2017B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2017B NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date June 13, 2017
End date August 22, 2017
Awards
Drivers' champion Ca.png Philip Kraus
Constructors' Champion At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion Us.png Doug DeNise
DeNise Racing
Manufacturers' Cup Fr.png Citroën
Nations' Cup Ca.png Canada
Chronology
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2017A 2017C


The 2017B NASA RallyCross Challenge season was the thirteenth season of the championship. After a sensational move to Area 52 Racing, Cody Erdmann was unable to win his third consecutive championship. Despite not starting the first event in Lydden Hill, Philip Kraus won his first championship in his second full season in NASA competition after a fierce battle with both Josh Mertz and Chris Wetz. The Canadian won four out of ten races, with Wetz winning three, Mertz winning two, and Erdmann winning at Area 52 Racing's home race in Milwaukee.


2017B Schedule

Round Grand Prix Circuit Location
1 British RallyCross GP Lydden Hill Gb.png Wooten,Kent, GBR
2 Dutch RallyCross GP Valkenswaard Circuit 22px Valkenswaard, NED
3 Canadian RallyCross GP St. Eustache Speedway Ca.png St. Eustache, CAN
4 Wisconsin RallyCross GP The Milwaukee Mile Us.png West Allis, WI, USA
5 Indiana RallyCross GP Lucas Oil Raceway Us.png Indianapolis, IN, USA
6 Texas RallyCross GP Circuit of the Americas Us.png Austin, TX, USA
7 Cañon City RallyCross GP Negus Circuit Us.png Canon City, CO, USA
8 Lakewood RallyCross GP NASA Proving Grounds South Us.png Lakewood, CO, USA
9 Seattle RallyCross GP Evergreen Speedway Us.png Seattle, WA, USA
10 Vancouver RallyCross GP Bent Twig Raceway Ca.png Vancouver, BC, CAN


Calendar Changes

  • NASA returns to Great Britain for the first time since 2015B. The series will run at Lydden Hill.
  • To cut costs, the overseas rounds in Germany, Spain, and Japan have been dropped.
  • Domestic races in Long Island and Watkins Glen were dropped along with the international races.
  • The series will visit the midwest for the first time, with a round in Wisconsin, and Indiana. The series will run modified versions of the Milwaukee Mile, and Lucas Oil Raceway, respectively.
  • The series will vist the northwest as well, with Seattle joining Vancouver at the end of the championship.
  • Circuit of the Americas will see Rallycross for the first time since 2014.
  • The series will visit the North course of the NASA Proving Grounds, per the alternating agreement with the Lakewood circuit.


2017B Drivers and Teams

SuperCars Entry List

NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Tire No. Driver Rds
Citroën
(Citroën C4 RX)
Us.png Area 52 Racing P 1 De.png Cody Erdmann 1-6
19 Ca.png Philip Kraus All
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Us.png East Coast Autosport F 76 Us.png Noah Carmichael 1-2, 7-8
Honda
(Honda Civic)
Us.png Honda Monster V2RT F 24 Us.png Victor Vallee 1-7
42 Us.png Casey Lester 1-5
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Revolution Racing H 22 Us.png Casey Lester 6-10
23 Us.png Chris Wetz All
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT B 51 Ca.png Dylan Livengood All
81 De.png Josh Mertz All
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Us.png Iceberg MSE H 91 Us.png Brenden Berg 1-5, 9-10
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png 779 Racing Y 77 Us.png Zack Johnson All
79 Us.png Spencer Gilmour 5
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Us.png Nicholson Enterprises M 92 Us.png Brandon Nicholson 6
At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT B 27 22px Tristan Hagenstein 10
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Us.png DeNise Autosport M 10 Us.png Doug DeNise All


Team and Driver Changes

  • Cody Erdmann will take the #1 to his own squad, Area 52 Racing. He will partner Philip Kraus. Casey Lester leaves the American squad after one season.
  • MRT is left to find a second car after the departure of Cody Erdmann, and the retirement of Tristan Hagenstein.
  • Dylan Livengood leaves Revolution Racing, citing performance issues as to why the Canadian leaves his own squad. He later announced his intention to join his friend and rival, Josh Mertz at MRT.
  • V2RT signs Casey Lester, who left Area 52 Racing, and expands to a works team for Honda, switching from Michelin tires to Firestone tires.


