2017A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2017A NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date 21 February 2017
End date 24 April 2017
Awards
Drivers' champion 22px Cody Erdmann
Constructors' Champion 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion 22px Zack Johnson
K&N Racing
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Subaru
Nations' Cup 22px Germany
Tires' Cup 22px Bridgestone
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2016A 2017B

The 2017A NASA RallyCross Challenge season was the twelfth season of the championship. Cody Erdmann and Red Bull Subaru MRT will return to defend their Drivers' and Constructors' Championships, respectively. The season started on 21 February in Valkenswaard and ended on 24 April in Vancouver. For the first time ever, the NASA RallyCross Challenge will have a companion series, with the NASA SuperTrucks debuting this season.

Cody Erdmann won his second Drivers' Championship, defeating his teammate Josh Mertz once again. Erdmann, with two wins and five other podium finishes, beat Mertz by twelve points despite the fact of the four-time champion winning four races and finishing on the podium twice more. Red Bull Subaru MRT defended their Constructors' crown over Revolution Racing by 90 points, after a lackluster season by the Colorado-based squad.

2017A NASA SuperTrucks season
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NASA SuperTrucks
Season
Races 4
Start date 21 February 2017
End date 24 April 2017
Awards
Drivers' champion 22px Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion 22px Red Bull MRT
Privateers' Champion {{{private_champ}}}
Chronology
Previous season Next season
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2017A Schedule

Round Grand Prix Circuit Location
1 Dutch RallyCross GP Valkenswaard Circuit 22px Valkenwaard, NED
2 German RallyCross GP Munich Circuit 22px Munich, GER
3 Spanish RallyCross GP Barcelona Raceway 22px Barcelona, ESP
4 Watkins Glen RallyCross GP Watkins Glen International 22px Watkins Glen, NY, USA
5 Long Island RallyCross GP Island Rally 22px Long Island, NY, USA
6 Canadian RallyCross GP St. Eustache Speedway 22px St. Eustache, CAN
7 Lakewood RallyCross GP NASA Proving Grounds South 22px Lakewood, CO, USA
8 Negus RallyCross GP Negus Circuit 22px Canon City, CO, USA
9 Japanese RallyCross GP Suzuka International Racing Course 22px Suzuka, JPN
10 Bent Twig RallyCross GP Bent Twig Raceway 22px Vancouver, CAN

Calendar Changes

  • Aspen, Riverside, and Las Vegas have been dropped for 2017A.
  • New rounds in Watkins Glen and Japan have been added.
  • Long Island returns after a seasons absence.
  • Bent Twig and St. Eustache become night races.
  • The series will visit the South course of the NASA Proving Grounds, alternating with the north.

2017A Drivers and Teams

SuperCars Entry List

NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Tire No. Driver Rds
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px Red Bull Subaru MRT Template:Bridgestone 1 22px Cody Erdmann All
2 22px Josh Mertz All
3 22px Tristan Hagenstein All
Citroën
(Citroën C4 RX)
22px Area 52 Racing Template:Pirelli 13 22px Casey Lester All
19 22px Philip Kraus All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Revolution Racing Template:Hoosier 21 22px Dylan Livengood All
22 22px Dylan Smith All
23 22px Chris Wetz All
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
22px Great Lakes Motorsports Template:Michelin 39 22px Arnold Columbia 1-2
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px K&N Racing Template:Yokohama 527 22px Zack Johnson All
22px Kicker Racing Template:Michelin 91 22px Brenden Berg 6
22px Dylan Fenstemaker 9
Subaru
{Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px V2 Racing Technologies Template:Michelin 24 22px Victor Vallee 5-10


Team and Driver Changes

  • Cody Erdmann and his teammates will inherit Numbers 1, 2, and 3 due to Erdmann's first championship.
  • Revolution Racing changes numbers, with Dylan Livengood driving 21 and Chris Wetz returning to the 23. Dylan Smith retains the 22.
  • Area 52 Racing switches from Ford to Citroën, and hires Casey Lester to drive the team's second car.

