2017C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2017C NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date October 3, 2017
End date December 12, 2017
Awards
Drivers' champion De.png Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion Us.png Casey Lester
Lester Racing
Manufacturers' Cup Jp.png Subaru
Nations' Cup De.png Germany
Tires' Cup Jp.png Bridgestone
Chronology
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2017B 2018A

The 2017C NASA RallyCross Challenge season was the fourteenth season of the championship. Philip Kraus returned as the defending Drivers' Champion, but was unable to defend his title. His teammate, Josh Mertz, beat Kraus at the final race of the season in Croft to overhaul the Canadian and win his fifth championship.

Background

After two seasons of high downforce, low drag cars with a six speed gearbox, the regulations changed. Dubbed "Gen-3", the new cars were heavier, had four speed gearboxes, and had faster top speed.

2017C Schedule

Round Grand Prix Circuit Location
1 Dutch RallyCross GP Valkenswaard Circuit Nl.png Valkenswaard, NED
2 Canadian RallyCross GP St. Eustache Speedway Ca.png St. Eustache, CAN
3 Wisconsin RallyCross GP The Milwaukee Mile Us.png West Allis, WI, USA
4 Lakewood RallyCross GP South NASA Proving Grounds - South Us.png Lakewood, CO, USA
5 Cañon City RallyCross GP Negus Circuit Us.png Cañon City, CO, USA
6 Lakewood RX GP North NASA Proving Grounds - North Us.png Lakewood, CO, USA
7 Irwindale RallyCross GP Irwindale Speedway Us.png Irwindale, CA, USA
8 Seattle RallyCross GP Seattle Speedpark Us.png Seattle, WA, USA
9 Vancouver RallyCross GP Bent Twig Raceway Ca.png Vancouver, BC, CAN
10 British RallyCross GP Croft Circuit Gb.png North Yorkshire, GBR

Calendar Changes

  • NASA returns to the longtime opening round of Croft for 2017C, after one season at Lydden Hill. The venue was scheduled to host the opening round, but customs issues caused Croft to be placed as the season finale.
  • After experimenting with "roval" rounds in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and Seattle, NASA will return to Milwaukee and Seattle.
  • After poor track layouts, Indianapolis and Austin have been dropped.
  • The series will return to Irwindale for 2017C.
  • The series will also return to having three Colorado rounds, with Pikes Peak joining the schedule.
  • The series will visit the South course of the NASA Proving Grounds, per the alternating agreement with the Lakewood circuit.
  • The week before the series was to visit Pikes Peak, the venue cancelled the event. The series subsequently visited the North course of the NASA Proving Grounds in nearby Lakewood.
  • Evergreen Speedway's round of the Championship has been discontinued after one event. A purpose built track was constructed to host the Seattle round of the championship.

2017C 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)
At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT B 1 Ca.png Philip Kraus All
2 De.png Josh Mertz All
Honda
(Honda Civic RX)
Us.png V2 Racing Technologies F 24 Us.png Victor Vallee 3-10
76 Us.png Noah Carmichael 3-10
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Revolution Racing H 23 Us.png Chris Wetz All
51 Ca.png Dylan Livengood 1-5, 7-10
97 6
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Us.png AB Racing M 29 Us.png Alan Ballachino 1
Us.png Team Razer Enterprises M 29 Us.png Jacob Krause 3
42 2-10
Us.png Berg RallySport H 91 Us.png Brenden Berg 6-10
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Lester Racing H 50 Us.png Casey Lester All

Team and Driver Changes

  • After a poor season, Dylan Livengood leaves MRT and returns to Revolution Racing.
  • Philip Kraus leaves Area 52 Racing and moves to Red Bull Subaru MRT.
  • Cody Erdmann announced his indefinite retirement from NASA RallyCross before the season.
  • Casey Lester returns to privateer competition after a two-season absence, being the odd man out at Revolution Racing with Livengood's return. He once again pilots a Mitsubishi.
  • Victor Vallee rejoins the series after his suspension was lifted. He recruited rookie Noah Carmichael to pilot the second Honda, renumbered #76.
  • Dylan Livengood renumbered his usual #51 to the #97 at Proving Grounds North to pay tribute to his friend Makayla Grote after her tragic death on November 17th.

