1987 Long Beach Grand Prix in CART at the Long Beach circuit. Full information

1987 Long Beach Grand Prix

1987 Long Beach Grand Prix is 111th CART race. Passed at the Long Beach circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position and this race. Al Unser, Jr. and Tom Sneva also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 95 laps (255 km).

Previous race: 1986 Miami Champ Cars
Next race: 1987 Phoenix Champ Cars
Race Start: 5th April 1987

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1987 Long Beach Grand Prix

14th victory for the Newman-Haas Racing team
15th victory for the Mario Andretti
38th podium for the Mario Andretti
18th podium for the Al Unser, Jr.
28th podium for the Tom Sneva

Lola T87/00 - 1987 Long Beach Grand Prix winner

Lola T87/00 #5 - 1987 Long Beach Grand Prix winner

1987 Long Beach Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti Lola T87/00, #5 22 1h 51m 33.036s 0 Newman-Haas Racing
2 Al Unser, Jr. March 87C, #30 16 94 laps 0 Shierson Racing
3 Tom Sneva March 87C, #33 14 94 laps 0 Mike Curb Racing
4 Michael Andretti March 87C, #18 12 93 laps 0 Kraco Racing
5 Josele Garza March 87C, #55 10 93 laps 0 Machinists Union Racing
6 Chip Robinson March 86C, #44 8 92 laps 0 Group 44 Racing
7 Didier Theys Lola T86/00, #51 6 91 laps 0 Newman Teamworks
8 Randy Lewis March 87C, #24 5 91 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
9 Rick Mears Penske PC16, #8 4 90 laps 0 Penske Racing
10 Jeff MacPherson Lola T86/00, #11 3 89 laps 0 Galles Racing
11 Tony Bettenhausen jr March 86C, #16 2 89 laps 0 Bettenhausen Motorsports
12 Roberto Guerrero March 87C, #4 1 88 laps Engine 0 Vince Granatelli Racing
13 Rocky Moran March 87C, #56 0 86 laps 0 Gohr Racing
14 Arie Luyendyk March 87C, #71 0 78 laps 0 Hemelgarn Racing
15 Ludwig Heimrath jr Lola T87/00, #23 0 66 laps Gearbox 0 Dick Simon Racing
16 Geoff Brabham March 87C, #15 0 63 laps Clutch 0 Galles Racing
17 Fabrizio Barbazza March 87C, #12 0 61 laps Mechanical 0 Arciero Racing
18 Kevin Cogan March 87C, #7 0 56 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
19 Emerson Fittipaldi March 87C, #20 0 52 laps Turbo wastegate 0 Patrick Racing
20 Dennis Firestone Lola T87/00, #10 0 39 laps Fire 0 Raynor Motorsports
21 Dick Simon Lola T87/00, #22 0 30 laps Spun 0 Dick Simon Racing
22 Danny Sullivan Penske PC16, #3 0 28 laps Mechanical 0 Penske Racing
23 Johnny Rutherford March 87C, #21 0 25 laps Engine 0 Alex Foods Racing
24 Bobby Rahal Lola T87/00, #1 0 5 laps Suspension 0 Truesports

Qualifying Results for the 1987 Long Beach Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Mario Andretti Lola T87/00, #5 1m 5.886s Newman-Haas Racing
2 Roberto Guerrero March 87C, #4 1m 6.804s Vince Granatelli Racing
3 Emerson Fittipaldi March 87C, #20 1m 6.813s Patrick Racing
4 Kevin Cogan March 87C, #7 1m 6.924s Patrick Racing
5 Michael Andretti March 87C, #18 1m 7.148s Kraco Racing
6 Al Unser, Jr. March 87C, #30 1m 7.364s Shierson Racing
7 Bobby Rahal Lola T87/00, #1 1m 7.561s Truesports
8 Geoff Brabham March 87C, #15 1m 7.689s Galles Racing
9 Danny Sullivan Penske PC16, #3 1m 8.465s Penske Racing
10 Tom Sneva March 87C, #33 1m 8.577s Mike Curb Racing
11 Josele Garza March 87C, #55 1m 8.631s Machinists Union Racing
12 Arie Luyendyk March 87C, #71 1m 8.773s Hemelgarn Racing
13 Jeff MacPherson Lola T86/00, #11 1m 8.996s Galles Racing
14 Fabrizio Barbazza March 87C, #12 1m 9.103s Arciero Racing
15 Ludwig Heimrath jr Lola T87/00, #23 1m 9.449s Dick Simon Racing
16 Chip Robinson March 86C, #44 1m 9.663s Group 44 Racing
17 Didier Theys Lola T86/00, #51 1m 9.684s Newman Teamworks
18 Rick Mears Penske PC16, #8 1m 9.687s Penske Racing
19 Randy Lewis March 87C, #24 1m 10.115s Leader Card Racers
20 Rocky Moran March 87C, #56 1m 10.234s Gohr Racing
21 Dick Simon Lola T87/00, #22 1m 10.287s Dick Simon Racing
22 Johnny Rutherford March 87C, #21 1m 11.348s Alex Foods Racing
23 Dennis Firestone Lola T87/00, #10 1m 12.69s Raynor Motorsports
24 Tony Bettenhausen jr March 86C, #16 1m 13.472s Bettenhausen Motorsports

List of all cars for the 1987 Long Beach Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

March 86C

Cosworth

Lola T86/00

Cosworth

Lola T87/00

Chevrolet

March 87C

Cosworth

Penske PC16

Chevrolet

Lola T87/00

Cosworth

March 87C

Honda

March 87C

Chevrolet

March 86C

Chevrolet stockblock