SuperTrucks Entry List

Every driver competes in a Revolution Racing-built SuperTruck.

Team No. Driver Rds
22px Lester Racing ST 13 22px Casey Lester All
22px Ember Racing 41 22px Spencer Gilmour 1
22px Revolution Racing 51 22px Dylan Livengood All
71 22px Chris Wetz 1-3
22px Area 52 Racing 19 22px Philip Kraus 3
52 22px Cody Erdmann All
22px Red Bull MRT 81 22px Josh Mertz All
22px Kicker Racing 91 22px Brenden Berg 2
22px K&N Racing 527 22px Zack Johnson All

Events & Results

SuperCars

Rd. Race Seeding Quarter Final 1 Quarter Final 2 Semi Final A Semi Final B LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Private Winner
1 22px Valkenswaard 22px Josh Mertz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Dylan Smith 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Zack Johnson
2 22px Munich 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Dylan Smith 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Chris Wetz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Smith 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Arnold Columbia
3 22px Barcelona 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Zack Johnson
4 22px Watkins Glen 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Philip Kraus 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Dylan Smith 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Zack Johnson
5 22px Long Island 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Chris Wetz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Victor Vallee
6 22px St. Eustache 22px Josh Mertz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Victor Vallee 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Zack Johnson
7 22px NPVG South 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Philip Kraus 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Philip Kraus 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Citroën 22px Victor Vallee
8 22px Negus 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Chris Wetz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Philip Kraus 22px Dylan Smith 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Victor Vallee
9 22px Suzuka 22px Victor Vallee 22px Chris Wetz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Philip Kraus 22px Dylan Smith 22px Philip Kraus 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Citroën 22px Victor Vallee
10 22px Bent Twig 22px Philip Kraus 22px Chris Wetz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Josh Mertz 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Philip Kraus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Spencer Gilmour


SuperTrucks

Rd. Race Heat Pole Position Winning Driver Winning Team
1 22px St. Petersburg 22px Josh Mertz
22px Cody Erdmann
22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing
2 22px Watkins Glen 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Brenden Berg 22px Kicker Racing
3 22px Suzuka 22px Chris Wetz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Area 52 Racing
4 22px Bent Twig 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Casey Lester 22px Lester Racing ST

Championship Standings

SuperCars

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Valkenswaard 22px Josh Mertz 2
22px Munich
22px Barcelona 5
22px Watkins Glen 22px Cody Erdmann 1
22px Island Rally 3
22px St. Eustache 7
22px NPVG South 10
22px Negus 13
22px Suzuka 15
22px Bent Twig 12

2017A 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   QF Win   SF Win 
Points 31 29 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1 2 1


Pos. Driver Cup Team NED
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GER
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ESP
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WTG
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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JPN
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BTW
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 Pts 
1 22px Cody Erdmann C 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 5A 2A 4LCQ 1A 2LCQ 21 32 1A 2 42 289
3 22px Josh Mertz C 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 1A 4LCQ 1A 8 6B 1A 21 32 52 1A 277
3 22px Chris Wetz C 22px Revolution Racing 4 3B 3B 6 12 3B 5 21 31 51 272
4 22px Dylan Livengood C 22px Revolution Racing 2B 5 22 42 3 42 6B 8 6A 8 243
5 22px Philip Kraus C 22px Area 52 Racing 7 10 5 21 5A DNS 1A 5B 1B 2LCQ 242
6 22px Tristan Hagenstein C 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 3B 6B 51 5B 41 DNS 4 4 10 3B 230
7 22px Dylan Smith C 22px Revolution Racing 6LCQ 11 DNS 3 DNS DNS DNS 6LCQ 7LCQ 6 194
8 22px Casey Lester C 22px Area 52 Racing 8 9 7 7 8 7 8 DNS 4 10 172
9 22px Zack Johnson P 22px K&N Racing 9 8 9 9 9 8 DNS 9 9 DNS 152
10 22px Victor Vallee P 22px V2 Racing Technologies 7 5 7 7 8 9 112
11 22px Arnold Columbia P 22px Great Lakes Motorsports 10 7 32
12 22px Brenden Berg P 22px Kicker Racing 6 21
13 22px Spencer Gilmour P 22px K&N Racing 7 19
14 22px Dylan Fenstemaker P 22px Kicker Racing 11 11
Pos. Driver Cup Team NED
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GER
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ESP
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WTG
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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JPN
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BTW
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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 – Fastest time in seeding
1 2 – Winner of Quarterfinal 1, 2, or 3
A B – Winner of Semifinal A or B
LCQ – Winner of the Last Chance Qualifier

