2017C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

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2017C NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date October 3, 2017
End date December 12, 2017
Awards
Drivers' champion Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester
Lester Racing
Manufacturers' Cup Flag of Japan.svg Subaru
Nations' Cup Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Tires' Cup Flag of Japan.svg Bridgestone
International Trophy Flag of TBA.png TBD
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2017B 2018A

The 2017C NASA RallyCross Challenge season was the fourteenth season of the championship. Philip Kraus returned as the defending Drivers' Champion, but was unable to defend his title. His teammate, Josh Mertz, beat Kraus at the final race of the season in Croft to overhaul the Canadian and win his fifth championship.

Background[edit]

After two seasons of high downforce, low drag cars with a six speed gearbox, the regulations changed. Dubbed "Gen-3", the new cars were heavier, had four speed gearboxes, and had faster top speed.

2017C Schedule[edit]

Round Grand Prix Circuit Location
1 Dutch RallyCross GP Valkenswaard Circuit Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard, NED
2 Canadian RallyCross GP St. Eustache Speedway Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache, CAN
3 Wisconsin RallyCross GP The Milwaukee Mile Flag of the United States.svg West Allis, WI, USA
4 Lakewood RallyCross GP South NASA Proving Grounds - South Flag of the United States.svg Lakewood, CO, USA
5 Cañon City RallyCross GP Negus Circuit Flag of the United States.svg Cañon City, CO, USA
6 Lakewood RX GP North NASA Proving Grounds - North Flag of the United States.svg Lakewood, CO, USA
7 Irwindale RallyCross GP Irwindale Speedway Flag of the United States.svg Irwindale, CA, USA
8 Seattle RallyCross GP Seattle Speedpark Flag of the United States.svg Seattle, WA, USA
9 Vancouver RallyCross GP Bent Twig Raceway Flag of Canada.svg Vancouver, BC, CAN
10 British RallyCross GP Croft Circuit Flag of the United Kingdom.svg North Yorkshire, GBR

Calendar Changes[edit]

  • NASA returns to the longtime opening round of Croft for 2017C, after one season at Lydden Hill. The venue was scheduled to host the opening round, but customs issues caused Croft to be placed as the season finale.
  • After experimenting with "roval" rounds in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and Seattle, NASA will return to Milwaukee and Seattle.
  • After poor track layouts, Indianapolis and Austin have been dropped.
  • The series will return to Irwindale for 2017C.
  • The series will also return to having three Colorado rounds, with Pikes Peak joining the schedule.
  • The series will visit the South course of the NASA Proving Grounds, per the alternating agreement with the Lakewood circuit.
  • The week before the series was to visit Pikes Peak, the venue cancelled the event. The series subsequently visited the North course of the NASA Proving Grounds in nearby Lakewood.
  • Evergreen Speedway's round of the Championship has been discontinued after one event. A purpose built track was constructed to host the Seattle round of the championship.

2017C Drivers and Teams[edit]

SuperCars Entry List[edit]

NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Tire No. Driver Rds
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT B 1 Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus All
2 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz All
Honda
(Honda Civic RX)
Flag of the United States.svg V2 Racing Technologies F 24 Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee 3-10
76 Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael 3-10
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing H 23 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz All
51 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood 1-5, 7-10
97 6
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Flag of the United States.svg AB Racing M 29 Flag of the United States.svg Alan Ballachino 1
Flag of the United States.svg Team Razer Enterprises M 29 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause 3
42 2-10
Flag of the United States.svg Berg RallySport H 91 Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg 6-10
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Lester Racing H 50 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester All

Team and Driver Changes[edit]

  • After a poor season, Dylan Livengood leaves MRT and returns to Revolution Racing.
  • Philip Kraus leaves Area 52 Racing and moves to Red Bull Subaru MRT.
  • Cody Erdmann announced his indefinite retirement from NASA RallyCross before the season.
  • Casey Lester returns to privateer competition after a two-season absence, being the odd man out at Revolution Racing with Livengood's return. He once again pilots a Mitsubishi.
  • Victor Vallee rejoins the series after his suspension was lifted. He recruited rookie Noah Carmichael to pilot the second Honda, renumbered #76.
  • Dylan Livengood renumbered his usual #51 to the #97 at Proving Grounds North to pay tribute to his friend Makayla Grote after her tragic death on November 17th.

