2014B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2014B NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date 28 September
End date 23 November
Awards
Drivers' champion De.png Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein
Subaru MRT Junior
Manufacturers' Cup Jp.png Subaru
Nations' Cup De.png Germany
Tires' Cup Jp.png Bridgestone
Endurance Cup De.png Cody Erdmann
Chronology
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2014A 2015A

The 2014A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season will be the eighth season of the championship. After a fourth championship, Dylan Livengood returned as the defending Drivers' Champion. Revolution Racing returned as the defending Constructors' Champion along with Mitsubishi's record setting Manufacturers' Championship. On the Privateer side, Brandon Nicholson was expected to return as the defending Privateers' Driver Champion. However, backing for his Revolution Junior drive didn't materialize, and he was dropped by the team. Josh Mertz and Red Bull Subaru MRT won their third Drivers' and Constructors' titles, respectively, after a dominating performance during the season. It included Mertz finishing on the podium eight times, and MRT having a car on the podium for the whole season.

Background

The eighth NASA RallyCross Challenge season will see a few considerable changes to the rulebook, following several seasons of minimal change.

  • A seeding round will be put in place for the first four rounds of the championship, to encourage more competitive heat races.
  • Constructor rules were clarified. Any two car team is a Constructor, and single car teams are Privateers.
  • The rulebook has been tweaked further, improving on what was worked on in 2014A.

2014B Schedule

Round Circuit Location Date
1 Croft RallyCross Gb.png Croft, GBR 28 September 2014
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Nl.png Valkenwaard, NED 5 October 2014
3 Island Rally Us.png Long Island, NY, USA 19 October 2014
4 Munich RallyCross De.png Munich, GER 12 October 2014
5 St. Eustache Ca.png St. Eustache, CAN 26 October 2014
6 Talladega Us.png Talladega, AL, USA 2 November 2014
NC Stadium Rally Us.png Carson, CA, USA TBD
7 Negus Us.png Canon City, CO, USA 9 November 2014
8 Riverside Rally Us.png Riverside, CA, USA 16 November 2014
9 Bent Twig Ca.png Vancouver, CAN 23 November 2014
10 Irwindale RallyCross Us.png Irwindale, CA, USA 7 December 2014

2014B Drivers and Teams

Entry List

NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën C4 RX)
No.png Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team M Citroën Total Rally Smith 13 No.png Tanner Smith 1-5
Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 22 Gb.png Maurice Pigeon 2, 5
Citroën Total Rally Pipal 28 Us.png Jake Pipal 1, 3
No.png Citroën Junior World Rally Team M Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 22 Gb.png Maurice Pigeon 3
Citroën Total Rally Pipal 28 Us.png Jake Pipal 2
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Revolution Racing H Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 51 Ca.png Dylan Livengood All
K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 71 Us.png Chris Wetz 1-9
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT B MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 De.png Josh Mertz All
CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 82 De.png Cody Erdmann All
NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus)
Us.png Mangled Lemons Racing M Lemon Power Racing Team 35 Us.png Nick Kahrs 1-2, 4
Us.png Mangled Metal Motorsports M Purple Power 15 Us.png Keith Sherman 6-8
Br.png Macena Motorsports Enterprises M Kuat Racing 38 Br.png Gabriel Macena 1-3
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Nicholson RallyCross Y Nicholson RallyCross 37 Us.png Brandon Nicholson 9-10
Ca.png Batista Racing P Batista Racing 49 Ca.png Josh Batista 3
Us.png Pepsi Lester Racing M Pepsi Lester Racing 50 Us.png Casey Lester 1
Us.png Revolution Junior H Pepsi Lester Racing 50 Us.png Casey Lester 2-10
Us.png Tanner Smith Racing T Toyo RallyCross 13 No.png Tanner Smith 6-10
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
(Subaru Impreza)
Us.png Robert Panko Motorsports M MONSTER Energy Racing 8 Us.png Robert Panko 1-2, 4
Us.png Area 52 Racing B Lemon Power 35 Us.png Nick Kahrs 6
At.png Subaru MRT Junior B GLM Red Bull RallyCross Team 83 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein All
Gb.png Atkins RallyCross P Atkins RallyCross 99 Gb.png Ben Atkins 3
Us.png 125 RallyCross BF Sobe No Fear/Subaru RallyCross 125 Us.png Daniel Bellamy 1-2, 4, 6-10
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Us.png DeNise Racing M DeNise Racing 10 Us.png Doug DeNise 7-8, 10

Team and Driver Changes

  • Revolution Racing had the option to inherit the numbers 1 and 2 once again for 2014B, due to Dylan Livengood's fourth championship. However, Livengood declined the offer.
  • Red Bull Subaru MRT will revert to numbers 81 and 82.
  • Citroën returns with a works team, spearheaded by Tanner Smith. They will field four cars, split between a senior and junior team.
  • Mangled Lemons Racing suspended operations indefinitely after Munich. Nick Kahrs was hired by the upstart Area 52 team after St. Eustache.
  • Citroën and Tanner Smith Racing terminated the contract following St. Eustache. As a result, the team is shuttered and Tanner Smith became a privateer for Talladega and beyond.

Events

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Erdmann, Livengood, and Mertz dueled all season long for the Championship.

