2015B NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

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2015B NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10 4
Start date August 9, 2015
End date August 30, 2015
Awards
Drivers' champion N/A
Constructors' Champion N/A
Privateers' Champion N/A
Manufacturers' Cup N/A
Nations' Cup N/A
Tires' Cup N/A
Endurance Cup N/A
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2015A 2016A

The 2015B NASA RallyCross Challenge season was the tenth season of the championship. Josh Mertz returned to defend his championship, but due to Section 1.1 of the NASA RallyCross Regulations was unable to successfully defend his title. The season was cut to four races due to rising costs and dwindling entries.

Background[edit]

The biggest storyline of the 2015B season is longtime friends and rivals Josh Mertz and Dylan Livengood announced in the offseason that they would be coming together for 2015B. MRT and Revolution Racing will still compete, but their lead drivers will race for the new privately owned Aftershock Motorsports.

2015B Schedule[edit]

Round Circuit Location
1 Croft RallyCross Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft, GBR
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenwaard, NED
3 Island Rally Flag of the United States.svg Long Island, NY, USA
4 Talladega RallyCross Flag of the United States.svg Talladega, AL, USA

Calendar Changes[edit]

  • The NASA Proving Grounds have been removed after a single season reboot of the race.
  • NASA will experiment with a dirt figure eight track in a TBD location as an all-star race.
  • The newly renamed Area52 Designs Endurance Cup has returned.
  • Talladega, Bent Twig, Riverside, and Irwindale all return. Talladega was not featured at all in 2015A, along with Bent Twig. The latter two were cut when the season ended early.
  • Long Beach, while contracted for 2015A, is not featured in 2015B.

2015B 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)
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Flag of the United States.svg Aftershock Motorsports H Pizza Hut RallyCross Team 1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz All
SPEED Energy Racing 51 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood All
Flag of Italy.svg Subaru MRT B Klondike RallyCross Team 27 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein All
FedEx RallyCross Team 38 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Johnston 1-2
VaporShark RallyCross Team 199 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Rada 1-2
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing H Revolution Racing 22 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith All
K1 Revolution Racing 71 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz All
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Flag of Germany.svg LMT Red Bull/Repsol VW P LMT Repsol 13 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith 1-3
LMT Red Bull 21 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert 1-3
Flag of the United States.svg Area 52 Racing P FiveTwo Racing 52 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 1
FiveSquared Racing 55 Flag of Italy.svg Kyle Vergata 1
NASA RallyCross Car entries eligible to score privateer points
Citroën
(Citroën C4 RX)
Flag of the United States.svg BIG EVIL Racing Y BIG EVIL Racing 25 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz 2, 4
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Flag of the United States.svg DeNise Autosport M Eneos/Loenbro Rally Team 10 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise All
Flag of Australia.svg Ford Racing Australia C SP Tools Racing 17 Flag of Australia.svg Mark Sebetka 1
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Giacalone Motorsports F Pennzoil Racing 5 Flag of the United States.svg Vincent Giacalone 1
Flag of the United States.svg BIG EVIL Racing M BIG EVIL Racing 25 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz 1
Flag of the United States.svg Nicholson RallyCross M Mitsubishi RalliArt - Finland 91 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson 1-2
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Flag of the United States.svg V2 Motorsports BF Hot Wheels Rally 23 Flag of the United States.svg Cole DesRosiers 2


Team and Driver Changes[edit]

  • Josh Mertz and Dylan Livengood leave their respective teams of MRT and Revolution Racing to form their own team, Aftershock Motorsports.
  • Cody Erdmann left MRT to re-open Area 52 Racing.
  • Tanner Smith left Revolution Racing to partner up with the returning Brandon Lambert.
  • As a result, Dylan Smith left MRT to join Revolution Racing in Tanner's absence.
  • MRT subsequently signed Steve Rada and Tim Johnston.
  • Dunn LaPradd Incorporated becomes a Constructor team, with Dunn LaPradd and Brandon Nicholson driving.
  • Tristan Hagenstein will return to MRT as a part-time driver, moving Steve Rada to MRT Junior when Hagenstein races.

Events[edit]

Results[edit]

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 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of Germany.svg LMT Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz
3 Flag of the United States.svg Island Rally Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz1 N/A Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Aftershock Motorsports Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise
4 Flag of the United States.svg Talladega Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith N/A Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Aftershock Motorsports Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise

Championship Standings[edit]

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 1
Flag of the United States.svg Island Rally 8
Flag of the United States.svg Talladega 19

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   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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ISR
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TAL
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 Pts 
1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz C Pizza Hut RallyCross Team 21 42 1A 11 77
2 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood C SPEED Energy Racing 5A 21 6N1 6 58
3 Flag of Germany.svg Dylan Smith C Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 4LCQ 1LCQ 7 52 57
4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tristan Hagenstein C Klondike RallyCross Team 3B DNS 3B 2A 55
5 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz C K1 Revolution Racing 14 3B 2LCQ (N1) 3 53
6 Flag of Norway.svg Tanner Smith C LMT Repsol 13 7A 51 47
7 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert C LMT Red Bull 6 53 4 38
8 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeNise P Eneos/Loenbro Rally Team 10 10 8 4B 37
9 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Mikosz P Mikosz Racing 9 6 8 27
10 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Nicholson P Mitsubishi RalliArt-Finland 83 DNS DNS 23
11 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Rada C VaporShark RallyCross Team 12 9 DNS 21
12 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Johnston C FedEx RallyCross Team 7 8 19
13 Flag of Canada.svg Arnold Columbia P Team Klondike 7 6
14 Flag of the United States.svg Jonathan Taylor P Triad Racing 9 8
15 Flag of the United States.svg Vincent Giacalone P Pennzoil Racing 11 6
16 Flag of the United States.svg Cole DesRosiers P Hot Wheels Rally 11 6
17 Flag of Australia.svg Mark Sebetka P SP Tools Racing 13 4
Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
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NED
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ISR
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TAL
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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

2015B Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer GBR
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NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Japan.svg Subaru 2 2 1 1 81
2 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi 4 1 2 3 67
3 Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen 1 5 4 49
4 Flag of the United States.svg Ford 10 10 8 4 37
5 Flag of France.svg Citroën 6 8 20
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
TAL
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
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of the United States.svg Aftershock Motorsports 1 21 42 1A 11 132
51 5A 21 6 6
2 Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 22 4LCQ 1LCQ 7 52 116
71 10 3B 2LCQ 3
2 Flag of Germany.svg LMT Red Bull/Repsol Volkswagen 13 13 6A 51 85
21 6 53 4
4 Flag of Italy.svg Subaru MRT 27 3B DNS 3B 2A 75
38 7 7
199 9 8 DNS
Pos. Constructor No. GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
TAL
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)

2015B Privateers' Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team GBR
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NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts 
Pos. Driver Team GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ISR
Flag of the United States.svg
TAL
Flag of the United States.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
LV
Flag of the United States.svg
RVR
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
 Pts