1980 Michigan Champ Cars Race 2 in CART at the Michigan circuit. Full information

1980 Michigan Champ Cars

1980 Michigan Champ Cars is 23rd CART race. Passed at the Michigan circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position and this race. This was his 1st victory. Bobby Unser and Rick Mears also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 75 laps (241 km).

Previous race: 1980 California 500
Next race: 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 Michigan Champ Cars

13th victory for the Penske Racing team
1st victory for the Mario Andretti
2nd podium for the Mario Andretti
16th podium for the Bobby Unser
12th podium for the Rick Mears

Penske PC9 - 1980 Michigan Champ Cars winner

Penske PC9 #12 - 1980 Michigan Champ Cars winner

1980 Michigan Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti Penske PC9, #12 300 53m 44s 0 Penske Racing
2 Bobby Unser Penske PC9, #11 240 53m 44.8s 0 Penske Racing
3 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 210 53m 51s 0 Penske Racing
4 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #4 180 53m 55s 0 Chaparral Racing
5 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 150 73 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
6 Tom Sneva Phoenix 80, #9 120 73 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
7 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #10 90 73 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
8 Tom Bagley Wildcat Mk4, #40 75 71 laps 0 Patrick Racing
9 Tom Gloy Penske PC7, #61 60 71 laps 0 Penske Racing
10 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 45 71 laps 0 Alsup Racing
11 Danny Ongais Orbitor Mk1, #43 30 70 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
12 Jerry Sneva McLaren M24, #81 15 70 laps 0 O'Hanlon Racing Team
13 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 8 69 laps 0 Cliff-Menard Racing
14 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 8 68 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
15 Greg Leffler Lola T500, #44 8 68 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
16 Bill Tempero Eagle ? 1980, #65 8 66 laps 0 Bill Tempero
17 Bob Frey Eagle ? 1980, #69 6 65 laps 0 Hoffman Racing
18 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 6 64 laps 0 Dayton-Walther
19 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk2, #46 6 41 laps Oil cooler 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
20 Gordon Smiley Penske PC7, #35 6 40 laps Accident 0 Fletcher Racing Team
21 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1980, #59 5 34 laps Con rod 0 Hoffman Racing
22 Larry Cannon Wildcat Mk1, #95 5 30 laps Oil pressure 0 Kraco Racing
23 Johnny Parsons jr Lightning ? 1980, #15 5 26 laps Engine 0 Lindsey Hopkins Racing
24 Gordon Johncock Phoenix 80, #20 5 10 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
25 Billy Vukovich Watson ? 1980, #2 3 8 laps Engine 0 Leader Card Racers
0 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 3 0 Scientific Drilling Controls Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1980 Michigan Champ Cars on the Michigan circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Mario Andretti Penske PC9, #12 36.769s Penske Racing
2 Bobby Unser Penske PC9, #11 36.885s Penske Racing
3 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #4 37.014s Chaparral Racing
4 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 37.309s Penske Racing
5 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 37.327s Longhorn Racing
6 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #10 38.133s Alex Foods Racing
7 Tom Sneva Phoenix 80, #9 38.352s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
8 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 38.397s Alsup Racing
9 Gordon Smiley Penske PC7, #35 38.578s Fletcher Racing Team
10 Gordon Johncock Phoenix 80, #20 38.635s Patrick Racing
11 Johnny Parsons jr Lightning ? 1980, #15 38.806s Lindsey Hopkins Racing
12 Danny Ongais Orbitor Mk1, #43 39.124s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
13 Billy Vukovich Watson ? 1980, #2 39.393s Leader Card Racers
14 Tom Bagley Wildcat Mk4, #40 39.496s Patrick Racing
15 Tom Gloy Penske PC7, #61 39.597s Penske Racing
16 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk2, #46 39.663s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
17 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 39.712s Cliff-Menard Racing
18 Greg Leffler Lola T500, #44 39.764s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
19 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 39.893s Leader Card Racers
20 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 40.522s Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
21 Salt Walther Penske PC6, #77 40.679s Dayton-Walther
22 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1980, #59 40.882s Hoffman Racing
23 Larry Cannon Wildcat Mk1, #95 42.187s Kraco Racing
24 Bob Frey Eagle ? 1980, #69 44.309s Hoffman Racing
25 Jerry Sneva McLaren M24, #81 O'Hanlon Racing Team
26 Bill Tempero Eagle ? 1980, #65 Bill Tempero

List of all cars for the 1980 Michigan Champ Cars on the Michigan circuit

Longhorn LR01

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk4

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk1

Offenhauser

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Orbitor Mk1

Cosworth

Phoenix 80

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1980

Chevrolet

Watson ? 1980

Offenhauser

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1980

Offenhauser

Penske PC9

Cosworth

Lightning ? 1980

Offenhauser

Penske PC7

Cosworth

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

Watson ? 1980

Cosworth