Results

Rd. Race Seeding Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Private Winner
1 Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Daniel Bellamy Us.png Robert Panko De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Daniel Bellamy
2 Nl.png Valkenswaard De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood N/A No.png Tanner Smith Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein
3 Us.png Island Rally Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood N/A No.png Tanner Smith De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Gb.png Ben Atkins
4 De.png Munich De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Josh Mertz N/A Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein
5 Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Cody Erdmann Ca.png Dylan Livengood N/A Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein
6 Us.png Talladega Ca.png Dylan Livengood Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Josh Mertz N/A Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Keith Sherman
7 Us.png Negus De.png Cody Erdmann Ca.png Dylan Livengood No.png Tanner Smith N/A De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru No.png Tanner Smith
8 Ca.png Bent Twig No.png Tanner Smith Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Cody Erdmann N/A De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Keith Sherman
9 Us.png Riverside De.png Josh Mertz Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein De.png Cody Erdmann N/A De.png Josh Mertz De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru No.png Tanner Smith
10 Us.png Irwindale Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Josh Mertz N/A Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru No.png Tanner Smith

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz 3
Nl.png Valkenswaard De.png Josh Mertz
Ca.png Dylan Livengood
Tie
Us.png Island Rally
De.png Munich De.png Josh Mertz
Ca.png Dylan Livengood
De.png Cody Erdmann
Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Cody Erdmann 4
Us.png Talladega
Us.png Negus De.png Josh Mertz
De.png Cody Erdmann
Tie
Ca.png Bent Twig De.png Josh Mertz 2
Us.png Riverside De.png Cody Erdmann 1
Us.png Irwindale De.png Josh Mertz 2

2014B 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. Driver Cup Team CRO
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NED
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ISR
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GER
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CAN
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 De.png Josh Mertz C MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 2 4 5 2 3 1 2 2 1 173
2 De.png Cody Erdmann C CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 4 6 1 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 171
3 Ca.png Dylan Livengood C Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 2 1 5 4 5 1 5 1 6 3 159
4 No.png Tanner Smith C Citroën Total Rally Smith 81 5 2 3 6 127
P Toyo RallyCross 63 4 7 3 4
5 Us.png Chris Wetz C K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 5 3 6 7 3 4 2 3 5 121
6 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein P GLM Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 4 PO 2 4 102 6 8 4 6 113
7 Us.png Casey Lester P Pepsi Racing 9 9 8 9 8 7 9 9 8 8 86
8 Us.png Daniel Bellamy P Sobe No Fear/125 RallyCross 3 7 8 8 8 6 7 7 89
9 Us.png Keith Sherman P Purple Power 5 10 5 31
10 Us.png Nick Kahrs P Lemon Power 11 PO PO 9 28
11 Us.png Robert Panko P MONSTER Energy Racing 7 DNS 6 26
12 Us.png Doug DeNise P DeNise Racing 7 10 9 25
13 Gb.png Maurice Pigeon C Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 8 DNS 7 23
14 Br.png Gabriel Macena P Kuat Racing 10 PO 9 21
15 Us.png Brandon Nicholson P Nicholson RallyCross 9 5 20
16 Gb.png Ben Atkins P Atkins RallyCross 3 15
17 Us.png Jake Pipal C Citroën Total Rally Pipal 12 DNS DNS 15
18 Ca.png Josh Batista P Batista Racing 7 10
Pos. Driver Cup Team CRO
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ISR
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GER
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CAN
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NEG
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RVR
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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)
Icon Championship
C Constructors
P Privateers

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ Win
Underlined - Seeding Rd. Win

1 Car #13 took two off road laps, and thus was thrown to the back of the final grid.

2014B Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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NED
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ISR
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GER
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CAN
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NEG
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BTW
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 Pts 
1 Jp.png Subaru 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 197
2 Jp.png Mitsubishi 2 1 5 4 3 1 2 1 3 3 171
3 Fr.png Citroën 8 5 2 3 6 66
4 Us.png Ford 10 PO 9 PO 5 10 5 66
5 De.png Volkswagen 7 10 9 25
Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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NED
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ISR
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GER
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CAN
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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IRW
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2014B Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
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ISR
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GER
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CAN
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TAL
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NEG
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BTW
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RVR
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 81 1 2 4 5 2 3 1 2 2 1 344
82 4 6 1 1 1 2 3 4 1 2
2 Us.png Revolution Racing 51 2 1 5 4 5 1 5 1 6 3 279
71 5 3 6 7 3 4 2 3 5
3 No.png Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 13 8 5 2 3 6 95
22 8 7
28 12 DNS
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
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GER
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CAN
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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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)

2014B Privateers' Cup

Pos. Driver Team CRO
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NED
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ISR
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GER
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CAN
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TAL
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NEG
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BTW
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RVR
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein Subaru MRT Junior 6 4 PO 2 4 6 6 9 4 6 163
2 Us.png Casey Lester Revolution Junior 9 9 8 9 8 7 9 9 9 9 137
3 Us.png Daniel Bellamy 125 RallyCross 3 7 8 8 8 6 7 7 124
4 No.png Tanner Smith Tanner Smith Racing 6 4 8 3 4 92
5 Us.png Keith Sherman Purple Power 5 10 5 51
6 Us.png Nick Kahrs Mangled Lemons Racing 11 PO PO 9 48
7 Us.png Robert Panko MONSTER Energy Racing 7 DNS 6 43
8 Br.png Gabriel Macena Macena Motorsports Enterprises 10 PO 9 37
9 Us.png Doug DeNise DeNise Racing 7 10 9 37
10 Us.png Brandon Nicholson Nicholson RallyCross 9 5 29
11 Gb.png Ben Atkins Atkins RallyCross 3 20
12 Ca.png Josh Batista Batista Racing 7 17
Pos. Driver Team CRO
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NED
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ISR
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GER
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CAN
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TAL
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NEG
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BTW
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RVR
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 Pts