2012C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2012C NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 8
Start date 11 November
End date 23 December
Awards
Drivers' champion Ca.png Dylan Livengood
Constructors' Champion Us.png Revolution Racing
Privateers' Champion Us.png Brandon Lambert
Lambert Red Bull WRT
Manufacturers' Cup Fr.png Citroën
Nations' Cup Us.png United States
Tires' Cup Jp.png Bridgestone
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2012B 2013A


The 2012C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the third season of the NASA RallyCross Challenge. It started on 11 November, 2012. Josh Mertz returned as the defending Drivers' Champion. However, his MRT team was purchased by Citroën and became their works team.


2012C Schedule

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


Schedule Changes

  • Los Angeles has been discontinued due to improper circuit amenities, low attendance, and lack of budget. Germany has been added in place of it.


2012C Drivers and Teams

NASA RallyCross Car Entries eligible to score constructor points
Constructor Team Individual Team No. Driver Rds.
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
At.png Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 De.png Josh Mertz All
HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 De.png Cody Erdmann 1, 4-8
PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team De.png Dylan Smith 2-3
At.png Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team Lil' Weasel RallyCross Team 6 1, 4-8
Clements Red Bull RallyCross Team 36 Us.png Xander Clements 5-8
Us.png DiPalmo Racing DiPalmo Racing 35 Us.png Nick DiPalmo All
Ford
(Ford Focus)
Us.png Espy Racing Espy Racing 40 Us.png William Espy 1-4
Us.png Great Lakes Motorsports Team Klondike 27 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein


1, 3-6
Us.png MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 31hellomate Racing 5 Us.png Andrew Fessler


All
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
Us.png ATN Autosport Adam Simons 08 Us.png Adam Simons 1-2, 4-5
Us.png Prestige WorldWide MattyICE RallyCross 32 De.png Matt Wishart All
Us.png Red Bull World Rally Lambert World Rally 21 Us.png Brandon Lambert


All
Ca.png Schwartz Motorsports Shell Motorsports 67 Ca.png Andrew Schwartz


4-8
Us.png S&B RallyCross Castrol RallyCross 87 Us.png Daniel Bellamy 1-5, 7-8


NASA RallyCross Car Entries ineligible to score constructor points
Constructor Team Individual Team No. Driver Rds.
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
Us.png RC Race Team RC Race Team 75 Us.png Nick Kahrs 1-2, 8
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
Us.png Clements Racing Clements Racing 25 Us.png Xander Clements 3-4
Us.png Revolution Racing Junior Team Raffurty Motorsport 46 Us.png Dillion Raffurty 5
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
Us.png Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 41 Us.png Brian Mercurio 4-8
Us.png Clements Racing Clements Racing 24 Us.png Carson Clements 3
Us.png Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 4 Us.png Doug DeNise 2-3, 6
Us.png Michael Frisch Frisch RallyCross 58 Us.png Michael Frisch 4
Us.png Sebetka RallyCross Sebetka RallyCross 115 Us.png Mark Sebetka 3
Us.png Smokey RallyCross Smokey RallyCross 77 Us.png Jacob Liestman 3-5
Us.png Solstice Racing MONSTER Energy Solstice Racing 15 Us.png Keith Sherman 3-4, 8
Us.png S&B RallyCross Subaru RallyCross 97 Us.png Jack Stroski 1-2

Teams and Drivers Changes

  • Josh Mertz and Cody Erdmann will run numbers 1 and 2, due to Mertz's and the Teams' championships from 2012B.
  • MRT and the MRT Junior Team will now switch back to Citroen to become their factory teams.
  • Brandon Lambert will return to NASA RallyCross, after an unsuccessful tenure in the WRC. He will drive a Subaru.
  • Adam Simons left the MRT Junior Team amid the controversy after the final race of the 2012B Season.
  • After Croft, Cody Erdmann announced his indefinite retirement from the NASA RallyCross Challenge.
  • As a result, Dylan Smith is moved into Car #2, and the Citroën Junior Team has been shut down.
  • After Valkenswaard, Jack Stroski announced his indefinite retirement from NASA RallyCross.
  • Cody Erdmann returned at Charlotte, and thus Dylan Smith was put back in the #6 Citroën Junior car.
  • Xander Clements signed on to be the second Citroën Junior driver from Canada onwards.
  • Dillion Raffurty made his debut in the Revolution Junior Team car at Canada.


Races and Results

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz 4
Nl.png Valkenswaard 3
De.png Gifhorn 6
Us.png Charlotte 2
Ca.png St. Eustache 13
Us.png Proving Grounds North 9
Us.png Proving Ground South 7
Us.png Negus Ca.png Dylan Livengood 1

Races

Rd. Race Winning Driver Winning Constructor Winning Manu
1 Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz At.png Citroën WRXT Fr.png Citroën
2 Nl.png Valkenswaard Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi
3 De.png Germany Us.png Brandon Lambert Us.png Red Bull WRT Jp.png Subaru
4 Us.png Charlotte De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Citroën WRXT Fr.png Citroën
5 Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Josh Mertz At.png Citroën WRXT Fr.png Citroën
6 Us.png NPVG North Us.png Brian Mercurio Us.png Turtle Beach RXT Jp.png Subaru
7 Us.png NPVG South No winner1 Fr.png Citroën
8 Us.png Negus No winner1 Fr.png Citroën

1Due to Cheatgate, Citroën retains the wins as a manufacturer, but the credit for the wins were stripped from Xander Clements and Citroën Junior.


