1980 Phoenix Champ Cars in CART at the Phoenix circuit. Full information

1980 Phoenix Champ Cars

1980 Phoenix Champ Cars is 25th CART race. Passed at the Phoenix circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position, Tom Sneva won this race. Mario Andretti and Gary Bettenhausen also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 150 laps (241 km).

Previous race: 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars
Next race: 1981 Phoenix Champ Cars
Race Start: 8th November 1980

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 Phoenix Champ Cars

1st victory for the Sugaripe Prune Racing Team team
1st victory for the Tom Sneva
8th podium for the Tom Sneva
3rd podium for the Mario Andretti
2nd podium for the Gary Bettenhausen

Phoenix 80 - 1980 Phoenix Champ Cars winner

Phoenix 80 #9 - 1980 Phoenix Champ Cars winner

1980 Phoenix Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Tom Sneva Phoenix 80, #9 300 1h 30m 4s 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
2 Mario Andretti Penske PC9, #12 240 1h 30m 13.1s 0 Penske Racing
3 Gary Bettenhausen Orbitor Mk1, #46 210 146 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
4 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 180 146 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
5 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 150 145 laps 0 Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
6 Pete Halsmer McLaren M24, #34 120 145 laps 0 Wysard Motor Co
7 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 90 143 laps 0 Penske Racing
8 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 75 143 laps 0 Cliff-Menard Racing
9 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 60 130 laps Engine 0 William R Compton
10 Roger Rager Wildcat Mk3, #66 45 110 laps Transmission 0 Roger Rager
11 Bill Tempero Eagle ? 1980, #65 30 30 laps Gearbox 0 Bill Tempero
12 Billy Vukovich Eagle ? 1980, #2 15 97 laps Engine 0 Leader Card Racers
13 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #4 8 71 laps Mechanical 0 Chaparral Racing
14 Jerry Miller King ? 1980, #97 8 65 laps Black flagged 0 Grant King Racers
15 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 8 54 laps Accident 0 Longhorn Racing
16 Tom Bagley Phoenix 80, #40 8 53 laps Accident 0 Patrick Racing
17 Billy Engelhart McLaren M24, #29 6 53 laps Accident 0 Beaudoin Racing
18 Larry Cannon Wildcat Mk1, #95 6 50 laps Oil pressure 0 Kraco Racing
19 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #10 6 49 laps Oil system 0 Alex Foods Racing
20 Greg Leffler Lola T500, #43 6 26 laps Accident 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
21 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 5 23 laps Accident 0 Alsup Racing
22 Larry Dickson IAM 001, #30 5 22 laps Fuel pump 0 Machinists Union Racing
23 Jerry Sneva McLaren M24, #81 5 8 laps Brakes 0 O'Hanlon Racing Team
24 Gordon Johncock, Dick Simon Phoenix 80, #20 5 7 laps Accident 0 Patrick Racing

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

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Mario Andretti Penske PC9, #12 25.194s Penske Racing
2 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #4 25.305s Chaparral Racing
3 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #10 25.559s Alex Foods Racing
4 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 25.694s Longhorn Racing
5 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 25.712s Penske Racing
6 Tom Sneva Phoenix 80, #9 25.888s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
7 Gordon Johncock Phoenix 80, #20 26.155s Patrick Racing
8 Billy Vukovich Eagle ? 1980, #2 26.2s Leader Card Racers
9 Tom Bagley Phoenix 80, #40 26.216s Patrick Racing
10 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 26.415s Alsup Racing
11 Greg Leffler Lola T500, #43 26.649s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
12 Dick Simon Vollstedt ? 1980, #8 26.694s Vollstedt Enterprises
13 Billy Engelhart McLaren M24, #29 26.886s Beaudoin Racing
14 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 26.987s Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
15 Jerry Sneva McLaren M24, #81 26.999s O'Hanlon Racing Team
16 Gary Bettenhausen Orbitor Mk1, #46 27.017s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
17 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 27.16s Leader Card Racers
18 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 27.181s Cliff-Menard Racing
19 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 27.359s William R Compton
20 Larry Dickson IAM 001, #30 27.553s Machinists Union Racing
21 Roger Rager Wildcat Mk3, #66 27.584s Roger Rager
22 Jerry Miller King ? 1980, #97 27.812s Grant King Racers
23 Bill Tempero Eagle ? 1980, #65 28.162s Bill Tempero
24 Pete Halsmer, Larry Cannon McLaren M24, #34 28.799s Wysard Motor Co

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

Penske PC7

Cosworth

Longhorn LR01

Cosworth

Penske PC9

Cosworth

Vollstedt ? 1980

Offenhauser

Phoenix 80

Cosworth

Watson ? 1980

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Cosworth

King ? 1980

Chevrolet

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

Lightning ? 1980

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1980

Chevrolet

McLaren M16E

Chevrolet

Wildcat Mk3

Chevrolet

Eagle ? 1980

Offenhauser

Orbitor Mk1

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

IAM 001

Chevrolet

Wildcat Mk1

Offenhauser