2012B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2012B NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 8
Start date 9 September
End date 28 October
Awards
Drivers' champion De.png Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion At.png MRT
Privateers' Champion Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein
Great Lakes Motorsports
Manufacturers' Cup Jp.png Subaru
Nations' Cup De.png Germany
Tires' Cup Us.png Cooper
Chronology
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2012A 2012C


The 2012B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the second season of the NASA RallyCross Challenge. The season started on 9 September and ended on 28 October. Brandon Lambert would not return to defend his title.


Josh Mertz won a season high four races en route to the championship, for MRT.

2012B Schedule

Round Circuit Location
1 Croft RallyCross Gb.png Croft, UK
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Nl.png Valkenwaard, NED
3 Charlotte RallyCross Us.png Charlotte, NC, USA
4 St. Eustache RallyCross Ca.png St. Eustache, CAN
5 Negus RallyCross Us.png Canon City, CO, USA
6 Los Angeles RallyCross Us.png Los Angeles, CA, USA
7 NASA Proving Grounds North Us.png Lakewood, CO, USA
8 NASA Proving Grounds South Us.png Lakewood, CO, USA


Schedule Changes

  • Island Rally and Riverside Rally were dropped in favour of shorter circuits, due to complaints from the fans that the racing was too strung out.
  • Valkenswaard moves forward in the schedule to partner with Croft, to help cut costs with logistics
  • Charlotte and Los Angeles both paid their race fees and had their tracks complete (partially for Los Angeles, due to budget issues) before the deadline.
  • St. Eustache moved ahead of Negus
  • NASA Proving Grounds hosted the final two races of the season.


2012B Drivers and Teams

NASA RallyCross Car Entries eligible to score constructor points
Constructor Team Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
Fr.png Team Citroën Total Team Citroën Total 2 Us.png Nick DiPalmo 2, 4-5, 8
Ford
(Ford Focus)
Us.png Great Lakes Motorsports Team Klondike 27 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein 1-5
Us.png MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 31hellomate Racing 5 Us.png Andrew Fessler 1-5, 7-8
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
Us.png Revolution Racing Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 23 Us.png Chris Wetz All
Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 51 Ca.png Dylan Livengood All
Subaru
Subaru Impreza
At.png MRT MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 De.png Josh Mertz All
HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 524 De.png Cody Erdmann All
At.png MRT Junior PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 De.png Dylan Smith 4-8
ATN Red Bull RallyCross Team 08 Au.png Adam Simons All
Jp.png Subaru World Rally Team Subaru RallyCross 97 Us.png Jack Stroski 1-7



Driver and Team Changes

  • Brandon Lambert and the Red Bull Ford World Rally Team would not return to defend their titles.
  • John Quinn and So Cal Autosport, due to lack of sponsorship, originally planned to just run Los Angeles but were forced to abandon the plans.
  • Elliot Porterfield still remains injured after 2012A Negus. The 666 was briefly brought back to competition at Charlotte, rebranded as the #37 for Dylan Smith.
  • Webler Motorsports sold their assets to Rookie Racing, and Nick Dawson appeared at Los Angeles.
  • Brian Mercurio left Pillsbury Racing to form his own team, which raced at Negus and Los Angeles.
  • The Red Bull RallyCross Team shrank from 5 cars to 3 at the beginning of the season, and renamed to Mertz Racing Technologies.
  • The 81 and 524 were promptly kept on MRT, with the 08 moved to the new MRT Junior Team.
  • Pillsbury Racing shrank from 4 cars to 2 after budget constraints, and also withdrew from Valkenswaard, Charlotte, St. Eustache, and Negus.
  • After Valkenswaard, Dylan Smith promptly signed onto Revolution Racing for Charlotte. With a poor result, he left the team and joined the MRT Junior Team.
  • Dylan Connolly was banned from NASA after a drug problem, and thus DC, Inc. closed.
  • Solstice Racing appeared to close their doors, but fielded the #15 Subaru for Kieth Sherman at the North Proving Grounds.