2012C 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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CAN
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NEG
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 Pts 
1 Ca.png Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 2 5 3 3 7 2 6 5 113
2 De.png Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 3 4 63 1 4 7 104 112
3 Us.png Chris Wetz Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 5 1 16 2 8 13 2 11 92
4 Us.png Brandon Lambert Lambert RallyCross 9 DNS 1 11 3 11 11 5 83
5 Us.png Andrew Fessler 31hellomate Racing DNS DNS 8 4 5 3 5 5 81
6 Us.png Xander Clements Clements Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 9 4 EX EX 80
7 De.png Cody Erdmann HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 5 1 2 6 12 9 75
8 De.png Dylan Smith PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 4 13 10 10 8 7 16 69
9 De.png Matt Wishart MattyICE RallyCross 6 7 6 8 12 7 12 13 67
10 Us.png Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 7 1 3 2 66
11 Ca.png Andrew Schwartz Shell RallyCross 8 5 4 3 49
12 Us.png Daniel Bellamy Castrol RallyCross Team 10 6 9 14 9 13 12 46
13 Us.png Nick DiPalmo DiPalmo Motorsports 11 9 12 17 13 11 11 14 39
14 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein Team Klondike DNS 7 5 DNS 10 SUS WD 33
15 Us.png Jack Stroski Subaru RallyCross 7 2 DNS 27
16 Us.png Keith Sherman MONSTER Energy Solstice Racing 5 13 8 25
17 Us.png Timmy Pacchioli TPacch Motors, Inc. 8 8 17 18
18 Us.png William Espy Espy Racing 12 11 11 DSQ2 17
19 Us.png Jacob Liestman Smokey RallyCross 10 16 14 11
19 Us.png Caleb Paul Smokey RallyCross 6 11
21 22px Adam Simons Adam Simons DNS 12 15 10
22 Us.png Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 10 15 9
23 Us.png Nick Kahrs RC Race Team DNS DNS 15 9
24 Us.png Dillon Raffurty Raffurty Motorsports 11 6
25 Us.png Michael Frisch Frisch RallyCross 12 PO 6
26 Us.png Carson Clements Clements Racing 14 3
27 Us.png Mark Sebetka Sebetka RallyCross DSQ1 0
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

  • 1 Car #115 was deemed to have intentionally crashed multiple cars in Germany, and was excluded from the final classification.
  • 2 Car #40 was excluded from the results in Charlotte due to causing an accident on the final restart of the Last Chance Qualifier.
  • 3 Car #1 was deemed to have not given enough positions back after being pushed off the track by Cars #6 and #27, was dropped three positions in the final classification for Charlotte.
  • 4 Car #1 was deemed to have caused too many instances of contact in a set amount of time, and thus was put to the back of the field in the final.


2012C Manufacturers' Championship

Only the top finishing car of a manufacturer counts for points.


Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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CAN
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NEG
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 Pts 
1 Fr.png Citroën 1 3 4 1 1 5 1 1 145
2 Jp.png Mitsubishi 2 1 2 2 8 2 2 3 132
3 Jp.png Subaru 6 2 1 5 3 75
4 Us.png Ford 14 15 7 4 5 46
Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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GER
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CAN
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PVGN
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 Pts 


2012C Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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CAN
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NEG
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Points
1 Us.png Revolution Racing 23 5 1 16 2 8 13 2 11 205
51 2 5 3 3 7 2 6 5
2 At.png Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team 1 1 3 4 63 1 4 7 10 203
2 5 4 13 1 2 6 12 9
3 At.png Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team 6 3 10 10 8 7 16 105
36 4 1 1
4 Us.png Lambert Red Bull World Rally Team 21 9 DNS 1 11 3 11 11 5 83
5 Us.png S&B RallyCross 87 10 6 9 14 9 13 12 64
97 7 2 DNS
6 Us.png MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 5 DNS DNS 8 4 5 3 5 5 81
7 Us.png Prestige WorldWide 32 6 7 6 8 12 7 12 13 67
8 Us.png Brian Mercurio 41 7 1 3 2 66
9 Ca.png Shell Motorsports 67 8 5 4 3 49
10 Us.png Hu-Pa Motorsports 35 11 9 12 17 13 11 11 14 39
11 Us.png Great Lakes Motorsports 27 DNS 7 5 DNS 26
12 Us.png Espy Racing 40 12 11 11 DSQ2 17
13 Us.png ATN Autosport 08 DNS 12 15 DNS 11
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
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GER
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CHA
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CAN
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PVGN
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NEG
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Points