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 22px Dylan Livengood
Constructors' Champion 22px Revolution Racing
Privateers' Champion 22px Brandon Lambert
Lambert Red Bull WRT
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Citroën
Nations' Cup 22px United States
Tires' Cup 22px Bridgestone
Chronology
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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 22px Croft, UK
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross 22px Valkenwaard, NED
3 TBA 22px Germany
4 Charlotte RallyCross 22px Charlotte, NC, USA
5 St. Eustache RallyCross 22px St. Eustache, CAN
6 NASA Proving Grounds North 22px Lakewood, CO, USA
7 NASA Proving Grounds South 22px Lakewood, CO, USA
8 Negus RallyCross 22px 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)
22px Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 22px Josh Mertz All
HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 22px Cody Erdmann 1, 4-8
PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 22px Dylan Smith 2-3
22px Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team Lil' Weasel RallyCross Team 6 1, 4-8
Clements Red Bull RallyCross Team 36 22px Xander Clements 5-8
22px DiPalmo Racing DiPalmo Racing 35 22px Nick DiPalmo All
Ford
(Ford Focus)
22px Espy Racing Espy Racing 40 22px William Espy 1-4
22px Great Lakes Motorsports Team Klondike 27 22px Tristan Hagenstein 1, 3-6
22px MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 31hellomate Racing 5 22px Andrew Fessler All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
22px Revolution Racing Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 23 22px Chris Wetz All
Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 51 22px Dylan Livengood All
Subaru
Subaru Impreza
22px ATN Autosport Adam Simons 08 22px Adam Simons 1-2, 4-5
22px Prestige WorldWide MattyICE RallyCross 32 22px Matt Wishart All
22px Red Bull World Rally Lambert World Rally 21 22px Brandon Lambert All
22px Schwartz Motorsports Shell Motorsports 67 22px Andrew Schwartz 4-8
22px S&B RallyCross Castrol RallyCross 87 22px 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)
22px RC Race Team RC Race Team 75 22px Nick Kahrs 1-2, 8
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
22px Clements Racing Clements Racing 25 22px Xander Clements 3-4
22px Revolution Racing Junior Team Raffurty Motorsport 46 22px Dillion Raffurty 5
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
22px Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 41 22px Brian Mercurio 4-8
22px Clements Racing Clements Racing 24 22px Carson Clements 3
22px Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 4 22px Doug DeNise 2-3, 6
22px Michael Frisch Frisch RallyCross 58 22px Michael Frisch 4
22px Sebetka RallyCross Sebetka RallyCross 115 22px Mark Sebetka 3
22px Smokey RallyCross Smokey RallyCross 77 22px Jacob Liestman 3-5
22px Solstice Racing MONSTER Energy Solstice Racing 15 22px Keith Sherman 3-4, 8
22px S&B RallyCross Subaru RallyCross 97 22px 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
22px Croft 22px Josh Mertz 4
22px Valkenswaard 3
22px Gifhorn 6
22px Charlotte 2
22px St. Eustache 13
22px Proving Grounds North 9
22px Proving Ground South 7
22px Negus 22px Dylan Livengood 1

Races

Rd. Race Winning Driver Winning Constructor Winning Manu
1 22px Croft 22px Josh Mertz 22px Citroën WRXT 22px Citroën
2 22px Valkenswaard 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi
3 22px Germany 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Red Bull WRT 22px Subaru
4 22px Charlotte 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Citroën WRXT 22px Citroën
5 22px St. Eustache 22px Josh Mertz 22px Citroën WRXT 22px Citroën
6 22px NPVG North 22px Brian Mercurio 22px Turtle Beach RXT 22px Subaru
7 22px NPVG South No winner1 22px Citroën
8 22px Negus No winner1 22px 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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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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PVGS
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NEG
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 Pts 
1 22px Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 2 5 3 3 7 2 6 5 113
2 22px Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 3 4 63 1 4 7 104 112
3 22px Chris Wetz Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 5 1 16 2 8 13 2 11 92
4 22px Brandon Lambert Lambert RallyCross 9 DNS 1 11 3 11 11 5 83
5 22px Andrew Fessler 31hellomate Racing DNS DNS 8 4 5 3 5 5 81
6 22px Xander Clements Clements Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 9 4 EX EX 80
7 22px Cody Erdmann HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 5 1 2 6 12 9 75
8 22px Dylan Smith PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 4 13 10 10 8 7 16 69
9 22px Matt Wishart MattyICE RallyCross 6 7 6 8 12 7 12 13 67
10 22px Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 7 1 3 2 66
11 22px Andrew Schwartz Shell RallyCross 8 5 4 3 49
12 22px Daniel Bellamy Castrol RallyCross Team 10 6 9 14 9 13 12 46
13 22px Nick DiPalmo DiPalmo Motorsports 11 9 12 17 13 11 11 14 39
14 22px Tristan Hagenstein Team Klondike DNS 7 5 DNS 10 SUS WD 33
15 22px Jack Stroski Subaru RallyCross 7 2 DNS 27
16 22px Keith Sherman MONSTER Energy Solstice Racing 5 13 8 25
17 22px Timmy Pacchioli TPacch Motors, Inc. 8 8 17 18
18 22px William Espy Espy Racing 12 11 11 DSQ2 17
19 22px Jacob Liestman Smokey RallyCross 10 16 14 11
19 22px Caleb Paul Smokey RallyCross 6 11
21 22px Adam Simons Adam Simons DNS 12 15 10
22 22px Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 10 15 9
23 22px Nick Kahrs RC Race Team DNS DNS 15 9
24 22px Dillon Raffurty Raffurty Motorsports 11 6
25 22px Michael Frisch Frisch RallyCross 12 PO 6
26 22px Carson Clements Clements Racing 14 3
27 22px Mark Sebetka Sebetka RallyCross DSQ1 0
Pos. Drivers Team 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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PVGS
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NEG
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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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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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PVGS
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NEG
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 Pts 
1 22px Citroën 1 3 4 1 1 5 1 1 145
2 22px Mitsubishi 2 1 2 2 8 2 2 3 132
3 22px Subaru 6 2 1 5 3 75
4 22px Ford 14 15 7 4 5 46
Pos. Manufacturer 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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PVGS
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NEG
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 Pts 

2012C Constructors' Championship

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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PVGS
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NEG
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Points
1 22px Revolution Racing 23 5 1 16 2 8 13 2 11 205
51 2 5 3 3 7 2 6 5
2 22px 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 22px Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team 6 3 10 10 8 7 16 105
36 4 1 1
4 22px Lambert Red Bull World Rally Team 21 9 DNS 1 11 3 11 11 5 83
5 22px S&B RallyCross 87 10 6 9 14 9 13 12 64
97 7 2 DNS
6 22px MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 5 DNS DNS 8 4 5 3 5 5 81
7 22px Prestige WorldWide 32 6 7 6 8 12 7 12 13 67
8 22px Brian Mercurio 41 7 1 3 2 66
9 22px Shell Motorsports 67 8 5 4 3 49
10 22px Hu-Pa Motorsports 35 11 9 12 17 13 11 11 14 39
11 22px Great Lakes Motorsports 27 DNS 7 5 DNS 26
12 22px Espy Racing 40 12 11 11 DSQ2 17
13 22px 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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PVGS
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NEG
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Points