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1982 CART PPG Indy Car World Series

The 1982 CART PPG Indy Car World Series season, the fourth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 11 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 28 and concluding at the same location on November 6. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Rick Mears. Rookie of the Year was Bobby Rahal.

1982 CART season
PPG Indy Car World Series
Season
Races11
Start dateMarch 28
End dateNovember 6
Awards
Drivers' championUnited States Rick Mears
Constructors' CupUnited Kingdom March
Manufacturers' CupUnited Kingdom Cosworth
Nations' CupUnited States United States
Rookie of the YearUnited States Bobby Rahal
← 1981
1983 →

Though it was not officially part of the CART calendar, most of the teams and drivers also competed at the USAC-sanctioned 66th Indianapolis 500. Gordon Johncock was victorious at Indy.

Jim Hickman was fatally injured in a practice crash for the Tony Bettenhausen 200 at Milwaukee, he was 39 years old.

Contents

Season SummaryEdit

ScheduleEdit

Rd Date Name Circuit Location
1 March 28   Kraco Car Stereo 150  O  Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona
2 May 1   Stroh's 200  O  Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia
NC May 30   Indianapolis 500  O  Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana
3 June 13   Gould Rex Mays Classic  O  Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin
4 July 4   Budweiser Cleveland 500  S  Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio
5 July 18   Norton Michigan 500  O  Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan
6 August 1   Tony Bettenhausen 200  O  Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin
7 August 15   Domino's Pizza Pocono 500  O  Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania
8 August 29   AirCal 500K  R  Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California
9 September 19   Road America 200  R  Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
10 September 26   Detroit News Grand Prix  O  Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan
11 November 6   Miller High Life 150  O  Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona
O Oval/Speedway
R/S Road Course/Street Circuit

Race resultsEdit

Rd Race Name Pole Position Winning driver Winning team Race time
1 Kraco Car Stereo 150   Rick Mears   Rick Mears   Team Penske 1:15:48
2 Stroh's 200   Rick Mears   Rick Mears   Team Penske 1:13:10
NC Indianapolis 500-Mile Race   Rick Mears   Gordon Johncock   Patrick Racing 3:05:09
3 Gould-Rex Mays 150   Gordon Johncock   Gordon Johncock   Patrick Racing 1:10:52
4 Budweiser Cleveland 500   Kevin Cogan   Bobby Rahal   Truesports 3:03:44
5 Norton-Michigan 500   Rick Mears / Mario Andretti   Gordon Johncock   Patrick Racing 3:14:54
6 Tony Bettenhausen 200   Rick Mears   Tom Sneva   Bignotti-Cotter Racing 1:49:57
7 Domino's Pizza Pocono 500   Rick Mears   Rick Mears   Team Penske 3:25:39
8 AirCal 500   Kevin Cogan   Rick Mears   Team Penske 2:42:14
9 Road America 200   Rick Mears   Héctor Rebaque   Forsythe Racing 1:49:56
10 Detroit News Grand Prix   Rick Mears   Bobby Rahal   Truesports 1:04:03
11 Miller High Life 150   Rick Mears   Tom Sneva   Bignotti-Cotter Racing 1:21:05

Mario Andretti was credited with winning the pole position for the Norton-Michigan 500, although he started 33rd due to a pre-race practice accident. Rick Mears started on the pole and both he and Andretti were credited with pole positions.

