2018A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2018A NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date February 20th, 2018
End date April 24th, 2018
Awards
Drivers' champion 22px Philip Kraus
Constructors' Champion 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion 22px Noah Carmichael
East Coast Autosport
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Subaru
Nations' Cup 22px Canada
Chronology
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2017C 2018B

The 2018A NASA RallyCross Challenge season will be the fifteenth season of the championship. Josh Mertz will return as the defending Drivers' Champion, along with his team, Red Bull Subaru MRT, as the defending Constructors' Champions. 2018A will be the final season with the current body style of vehicles, along with current tracks. For 2018B, NASA will run a "Gen-4" chassis, supplied by Ford, Subaru and Volkswagen.

2018A Schedule

Round Grand Prix Circuit Location
1 British RallyCross GP Croft Circuit 22px North Yorkshire, 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 Cañon City RallyCross GP Negus Circuit 22px Cañon City, CO, USA
6 Aspen RallyCross GP Buttermilk Ski Area 22px Aspen, CO, USA
7 Lakewood RX GP North NASA Proving Grounds - North 22px Lakewood, CO, USA
8 Daytona RallyCross GP Daytona International Speedway 22px Daytona, FL, USA
9 Seattle RallyCross GP Seattle Speedpark 22px Seattle, WA, USA
10 Vancouver RallyCross GP Bent Twig Raceway 22px Vancouver, BC, CAN

Calendar Changes

  • Croft returns to the beginning of the season, after customs issues caused the venue to close out the 2017C season.
  • Aspen returns to the calendar, previously running one event in 2016A.
  • Irwindale was dropped after one season.
  • Daytona is added to the schedule, after successful tests in the off season.

2018A 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)
22px Red Bull Subaru MRT Template:Bridgestone 1 22px Josh Mertz All
2 22px Philip Kraus All
Honda
(Honda Civic)
22px Lambert Motorsport Technologies Template:Michelin 46 22px Brandon Lambert 1-6, 8
52 22px Cody Erdmann 1-6
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Revolution Racing Template:Hoosier 23 22px Chris Wetz All
51 22px Dylan Livengood All
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
22px Team Razer Enterprises Template:Michelin 42 22px Jacob Krause All
22px East Coast Autosport Template:Firestone 76 22px Noah Carmichael All
Honda
(Honda Civic)
22px V2 Racing Technologies Template:Michelin 24 22px Victor Vallee All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi Template:Dunlop 13 22px Casey Lester All
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
22px Iceberg MSE Template:Hercules 91 22px Brenden Berg 1-3

Team and Driver Changes

  • Josh Mertz and Philip Kraus swap numbers, following Mertz's fifth title.
  • Cody Erdmann and Brandon Lambert announced their return to the NASA RallyCross Challenge, resulting in all of the champions competing at once since 2014A.
  • Noah Carmichael and Victor Vallee ended their technical partnership.
  • Casey Lester picks funding up from Baskin Robbins.
  • Brenden Berg switches to Volkswagen.

Events & Results

Rd. Race Seeding Quarter Final 1 Quarter Final 2 Quarter Final 3 Semi Final A Semi Final B LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Private Winner
1 22px Croft 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Victor Vallee 22px Chris Wetz 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Philip Kraus 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Victor Vallee
2 22px Valkenswaard 22px Josh Mertz 22px Victor Vallee 22px Chris Wetz N/A 22px Josh Mertz 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Victor Vallee
3 22px St. Eustache 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Brandon Lambert N/A 22px Philip Kraus 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Victor Vallee 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Victor Vallee
4 22px Milwaukee 22px Chris Wetz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Philip Kraus N/A 22px Victor Vallee 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Josh Mertz 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi 22px Victor Vallee
5 22px Negus 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Brandon Lambert N/A 22px Josh Mertz 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Philip Kraus 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Casey Lester
6 22px Aspen 22px Philip Kraus 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Chris Wetz N/A 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Jacob Krause 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Noah Carmichael
7 22px NPVG North 22px Philip Kraus 22px Philip Kraus 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Chris Wetz 22px Victor Vallee 22px Jacob Krause 22px Philip Kraus 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Victor Vallee
8 22px Daytona 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Chris Wetz N/A 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Josh Mertz 22px Jacob Krause 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Casey Lester
9 22px Seattle 22px Philip Kraus 22px Philip Kraus 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Victor Vallee 22px Chris Wetz 22px Noah Carmichael 22px Philip Kraus 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Victor Vallee
Rd. Race Seeding Heat 1 Heat 2 LCQ Final 1 Final 2 Final 3 Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Private Winner
10 22px Bent Twig 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Philip Kraus 22px Chris Wetz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru 22px Casey Lester