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 Nl.png Valkenswaard De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Philip Kraus Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Casey Lester Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Casey Lester
2 Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Casey Lester De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester
3 Us.png Milwaukee Ca.png Philip Kraus Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Casey Lester Ca.png Philip Kraus At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester
4 Us.png NPVG South De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Casey Lester De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Ca.png Philip Kraus At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester
5 Us.png Negus De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester
6 Us.png NPVG North De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Victor Vallee De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Brenden Berg
7 Us.png Irwindale De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Casey Lester
8 Us.png Seattle De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Victor Vallee De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester
9 Ca.png Bent Twig Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Brenden Berg Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Brenden Berg Us.png Berg RallySport Us.png Ford Us.png Brenden Berg
10 Gb.png Croft Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Brenden Berg Ca.png Philip Kraus Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Brenden Berg

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Nl.png Valkenswaard Us.png Chris Wetz 2
Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Josh Mertz 1
Us.png Milwaukee Ca.png Philip Kraus 4
Us.png NPVG South 8
Us.png Negus 6
Us.png NPVG North 1
Us.png Irwindale 4
Us.png Seattle 1
Ca.png Bent Twig 1
Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz 3

2017C 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 NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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 Pts 
1 De.png Josh Mertz C At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 31 1B 32 3A 11 11 3A 11 2 11 192
2 Ca.png Philip Kraus C At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 2A 21 11 11 2A 32 22 22 32 2A 189
3 Us.png Chris Wetz C Us.png Revolution Racing 12 42 2A 2B 3LCQ 2A 11 4A 6A 5LCQ 166
4 Ca.png Dylan Livengood C Us.png Revolution Racing 4B 3A 4B 5LCQ 42 5B 6B 5B 4B 6B 135
5 Us.png Casey Lester P Us.png Lester Racing 5LCQ 5LCQ 5LCQ 62 6 9 5 6 7 8 110
6 Us.png Victor Vallee C Us.png V2 Racing Technologies 4 5B 6LCQ 4LCQ 3LCQ 5LCQ 3 92
7 Us.png Jacob Krause P Us.png Team Razer Enterprises 6 6 8 7 8 8 8 8 9 85
8 Us.png Brenden Berg P Us.png Berg RallySport 4 7 9 12 42 68
9 Us.png Noah Carmichael C Us.png V2 Racing Technologies 7 8 7 9 7 9 7 65
10 Us.png Alan Ballachino P Us.png AB Racing 6 11
Pos. Driver Cup Team NED
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CAN
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MIL
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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

2017C Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer NED
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CAN
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NEG
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BTW
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GBR
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 Pts 
1 Jp.png Subaru 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 207
2 Jp.png Mitsubishi 1 3 2 2 3 2 1 4 4 5 172
3 Us.png Ford 6 6 6 8 8 4 7 8 1 4 121
4 Jp.png Honda 4 6 6 4 3 5 3 92
Pos. Manufacturer NED
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CAN
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2017C Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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SEA
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GBR
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 Pts 
1 At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 2A 21 11 11 2A 32 22 22 22 2A 386
2 31 1B 32 3A 11 11 3A 11 1 11
2 Us.png Revolution Racing 23 12 42 2A 2B 3B 2A 11 4A 5A 4LCQ 305
51 4B 3A 4B 5LCQ 42 5B 4B 3B 5B
97 4B
3 Us.png V2 Racing Technologies 24 4 5B 5LCQ 4LCQ 3LCQ 4LCQ 3 171
76 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Pos. Constructor No. NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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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)

2017C Privateers' Cup

Pos. Driver Team NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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IRW
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GBR
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 Pts 
1 Us.png Casey Lester Lester Racing 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 191
2 Us.png Jacob Krause Team Razer Enterprises 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 147
3 Us.png Brenden Berg Berg RallySport 1 2 3 1 1 92
4 Us.png Alan Ballachino AB Racing 2 17
Pos. Driver Team NED
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CAN
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 Pts