Goodyear)

95 laps Engine

15

24

7

Larry Cannon

95

Kraco Racing

Wildcat Mk1-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

93 laps Engine

15

25

10

John Martin

37

J&J Enterprises

Wildcat Mk1-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

83 laps Oil leak

10

26

18

Tom Sneva

9

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

76 laps Engine

10

27

18

Jerry Karl

38

William R Compton

McLaren M16E-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

71 laps Engine

10

28

8

Billy Engelhart

29

Beaudoin Racing

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

50 laps Clutch

10

29

8

Chip Mead

91

Intercomp Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

26 laps Fuel

5

30

5

John Mahler

92

Intercomp Racing

Penske PC6-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

24 laps Accident

5

31

10

Gary Bettenhausen

46

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

15 laps Transmission

5

32

4

Jeff Heywood

86

Pacific Coast Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

14 laps Oil leak

5

33

29

Spike Gehlhausen

35

Fletcher Racing Team

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

12 laps Fuel pump

5

34

22

Billy Vukovich

2

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

11 laps Turbocharger

5

35

3

Larry Dickson

30

Machinists Union Racing

IAM 001-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

10 laps Oil pressure

5

36

6

Jerry Sneva

43

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Orbitor Mk1-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3 laps Overheating

5

37

9

Dick Simon

8

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

Oil pressure

5

DNS

Howdy Holmes

43

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Orbitor Mk2-Cosworth (Goodyear)

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Bobby Unser

Penske Racing

32.213s

2

Rick Mears

Penske Racing

34.046s

3

Johnny Rutherford

Chaparral Racing

34.894s

4

Spike Gehlhausen

Fletcher Racing Team

35.226s

5

Mike Mosley

All-American Racers

35.359s

6

Al Unser

Longhorn Racing

35.927s

7

Bill Alsup

Alsup Racing

36.445s

8

Tom Sneva

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

37.322s

9

Jerry Karl

William R Compton

37.713s

10

Danny Ongais

Interscope Racing

38.02s

11

Johnny Parsons jr

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

38.092s

12

Billy Vukovich

Leader Card Racers

38.133s

13

Michael Chandler

National Engineering

38.357s

14

Gordon Johncock

Patrick Racing

38.443s

15

John Martin

J&J Enterprises

38.779s

16

Tom Bagley

Patrick Racing

38.849s

17

Rick Muther

Pacific Coast Racing

39.343s

18

Greg Leffler

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

39.845s

19

Bill Tempero

Bill Tempero

40.149s

20

Billy Engelhart

Beaudoin Racing

40.348s

21

Gary Bettenhausen

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

40.563s

22

Pancho Carter

Alex Foods Racing

37.672s

23

Dennis Firestone

Scientific Drilling Controls Racing

38.594s

24

Tom Gloy

Penske Racing

38.683s

25

Vern Schuppan

Wysard Motor Co

38.911s

26

Sheldon Kinser

Leader Card Racers

40.583s

27

Herm Johnson

Cliff-Menard Racing

41.027s

28

Dick Simon

Vollstedt Enterprises

43.646s

29

Phil Caliva

Alsup Racing

43.649s

30

Jerry Sneva

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

48.157s

31

Larry Cannon

Kraco Racing

48.161s

32

Larry Dickson

Machinists Union Racing

49.515s

33

Roger Rager

Roger Rager

34

Dick Ferguson

O'Hanlon Racing Team

35

John Mahler

Intercomp Racing

Accident

36

Jeff Heywood

Pacific Coast Racing

Oil leak

37

Chip Mead

Intercomp Racing

Fuel

Circuit - Ontario

Country

United States

Location

Ontario, California

Type

Paved oval

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Record

Rick Mears (Penske PC7-Cosworth), 44.325s, 203.046 mph, Champ Cars, 1979

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