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Croft 22px Philip Kraus 3
22px Valkenswaard 1
22px St. Eustache 22px Philip Kraus
22px Josh Mertz
Tie
22px Milwaukee 22px Philip Kraus 4
22px Negus 8
22px Aspen 5
22px NPVG North 8
22px Daytona 4
22px Seattle 11
22px Bent Twig 8

2018A 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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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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SEA
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BTW
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 Pts 
F1 F2 F3 O
1 22px Philip Kraus C 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 12 2 2A 32 11 2B 11 31 11 2 4 2 2H2-1 194
2 22px Josh Mertz C 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 21 3A 11 4LCQ 2A 1A 22 1B 42 1 1 1 1H1-1 186
3 22px Chris Wetz C 22px Revolution Racing 3A 12 9 11 6 62 3A 72 2B 3 2 3 3LCQ 153
4 22px Dylan Livengood C 22px Revolution Racing 5LCQ 4LCQ 7 7B 3LCQ 41 7Inj 8Inj 8Inj 7Inj 114
5 22px Noah Carmichael P 22px East Coast Autosport 8 7 11 8 10 3 6 5 5LCQ 5 5 5 5 104
6 22px Casey Lester P 22px Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi 11 8 8 9 7 5 8 4 6 4 3 4 4 101
7 22px Jacob Krause P 22px Team Razer Enterprises 9 9 6 6 8 7 5 6LCQ 7 6 90
8 22px Victor Vallee P 22px V2 Racing Technologies 73 51 5LCQ 5A DSQ 10 4B 9 3A DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 95
9 22px Brandon Lambert C 22px Lambert Motorsport Technologies 6B 6B 42 10 42 9 22 87
10 22px Cody Erdmann C 22px Lambert Motorsport Technologies 4 10 3B 2 5B 8 75
11 22px Brenden Berg P 22px Iceberg MSE 10 11 10 13
Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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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

2018A Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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SEA
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BTW
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 Pts 
1 22px Subaru 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 208
2 22px Mitsubishi 3 1 7 1 3 4 3 4 2 3 162
3 22px Honda 4 5 3 2 4 3 4 2 3 5 150
4 22px Ford 9 7 6 6 8 7 5 6 7 6 93
5 22px Volkswagen 10 11 10 20
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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SEA
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BTW
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2018A Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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SEA
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BTW
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 Pts 
1 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 21 3A 11 4LCQ 2A 1B 22 1B 32 11 382
2 12 2 2A 32 11 2A 11 31 11 22
2 22px Revolution Racing 23 3A 12 6 11 6 42 3A 4A 2B 3LCQ 263
51 5LCQ 4 5 5B 3LCQ 31 4 5 4 4
3 22px Lambert Motorsport Technologies 46 6B 5B 42 6 42 5 22 176
52 4 6 3B 2 5B 6
Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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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)

2018A Privateers' Cup

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Croft 22px Victor Vallee 3
22px Valkenswaard 6
22px St. Eustache 14
22px Milwaukee 18
22px Negus 1
22px Aspen 22px Noah Carmichael 2
22px NPVG North 22px Victor Vallee 2
22px Daytona 22px Noah Carmichael 2
22px Seattle 22px Victor Vallee 1
22px Bent Twig 22px Noah Carmichael 2
Pos. Driver Team GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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SEA
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BTW
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 Pts 
1 22px Noah Carmichael East Coast Autosport 2 2 5 3 3 1 3 2 2 2 162
2 22px Casey Lester Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi 5 3 3 4 1 2 4 1 3 1 160
3 22px Jacob Krause Team Razer Enterprises 3 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 4 3 154
4 22px Victor Vallee V2 Racing Technologies 1 1 1 1 DSQ 4 1 4 1 DSQ 146
5 22px Brenden Berg Iceberg MSE 4 5 4 38
Pos. Driver Team GBR
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NED
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CAN
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MIL
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NEG
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ASP
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PVGN
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DAY
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SEA
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BTW
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 Pts