1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars in CART at the Watkins Glen circuit. Full information

1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars

1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars is 20th CART race. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. Al Unser won the pole position, Bobby Unser won this race. Rick Mears and Danny Ongais also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 62 laps (242 km).

Previous race: 1980 Michigan Champ Cars
Next race: 1980 Milwaukee Champ Cars
Race Start: 3rd August 1980

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars

11th victory for the Penske Racing team
9th victory for the Bobby Unser
13th podium for the Bobby Unser
9th podium for the Rick Mears
1st podium for the Danny Ongais

Penske PC9 - 1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars winner

Penske PC9 #11 - 1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars winner

1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Bobby Unser Penske PC9, #11 300 1h 30m 51s 0 Penske Racing
2 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 240 1h 30m 51.45s 0 Penske Racing
3 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 210 1h 30m 56s 0 Interscope Racing
4 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #9 180 62 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
5 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #4 150 62 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
6 Tom Bagley Phoenix 80, #40 120 62 laps 0 Patrick Racing
7 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #10 90 62 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
8 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 75 61 laps 0 Alsup Racing
9 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 60 60 laps 0 William R Compton
10 Rick Muther Penske PC7, #82 45 59 laps 0 Pacific Coast Racing
11 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk2, #46 30 59 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
12 Jim McElreath Eagle ? 1980, #26 15 58 laps 0 McElreath Racing
13 Howdy Holmes Orbitor Mk1, #43 8 55 laps Engine 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
14 John Mahler Penske PC6, #92 8 54 laps Turbocharger 0 Intercomp Racing
15 Bill Tempero Eagle ? 1980, #65 8 50 laps 0 Bill Tempero
16 Roger Mears King ? 1980, #97 8 47 laps Magneto 0 Grant King Racers
17 Dick Simon Vollstedt ? 1980, #8 6 42 laps 0 Vollstedt Enterprises
18 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 6 23 laps Engine 0 Wysard Motor Co
19 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 6 21 laps Accident 0 Longhorn Racing
20 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 6 20 laps Magneto 0 Leader Card Racers
21 Gordon Johncock, Tony Bettenhausen jr Phoenix 80, #20 5 2 laps Accident 0 Patrick Racing

List of all cars for the 1980 Watkins Glen Champ Cars on the Watkins Glen circuit

Orbitor Mk1

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Penske PC7

Cosworth

Longhorn LR01

Cosworth

Penske PC9

Cosworth

Vollstedt ? 1980

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1980

Offenhauser

King ? 1980

Chevrolet

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Watson ? 1980

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1980

Chevrolet

McLaren M16E

Chevrolet

Phoenix 80

Cosworth