Events & Results[edit]

Rd. Race Seeding Quarter Final 1 Quarter Final 2 Semi Final A Semi Final B LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Private Winner
1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester
2 Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester 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 Casey Lester
3 Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester
4 Flag of the United States.svg NPVG South Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT Flag of Japan.svg Subaru Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester
5 Flag of the United States.svg Negus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz 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 Casey Lester
6 Flag of the United States.svg NPVG North Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee 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 Brenden Berg
7 Flag of the United States.svg Irwindale Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester
8 Flag of the United States.svg Seattle Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee 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 Casey Lester
9 Flag of Canada.svg Bent Twig Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg Flag of the United States.svg Berg RallySport Flag of the United States.svg Ford Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz 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 Brenden Berg

Championship Standings[edit]

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz 2
Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 1
Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus 4
Flag of the United States.svg NPVG South 8
Flag of the United States.svg Negus 6
Flag of the United States.svg NPVG North 1
Flag of the United States.svg Irwindale 4
Flag of the United States.svg Seattle 1
Flag of Canada.svg Bent Twig 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 3

2017C 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 NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz C Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 31 1B 32 3A 11 11 3A 11 2 11 192
2 Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus C Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 2A 21 11 11 2A 32 22 22 32 2A 189
3 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz C Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 12 42 2A 2B 3LCQ 2A 11 4A 6A 5LCQ 166
4 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood C Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 4B 3A 4B 5LCQ 42 5B 6B 5B 4B 6B 135
5 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester P Flag of the United States.svg Lester Racing 5LCQ 5LCQ 5LCQ 62 6 9 5 6 7 8 110
6 Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee C Flag of the United States.svg V2 Racing Technologies 4 5B 6LCQ 4LCQ 3LCQ 5LCQ 3 92
7 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause P Flag of the United States.svg Team Razer Enterprises 6 6 8 7 8 8 8 8 9 85
8 Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg P Flag of the United States.svg Berg RallySport 4 7 9 12 42 68
9 Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael C Flag of the United States.svg V2 Racing Technologies 7 8 7 9 7 9 7 65
10 Flag of the United States.svg Alan Ballachino P Flag of the United States.svg AB Racing 6 11
Pos. Driver Cup Team NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.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 – 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

2017C Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Japan.svg Subaru 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 207
2 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi 1 3 2 2 3 2 1 4 4 5 172
3 Flag of the United States.svg Ford 6 6 6 8 8 4 7 8 1 4 121
4 Flag of Japan.svg Honda 4 6 6 4 3 5 3 92
Pos. Manufacturer NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
 Pts 

2017C Constructors' Championship[edit]

Pos. Constructor No. NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 2A 21 11 11 2A 32 22 22 22 2A 386
2 31 1B 32 3A 11 11 3A 11 1 11
2 Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 23 12 42 2A 2B 3B 2A 11 4A 5A 4LCQ 305
51 4B 3A 4B 5LCQ 42 5B 4B 3B 5B
97 4B
3 Flag of the United States.svg V2 Racing Technologies 24 4 5B 5LCQ 4LCQ 3LCQ 4LCQ 3 171
76 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Pos. Constructor No. NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.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)

2017C Privateers' Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester Lester Racing 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 191
2 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause Team Razer Enterprises 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 147
3 Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg Berg RallySport 1 2 3 1 1 92
4 Flag of the United States.svg Alan Ballachino AB Racing 2 17
Pos. Driver Team NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGS
Flag of the United States.svg
PPIR
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
IRW
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
 Pts