2015A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

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2015A NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10 7
Start date 7 December 2014
End date 1 March 2015
Awards
Drivers' champion Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing
Privateers' Champion Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy
125 RallyCross
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 Josh Mertz
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2014B 2015B

The 2015A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the ninth season of the championship. Josh Mertz defended his title after 5 podiums out of 7 races.

Background[edit]

The end of the 2014B season and the off season was a tumultuous time for the NASA RallyCross Challenge, with politics, low car counts and on track accidents over shadowing the end of the 2014B campaign. As a result, Dylan Livengood steps down from chief steward and out of the cockpit of car #51, and Cody Erdmann became chief steward. Daniel Bellamy was added as a steward, and Josh Mertz was added as an assistant to the stewards after four seasons of assisting Livengood.

2015A Schedule[edit]

Round Circuit Location Date
1 Croft RallyCross Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft, GBR 7 December 2014
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenwaard, NED 14 December 2014
3 Island Rally Flag of the United States.svg Long Island, NY, USA 21 December 2014
4 St. Eustache Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache, CAN 28 December 2014
5 NASA Proving Grounds South Flag of the United States.svg Lakewood, CO, USA 4 January 2015
6 Negus Flag of the United States.svg Canon City, CO, USA 11 January 2015
7 Vegas RallyCross Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, NV, USA 18 January 2015

2015A Drivers and Teams[edit]

Entry List[edit]

NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT B MRT RallyCross Team 1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz All
GLM RallyCross Team 2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein 1-6
CER RallyCross Team Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 7
Flag of Austria.svg Subaru MRT Junior B LHR RallyCross Team 3 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith 6
CER RallyCross Team 4 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 6
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Flag of the United States.svg Great Lakes Motorsports M RSS Team Klondike 39 Flag of Canada.svg Arnold Columbia 3-6
KDR Team Klondike 40 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Murray 3
KDR Team Klondike 40 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Sebetka 4
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing H Rockstar Revolution Racing 13 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith All
Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 51 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood 2, 7
K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 71 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz 1, 3-6
Flag of Canada.svg Revolution Junior H AEM/Rockstar Revolution Racing 21 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert 3
Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 51 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood 1, 3-6
K1 Rockstar Revolution Racing 71 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz 2
RalliArt Revolution Junior 666 Flag of Mexico.svg Elliot Porterfield 1
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Flag of the United States.svg Area 52 Racing P LWR Area 52 Racing 22 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith 1-3
CER Area 52 Racing 52 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 1-3
NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Flag of the United States.svg Mangled Metal Motorsports M Purple Power 15 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman 4, 7
Flag of the United States.svg REvolution/SVDC Autosport B SVDC Autosport 48 Flag of the United States.svg Adam Sweet 2, 4-5
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Mikosz Racing H Mikosz Racing 25 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz 4
Flag of the United States.svg Kickin Asphalt Racing H Kickin Asphalt Racing 38 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Johnston 2
Flag of Mexico.svg Revolution Autosport Y Rockstar Revolution Autosport 37 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson 1-4
M 5-6
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Flag of the United States.svg BIG Evil Racing BF Boost Mobile Racing 199 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Rada 5
Flag of Austria.svg Subaru MRT Junior B LHR RallyCross Team 3 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith 4-5
Flag of the United States.svg Solstice Racing BF No Fear Racing 7 Flag of the United States.svg Caleb Paul 4, 7
Flag of the United States.svg Lemon Power M Lemon Power 35 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs 7
Flag of the United States.svg 125 RallyCross BF 125 RallyCross 125 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy 1-5, 7
Flag of the United States.svg Rebel Riley Racing P Rebel Riley Racing 5 Flag of Ireland.svg Riley Artim 2
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Flag of the United States.svg Lester Racing P GoPro Racing 50 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester 5-6

Team and Driver Changes[edit]

  • Dylan Livengood announced his semi-retirement from NASA RallyCross on 23 November 2014.
  • Tanner Smith was originally hired for the third car at Revolution Racing, but the teams status is unknown due to Livengood's retirement.
  • Cody Erdmann leaves Red Bull Subaru MRT to form his own team, driving Volkswagens.
  • Tristan Hagenstein moves into Car #2 for Red Bull Subaru MRT.
  • Casey Lester was hired for the second Area 52 car.

