2015A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2015A NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10 7
Start date 7 December 2014
End date 1 March 2015
Awards
Drivers' champion 22px Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion 22px Revolution Racing
Privateers' Champion 22px Daniel Bellamy
125 RallyCross
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Subaru
Nations' Cup 22px Germany
Tires' Cup 22px Bridgestone
Endurance Cup 22px Josh Mertz
Chronology
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2014B 2015B

The 2015A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the ninth season of the championship. Josh Mertz defended his title after 5 podiums out of 7 races.

Background

The end of the 2014B season and the off season was a tumultuous time for the NASA RallyCross Challenge, with politics, low car counts and on track accidents over shadowing the end of the 2014B campaign. As a result, Dylan Livengood steps down from chief steward and out of the cockpit of car #51, and Cody Erdmann became chief steward. Daniel Bellamy was added as a steward, and Josh Mertz was added as an assistant to the stewards after four seasons of assisting Livengood.

2015A Schedule

Round Circuit Location Date
1 Croft RallyCross 22px Croft, GBR 7 December 2014
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross 22px Valkenwaard, NED 14 December 2014
3 Island Rally 22px Long Island, NY, USA 21 December 2014
4 St. Eustache 22px St. Eustache, CAN 28 December 2014
5 NASA Proving Grounds South 22px Lakewood, CO, USA 4 January 2015
6 Negus 22px Canon City, CO, USA 11 January 2015
7 Vegas RallyCross 22px Las Vegas, NV, USA 18 January 2015

2015A Drivers and Teams

Entry List

NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px Red Bull Subaru MRT Template:Bridgestone MRT RallyCross Team 1 22px Josh Mertz All
GLM RallyCross Team 2 22px Tristan Hagenstein 1-6
CER RallyCross Team 22px Cody Erdmann 7
22px Subaru MRT Junior Template:Bridgestone LHR RallyCross Team 3 22px Dylan Smith 6
CER RallyCross Team 4 22px Cody Erdmann 6
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
22px Great Lakes Motorsports Template:Michelin RSS Team Klondike 39 22px Arnold Columbia 3-6
KDR Team Klondike 40 22px Ken Murray 3
KDR Team Klondike 40 22px Mark Sebetka 4
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Revolution Racing Template:Hoosier Rockstar Revolution Racing 13 22px Tanner Smith All
Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 51 22px Dylan Livengood 2, 7
K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 71 22px Chris Wetz 1, 3-6
22px Revolution Junior Template:Hoosier AEM/Rockstar Revolution Racing 21 22px Brandon Lambert 3
Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 51 22px Dylan Livengood 1, 3-6
K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 71 22px Chris Wetz 2
RalliArt Revolution Junior 666 22px Elliot Porterfield 1
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
22px Area 52 Racing Template:Pirelli LWR Area 52 Racing 22 22px Dylan Smith 1-3
CER Area 52 Racing 52 22px Cody Erdmann 1-3
NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
22px Mangled Metal Motorsports Template:Michelin Purple Power 15 22px Keith Sherman 4, 7
22px REvolution/SVDC Autosport Template:Bridgestone SVDC Autosport 48 22px Adam Sweet 2, 4-5
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Mikosz Racing Template:Hoosier Mikosz Racing 25 22px Chad Mikosz 4
22px Kickin Asphalt Racing Template:Hoosier Kickin Asphalt Racing 38 22px Tim Johnston 2
22px Revolution Autosport Template:Yokohama Rockstar Revolution Autosport 37 22px Brandon Nicholson 1-4
Template:Michelin 5-6
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px BIG Evil Racing Template:BF Goodrich Boost Mobile Racing 199 22px Steve Rada 5
22px Subaru MRT Junior Template:Bridgestone LHR RallyCross Team 3 22px Dylan Smith 4-5
22px Solstice Racing Template:BF Goodrich No Fear Racing 7 22px Caleb Paul 4, 7
22px Lemon Power Template:Michelin Lemon Power 35 22px Nick Kahrs 7
22px 125 RallyCross Template:BF Goodrich 125 RallyCross 125 22px Daniel Bellamy 1-5, 7
22px Rebel Riley Racing Template:Pirelli Rebel Riley Racing 5 22px Riley Artim 2
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
22px Lester Racing Template:Pirelli GoPro Racing 50 22px Casey Lester 5-6

Team and Driver Changes

  • Dylan Livengood announced his semi-retirement from NASA RallyCross on 23 November 2014.
  • Tanner Smith was originally hired for the third car at Revolution Racing, but the teams status is unknown due to Livengood's retirement.
  • Cody Erdmann leaves Red Bull Subaru MRT to form his own team, driving Volkswagens.
  • Tristan Hagenstein moves into Car #2 for Red Bull Subaru MRT.
  • Casey Lester was hired for the second Area 52 car.

Events

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 Tanner Smith N/A 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Daniel Bellamy
2 22px Valkenswaard 22px Josh Mertz 22px Daniel Bellamy 22px Dylan Livengood N/A 22px Tanner Smith 22px Dylan Smith 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Volkswagen 22px Daniel Bellamy
3 22px Island Rally 22px Tanner Smith 22px Tanner Smith 22px Dylan Smith 22px Josh Mertz 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Daniel Bellamy
4 22px St. Eustache 22px Josh Mertz 22px Caleb Paul 22px Josh Mertz 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Chris Wetz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Dylan Smith
5 22px NPVG South 22px Dylan Smith 22px Tanner Smith 22px Steve Rada 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Dylan Smith 22px Subaru MRT Junior 22px Subaru 22px Dylan Smith
6 22px Negus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Smith N/A 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Tanner Smith 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Brandon Nicholson
7 22px Las Vegas 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood N/A 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Caleb Paul

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Croft 22px Josh Mertz 3
22px Valkenswaard 7
22px Island Rally 11
22px St. Eustache 13
22px Proving Grounds South 4
22px Negus 2
22px Las Vegas 8

2015A 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 GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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 Pts 
1 22px Josh Mertz C MRT RallyCross Team 1 2 1 4 9 2 2 117
2 22px Dylan Livengood C Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 3 3 2 5 5 3 1 109
3 22px Tanner Smith C Rockstar Revolution Racing 2 6 5 2 2 1 7 107
4 22px Dylan Smith C LHR Area 52 Racing 10 1 8 83
P LHR RallyCross Team 3 1
C LHR Zest RallyCross Team 6
5 22px Chris Wetz C K1 Revolution Racing 5 DNS 7 1 3 5 75
6 22px Tristan Hagenstein C GLM RallyCross Team 7 5 3 6 4 4 62
7 22px Daniel Bellamy P 125 RallyCross 6 4 6 11 PO 5 59
8 22px Brandon Nicholson P Rockstar Revolution Autosport 9 8 9 12 8 9 47
9 22px Cody Erdmann C CER Area 52 Racing 8 DNS DNS 47
C CER Area 52 Designs RallyCross Team 8 3
10 22px Arnold Columbia C RSS Team Klondike 10 13 10 7 28
11 22px Adam Sweet P REvolution/SVDC Autosport 7 7 11 26
12 22px Caleb Paul P No Fear Racing 81 4 22
13 22px Keith Sherman P Purple Power 9 6 19
14 22px Casey Lester P Lester Racing 6 10 18
15 22px Elliot Porterfield C RalliArt Revolution Junior 4 13
16 22px Brandon Lambert C AEM/Rockstar Revolution Racing 4 13
17 22px Steve Rada P Big Evil Racing 7 11
18 22px Nick Kahrs P Lemon Power 8 9
19 22px Tim Johnston P Kickin Asphalt Racing 9 8
20 22px Riley Artim P Rebel Riley Racing 10 7
21 22px Mark Sebetka C KDR Team Klondike 10 7
22 22px Ken Murray C KDR Team Klondike 11 6
23 22px Chad Mikosz P Mikosz Racing 14 3
Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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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

1Car #7 was penalized one position for improper penalty box procedures.

2015A Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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 Pts 
1 22px Subaru 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 130
2 22px Mitsubishi 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 130
3 22px VW 8 1 8 6 10 56
4 22px Ford 10 8 11 7 6 43
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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 Pts 

2015A Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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 Pts 
1 22px Revolution Racing 13 2 6 5 2 1 1 4 223
51 3 1
71 5 6 1 2 5
2 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 1 2 1 3 5 2 2 218
2 6 4 3 5 3 4 3
3 22px Revolution Junior 21 4 110
51 3 2 4 4 3
71 DNS
666 4
4 22px Area 52 Racing 22 8 1 7 68
52 7 DNS DNS
5 22px Great Lakes Motorsports 39 8 7 6 7 59
40 9 6
6 22px Subaru MRT Junior 3 6 21
4 8
Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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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)

2015A Privateers' Cup

Pos. Driver Team GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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 Pts 
1 22px Daniel Bellamy 125 RallyCross 6 4 6 10 PO 5 100
2 22px Brandon Nicholson Revolution Autosport 9 8 9 11 8 9 93
3 22px Adam Sweet REvolution/SVDC 7 7 9 46
4 22px Dylan Smith Subaru MRT Junior 3 1 40
5 22px Caleb Paul Solstice Racing 8 4 36
6 22px Casey Lester Lester Racing 6 10 34
7 22px Keith Sherman Mangled Metal Motorsports 9 6 28
8 22px Steve Rada Big Evil Racing 7 16
9 22px Tim Johnston Kickin Asphalt Racing 9 13
10 22px Nick Kahrs Lemon Power 8 13
11 22px Riley Artim Rebel Riley Racing 10 12
12 22px Chad Mikosz Mikosz Racing 14 10
Pos. Driver Team GBR
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NED
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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LV
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 Pts