2017A Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer NED
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GER
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ESP
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WTG
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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JPN
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BTW
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 Pts 
1 22px Subaru 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 311
2 22px Mitsubishi 2 1 2 3 1 3 5 2 3 5 290
3 22px Citroën 7 9 5 2 5 7 1 5 1 2 244
4 22px Ford 10 7 32
Pos. Manufacturer NED
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GER
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ESP
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WTG
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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JPN
22px
BTW
22px
 Pts 

2017A Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. NED
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GER
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ESP
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WTG
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ISR
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CAN
22px
PVGS
22px
NEG
22px
JPN
22px
BTW
22px
 Pts 
1 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 51 2A 4LCQ 1A 2LCQ 21 32 1A 2 42 583
2 1A 4LCQ 1A 8 6B 1A 21 32 52 1A
3 32 62 61 5B 41 DNS 4LCQ 4 8 3B
2 22px Revolution Racing 21 2B 5 22 52 3 42 6B 7 6A 7 493
22 6LCQ 11 DNS 3LCQ DNS DNS DNS 6LCQ 7LCQ 6
23 4 3 3B 6 12 3B 5 21 31 41
3 22px Area 52 Racing 13 8 7 7 7 7 5 7 DNS 4 8 446
19 7 8 5 21 5A DNS 1A 5B 1B 2
Pos. Constructor No. NED
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GER
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ESP
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WTG
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ISR
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CAN
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PVGS
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NEG
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JPN
22px
BTW
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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)

2017A Privateers' Cup

Pos. Driver Team NED
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GER
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ESP
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WTG
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ISR
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CAN
22px
PVGS
22px
NEG
22px
JPN
22px
BTW
22px
 Pts 
1 22px Zack Johnson K&N Racing 1 2 1 1 2 3 DNS 2 2 DNS 292
2 22px Victor Vallee V2 Racing Technologies 1 1 1 1 1 2 184
3 22px Arnold Columbia Great Lakes Motorsports 2 1 60
4 22px Spencer Gilmour K&N Racing 1 29
5 22px Brenden Berg Kicker Racing 2 29
6 22px Dylan Fenstemaker Kicker Racing 3 27
Pos. Driver Team NED
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GER
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ESP
22px
WTG
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ISR
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CAN
22px
PVGS
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NEG
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JPN
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BTW
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 Pts 

SuperTrucks

2017A Drivers' Championship

Points are awarded to the top 15 finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 22 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6

Points are also awarded to the top 5 finishers in each heat race. The overall pole position is one bonus point.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th 
Points 5 4 3 2 1


Pos. Driver STP
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ISR
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JPN
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BTW
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 Pts 
H P F H P F H P F H P F
1 22px Josh Mertz 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 4 4 103
2 22px Casey Lester 3 3 6 3 4 6 3 1 88
3 22px Chris Wetz 2 1 5 7 1 2 3 DNS DNS 88
4 22px Dylan Livengood DNS DNS 3 6 6 4 2 2 3 76
5 22px Cody Erdmann 1 2 4 2 2 4 7 DSQ 1 1 2 76
6 22px Zack Johnson 2 5 7 5 5 5 DNS DNS 70
7 22px Philip Kraus 3 1 28
8 22px Brenden Berg 4 1 27
9 22px Spencer Gilmour 3 6 18
Pos. Driver H P F H P F H P F H P F  Pts 
STP
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ISR
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JPN
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BTW
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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)