1981 Riverside Champ Cars

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Country
United States
Circuit
Round
6
Laps
95
Pole
1981 Season

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

2

Rick Mears

6

Penske Racing

Penske PC9B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

2h 43m 40.98s

63

2

3

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk8-Cosworth (Goodyear)

2h 43m 42.37s

48

3

7

Bill Alsup

7

Penske Racing

Penske PC9B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

94 laps

42

4

5

Michael Chandler

74

National Engineering

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

94 laps

36

5

18

Bob Lazier

35

Fletcher Racing Team

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

92 laps

30

6

16

Dick Simon

22

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Cosworth (Goodyear)

90 laps

24

7

5

Herm Johnson

28

Team Menard

Lightning-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

88 laps

18

8

12

Scott Brayton

37

Forsythe Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

87 laps

15

9

5

Bobby Unser

3

Penske Racing

Penske PC9B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

84 laps

12

10

4

Pancho Carter

5

Alex Foods Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

63 laps Engine

9

11

3

Kevin Cogan

32

Jerry O'Connell Racing

Phoenix 80-Cosworth (Goodyear)

53 laps Spun

6

12

1

Josele Garza

55

Psachie-Garza Racing

Penske PC9-Cosworth (Goodyear)

52 laps Fuel injection

3

13

14

Roger Rager

66

Roger Rager

Wildcat-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

50 laps Accident

3

14

12

Al Unser

8

Longhorn Racing

Longhorn LR02-Cosworth (Goodyear)

45 laps Gearbox

3

15

6

Steve Chassey

64

Jet Engineering

Eagle-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

42 laps Engine

3

16

1

Larry Dickson

31

Machinists Union Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

39 laps Engine

3

17

4

Vern Schuppan

33

Theodore Racing Team

March 81C-Cosworth (Goodyear)

35 laps Accident

3

18

Dick Ferguson

99

Kraco Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

32 laps Fire

3

19

18

Geoff Brabham

48

All-American Racers

Eagle 81-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

30 laps Handling

6

20

5

Phil Krueger

89

Joe Hunt

Eagle-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

26 laps Engine

3

21

15

Johnny Rutherford

1

Chaparral Racing

Chaparral 2K-Cosworth (Goodyear)

22 laps Accident

0

22

3

Jerry Karl

38

Jerry Karl

McLaren M16E-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

21 laps Accident

0

23

3

Ken Hamilton

63

Hamilton Racing

Riley-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

14 laps Engine

0

24

17

Tom Sneva

2

Bignotti-Cotter Racing

March 81C-Cosworth (Goodyear)

12 laps Engine

0

25

10

Gordon Smiley

12

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk8-Cosworth (Goodyear)

10 laps Accident

0

26

10

Hurley Haywood

34

Wysard Motor Co

Eagle-Cosworth (Goodyear)

9 laps Brakes

0

27

1

John Mahler

92

Duke Racing

Penske PC6-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

8 laps Engine

0

28

4

Bill Tempero

15

Bill Tempero

McLaren M16E-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

7 laps Gearbox

0

DNQ

Ross Davis

77

Davis Racing

Wildcat-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Tony Bettenhausen jr

16

Bettenhausen Motorsports

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Billy Vukovich

42

Rattlesnake Racing

Watson-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Phil Caliva

47

Intersec Security

McLaren M16E-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Wally Pankratz

24

Luxury Racers

King-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

0

Circuit - Riverside

Country

United States

Location

Riverside, California

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.3 (Miles)

Record

Denny Hulme (McLaren M8F-Chevrolet), 1m34.33, 125.941 mph, Can-Am, 1971

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