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1981 CART PPG IndyCar World Series TEAM CHART & SCHEDULE

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  • 1981 CART PPG IndyCar World Series TEAM CHART & SCHEDULE


    Schedule
    1. Kraco Car Stereo 200 (Phoenix International Raceway)
    ----- Winner: Johnny Rutherford
    2. Indianapolis 500* (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
    ----- Winner: Bobby Unser
    3. Gould Rex Mays Classic (Milwaukee Mile)
    ----- Winner: Mike Mosley
    4. Kraco Twin 125 - Race 1 (Atlanta International Raceway)
    ----- Winner: Rick Mears
    5. Kraco Twin 125 - Race 2 (Atlanta International Raceway)
    ----- Winner: Rick Mears
    6. Norton Michigan 500 (Michigan International Speedway)
    ----- Winner: Pancho Carter
    7. Los Angeles Times 500 (Riverside International Raceway)
    ----- Winner: Rick Mears
    8. AB Dick Tony Bettenhausen Classic (Milwaukee Mile)
    ----- Winner: Tom Sneva
    9. Detroit News Grand Prix (Michigan International Speedway)
    ----- Winner: Rick Mears
    10. The Glen 200 (Watkins Glen International)
    ----- Winner: Rick Mears
    11. Copa Mexico 150 (Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez)
    ----- Winner: Rick Mears
    12. Miller High Life 150 (Phoenix International Raceway)
    ----- Winner: Tom Sneva

    *Did not count towards CART championship


    Teams and Drivers
    (Numbers in parenthesis represent the race number - please consult the schedule above)

    Chaparral Cars - Jim Hall
    Car #1
    Driver(s): Johnny Rutherford
    Chassis: Chaparral
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Pennzoil

    Bignotti-Cotter Racing - George Bignotti/Dan Cotter
    Car #2
    Driver(s): Tom Sneva (2-3, 6-12)
    Chassis: March / Phoenix (3)
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Blue Poly (2, 6) / Bignotti-Cotter (3, 7-8) / Texaco Star (9-12)

    Car #21
    Driver(s): Salt Walther (6)
    Chassis: Phoenix
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Bignotti-Cotter

    Team Penske - Roger Penske
    Car #3
    Driver(s): Bobby Unser
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Norton Spirit

    Car #6
    Driver(s): Rick Mears (1-2, 4-12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Gould Charge

    Car #7
    Driver(s): Bill Alsup (2-8, 11-12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): AB Dick Pacemaker

    Morales Motorsports - Alex Morales
    Car #5
    Driver(s): Pancho Carter
    Chassis: Penske / Lightning (3, 10)
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Alex Foods

    Car #75
    Driver(s): Steve Chassey (5)
    Chassis: Lightning
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Alex Foods

    Longhorn Racing - Bobby Hillin Sr.
    Car #8
    Driver(s): Al Unser Sr. (1, 3-12)
    Chassis: Longhorn / Eagle (9)
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Longhorn Racing

    Car #81
    Driver(s): Sheldon Kinser (2)
    Chassis: Longhorn
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Sergio Valente

    Car #88
    Driver(s): Al Unser Sr. (2)
    Chassis: Longhorn
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Valvoline

    Lindsey Hopkins Racing - Lindsey Hopkins
    Car #8
    Driver(s): Gary Bettenhausen (2)
    Chassis: Lightning
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Lindsey Hopkins Racing

    Rhoades Competition - Jack Rhoades
    Car #12
    Driver(s): Dennis Firestone (4) / Gary Bettenhausen (6, 8) / Gordon Smiley (7, 11-12)
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Rhoades Aircraft (4, 6, 8) / Intermedics (7, 11-12)

    Car #70
    Driver(s): Dennis Firestone (2 - DNQ)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Rhoades Aircraft

    A.J. Foyt Racing - A.J. Foyt
    Car #14
    Driver(s): A.J. Foyt
    Chassis: Coyote
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Valvoline/Gilmore

    Car #84
    Driver(s): Tim Richmond (2)
    Chassis: Parnelli
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): UNO/Guarantee Auto/WTTV

    Tempero Racing - Bill Tempero
    Car #15
    Driver(s): Bill Tempero (1, 4-12)
    Chassis: McLaren
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Zamboni Electric/O'Hanlon

    Bettenhausen Motorsports - Tony Bettenhausen Jr./Wayne Hillis
    Car #16
    Driver(s): Tony Bettenhausen Jr. (2-12)
    Chassis: McLaren / Longhorn (8) / Phoenix (9-11)
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Provimi Veal

    Patrick Racing - Pat Patrick
    Car #20
    Driver(s): Gordon Johncock
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): STP Oil Treatment

    Car #40
    Driver(s): Mario Andretti (1-5, 9-10, 12) / Steve Krisiloff (6, 8)
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): STP Oil Treatment

    Car #60
    Driver(s): Gordon Smiley (2)
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Intermedics

    Car #4
    Driver(s): Dennis Firestone (2)
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): World Oil Inc.