  Non-championship event

Final points standingsEdit

Pos Driver PHX
 
ATL
 
MIL
 
CLE
 
MIC
 
MIL
 
POC
 
RIV
 
ROA
 
MIC
 
PHX
 
Pts
1   Rick Mears 1* 1* 3 4 15* 12* 1* 1* 5 25 2 294
2   Bobby Rahal  RY  18 20 1 3 2 3 15 3* 1* 5 242
3   Mario Andretti 2 11 9 2 2 3 14 23 14 2 3 188
4   Gordon Johncock 5 2 1* 5 1 11 6 26 22 15 23 186
5   Tom Sneva 7 17 4 20 32 1 19 2 9 19 1* 144
6   Kevin Cogan 3 18 5 10* 14 5 2 10 25 22 4 136
7   Al Unser 21 8 17 3 4 DNQ 23 17 2 18 125
8   Geoff Brabham 15 15 7 6 7 10 4 28 15 3 20 110
9   Roger Mears 8 4 22 21 17 14 9 4 8 8 7 103
10   Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 12 19 12 10 20 5 18 7 4 6 80
11   Bill Alsup 11 5 16 12 13 9 13 8 16 6 8 70
12   Johnny Rutherford 4 15 23 28 17 12 3 12 DNS 21 62
13   Howdy Holmes 16 10 16 12 4 27 16 10 5 10 56
14   Josele Garza 13 16 8 14 22 8 15 13 4 9 18 56
15   Héctor Rebaque  R  13 DNS 18 25 DNP 20 1 48
16   Gary Bettenhausen 6 13 8 DNQ 20 17 9 48
17   Pancho Carter 6 10 13 19 18 6 28 19 11 12 11 47
18   Johnny Parsons, Jr. 6 9 16 7 25 DNS 41
19   Mike Mosley 8 7 16 7 12 37
20   Tom Bigelow 18 DNQ 5 22 25 20 32
21   Al Unser, Jr.  R  5 30
22   Danny Sullivan  R  3 21 DNP 28
23   Phil Krueger DNQ 12 DNQ 30 11 6 11 17 27
24   Greg Leffler DNQ DNQ 21 6 13 24 13 27
25   Dick Simon DNQ DNP 19 17 21 15 22 7 DNQ 13 19 26
26   Herm Johnson 19 6 23 13 34 16 22 17 24
27   Jim Hickman  R  7 DNQ 24 9 DNQ 24
28   A. J. Foyt 2 22 20 20 23 22
29   Bill Tempero DNQ 8 19 14 18 DNQ 22
30   Vern Schuppan 7 27 24 18
31   Jerry Karl 15 24 18 10 12 17
32   Mike Chandler 9 16 13
33   Scott Brayton 14 14 DNP 11 24 10 11
34   Chip Ganassi  R  22 DNP 11 31 17 16 10
35   Gordon Smiley 9 8
36   Chris Kneifel  R  11 23 6
37   Chip Mead 9 DNQ 4
38   Hurley Haywood 10 DNQ 3
39   Jim McElreath DNQ 18 DNQ 3
40   George Snider 19 21 3
41   Bill Vukovich, Jr. 11 29 2
42   Patrick Bedard 14 29 2
43   Pete Halsmer  R  24 19 24 2
44   Jerry Sneva 14 DNQ 1
45   Jacques Villeneuve  R  14 1
46   Chet Fillip  R  15 1
47   Dick Ferguson 17 DNP 21 21 22 1
48   Dennis Firestone 20 1
49   John Paul, Jr.  R  21 0
50   Spike Gehlhausen DNQ 23 30 0
51   Derek Daly  R  25 0
52   Al Loquasto DNQ 26 0
53   Don Whittington, Jr. 26 0
54   Ken Hamilton  R  27 0
55   Tom Frantz DNQ 33 DNP DNQ 0
-   Rich Vogler DNP DNS 0
-   Bill Whittington DNS 0
-   Richard Hubbard DNP DNQ DNQ 0
-   Bob Frey DNQ DNQ 0
-   Joe Saldana DNQ DNQ 0
-   Rick DeLorto DNQ DNQ 0
-   Phil Caliva DNQ DNQ 0
-   Bob Brutto DNQ 0
-   Steve Chassey DNQ 0
-   Ray Lipper DNQ 0
-   Bobby Olivero DNQ 0
-   Leroy Van Conett DNQ 0
-   Tod Tuttle DNQ 0
-   Danny Ongais DNP 0
-   Bob Harkey DNP 0
-   John Morton DNP 0
-   John Raecker DNP 0
Pos Driver PHX
 
ATL
 
MIL
 
CLE
 
MIC
 
MIL
 
POC
 
RIV
 
ROA
 
MIC
 
PHX
 
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
 RY  Rookie of the Year
 R  Rookie

ReferencesEdit

  • Åberg, Andreas. "PPG Indy Car World Series 1982". Driver Database. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  • "1982 PPG Indy Car World Series". Champ Car Stats. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  • "Standings after Phoenix". Champ Car World Series. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  • http://media.indycar.com/pdf/2011/IICS_2011_Historical_Record_Book_INT6.pdf (p. 198-199)

See alsoEdit