1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars Race 2 in CART at the Milwaukee circuit. Full information

1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars

1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars is 33rd CART race. Passed at the Milwaukee circuit. Johnny Rutherford won the pole position, Tom Sneva won this race. Rick Mears and Bobby Unser also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (332 km).

Previous race: 1981 Riverside Champ Cars
Next race: 1981 Michigan Champ Cars
Race Start: 5th September 1981

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars

1st victory for the Bignotti-Cotter Racing team
2nd victory for the Tom Sneva
10th podium for the Tom Sneva
18th podium for the Rick Mears
20th podium for the Bobby Unser

March 81C - 1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars winner

March 81C #2 - 1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars winner

1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Tom Sneva March 81C, #2 42 1h 41m 41s 0 Bignotti-Cotter Racing
2 Rick Mears Penske PC9B, #6 32 1h 41m 45s 0 Penske Racing
3 Bobby Unser Penske PC9B, #3 28 199 laps 0 Penske Racing
4 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #1 26 198 laps 0 Chaparral Racing
5 Al Unser Longhorn LR02, #8 20 197 laps 0 Longhorn Racing
6 Gordon Johncock Wildcat Mk8, #20 16 197 laps 0 Patrick Racing
7 Steve Krisiloff Wildcat Mk8, #40 12 194 laps 0 Patrick Racing
8 Josele Garza Penske PC9, #55 10 193 laps 0 Psachie-Garza Racing
9 Billy Engelhart McLaren M24, #29 6 191 laps 0 Beaudoin Racing
10 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #5 4 190 laps Accident 0 Alex Foods Racing
11 Bill Alsup Penske PC9B, #7 2 190 laps 0 Penske Racing
12 Larry Dickson Penske PC7, #31 2 189 laps 0 Machinists Union Racing
13 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1981, #28 2 186 laps 0 Team Menard
14 Tony Bettenhausen jr Longhorn LR01, #16 2 186 laps 0 Bettenhausen Motorsports
15 Steve Chassey Eagle ? 1981, #64 2 185 laps 0 Jet Engineering
16 Bob Lazier March 81C, #35 2 182 laps Accident 0 Fletcher Racing Team
17 Bill Tempero McLaren M16E, #15 2 178 laps 0 Bill Tempero
18 Roger Rager Wildcat ? 1981, #66 2 149 laps Brakes 0 Roger Rager
19 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk8, #12 2 127 laps Turbocharger 0 Rhoades Racing
20 John Mahler Penske PC6, #92 2 117 laps Timing gears 0 Duke Racing
21 Scott Brayton Penske PC7, #37 0 91 laps Timing gears 0 Forsythe Racing
22 Dick Simon Watson ? 1981, #22 0 80 laps Turbocharger 0 Leader Card Racers
23 Kevin Cogan Phoenix 80, #32 0 36 laps Accident 0 Jerry O'Connell Racing
24 Tom Bigelow, Jerry Karl Penske PC7, #56 0 33 laps Accident 0 Gohr Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars on the Milwaukee circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #1 26.492s Chaparral Racing
2 Bobby Unser Penske PC9B, #3 26.592s Penske Racing
3 Tom Sneva March 81C, #2 26.613s Bignotti-Cotter Racing
4 Rick Mears Penske PC9B, #6 26.762s Penske Racing
5 Al Unser Longhorn LR02, #8 26.832s Longhorn Racing
6 Gordon Johncock Wildcat Mk8, #20 27.141s Patrick Racing
7 Steve Krisiloff Wildcat Mk8, #40 27.312s Patrick Racing
8 Bill Alsup Penske PC9B, #7 27.524s Penske Racing
9 Kevin Cogan Phoenix 80, #32 27.579s Jerry O'Connell Racing
10 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #5 27.657s Alex Foods Racing
11 Josele Garza Penske PC9, #55 27.884s Psachie-Garza Racing
12 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk8, #12 27.989s Rhoades Racing
13 Larry Dickson Penske PC7, #31 28.151s Machinists Union Racing
14 Tony Bettenhausen jr Longhorn LR01, #16 28.244s Bettenhausen Motorsports
15 Tom Bigelow Penske PC7, #56 28.342s Gohr Racing
16 Dick Simon Watson ? 1981, #22 28.479s Leader Card Racers
17 John Mahler Penske PC6, #92 28.646s Duke Racing
18 Bill Tempero McLaren M16E, #15 28.661s Bill Tempero
19 Steve Chassey Eagle ? 1981, #64 28.685s Jet Engineering
20 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 28.712s Jerry Karl
21 Bob Lazier March 81C, #35 27.87s Fletcher Racing Team
22 Roger Rager Wildcat ? 1981, #66 28.816s Roger Rager
23 Billy Engelhart McLaren M24, #29 29.194s Beaudoin Racing
24 Herm Johnson, Scott Brayton Lightning ? 1981, #28 29.196s Team Menard

List of all cars for the 1981 Milwaukee Champ Cars on the Milwaukee circuit

Penske PC9

Cosworth

Phoenix 80

Cosworth

Penske PC9B

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1981

Chevrolet

Penske PC7

Chevrolet

Wildcat ? 1981

Chevrolet

March 81C

Cosworth

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Longhorn LR01

Cosworth

McLaren M16E

Chevrolet

Penske PC6

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk8

Cosworth

Longhorn LR02

Cosworth

Watson ? 1981

Offenhauser

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Penske PC7

Cosworth