2012C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

From ASN Wiki
2012C NASA RallyCross season
NASARallyCross.png
NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 8
Start date 11 November
End date 23 December
Awards
Drivers' champion Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood
Constructors' Champion Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing
Privateers' Champion Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert
Lambert Red Bull WRT
Manufacturers' Cup Flag of France.svg Citroën
Nations' Cup Flag of the United States.svg United States
Tires' Cup Flag of Japan.svg Bridgestone
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2012B 2013A

The 2012C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the third season of the NASA RallyCross Challenge. It started on 11 November, 2012. Josh Mertz returned as the defending Drivers' Champion. However, his MRT team was purchased by Citroën and became their works team.

2012C Schedule

Round Circuit Location
1 Croft RallyCross Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft, UK
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenwaard, NED
3 TBA Flag of Germany.svg Germany
4 Charlotte RallyCross Flag of the United States.svg Charlotte, NC, USA
5 St. Eustache RallyCross Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache, CAN
6 NASA Proving Grounds North Flag of the United States.svg Lakewood, CO, USA
7 NASA Proving Grounds South Flag of the United States.svg Lakewood, CO, USA
8 Negus RallyCross Flag of the United States.svg Canon City, CO, USA

Schedule Changes

  • Los Angeles has been discontinued due to improper circuit amenities, low attendance, and lack of budget. Germany has been added in place of it.

2012C Drivers and Teams

NASA RallyCross Car Entries eligible to score constructor points
Constructor Team Individual Team No. Driver Rds.
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
Flag of Austria.svg Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz All
HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 1, 4-8
PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith 2-3
Flag of Austria.svg Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team Lil' Weasel RallyCross Team 6 1, 4-8
Clements Red Bull RallyCross Team 36 Flag of the United States.svg Xander Clements 5-8
Flag of the United States.svg DiPalmo Racing DiPalmo Racing 35 Flag of the United States.svg Nick DiPalmo All
Ford
(Ford Focus)
Flag of the United States.svg Espy Racing Espy Racing 40 Flag of the United States.svg William Espy 1-4
Flag of the United States.svg Great Lakes Motorsports Team Klondike 27 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein 1, 3-6
Flag of the United States.svg MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 31hellomate Racing 5 Flag of the United States.svg Andrew Fessler All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 23 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz All
Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 51 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood All
Subaru
Subaru Impreza
Flag of the United States.svg ATN Autosport Adam Simons 08 Flag of the United States.svg Adam Simons 1-2, 4-5
Flag of the United States.svg Prestige WorldWide MattyICE RallyCross 32 Flag of Germany.svg Matt Wishart All
Flag of the United States.svg Red Bull World Rally Lambert World Rally 21 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert All
Flag of Canada.svg Schwartz Motorsports Shell Motorsports 67 Flag of Canada.svg Andrew Schwartz 4-8
Flag of the United States.svg S&B RallyCross Castrol RallyCross 87 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy 1-5, 7-8
NASA RallyCross Car Entries ineligible to score constructor points
Constructor Team Individual Team No. Driver Rds.
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
Flag of the United States.svg RC Race Team RC Race Team 75 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs 1-2, 8
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
Flag of the United States.svg Clements Racing Clements Racing 25 Flag of the United States.svg Xander Clements 3-4
Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Junior Team Raffurty Motorsport 46 Flag of the United States.svg Dillion Raffurty 5
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
Flag of the United States.svg Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 41 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Mercurio 4-8
Flag of the United States.svg Clements Racing Clements Racing 24 Flag of the United States.svg Carson Clements 3
Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 4 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise 2-3, 6
Flag of the United States.svg Michael Frisch Frisch RallyCross 58 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Frisch 4
Flag of the United States.svg Sebetka RallyCross Sebetka RallyCross 115 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Sebetka 3
Flag of the United States.svg Smokey RallyCross Smokey RallyCross 77 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Liestman 3-5
Flag of the United States.svg Solstice Racing MONSTER Energy Solstice Racing 15 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman 3-4, 8
Flag of the United States.svg S&B RallyCross Subaru RallyCross 97 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Stroski 1-2

Teams and Drivers Changes

  • Josh Mertz and Cody Erdmann will run numbers 1 and 2, due to Mertz's and the Teams' championships from 2012B.
  • MRT and the MRT Junior Team will now switch back to Citroen to become their factory teams.
  • Brandon Lambert will return to NASA RallyCross, after an unsuccessful tenure in the WRC. He will drive a Subaru.
  • Adam Simons left the MRT Junior Team amid the controversy after the final race of the 2012B Season.
  • After Croft, Cody Erdmann announced his indefinite retirement from the NASA RallyCross Challenge.
  • As a result, Dylan Smith is moved into Car #2, and the Citroën Junior Team has been shut down.
  • After Valkenswaard, Jack Stroski announced his indefinite retirement from NASA RallyCross.
  • Cody Erdmann returned at Charlotte, and thus Dylan Smith was put back in the #6 Citroën Junior car.
  • Xander Clements signed on to be the second Citroën Junior driver from Canada onwards.
  • Dillion Raffurty made his debut in the Revolution Junior Team car at Canada.

Races and Results

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 4
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard 3
Flag of Germany.svg Gifhorn 6
Flag of the United States.svg Charlotte 2
Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache 13
Flag of the United States.svg Proving Grounds North 9
Flag of the United States.svg Proving Ground South 7
Flag of the United States.svg Negus Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood 1

Races

Rd. Race Winning Driver Winning Constructor Winning Manu
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Austria.svg Citroën WRXT Flag of France.svg Citroën
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi
3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert Flag of the United States.svg Red Bull WRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru
4 Flag of the United States.svg Charlotte Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Austria.svg Citroën WRXT Flag of France.svg Citroën
5 Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Austria.svg Citroën WRXT Flag of France.svg Citroën
6 Flag of the United States.svg NPVG North Flag of the United States.svg Brian Mercurio Flag of the United States.svg Turtle Beach RXT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru
7 Flag of the United States.svg NPVG South No winner1 Flag of France.svg Citroën
8 Flag of the United States.svg Negus No winner1 Flag of France.svg Citroën

1Due to Cheatgate, Citroën retains the wins as a manufacturer, but the credit for the wins were stripped from Xander Clements and Citroën Junior.

2012C 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   Heat Win 
Points 20 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1


Pos. Drivers Team CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CHA
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 2 5 3 3 7 2 6 5 113
2 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 3 4 63 1 4 7 104 112
3 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 5 1 16 2 8 13 2 11 92
4 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert Lambert RallyCross 9 DNS 1 11 3 11 11 5 83
5 Flag of the United States.svg Andrew Fessler 31hellomate Racing DNS DNS 8 4 5 3 5 5 81
6 Flag of the United States.svg Xander Clements Clements Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 9 4 EX EX 80
7 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 5 1 2 6 12 9 75
8 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 4 13 10 10 8 7 16 69
9 Flag of Germany.svg Matt Wishart MattyICE RallyCross 6 7 6 8 12 7 12 13 67
10 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 7 1 3 2 66
11 Flag of Canada.svg Andrew Schwartz Shell RallyCross 8 5 4 3 49
12 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy Castrol RallyCross Team 10 6 9 14 9 13 12 46
13 Flag of the United States.svg Nick DiPalmo DiPalmo Motorsports 11 9 12 17 13 11 11 14 39
14 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Team Klondike DNS 7 5 DNS 10 SUS WD 33
15 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Stroski Subaru RallyCross 7 2 DNS 27
16 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman MONSTER Energy Solstice Racing 5 13 8 25
17 Flag of the United States.svg Timmy Pacchioli TPacch Motors, Inc. 8 8 17 18
18 Flag of the United States.svg William Espy Espy Racing 12 11 11 DSQ2 17
19 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Liestman Smokey RallyCross 10 16 14 11
19 Flag of the United States.svg Caleb Paul Smokey RallyCross 6 11
21 Flag of Australia.svg Adam Simons Adam Simons DNS 12 15 10
22 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 10 15 9
23 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs RC Race Team DNS DNS 15 9
24 Flag of the United States.svg Dillon Raffurty Raffurty Motorsports 11 6
25 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Frisch Frisch RallyCross 12 PO 6
26 Flag of the United States.svg Carson Clements Clements Racing 14 3
27 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Sebetka Sebetka RallyCross DSQ1 0
Pos. Drivers Team CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CHA
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
 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)

BOLD - Driver won their heat, they get an extra bonus point
Italics - Driver transferred through to the final via the LCQ

  • 1 Car #115 was deemed to have intentionally crashed multiple cars in Germany, and was excluded from the final classification.
  • 2 Car #40 was excluded from the results in Charlotte due to causing an accident on the final restart of the Last Chance Qualifier.
  • 3 Car #1 was deemed to have not given enough positions back after being pushed off the track by Cars #6 and #27, was dropped three positions in the final classification for Charlotte.
  • 4 Car #1 was deemed to have caused too many instances of contact in a set amount of time, and thus was put to the back of the field in the final.

2012C Manufacturers' Championship

Only the top finishing car of a manufacturer counts for points.

Pos. Manufacturer CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CHA
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of France.svg Citroën 1 3 4 1 1 5 1 1 145
2 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi 2 1 2 2 8 2 2 3 132
3 Flag of Japan.svg Subaru 6 2 1 5 3 75
4 Flag of the United States.svg Ford 14 15 7 4 5 46
Pos. Manufacturer CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CHA
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 

2012C Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CHA
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
Points
1 Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 23 5 1 16 2 8 13 2 11 205
51 2 5 3 3 7 2 6 5
2 Flag of Austria.svg Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team 1 1 3 4 63 1 4 7 10 203
2 5 4 13 1 2 6 12 9
3 Flag of Austria.svg Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team 6 3 10 10 8 7 16 105
36 4 1 1
4 Flag of the United States.svg Lambert Red Bull World Rally Team 21 9 DNS 1 11 3 11 11 5 83
5 Flag of the United States.svg S&B RallyCross 87 10 6 9 14 9 13 12 64
97 7 2 DNS
6 Flag of the United States.svg MONSTER Ford World Rally Team 5 DNS DNS 8 4 5 3 5 5 81
7 Flag of the United States.svg Prestige WorldWide 32 6 7 6 8 12 7 12 13 67
8 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Mercurio 41 7 1 3 2 66
9 Flag of Canada.svg Shell Motorsports 67 8 5 4 3 49
10 Flag of the United States.svg Hu-Pa Motorsports 35 11 9 12 17 13 11 11 14 39
11 Flag of the United States.svg Great Lakes Motorsports 27 DNS 7 5 DNS 26
12 Flag of the United States.svg Espy Racing 40 12 11 11 DSQ2 17
13 Flag of the United States.svg ATN Autosport 08 DNS 12 15 DNS 11
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CHA
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
Points