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 22px Philip Kraus
Constructors' Champion 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion 22px Doug DeNise
DeNise Racing
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Citroën
Nations' Cup 22px 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 22px Wooten,Kent, GBR
2 Dutch RallyCross GP Valkenswaard Circuit 22px Valkenswaard, NED
3 Canadian RallyCross GP St. Eustache Speedway 22px St. Eustache, CAN
4 Wisconsin RallyCross GP The Milwaukee Mile 22px West Allis, WI, USA
5 Indiana RallyCross GP Lucas Oil Raceway 22px Indianapolis, IN, USA
6 Texas RallyCross GP Circuit of the Americas 22px Austin, TX, USA
7 Cañon City RallyCross GP Negus Circuit 22px Canon City, CO, USA
8 Lakewood RallyCross GP NASA Proving Grounds South 22px Lakewood, CO, USA
9 Seattle RallyCross GP Evergreen Speedway 22px Seattle, WA, USA
10 Vancouver RallyCross GP Bent Twig Raceway 22px 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)
22px Area 52 Racing Template:Pirelli 1 22px Cody Erdmann 1-6
19 22px Philip Kraus All
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
22px East Coast Autosport Template:Firestone 76 22px Noah Carmichael 1-2, 7-8
Honda
(Honda Civic)
22px Honda Monster V2RT Template:Firestone 24 22px Victor Vallee 1-7
42 22px Casey Lester 1-5
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Revolution Racing Template:Hoosier 22 22px Casey Lester 6-10
23 22px Chris Wetz All
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px Red Bull Subaru MRT Template:Bridgestone 51 22px Dylan Livengood All
81 22px Josh Mertz All
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
22px Iceberg MSE Template:Hercules 91 22px Brenden Berg 1-5, 9-10
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px 779 Racing Template:Yokohama 77 22px Zack Johnson All
79 22px Spencer Gilmour 5
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px Nicholson Enterprises Template:Michelin 92 22px Brandon Nicholson 6
22px Red Bull Subaru MRT Template:Bridgestone 27 22px Tristan Hagenstein 10
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
22px DeNise Autosport Template:Michelin 10 22px 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 22px Lydden Hill 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Victor Vallee 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Brenden Berg
2 22px Valkenswaard 22px Chris Wetz 22px Victor Vallee 22px Philip Kraus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Brenden Berg
3 22px St. Eustache 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Victor Vallee 22px Philip Kraus 22px Doug DeNise 22px Chris Wetz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Citroën 22px Doug DeNise
4 22px Milwaukee 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Chris Wetz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Citroën 22px Doug DeNise
5 22px Indianapolis 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Victor Vallee 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Citroën 22px Spencer Gilmour
6 22px Austin 22px Chris Wetz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Chris Wetz 22px Victor Vallee 22px Casey Lester 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Doug DeNise
7 22px Negus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Victor Vallee 22px Philip Kraus 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Citroën 22px Doug DeNise
8 22px NPVG North 22px Chris Wetz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Casey Lester 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Philip Kraus 22px Area 52 Racing 22px Citroën 22px Doug DeNise
9 22px Seattle 22px Brenden Berg 22px Philip Kraus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Brenden Berg 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Doug DeNise
10 22px Bent Twig 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Brenden Berg 22px Chris Wetz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Doug DeNise

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Lydden Hill 22px Josh Mertz 3
22px Valkenswaard 22px Chris Wetz 2
22px St. Eustache 6
22px Milwaukee 2
22px Indianapolis 1
22px Austin 22px Philip Kraus 2
22px Negus 6
22px NPVG North 10
22px Seattle 8
22px 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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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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IND
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AUS
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NEG
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PVGN
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SEA
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BTW
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 Pts 
1 22px Philip Kraus C 22px Area 52 Racing 10 22 1A 22 12 22 11 12 31 32 185
2 22px Chris Wetz C 22px Revolution Racing 22 1B 2LCQ 4LCQ 21 4A 3B 31 1A 1B 178
3 22px Josh Mertz C 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 11 3A 61 31 3LCQ 11 2A 2A 22N6 61 173
4 22px Dylan Livengood C 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 5LCQN1 4LCQ 4 5B 4B 6 52 4LCQ 5LCQ 5LCQ 127
5 22px Doug DeNise P 22px DeNise Autosport 11 8 5B 7 11 7 4 7 4 4 103
6 22px Casey Lester C 22px Honda Monster V2RT 8 7 10 9 8 94
C 22px Revolution Racing 5LCQ 7 6 B 8 8
7 22px Zack Johnson P 22px 779 Racing 9 10 8 8 7 9 7 8 7 9 88
8 22px Victor Vallee C 22px Monster Honda V2RT 3BN2 61N3 32 6 6AN4 3B DSQLCQ
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9 22px Brenden Berg P 22px Iceberg MSE 6 5N3 7 10 11 6B 7A 69
10 22px Cody Erdmann C 22px Area 52 Racing 4AN2 11 11 1A 9 10 62
11 22px Noah Carmichael C 22px East Coast Autosport 7 9 6 5 41
12 22px Tristan Hagenstein P 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 2 17
13 22px Spencer Gilmour P 22px 779 Racing 5 12
13 22px Brandon Nicholson P 22px Nicholson Enterprises 8 9
14 22px Andrew Odom P 22px Odoma Autosport 9 8
Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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IND
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AUS
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NEG
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PVGN
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SEA
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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

  • 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.
  • N6 - Josh Mertz was penalized one position for avoidable contact with Philip Kraus.

2017B Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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IND
22px
AUS
22px
NEG
22px
PVGN
22px
SEA
22px
BTW
22px
 Pts 
1 22px Citroën 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 194
2 22px Mitsubishi 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 3 1 1 178
3 22px Subaru 1 3 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 177
4 22px Volkswagen 11 8 5 7 10 7 4 7 4 4 103
5 22px Honda 3 6 3 6 6 3 DSQ 85
6 22px Ford 6 5 7 10 11 6 5 6 82
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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IND
22px
AUS
22px
NEG
22px
PVGN
22px
SEA
22px
BTW
22px
 Pts 

2017B Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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NED
22px
CAN
22px
MIL
22px
IND
22px
AUS
22px
NEG
22px
PVGN
22px
SEA
22px
BTW
22px
 Pts 
1 22px 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 22px Area 52 Racing 1 4A DNS DNS 1A DNS DNS 263
19 DNS 22 1A 22 12 22 11 12 31 22
3 22px Revolution Racing 22 5LCQ 7 6B DNS DNS 237
23 22 1B 2LCQ 4LCQ 21 4A 3B 31 1A 1B
4 22px Honda Monster V2RT 24 3B 51 32 6 5A 3B DSQLCQ 140
42 7 6 DNS 7 6
5 22px East Coast Autosport 76 6 7 5 5 45
Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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NED
22px
CAN
22px
MIL
22px
IND
22px
AUS
22px
NEG
22px
PVGN
22px
SEA
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)

2017B Privateers' Cup

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