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 22px Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion 22px Tristan Hagenstein
Subaru MRT Junior
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Subaru
Nations' Cup 22px Germany
Tires' Cup 22px Bridgestone
Endurance Cup 22px 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 22px Croft, GBR 28 September 2014
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross 22px Valkenwaard, NED 5 October 2014
3 Island Rally 22px Long Island, NY, USA 19 October 2014
4 Munich RallyCross 22px Munich, GER 12 October 2014
5 St. Eustache 22px St. Eustache, CAN 26 October 2014
6 Talladega 22px Talladega, AL, USA 2 November 2014
NC Stadium Rally 22px Carson, CA, USA TBD
7 Negus 22px Canon City, CO, USA 9 November 2014
8 Riverside Rally 22px Riverside, CA, USA 16 November 2014
9 Bent Twig 22px Vancouver, CAN 23 November 2014
10 Irwindale RallyCross 22px 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)
22px Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Template:Michelin Citroën Total Rally Smith 13 22px Tanner Smith 1-5
Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 22 22px Maurice Pigeon 2, 5
Citroën Total Rally Pipal 28 22px Jake Pipal 1, 3
22px Citroën Junior World Rally Team Template:Michelin Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 22 22px Maurice Pigeon 3
Citroën Total Rally Pipal 28 22px Jake Pipal 2
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Revolution Racing Template:Hoosier Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 51 22px Dylan Livengood All
K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 71 22px Chris Wetz 1-9
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px Red Bull Subaru MRT Template:Bridgestone MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 22px Josh Mertz All
CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 82 22px Cody Erdmann All
NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus)
22px Mangled Lemons Racing Template:Michelin Lemon Power Racing Team 35 22px Nick Kahrs 1-2, 4
22px Mangled Metal Motorsports Template:Michelin Purple Power 15 22px Keith Sherman 6-8
22px Macena Motorsports Enterprises Template:Michelin Kuat Racing 38 22px Gabriel Macena 1-3
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Nicholson RallyCross Template:Yokohama Nicholson RallyCross 37 22px Brandon Nicholson 9-10
22px Batista Racing Template:Pirelli Batista Racing 49 22px Josh Batista 3
22px Pepsi Lester Racing Template:Michelin Pepsi Lester Racing 50 22px Casey Lester 1
22px Revolution Junior Template:Hoosier Pepsi Lester Racing 50 22px Casey Lester 2-10
22px Tanner Smith Racing Template:Toyo Toyo RallyCross 13 22px Tanner Smith 6-10
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
(Subaru Impreza)
22px Robert Panko Motorsports Template:Michelin MONSTER Energy Racing 8 22px Robert Panko 1-2, 4
22px Area 52 Racing Template:Bridgestone Lemon Power 35 22px Nick Kahrs 6
22px Subaru MRT Junior Template:Bridgestone GLM Red Bull RallyCross Team 83 22px Tristan Hagenstein All
22px Atkins RallyCross Template:Pirelli Atkins RallyCross 99 22px Ben Atkins 3
22px 125 RallyCross Template:BF Goodrich Sobe No Fear/Subaru RallyCross 125 22px Daniel Bellamy 1-2, 4, 6-10
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
22px DeNise Racing Template:Michelin DeNise Racing 10 22px 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 22px Croft 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Daniel Bellamy 22px Robert Panko 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Daniel Bellamy
2 22px Valkenswaard 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood N/A 22px Tanner Smith 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Tristan Hagenstein
3 22px Island Rally 22px Chris Wetz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Dylan Livengood N/A 22px Tanner Smith 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Ben Atkins
4 22px Munich 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Tristan Hagenstein
5 22px St. Eustache 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Dylan Livengood N/A 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Tristan Hagenstein
6 22px Talladega 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Chris Wetz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Keith Sherman
7 22px Negus 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Tanner Smith N/A 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Tanner Smith
8 22px Bent Twig 22px Tanner Smith 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Cody Erdmann N/A 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Keith Sherman
9 22px Riverside 22px Josh Mertz 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Cody Erdmann N/A 22px Josh Mertz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Tanner Smith
10 22px Irwindale 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Tanner Smith

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Croft 22px Josh Mertz 3
22px Valkenswaard 22px Josh Mertz
22px Dylan Livengood
Tie
22px Island Rally
22px Munich 22px Josh Mertz
22px Dylan Livengood
22px Cody Erdmann
22px St. Eustache 22px Cody Erdmann 4
22px Talladega
22px Negus 22px Josh Mertz
22px Cody Erdmann
Tie
22px Bent Twig 22px Josh Mertz 2
22px Riverside 22px Cody Erdmann 1
22px Irwindale 22px 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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BTW
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RVR
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 22px Josh Mertz C MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 2 4 5 2 3 1 2 2 1 173
2 22px Cody Erdmann C CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 4 6 1 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 171
3 22px Dylan Livengood C Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 2 1 5 4 5 1 5 1 6 3 159
4 22px Tanner Smith C Citroën Total Rally Smith 81 5 2 3 6 127
P Toyo RallyCross 63 4 7 3 4
5 22px Chris Wetz C K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 5 3 6 7 3 4 2 3 5 121
6 22px Tristan Hagenstein P GLM Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 4 PO 2 4 102 6 8 4 6 113
7 22px Casey Lester P Pepsi Racing 9 9 8 9 8 7 9 9 8 8 86
8 22px Daniel Bellamy P Sobe No Fear/125 RallyCross 3 7 8 8 8 6 7 7 89
9 22px Keith Sherman P Purple Power 5 10 5 31
10 22px Nick Kahrs P Lemon Power 11 PO PO 9 28
11 22px Robert Panko P MONSTER Energy Racing 7 DNS 6 26
12 22px Doug DeNise P DeNise Racing 7 10 9 25
13 22px Maurice Pigeon C Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 8 DNS 7 23
14 22px Gabriel Macena P Kuat Racing 10 PO 9 21
15 22px Brandon Nicholson P Nicholson RallyCross 9 5 20
16 22px Ben Atkins P Atkins RallyCross 3 15
17 22px Jake Pipal C Citroën Total Rally Pipal 12 DNS DNS 15
18 22px Josh Batista P Batista Racing 7 10
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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BTW
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RVR
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IRW
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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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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 22px Subaru 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 197
2 22px Mitsubishi 2 1 5 4 3 1 2 1 3 3 171
3 22px Citroën 8 5 2 3 6 66
4 22px Ford 10 PO 9 PO 5 10 5 66
5 22px 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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BTW
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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 22px 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 22px 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 22px 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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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 
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 22px Tristan Hagenstein Subaru MRT Junior 6 4 PO 2 4 6 6 9 4 6 163
2 22px Casey Lester Revolution Junior 9 9 8 9 8 7 9 9 9 9 137
3 22px Daniel Bellamy 125 RallyCross 3 7 8 8 8 6 7 7 124
4 22px Tanner Smith Tanner Smith Racing 6 4 8 3 4 92
5 22px Keith Sherman Purple Power 5 10 5 51
6 22px Nick Kahrs Mangled Lemons Racing 11 PO PO 9 48
7 22px Robert Panko MONSTER Energy Racing 7 DNS 6 43
8 22px Gabriel Macena Macena Motorsports Enterprises 10 PO 9 37
9 22px Doug DeNise DeNise Racing 7 10 9 37
10 22px Brandon Nicholson Nicholson RallyCross 9 5 29
11 22px Ben Atkins Atkins RallyCross 3 20
12 22px 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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IRW
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 Pts