Results and Standings

Races

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz 3
Nl.png Valkenswaard 4
Us.png Charlotte Us.png Chris Wetz 3
Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Josh Mertz 5
Us.png Negus 13
Us.png Los Angeles 9
Us.png Proving Grounds North 4
Us.png Proving Grounds South 9


Rd. Race Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu.
1 Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz N/A Us.png Andrew Fessler De.png Josh Mertz At.png MRT Jp.png Subaru
2 Nl.png Valkenswaard De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz N/A Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi
3 Us.png Charlotte Us.png Jack Stroski Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein N/A Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Cody Erdmann At.png MRT Jp.png Subaru
4 Ca.png St. Eustache Us.png Andrew Fessler De.png Dylan Smith N/A De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz At.png MRT Jp.png Subaru
5 Us.png Negus De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Brian Mercurio De.png Josh Mertz At.png MRT Jp.png Subaru
6 Us.png Los Angeles De.png Cody Erdmann Au.png Adam Simons N/A Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi
7 Us.png NPVG North De.png Josh Mertz De.png Cody Erdmann Us.png Andrew Fessler Us.png Matt Wishart De.png Dylan Smith At.png MRT Junior Jp.png Subaru
8 Us.png NPVG South Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Cody Erdmann N/A De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz At.png MRT Jp.png Subaru


2012B Drivers' Championship

Points are awarded to the top 16 finishers.


Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   Heat Win 
Points 20 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1



Pos. Drivers Team CRO
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 Pts 
1 De.png Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 3 9 1 1 5 5 1 131
2 Us.png Chris Wetz Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 4 1 3 7 6 1 2 3 122
3 Us.png Andrew Fessler 31hellomate Racing 2 4 6 2 4 4 2 105
4 De.png Cody Erdmann HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 7 6 1 4 8 3 8 6 100
5 Us.png Jack Stroski 555 Subaru Rally Team 11 2 2 6 2 4 7 94
6 De.png Dylan Smith ProCupKarting RallyCross Team 8 9 7 3 7 10 1 4 93
7 Ca.png Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 6 5 4 9 4 8 6 11 83
8 Au.png Adam Simons ATN RallyCross Team 10 8 8 10 10 2 9 7 75
9 Us.png Matt Wishart Pillsbury Racing 3 6 3 5 53
10 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein Team Klondike 5 10 5 5 12 49
11 Us.png Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach Racing 3 7 8 34
12 Us.png Nick DiPalmo Citroen Total Racing 7 7 11 10 33
13 Us.png Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross Team 9 9 16
14 Ca.png Nick Dawson SPEED Energy Rookie Racing 9 8
15 Us.png Ian Dowdy Chocolate Milk RallyCross 9 8
16 Us.png Keith Sherman MONSTER Energy Solstice Racing 10 7
17 Ca.png Jeffrey Stanton Jeffrey Stanton RallyCross 11 6
Pos. Drivers Team CRO
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Driver won their heat, they get an extra bonus point
Italics - Driver transferred through to the final via the LCQ


2012B Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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 Pts 
1 Jp.png Subaru 1 2 1 1 1 2 1* 1 158
2 Jp.png Mitsubishi 4 1 3 7 4 1 2 3 124
3 Us.png Ford 2 4 5 2 5 4 2 104
4 Fr.png Citroen 7 7 11 5 38


  • With the victory at the North Proving Grounds, Subaru clinched the 2012B NASA RallyCross Challenge Manufacturers' Championship.


2012B Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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CAN
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Points
1 At.png MRT 81 1 3 9 1 1 5 5 1 231
524 7 6 1 4 8 3 8 6
2 Us.png Revolution Racing 23 4 1 3 7 6 1 2 3 205
51 6 5 4 9 4 8 6 11
3 At.png MRT Junior 6 3 7 10 1 4 118
08 10 8 8 10 10 2 9 7
4 Us.png Subaru World Rally Team 97 11 2 2 6 2 4 7 94
5 Us.png MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 5 2 4 6 2 4 4 2 87
6 Us.png Great Lakes Motorsports 27 5 10 5 5 12 49
7 Fr.png Team Citroen TOTAL 2 7 7 11 10 26
Pos. Manufacturer No. CRO
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Points


2012B Nations Cup

Pos. Nation CRO
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CAN
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NEG
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LA
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 Pts 
1 De.png Germany 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 158
2 Us.png United States 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 146
3 Ca.png Canada 6 5 4 9 4 8 6 11 83
4 Au.png Australia 10 8 8 10 10 2 9 7 75
5 Nl.png Netherlands 5 10 5 5 12 49
Pos. Nation CRO
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 Pts