Events[edit]

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 Norway.svg Tanner Smith 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 the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood N/A Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of the United States.svg Area 52 Racing Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy
3 Flag of the United States.svg Island Rally Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert 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
4 Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Caleb Paul Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith
5 Flag of the United States.svg NPVG South Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of the United States.svg Steve Rada Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of Austria.svg Subaru MRT Junior Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith
6 Flag of the United States.svg Negus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith N/A Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson
7 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood N/A Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 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 Caleb Paul

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 7
Flag of the United States.svg Island Rally 11
Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache 13
Flag of the United States.svg Proving Grounds South 4
Flag of the United States.svg Negus 2
Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas 8

2015A 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 GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz C MRT RallyCross Team 1 2 1 4 9 2 2 117
2 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood C Miller Rockstar Revolution Racing 3 3 2 5 5 3 1 109
3 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith C Rockstar Revolution Racing 2 6 5 2 2 1 7 107
4 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith C LHR Area 52 Racing 10 1 8 83
P LHR RallyCross Team 3 1
C LHR Zest RallyCross Team 6
5 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz C K1 Revolution Racing 5 DNS 7 1 3 5 75
6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein C GLM RallyCross Team 7 5 3 6 4 4 62
7 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy P 125 RallyCross 6 4 6 11 PO 5 59
8 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson P Rockstar Revolution Autosport 9 8 9 12 8 9 47
9 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann C CER Area 52 Racing 8 DNS DNS 47
C CER Area 52 Designs RallyCross Team 8 3
10 Flag of Canada.svg Arnold Columbia C RSS Team Klondike 10 13 10 7 28
11 Flag of the United States.svg Adam Sweet P REvolution/SVDC Autosport 7 7 11 26
12 Flag of the United States.svg Caleb Paul P No Fear Racing 81 4 22
13 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman P Purple Power 9 6 19
14 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester P Lester Racing 6 10 18
15 Flag of Mexico.svg Elliot Porterfield C RalliArt Revolution Junior 4 13
16 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert C AEM/Rockstar Revolution Racing 4 13
17 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Rada P Big Evil Racing 7 11
18 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs P Lemon Power 8 9
19 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Johnston P Kickin Asphalt Racing 9 8
20 Flag of Ireland.svg Riley Artim P Rebel Riley Racing 10 7
21 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Sebetka C KDR Team Klondike 10 7
22 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Murray C KDR Team Klondike 11 6
23 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz P Mikosz Racing 14 3
Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
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

1Car #7 was penalized one position for improper penalty box procedures.

2015A Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Japan.svg Subaru 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 130
2 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 130
3 Flag of Germany.svg VW 8 1 8 6 10 56
4 Flag of the United States.svg Ford 10 8 11 7 6 43
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 

2015A Constructors' Championship[edit]

Pos. Constructor No. GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 13 2 6 5 2 1 1 4 223
51 3 1
71 5 6 1 2 5
2 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 1 2 1 3 5 2 2 218
2 6 4 3 5 3 4 3
3 Flag of Canada.svg Revolution Junior 21 4 110
51 3 2 4 4 3
71 DNS
666 4
4 Flag of the United States.svg Area 52 Racing 22 8 1 7 68
52 7 DNS DNS
5 Flag of the United States.svg Great Lakes Motorsports 39 8 7 6 7 59
40 9 6
6 Flag of Austria.svg Subaru MRT Junior 3 6 21
4 8
Pos. Constructor No. GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
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)

2015A Privateers' Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Bellamy 125 RallyCross 6 4 6 10 PO 5 100
2 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson Revolution Autosport 9 8 9 11 8 9 93
3 Flag of the United States.svg Adam Sweet REvolution/SVDC 7 7 9 46
4 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Subaru MRT Junior 3 1 40
5 Flag of the United States.svg Caleb Paul Solstice Racing 8 4 36
6 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester Lester Racing 6 10 34
7 Flag of the United States.svg Keith Sherman Mangled Metal Motorsports 9 6 28
8 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Rada Big Evil Racing 7 16
9 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Johnston Kickin Asphalt Racing 9 13
10 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Kahrs Lemon Power 8 13
11 Flag of Ireland.svg Riley Artim Rebel Riley Racing 10 12
12 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz Mikosz Racing 14 10
Pos. Driver Team GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts