2014B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

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2014B NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date 28 September
End date 23 November
Awards
Drivers' champion Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein
Subaru MRT Junior
Manufacturers' Cup Flag of Japan.svg Subaru
Nations' Cup Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Tires' Cup Flag of Japan.svg Bridgestone
Endurance Cup Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2014A 2015A

The 2014A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season will be the eighth season of the championship. After a fourth championship, Dylan Livengood returned as the defending Drivers' Champion. Revolution Racing returned as the defending Constructors' Champion along with Mitsubishi's record setting Manufacturers' Championship. On the Privateer side, Brandon Nicholson was expected to return as the defending Privateers' Driver Champion. However, backing for his Revolution Junior drive didn't materialize, and he was dropped by the team. Josh Mertz and Red Bull Subaru MRT won their third Drivers' and Constructors' titles, respectively, after a dominating performance during the season. It included Mertz finishing on the podium eight times, and MRT having a car on the podium for the whole season.

Background[edit]

The eighth NASA RallyCross Challenge season will see a few considerable changes to the rulebook, following several seasons of minimal change.

  • A seeding round will be put in place for the first four rounds of the championship, to encourage more competitive heat races.
  • Constructor rules were clarified. Any two car team is a Constructor, and single car teams are Privateers.
  • The rulebook has been tweaked further, improving on what was worked on in 2014A.

2014B Schedule[edit]

Round Circuit Location Date
1 Croft RallyCross Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft, GBR 28 September 2014
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenwaard, NED 5 October 2014
3 Island Rally Flag of the United States.svg Long Island, NY, USA 19 October 2014
4 Munich RallyCross Flag of Germany.svg Munich, GER 12 October 2014
5 St. Eustache Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache, CAN 26 October 2014
6 Talladega Flag of the United States.svg Talladega, AL, USA 2 November 2014
NC Stadium Rally Flag of the United States.svg Carson, CA, USA TBD
7 Negus Flag of the United States.svg Canon City, CO, USA 9 November 2014
8 Riverside Rally Flag of the United States.svg Riverside, CA, USA 16 November 2014
9 Bent Twig Flag of Canada.svg Vancouver, CAN 23 November 2014
10 Irwindale RallyCross Flag of the United States.svg Irwindale, CA, USA 7 December 2014

2014B Drivers and Teams[edit]

Entry List[edit]

NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën C4 RX)
Flag of Norway.svg Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team M Citroën Total Rally Smith 13 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith 1-5
Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Pigeon 2, 5
Citroën Total Rally Pipal 28 Flag of the United States.svg Jake Pipal 1, 3
Flag of Norway.svg Citroën Junior World Rally Team M Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Pigeon 3
Citroën Total Rally Pipal 28 Flag of the United States.svg Jake Pipal 2
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing H Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 51 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood All
K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 71 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz 1-9
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT B MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz All
CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 82 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann All
NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus)
Flag of the United States.svg Mangled Lemons Racing M Lemon Power Racing Team 35 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs 1-2, 4
Flag of the United States.svg Mangled Metal Motorsports M Purple Power 15 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman 6-8
Flag of Brazil.svg Macena Motorsports Enterprises M Kuat Racing 38 Flag of Brazil.svg Gabriel Macena 1-3
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Nicholson RallyCross Y Nicholson RallyCross 37 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson 9-10
Flag of Canada.svg Batista Racing P Batista Racing 49 Flag of Canada.svg Josh Batista 3
Flag of the United States.svg Pepsi Lester Racing M Pepsi Lester Racing 50 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester 1
Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Junior H Pepsi Lester Racing 50 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester 2-10
Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Smith Racing T Toyo RallyCross 13 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith 6-10
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
(Subaru Impreza)
Flag of the United States.svg Robert Panko Motorsports M MONSTER Energy Racing 8 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Panko 1-2, 4
Flag of the United States.svg Area 52 Racing B Lemon Power 35 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs 6
Flag of Austria.svg Subaru MRT Junior B GLM Red Bull RallyCross Team 83 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein All
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Atkins RallyCross P Atkins RallyCross 99 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Atkins 3
Flag of the United States.svg 125 RallyCross BF Sobe No Fear/Subaru RallyCross 125 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy 1-2, 4, 6-10
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Flag of the United States.svg DeNise Racing M DeNise Racing 10 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise 7-8, 10

Team and Driver Changes[edit]

  • Revolution Racing had the option to inherit the numbers 1 and 2 once again for 2014B, due to Dylan Livengood's fourth championship. However, Livengood declined the offer.
  • Red Bull Subaru MRT will revert to numbers 81 and 82.
  • Citroën returns with a works team, spearheaded by Tanner Smith. They will field four cars, split between a senior and junior team.
  • Mangled Lemons Racing suspended operations indefinitely after Munich. Nick Kahrs was hired by the upstart Area 52 team after St. Eustache.
  • Citroën and Tanner Smith Racing terminated the contract following St. Eustache. As a result, the team is shuttered and Tanner Smith became a privateer for Talladega and beyond.

Events[edit]

Erdmann, Livengood, and Mertz dueled all season long for the Championship.

Results[edit]

Rd. Race Seeding Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Private Winner
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy Flag of the United States.svg Robert Panko Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood N/A Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein
3 Flag of the United States.svg Island Rally Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood N/A Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Atkins
4 Flag of Germany.svg Munich Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz N/A Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein
5 Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood N/A Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein
6 Flag of the United States.svg Talladega Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz N/A Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman
7 Flag of the United States.svg Negus Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith N/A Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith
8 Flag of Canada.svg Bent Twig Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann N/A Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman
9 Flag of the United States.svg Riverside Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann N/A Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith
10 Flag of the United States.svg Irwindale Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz N/A Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith

Championship Standings[edit]

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz
Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood
Tie
Flag of the United States.svg Island Rally
Flag of Germany.svg Munich Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz
Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood
Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann
Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 4
Flag of the United States.svg Talladega
Flag of the United States.svg Negus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz
Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann
Tie
Flag of Canada.svg Bent Twig Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 2
Flag of the United States.svg Riverside Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 1
Flag of the United States.svg Irwindale Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 2

2014B Drivers' Championship[edit]

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. Driver Cup Team CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz C MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 1 2 4 5 2 3 1 2 2 1 173
2 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann C CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 4 6 1 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 171
3 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood C Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 2 1 5 4 5 1 5 1 6 3 159
4 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith C Citroën Total Rally Smith 81 5 2 3 6 127
P Toyo RallyCross 63 4 7 3 4
5 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz C K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 5 3 6 7 3 4 2 3 5 121
6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein P GLM Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 4 PO 2 4 102 6 8 4 6 113
7 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester P Pepsi Racing 9 9 8 9 8 7 9 9 8 8 86
8 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy P Sobe No Fear/125 RallyCross 3 7 8 8 8 6 7 7 89
9 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman P Purple Power 5 10 5 31
10 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs P Lemon Power 11 PO PO 9 28
11 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Panko P MONSTER Energy Racing 7 DNS 6 26
12 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise P DeNise Racing 7 10 9 25
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Pigeon C Citroën Total Rally Pigeon 8 DNS 7 23
14 Flag of Brazil.svg Gabriel Macena P Kuat Racing 10 PO 9 21
15 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson P Nicholson RallyCross 9 5 20
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Atkins P Atkins RallyCross 3 15
17 Flag of the United States.svg Jake Pipal C Citroën Total Rally Pipal 12 DNS DNS 15
18 Flag of Canada.svg Josh Batista P Batista Racing 7 10
Pos. Driver Cup Team CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
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)
Icon Championship
C Constructors
P Privateers

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ Win
Underlined - Seeding Rd. Win

1 Car #13 took two off road laps, and thus was thrown to the back of the final grid.

2014B Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Japan.svg Subaru 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 197
2 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi 2 1 5 4 3 1 2 1 3 3 171
3 Flag of France.svg Citroën 8 5 2 3 6 66
4 Flag of the United States.svg Ford 10 PO 9 PO 5 10 5 66
5 Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen 7 10 9 25
Pos. Manufacturer CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 

2014B Constructors' Championship[edit]

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 81 1 2 4 5 2 3 1 2 2 1 344
82 4 6 1 1 1 2 3 4 1 2
2 Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 51 2 1 5 4 5 1 5 1 6 3 279
71 5 3 6 7 3 4 2 3 5
3 Flag of Norway.svg Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 13 8 5 2 3 6 95
22 8 7
28 12 DNS
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
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)

2014B Privateers' Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Subaru MRT Junior 6 4 PO 2 4 6 6 9 4 6 163
2 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester Revolution Junior 9 9 8 9 8 7 9 9 9 9 137
3 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy 125 RallyCross 3 7 8 8 8 6 7 7 124
4 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Tanner Smith Racing 6 4 8 3 4 92
5 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman Purple Power 5 10 5 51
6 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs Mangled Lemons Racing 11 PO PO 9 48
7 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Panko MONSTER Energy Racing 7 DNS 6 43
8 Flag of Brazil.svg Gabriel Macena Macena Motorsports Enterprises 10 PO 9 37
9 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise DeNise Racing 7 10 9 37
10 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson Nicholson RallyCross 9 5 29
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Atkins Atkins RallyCross 3 20
12 Flag of Canada.svg Josh Batista Batista Racing 7 17
Pos. Driver Team CRO
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts