2017B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season
|2017B NASA RallyCross season|
|NASA RallyCross Challenge|
|Start date||June 13, 2017|
|End date||August 22, 2017|
|Drivers' champion||Philip Kraus|
|Constructors' Champion||Red Bull Subaru MRT|
|Privateers' Champion|| Doug DeNise|
|Previous season||Next season|
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.
|1||British RallyCross GP||Lydden Hill||Wooten,Kent, GBR|
|2||Dutch RallyCross GP||Valkenswaard Circuit||22px Valkenswaard, NED|
|3||Canadian RallyCross GP||St. Eustache Speedway||St. Eustache, CAN|
|4||Wisconsin RallyCross GP||The Milwaukee Mile||West Allis, WI, USA|
|5||Indiana RallyCross GP||Lucas Oil Raceway||Indianapolis, IN, USA|
|6||Texas RallyCross GP||Circuit of the Americas||Austin, TX, USA|
|7||Cañon City RallyCross GP||Negus Circuit||Canon City, CO, USA|
|8||Lakewood RallyCross GP||NASA Proving Grounds South||Lakewood, CO, USA|
|9||Seattle RallyCross GP||Evergreen Speedway||Seattle, WA, USA|
|10||Vancouver RallyCross GP||Bent Twig Raceway||Vancouver, BC, CAN|
- 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|
(Citroën C4 RX)
|Area 52 Racing||P||1||Cody Erdmann||1-6|
(Ford Focus RX)
|East Coast Autosport||76||Noah Carmichael||1-2, 7-8|
|Honda Monster V2RT||24||Victor Vallee||1-7|
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
|Revolution Racing||H||22||Casey Lester||6-10|
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
|Red Bull Subaru MRT||B||51||Dylan Livengood||All|
|NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points|
(Ford Focus RX)
|Iceberg MSE||H||91||Brenden Berg||1-5, 9-10|
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
|779 Racing||Y||77||Zack Johnson||All|
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
|Nicholson Enterprises||M||92||Brandon Nicholson||6|
|Red Bull Subaru MRT||B||27||22px Tristan Hagenstein||10|
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
|DeNise Autosport||M||10||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||Lydden Hill||Josh Mertz||Josh Mertz||Chris Wetz||Cody Erdmann||Victor Vallee||Dylan Livengood||Josh Mertz||Red Bull Subaru MRT||Subaru||Brenden Berg|
|2||22px Valkenswaard||Chris Wetz||Victor Vallee||Philip Kraus||Josh Mertz||Chris Wetz||Dylan Livengood||Chris Wetz||Revolution Racing||Mitsubishi||Brenden Berg|
|3||St. Eustache||Josh Mertz||Josh Mertz||Victor Vallee||Philip Kraus||Doug DeNise||Chris Wetz||Philip Kraus||Area 52 Racing||Citroën||Doug DeNise|
|4||Milwaukee||Cody Erdmann||Josh Mertz||Philip Kraus||Cody Erdmann||Dylan Livengood||Chris Wetz||Cody Erdmann||Area 52 Racing||Citroën||Doug DeNise|
|5||Indianapolis||Josh Mertz||Chris Wetz||Philip Kraus||Victor Vallee||Dylan Livengood||Josh Mertz||Philip Kraus||Area 52 Racing||Citroën||Spencer Gilmour|
|6||Austin||Chris Wetz||Josh Mertz||Philip Kraus||Chris Wetz||Victor Vallee||Casey Lester||Josh Mertz||Red Bull Subaru MRT||Subaru||Doug DeNise|
|7||Negus||Josh Mertz||Philip Kraus||Dylan Livengood||Josh Mertz||Chris Wetz||Victor Vallee||Philip Kraus||Area 52 Racing||Citroën||Doug DeNise|
|8||NPVG North||Chris Wetz||Chris Wetz||Philip Kraus||Josh Mertz||Casey Lester||Dylan Livengood||Philip Kraus||Area 52 Racing||Citroën||Doug DeNise|
|9||Seattle||Brenden Berg||Philip Kraus||Josh Mertz||Chris Wetz||Brenden Berg||Dylan Livengood||Chris Wetz||Revolution Racing||Mitsubishi||Doug DeNise|
|10||Bent Twig||Josh Mertz||Josh Mertz||Philip Kraus||Brenden Berg||Chris Wetz||Dylan Livengood||Chris Wetz||Revolution Racing||Mitsubishi||Doug DeNise|
|Championship leader table|
|Lydden Hill||Josh Mertz||3|
|22px Valkenswaard||Chris Wetz||2|
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|
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
- N1 - Tristan Hagenstein substituted for Dylan Livengood at the British Grand Prix due to a medical emergency. All points and results were recorded as Livengood.
- 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.
- N4 - Victor Vallee was dropped from fourth in the final to sixth, after intentionally wrecking Josh Mertz.
- N5 - Victor Vallee was disqualified from the Cañon City GP for spinning Josh Mertz, and intentionally wrecking Dylan Livengood after exiting the penalty box.
2017B Manufacturers' Championship
2017B Constructors' Championship
2017B Privateers' Cup