Events & Results

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 Gb.png Lydden Hill De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Cody Erdmann Us.png Victor Vallee Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Brenden Berg
2 22px Valkenswaard Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Victor Vallee Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Brenden Berg
3 Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Victor Vallee Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Doug DeNise Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Area 52 Racing Fr.png Citroën Us.png Doug DeNise
4 Us.png Milwaukee De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Cody Erdmann Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Cody Erdmann Us.png Area 52 Racing Fr.png Citroën Us.png Doug DeNise
5 Us.png Indianapolis De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Victor Vallee Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Area 52 Racing Fr.png Citroën Us.png Spencer Gilmour
6 Us.png Austin Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Casey Lester De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Doug DeNise
7 Us.png Negus De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Victor Vallee Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Area 52 Racing Fr.png Citroën Us.png Doug DeNise
8 Us.png NPVG North Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Casey Lester Ca.png Dylan Livengood Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Area 52 Racing Fr.png Citroën Us.png Doug DeNise
9 Us.png Seattle Us.png Brenden Berg Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Brenden Berg Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Doug DeNise
10 Ca.png Bent Twig De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Brenden Berg Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Doug DeNise


Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Gb.png Lydden Hill De.png Josh Mertz 3
22px Valkenswaard Us.png Chris Wetz 2
Ca.png St. Eustache 6
Us.png Milwaukee 2
Us.png Indianapolis 1
Us.png Austin Ca.png Philip Kraus 2
Us.png Negus 6
Us.png NPVG North 10
Us.png Seattle 8
Ca.png Bent Twig

2017B 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 20 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 1



Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
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1 Ca.png Philip Kraus C Us.png Area 52 Racing 10 22 1A 22 12 22 11 12 31 32 185
2 Us.png Chris Wetz C Us.png Revolution Racing 22 1B 2LCQ 4LCQ 21 4A 3B 31 1A 1B 178
3 De.png Josh Mertz C At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 11 3A 61 31 3LCQ 11 2A 2A 22N6 61 173
4 Ca.png Dylan Livengood C At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 5LCQN1 4LCQ 4 5B 4B 6 52 4LCQ 5LCQ 5LCQ 127
5 Us.png Doug DeNise P Us.png DeNise Autosport 11 8 5B 7 11 7 4 7 4 4 103
6 Us.png Casey Lester C Us.png Honda Monster V2RT 8 7 10 9 8 94
C Us.png Revolution Racing 5LCQ 7 6 B 8 8
7 Us.png Zack Johnson P Us.png 779 Racing 9 10 8 8 7 9 7 8 7 9 88
8 Us.png Victor Vallee C Us.png Monster Honda V2RT 3BN2 61N3 32 6 6AN4 3B DSQLCQ
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9 Us.png Brenden Berg P Us.png Iceberg MSE 6 5N3 7 10 11 6B 7A 69
10 De.png Cody Erdmann C Us.png Area 52 Racing 4AN2 11 11 1A 9 10 62
11 Us.png Noah Carmichael C Us.png East Coast Autosport 7 9 6 5 41
12 22px Tristan Hagenstein P At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 2 17
13 Us.png Spencer Gilmour P Us.png 779 Racing 5 12
13 Us.png Brandon Nicholson P Us.png Nicholson Enterprises 8 9
14 Us.png Andrew Odom P Us.png Odoma Autosport 9 8
Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
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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


  • N2 - Cody Erdmann was penalized one position for not announcing contact with Victor Vallee over the radio, which prevented Race Control from reviewing the contact until after the race.
  • N3 - Victor Vallee and Brenden Berg were both penalized and sent to the back of the final of the Dutch GP for failing to take two jokers.


2017B Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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 Pts 
1 Fr.png Citroën 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 194
2 Jp.png Mitsubishi 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 3 1 1 178
3 Jp.png Subaru 1 3 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 177
4 De.png Volkswagen 11 8 5 7 10 7 4 7 4 4 103
5 Jp.png Honda 3 6 3 6 6 3 DSQ 85
6 Us.png Ford 6 5 7 10 11 6 5 6 82
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2017B Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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 Pts 
1 At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 51 5LCQ 4LCQ 4 5B 4B 6 42 4LCQ 4LCQ 3LCQ 308
81 11 3A 51 31 3LCQ 11 2A 2A 22 41
2 Us.png Area 52 Racing 1 4A DNS DNS 1A DNS DNS 263
19 DNS 22 1A 22 12 22 11 12 31 22
3 Us.png Revolution Racing 22 5LCQ 7 6B DNS DNS 237
23 22 1B 2LCQ 4LCQ 21 4A 3B 31 1A 1B
4 Us.png Honda Monster V2RT 24 3B 51 32 6 5A 3B DSQLCQ 140
42 7 6 DNS 7 6
5 Us.png East Coast Autosport 76 6 7 5 5 45
Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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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)


2017B Privateers' Cup

Pos. Driver Team GBR
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CAN
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 Pts 
1 Us.png Doug DeNise DeNise Autosport 3 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 185
2 Us.png Zack Johnson 779 Racing 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 4 158
3 Us.png Brenden Berg Iceberg MSE 1 1 2 3 4 2 3 118
4 22px Tristan Hagenstein Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 20
5 Us.png Spencer Gilmour 779 Racing 1 20
6 Us.png Brandon Nicholson Nicholson Enterprises 2 17
7 Us.png Andrew Odom Odoma Autosport 4 13
Pos. Driver Team GBR
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 Pts