    Mach 1 Enterprises - Robert Schultz
    Car #21
    Driver(s): Tim Richmond (2 - DNQ)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): UNO/Guarantee Auto/WTTV

    Leader Card Racing - Ralph Wilke
    Car #22
    Driver(s): Dick Simon (1, 3, 6-12) / Spike Gehlhausen (4-5)
    Chassis: Watson
    Engine: Cosworth / Offenhauser (8-9)
    Sponsor(s): Vermont American

    McElreath Racing - Jim McElreath
    Car #23
    Driver(s): Jim McElreath (1, 9, 11)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Offenhauser / Chevrolet (9)
    Sponsor(s): McElreath Racing

    Interscope Racing - Ted Field
    Car #25
    Driver(s): Danny Ongais (2)
    Chassis: Interscope
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Interscope

    Menard Racing - John Menard
    Car #28
    Driver(s): Herm Johnson (4, 6-8, 10-12)
    Chassis: Lightning / Eagle (10-12)
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Menards Cashway Lumber

    Beaudoin Racing - Jim and Don Beaudoin
    Car #29
    Driver(s): Billy Engelhart (3, 6, 8)
    Chassis: McLaren
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Beaudoin Racing

    Machinists Union Racing - Andy Kenopensky
    Car #31
    Driver(s): Larry Dickson (2-12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Machinists Union

    O'Connell Racing - Jerry O'Connell
    Car #32
    Driver(s): Kevin Cogan (2-4, 6-8)
    Chassis: Phoenix
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): O'Connell Racing

    Car #2
    Driver(s): Tom Sneva (1)
    Chassis: Phoenix
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Sugaripe Prune

    Theodore Racing - Teddy Yip
    Car #33
    Driver(s): Vern Schuppan (2, 6-7, 11-12)
    Chassis: McLaren / March (7)
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Red Roof Inns (2, 6) / Thomas Barrett III (7, 11-12)

    Wysard Racing - Herb Wysard
    Car #34
    Driver(s): Hurley Haywood (7, 10-11) / Johnny Parsons (12) / Spike Gehlhausen (2 - DNQ)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Wysard Motors

    Fletcher Racing - Bob Fletcher
    Car #35
    Driver(s): Bob Lazier
    Chassis: Penske / March (6, 8, 11-12)
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Montgomery Ward Auto Club

    Brayton Racing/Forsythe-Brayton Racing - Lee Brayton/Gerry Forsythe
    Car #37
    Driver(s): Scott Brayton
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Brayton Engineering (1, 3) / Forsythe Industries (2, 4-10) / Zurn-Indeck (11-12)

    Car #21
    Driver(s): Mike Mosley (11), Chip Ganassi (12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Zurn-Indeck

    Karl Racing - Jerry Karl/William R Compton
    Car #38
    Driver(s): Jerry Karl (1-8, 10-11)
    Chassis: Karl / McLaren (1)
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Tonco Trailers

    Alsup Racing - Bill Alsup
    Car #41
    Driver(s): Bill Alsup (1, 9-10)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Alsup Racing (1, 10) / AB Dick (9)

    Car #47
    Driver(s): Phil Caliva (4-6)
    Chassis: McLaren
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): CHC/Intersec (4-5) / Polaroid Time Zero (6)

    Rattlesnake Racing - Steve Vukovich
    Car #42
    Driver(s): Billy Vukovich II (6-7, 9-10)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Rattlesnake Racing

    AMI Racing - Sherman Armstrong
    Car #43
    Driver(s): Greg Leffler (12)
    Chassis: Armstrong
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Armstrong Moulding

    Car #44
    Driver(s): Greg Leffler (2 - DNQ)
    Chassis: Lola
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Armstrong Moulding

    Car #45
    Driver(s): Harry MacDonald (6)
    Chassis: Lola
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Armstrong Moulding

    All-American Racers - Dan Gurney
    Car #48
    Driver(s): Mike Mosley (2-4, 6, 9, 12) / Geoff Brabham (7, 11) / Rocky Moran (10)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Pepsi Challenger

    Space Racing - Chip Mead
    Car #49
    Driver(s): Chip Mead (6, 12)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Sharp Ford

    Psachie Garza Racing - Psachie Garza
    Car #50
    Driver(s): Geoff Brabham (2)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Esso

    Car #53
    Driver(s): Steve Krisiloff (2)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Esso

    Car #54
    Driver(s): Geoff Brabham (1) / Josele Garza (3)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Esso

    Car #55
    Driver(s): Josele Garza (1-2, 4-12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Esso

    Schulz Racing - Douglas Schulz
    Car #51
    Driver(s): Tom Klausler
    Chassis: Schulz
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): IDS Ideas

    Gohr Racing - Dick Hammond
    Car #56
    Driver(s): Tom Bigelow (2-3, 6, 9, 12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Genesee Beer

    Metro Racing - Cliff Hucul
    Car #57
    Driver(s): Cliff Hucul (3, 6, 9)
    Chassis: McLaren
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Global Heat Exchanger (3) / Metro Racing (6) / Nyloncraft Founders (9)

    Hamilton Racing - Ken Hamilton
    Car #63
    Driver(s): Ken Hamilton (7)
    Chassis: Riley
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Spirit of Idaho

    Jet Enginering - Bob Soltow
    Car #64
    Driver(s): Steve Chassey (1, 3-4, 6-10, 12)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Jet Engineering

    Luxury Racers - Norm Hall
    Car #65
    Driver(s): Jim Hurtubise (2 - DNQ) / Wally Pankratz (12)
    Chassis: Kingfish
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Luxury Racers

    Car #24
    Driver(s): Wally Pankratz (7)
    Chassis: Kingfish
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Luxury Racers

    Rager Racing - Roger Rager
    Car #66
    Driver(s): Roger Rager (6-10)
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Seymour Enterprises (6) / McCray Plastering (7-10)

    Car #44
    Driver(s): Roger Rager (12)
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): McCray Plastering

    Mergard Racing - Don Mergard
    Car #67
    Driver(s): Phil Threshie (3) / Teddy Pilette (10)
    Chassis: McLaren
    Engine: Chevrolet
    Sponsor(s): Hamilton-Advent (3) / Mergard Racing (10)

    Frey Racing - Bob Frey
    Car #71
    Driver(s): Bob Frey (3)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Jolly Rancher

    Car #42
    Driver(s): Bob Frey (1)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Crossroads Inn

    Hodgdon Racing - Warner Hodgdon
    Car #74
    Driver(s): Michael Chandler (2, 7, 11-12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): National Engineering

    Car #72
    Driver(s): Michael Chandler (6)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): National Engineering

    Davis Racing - Ross Davis
    Car #77
    Driver(s): Ross Davis (4-5, 7-10, 12)
    Chassis: Wildcat
    Engine: Offenhauser / Chevrolet (7)
    Sponsor(s): Davis Racing

    Stanton Racing - Gary Stanton
    Car #78
    Driver(s): Steve Kinser (2 - DNQ)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Stanton Racing

    Hubler Racing - William Alsup
    Car #79
    Driver(s): Pete Halsmer (2)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Hubler Chevrolet/KISS-99

    Buick Racing Team - Jim Buick
    Car #86
    Driver(s): Jim Buick (3-6)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): 4B Racing

    Car #26
    Driver(s): Jim Buick (1)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): 4B Racing

    Caliva Racing - Phil Caliva
    Car #87
    Driver(s): Phil Caliva (2 - DNQ)
    Chassis: Antares
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Roman Wheels

    Joe Hunt Magneto - Joe Hunt
    Car #89
    Driver(s): Phil Krueger (1, 7, 11-12)
    Chassis: Eagle
    Engine: Chevrolet / Offenhauser (12)
    Sponsor(s): Joe Hunt Magneto

    Whittington Bros. Racing
    Car #90
    Driver(s): Bill Whittington (2)
    Chassis: March
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Kraco Car Stereo

    Car #91
    Driver(s): Don Whittington (2)
    Chassis: March
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Road Atlanta

    Car #94
    Driver(s): Bill Whittington (6)
    Chassis: March
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Whittington Brothers

    Intercomp Racing Team - John Mahler
    Car #92
    Driver(s): John Mahler (3, 7-8, 12)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Offenhauser / Chevrolet (12)
    Sponsor(s): Duke Racing (3, 8) / Trench Shoring (7)

    Grupo Acypsa
    Car #93
    Driver(s): Michel Jourdain (11)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Grupo Acypsa

    Cannon Racing - Larry Cannon
    Car #95
    Driver(s): Larry Cannon (1) / Herm Johnson (5)
    Chassis: Watson
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Kraco Car Stereo

    Car #96
    Driver(s): Tom Franz (1) / Dick Ferguson (6)
    Chassis: Watson
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Kraco Car Stereo

    Car #99
    Driver(s): Larry Cannon (3-6) / Dick Ferguson (7, 9, 11-12)
    Chassis: Watson
    Engine: Offenhauser
    Sponsor(s): Kraco Car Stereo

    Agajanian-King Racers - J.C. Agajanian/Grant King
    Car #98
    Driver(s): Roger Mears (2 - DNQ)
    Chassis: Penske
    Engine: Cosworth
    Sponsor(s): Agajanian-King/Guiffre Bros.
    Last edited by Paul8; 03-10-2018, 07:32 PM.
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