1982–83 USAC Championship Car season

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1982-83 USAC Championship Car season
USAC Gold Crown Championship
Season
Races 4
Start date August 14, 1982
End date May 29, 1983
Awards
National champion United States Tom Sneva
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Tom Sneva
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1981-82 1983-84

The 1982–83 USAC Championship Car season consisted of four races, beginning in Springfield, Illinois on August 14, 1982 and concluding in Speedway, Indiana on May 29, 1983. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Tom Sneva.

Schedule and results[edit]

All races running on Oval/Speedway.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 August 14 United States Tony Bettenhausen 100 100 mi (160 km) Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Sheldon Kinser United States Bobby Olivero
2 September 6 United States Ted Horn Memorial 100 mi (160 km) DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Gary Bettenhausen United States Gary Bettenhausen
3 December 4 United States Nazareth 100 100 mi (160 km) Nazareth National Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Bob Cicconi United States Keith Kauffman
4 May 29 United States Indianapolis 500-Mile Race 500 mi (800 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved Italy Teo Fabi United States Tom Sneva

Final points standings[edit]

Note: The driver who haven't entry at the Indy500 not eligible for points.

Pos Driver SPR
United States
DQSF
United States
NAZ
United States
INDY
United States
Pts
1 United States Tom Sneva 1* 1000
2 United States Al Unser 2 800
3 United States Rick Mears 3 700
4 Australia Geoff Brabham 4 600
5 United States Mark Alderson 4 7 5 DNQ 560
6 United States Kevin Cogan 5 500
7 United States Joe Saldana 2 8 30 DNP 422
8 United States Gary Bettenhausen 1 24 DNQ 406
9 United States Howdy Holmes 6 400
10 United States Ken Schrader 8 12 4 DNQ 360
11 United States Larry Rice 6 6 DNQ 320
12 United States Pancho Carter 7 300
13 United States Rich Vogler 20 19 3 DNQ 296
14 United States Sheldon Kinser 3 20 DNS DNQ 288
15 United States Bobby Olivero 1 3 26 DNQ 284
16 United States Chip Ganassi 8 250
17 United States Al Unser, Jr. 10 150
18 United States Steve Chassey 2 19 11 100
19 United States George Snider 15 9 32 95
20 United States Chris Kneifel 12 50
21 United States Mike Mosley 13 25
22 United States Gordon Johncock 14 25
23 United States Dick Simon 15 25
24 United States Michael Chandler 16 25
25 United States Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 17 20
26 United States Bill Whittington 18 20
27 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 19 20
28 United States Bobby Rahal 20 20
29 United States Jerry Nemire 21 18 19 DNP 16
30 United States Danny Ongais 21 15
31 United States Johnny Parsons, Jr. 22 15
32 United States Mario Andretti 23 15
33 Mexico Josele Garza 25 10
34 United States Don Whittington, Jr. 27 10
35 United States Roger Mears 28 10
36 United States Gary Irvin 22 6
37 United States Steve Krisiloff 29 5
38 United States A. J. Foyt 31 5
39 United States Roger Rager 26 DNQ 4
- United States Keith Kauffman 18 16 1 0
- United States Bill Engelhart 9 4 2 0
- United States Rick Hood 7 5 0
- United States Ron Shuman 5 24 12 0
- United States Paul Koch 6 0
- United States Steve Siegel 7 0
- United States Gary Hieber 8 0
- United States Scott Brayton 9 0
- United States Mike Peters[disambiguation needed] 11 9 0
- United States Jerry Weeks 10 28 0
- United States Walt Kennedy 10 0
- United States Danny Frye, Jr. 10 0
- United States Steve Kinser 11 17 0
- United States Tracy Potter 11 0
- United States Dana Carter 12 21 23 0
- United States Joe McCarthy 13 16 0
- United States Ron Burke 13 0
- United States Ed Angle 13 0
- United States Bob Cicconi 23 14 22 0
- United States Doug Wolfgang 14 0
- United States Bobby Allen 14 0
- United States Larry Dickson DNQ 15 0
- United States Arnie Knepper 15 0
- United States Elvin Felty 16 0
- United States Chuck Amati 17 21 DNS 0
- United States Mike Gregg 17 0
- United States Smokey Snellbaker 18 0
- United States Mike Winblad 19 0
- United States Manny Rockhold 20 0
- United States Duke Cook 22 0
- United States Barry Camp 23 0
- United States Emmitt Hahn 24 0
- Australia Dennis Firestone 24 0
- United States Steve Cannon 25 27 0
- United States Tom Bigelow 25 DNQ 0
- United States Brian Seidel 25 0
- Italy Teo Fabi 26 0
- United States Patrick Bedard 30 0
- United States Chet Fillip 33 0
- United States Bill Alsup DNQ 0
- United States Jim Buick DNQ 0
- United States Phil Caliva DNQ 0
- United States Larry Cannon DNQ 0
- United States Steve Chassey DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Ciprich DNQ 0
- United States Dick Ferguson DNQ 0
- United States Bob Frey DNQ 0
- United States Amber Furst DNQ 0
- United States Spike Gehlhausen DNQ 0
- United States Pete Halsmer DNQ 0
- United States Bob Harkey DNQ 0
- United States Doug Heveron DNQ 0
- United States Herm Johnson DNQ 0
- United States Jerry Karl DNQ 0
- United States Phil Krueger DNQ 0
- United States Bob Lazier DNQ 0
- United States Greg Leffler DNQ 0
- United States Al Loquasto DNQ 0
- United States Harry MacDonald DNQ 0
- United States John Mahler DNQ 0
- United States Mack McClellan DNQ 0
- New Zealand Graham McRae DNQ 0
- United States John Paul, Jr. DNQ 0
- United States Dave Peperak DNQ 0
- Belgium Teddy Pilette DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Rutherford DNQ 0
- United States Jerry Sneva DNQ 0
- United States Bill Tempero DNQ 0
- United States Bill Vukovich, Jr. DNQ 0
- South Africa Desiré Wilson DNQ 0
- Peru Jorge Koechlin DNP 0
- United States Lee Kunzman DNP 0
- New Zealand Dave McMillan DNP 0
- United States Chip Mead DNP 0
- United States Bill Puterbaugh DNP 0
- United States Harry Sauce DNP 0
Pos Driver SPR
United States
DQSF
United States
NAZ
United States
INDY
United States
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

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