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 Ca.png Philip Kraus
Constructors' Champion At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion Us.png Noah Carmichael
East Coast Autosport
Manufacturers' Cup De.png Subaru
Nations' Cup Ca.png 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 Gb.png North Yorkshire, GBR
2 Dutch RallyCross GP Valkenswaard Circuit Nl.png Valkenswaard, NED
3 Canadian RallyCross GP St. Eustache Speedway Ca.png St. Eustache, CAN
4 Wisconsin RallyCross GP The Milwaukee Mile Us.png West Allis, WI, USA
5 Cañon City RallyCross GP Negus Circuit Us.png Cañon City, CO, USA
6 Aspen RallyCross GP Buttermilk Ski Area Us.png Aspen, CO, USA
7 Lakewood RX GP North NASA Proving Grounds - North Us.png Lakewood, CO, USA
8 Daytona RallyCross GP Daytona International Speedway Us.png Daytona, FL, USA
9 Seattle RallyCross GP Seattle Speedpark Us.png Seattle, WA, USA
10 Vancouver RallyCross GP Bent Twig Raceway Ca.png 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)
At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT B 1 De.png Josh Mertz All
2 Ca.png Philip Kraus All
Honda
(Honda Civic)
Us.png Lambert Motorsport Technologies M 46 Us.png Brandon Lambert 1-6, 8
52 De.png Cody Erdmann 1-6
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Revolution Racing H 23 Us.png Chris Wetz All
51 Ca.png Dylan Livengood All
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Us.png Team Razer Enterprises M 42 Us.png Jacob Krause All
Us.png East Coast Autosport F 76 Us.png Noah Carmichael All
Honda
(Honda Civic)
Us.png V2 Racing Technologies M 24 Us.png Victor Vallee All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi D 13 Us.png Casey Lester All
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Us.png Iceberg MSE H 91 Us.png 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 Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Brandon Lambert Ca.png Dylan Livengood Ca.png Philip Kraus At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Victor Vallee
2 Nl.png Valkenswaard De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Chris Wetz N/A De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Brandon Lambert Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Victor Vallee
3 Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Brandon Lambert N/A Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Cody Erdmann Us.png Victor Vallee De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Victor Vallee
4 Us.png Milwaukee Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Chris Wetz Ca.png Philip Kraus N/A Us.png Victor Vallee Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Us.png Victor Vallee
5 Us.png Negus De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Brandon Lambert N/A De.png Josh Mertz De.png Cody Erdmann Ca.png Dylan Livengood Ca.png Philip Kraus At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester
6 Us.png Aspen Ca.png Philip Kraus Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz N/A De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Jacob Krause De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Noah Carmichael
7 Us.png NPVG North Ca.png Philip Kraus Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz N/A Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Jacob Krause Ca.png Philip Kraus At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Victor Vallee
8 Us.png Daytona De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Chris Wetz N/A Us.png Brandon Lambert De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Jacob Krause De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester
9 Us.png Seattle Ca.png Philip Kraus Ca.png Philip Kraus De.png Josh Mertz N/A Us.png Victor Vallee Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Noah Carmichael Ca.png Philip Kraus At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png 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 Ca.png Bent Twig De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Philip Kraus Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Us.png Casey Lester

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Gb.png Croft Ca.png Philip Kraus 3
Nl.png Valkenswaard 1
Ca.png St. Eustache Ca.png Philip Kraus
De.png Josh Mertz
Tie
Us.png Milwaukee Ca.png Philip Kraus 4
Us.png Negus 8
Us.png Aspen 5
Us.png NPVG North 8
Us.png Daytona 4
Us.png Seattle 11
Ca.png 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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CAN
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 Pts 
F1 F2 F3 O
1 Ca.png Philip Kraus C At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 12 2 2A 32 11 2B 11 31 11 2 4 2 2H2-1 194
2 De.png Josh Mertz C At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 21 3A 11 4LCQ 2A 1A 22 1B 42 1 1 1 1H1-1 186
3 Us.png Chris Wetz C Us.png Revolution Racing 3A 12 9 11 6 62 3A 72 2B 3 2 3 3LCQ 153
4 Ca.png Dylan Livengood C Us.png Revolution Racing 5LCQ 4LCQ 7 7B 3LCQ 41 7Inj 8Inj 8Inj 7Inj 114
5 Us.png Noah Carmichael P Us.png East Coast Autosport 8 7 11 8 10 3 6 5 5LCQ 5 5 5 5 104
6 Us.png Casey Lester P Us.png Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi 11 8 8 9 7 5 8 4 6 4 3 4 4 101
7 Us.png Jacob Krause P Us.png Team Razer Enterprises 9 9 6 6 8 7 5 6LCQ 7 6 90
8 Us.png Victor Vallee P Us.png V2 Racing Technologies 73 51 5LCQ 5A DSQ 10 4B 9 3A DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 95
9 Us.png Brandon Lambert C Us.png Lambert Motorsport Technologies 6B 6B 42 10 42 9 22 87
10 De.png Cody Erdmann C Us.png Lambert Motorsport Technologies 4 10 3B 2 5B 8 75
11 Us.png Brenden Berg P Us.png Iceberg MSE 10 11 10 13
Pos. Driver Cup Team 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)
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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 Pts 
1 Jp.png Subaru 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 208
2 Jp.png Mitsubishi 3 1 7 1 3 4 3 4 2 3 162
3 Jp.png Honda 4 5 3 2 4 3 4 2 3 5 150
4 Us.png Ford 9 7 6 6 8 7 5 6 7 6 93
5 De.png Volkswagen 10 11 10 20
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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2018A Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. GBR
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CAN
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DAY
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 Pts 
1 At.png 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 Us.png 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 Us.png 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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 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
Gb.png Croft Us.png Victor Vallee 3
Nl.png Valkenswaard 6
Ca.png St. Eustache 14
Us.png Milwaukee 18
Us.png Negus 1
Us.png Aspen Us.png Noah Carmichael 2
Us.png NPVG North Us.png Victor Vallee 2
Us.png Daytona Us.png Noah Carmichael 2
Us.png Seattle Us.png Victor Vallee 1
Ca.png Bent Twig Us.png Noah Carmichael 2
Pos. Driver Team GBR
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CAN
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 Pts 
1 Us.png Noah Carmichael East Coast Autosport 2 2 5 3 3 1 3 2 2 2 162
2 Us.png Casey Lester Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi 5 3 3 4 1 2 4 1 3 1 160
3 Us.png Jacob Krause Team Razer Enterprises 3 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 4 3 154
4 Us.png Victor Vallee V2 Racing Technologies 1 1 1 1 DSQ 4 1 4 1 DSQ 146
5 Us.png Brenden Berg Iceberg MSE 4 5 4 38
Pos. Driver Team GBR
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 Pts