2017B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season
|2017B NASA RallyCross season|
|NASA RallyCross Challenge|
|Start date||June 13, 2017|
|End date||August 22, 2017|
|Drivers' champion||22px Philip Kraus|
|Constructors' Champion||22px Red Bull Subaru MRT|
|Privateers' Champion||22px Doug DeNise|
|Manufacturers' Cup||22px Citroën|
|Nations' Cup||22px Canada|
|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||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|
- 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)
|22px Area 52 Racing||Template:Pirelli||1||22px Cody Erdmann||1-6|
|19||22px Philip Kraus||All|
(Ford Focus RX)
|22px East Coast Autosport||Template:Firestone||76||22px Noah Carmichael||1-2, 7-8|
|22px Honda Monster V2RT||Template:Firestone||24||22px Victor Vallee||1-7|
|42||22px Casey Lester||1-5|
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
|22px Revolution Racing||Template:Hoosier||22||22px Casey Lester||6-10|
|23||22px Chris Wetz||All|
(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 Focus RX)
|22px Iceberg MSE||Template:Hercules||91||22px Brenden Berg||1-5, 9-10|
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
|22px 779 Racing||Template:Yokohama||77||22px Zack Johnson||All|
|79||22px Spencer Gilmour||5|
(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 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 leader table|
|22px Lydden Hill||22px Josh Mertz||3|
|22px Valkenswaard||22px Chris Wetz||2|
|22px St. Eustache||6|
|22px Austin||22px Philip Kraus||2|
|22px NPVG North||10|
|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|
Bold – Fastest time in seeding
- 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
2017B Constructors' Championship
2017B Privateers' Cup