2018A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

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2018A NASA RallyCross season
NASARallyCross2017.png
NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date February 20th, 2018
End date April 24th, 2018
Awards
Drivers' champion Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus
Constructors' Champion Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael
East Coast Autosport
Manufacturers' Cup Flag of Germany.svg Subaru
Nations' Cup Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2017C 2018B

The 2018A NASA RallyCross Challenge season will be the fifteenth season of the championship. Josh Mertz will return as the defending Drivers' Champion, along with his team, Red Bull Subaru MRT, as the defending Constructors' Champions. 2018A will be the final season with the current body style of vehicles, along with current tracks. For 2018B, NASA will run a "Gen-4" chassis, supplied by Ford, Subaru and Volkswagen.

2018A Schedule[edit]

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

Calendar Changes[edit]

  • Croft returns to the beginning of the season, after customs issues caused the venue to close out the 2017C season.
  • Aspen returns to the calendar, previously running one event in 2016A.
  • Irwindale was dropped after one season.
  • Daytona is added to the schedule, after successful tests in the off season.

2018A 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 Germany.svg Josh Mertz All
2 Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus All
Honda
(Honda Civic)
Flag of the United States.svg Lambert Motorsport Technologies M 46 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert 1-6, 8
52 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 1-6
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 All
NASA RallyCross SuperCar entries eligible to score privateer points
Ford
(Ford Focus RX)
Flag of the United States.svg Team Razer Enterprises M 42 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause All
Flag of the United States.svg East Coast Autosport F 76 Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael All
Honda
(Honda Civic)
Flag of the United States.svg V2 Racing Technologies M 24 Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Flag of the United States.svg Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi D 13 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester All
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo RX)
Flag of the United States.svg Iceberg MSE H 91 Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg 1-3

Team and Driver Changes[edit]

  • Josh Mertz and Philip Kraus swap numbers, following Mertz's fifth title.
  • Cody Erdmann and Brandon Lambert announced their return to the NASA RallyCross Challenge, resulting in all of the champions competing at once since 2014A.
  • Noah Carmichael and Victor Vallee ended their technical partnership.
  • Casey Lester picks funding up from Baskin Robbins.
  • Brenden Berg switches to Volkswagen.

Events & 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 Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert 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 Victor Vallee
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz N/A Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood 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 Victor Vallee
3 Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert N/A Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 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 Victor Vallee
4 Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus N/A Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 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 Victor Vallee
5 Flag of the United States.svg Negus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert N/A Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann 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
6 Flag of the United States.svg Aspen Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz N/A Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause 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 Noah Carmichael
7 Flag of the United States.svg NPVG North Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz N/A Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause 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 Victor Vallee
8 Flag of the United States.svg Daytona Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz N/A Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause 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 the United States.svg Seattle Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz N/A Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael 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 Victor Vallee
Rd. Race Seeding Heat 1 Heat 2 LCQ Final 1 Final 2 Final 3 Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Private Winner
10 Flag of Canada.svg Bent Twig 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 Germany.svg Josh Mertz Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz 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 the United States.svg Casey Lester

Championship Standings[edit]

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard 1
Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus
Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz
Tie
Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus 4
Flag of the United States.svg Negus 8
Flag of the United States.svg Aspen 5
Flag of the United States.svg NPVG North 8
Flag of the United States.svg Daytona 4
Flag of the United States.svg Seattle 11
Flag of Canada.svg Bent Twig 8

2018A 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
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
 Pts 
F1 F2 F3 O
1 Flag of Canada.svg Philip Kraus C Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 12 2 2A 32 11 2B 11 31 11 2 4 2 2H2-1 194
2 Flag of Germany.svg Josh Mertz C Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 21 3A 11 4LCQ 2A 1A 22 1B 42 1 1 1 1H1-1 186
3 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Wetz C Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 3A 12 9 11 6 62 3A 72 2B 3 2 3 3LCQ 153
4 Flag of Canada.svg Dylan Livengood C Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 5LCQ 4LCQ 7 7B 3LCQ 41 7Inj 8Inj 8Inj 7Inj 114
5 Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael P Flag of the United States.svg East Coast Autosport 8 7 11 8 10 3 6 5 5LCQ 5 5 5 5 104
6 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester P Flag of the United States.svg Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi 11 8 8 9 7 5 8 4 6 4 3 4 4 101
7 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause P Flag of the United States.svg Team Razer Enterprises 9 9 6 6 8 7 5 6LCQ 7 6 90
8 Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee P Flag of the United States.svg V2 Racing Technologies 73 51 5LCQ 5A DSQ 10 4B 9 3A DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 95
9 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Lambert C Flag of the United States.svg Lambert Motorsport Technologies 6B 6B 42 10 42 9 22 87
10 Flag of Germany.svg Cody Erdmann C Flag of the United States.svg Lambert Motorsport Technologies 4 10 3B 2 5B 8 75
11 Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg P Flag of the United States.svg Iceberg MSE 10 11 10 13
Pos. Driver Cup Team GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.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

2018A Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Japan.svg Subaru 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 208
2 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsubishi 3 1 7 1 3 4 3 4 2 3 162
3 Flag of Japan.svg Honda 4 5 3 2 4 3 4 2 3 5 150
4 Flag of the United States.svg Ford 9 7 6 6 8 7 5 6 7 6 93
5 Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen 10 11 10 20
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
 Pts 

2018A Constructors' Championship[edit]

Pos. Constructor No. GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Subaru MRT 1 21 3A 11 4LCQ 2A 1B 22 1B 32 11 382
2 12 2 2A 32 11 2A 11 31 11 22
2 Flag of the United States.svg Revolution Racing 23 3A 12 6 11 6 42 3A 4A 2B 3LCQ 263
51 5LCQ 4 5 5B 3LCQ 31 4 5 4 4
3 Flag of the United States.svg Lambert Motorsport Technologies 46 6B 5B 42 6 42 5 22 176
52 4 6 3B 2 5B 6
Pos. Constructor No. GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.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)

2018A Privateers' Cup[edit]

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Croft Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard 6
Flag of Canada.svg St. Eustache 14
Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee 18
Flag of the United States.svg Negus 1
Flag of the United States.svg Aspen Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael 2
Flag of the United States.svg NPVG North Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee 2
Flag of the United States.svg Daytona Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael 2
Flag of the United States.svg Seattle Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee 1
Flag of Canada.svg Bent Twig Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael 2
Pos. Driver Team GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
 Pts 
1 Flag of the United States.svg Noah Carmichael East Coast Autosport 2 2 5 3 3 1 3 2 2 2 162
2 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Lester Baskin Robbins Mitsubishi 5 3 3 4 1 2 4 1 3 1 160
3 Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Krause Team Razer Enterprises 3 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 4 3 154
4 Flag of the United States.svg Victor Vallee V2 Racing Technologies 1 1 1 1 DSQ 4 1 4 1 DSQ 146
5 Flag of the United States.svg Brenden Berg Iceberg MSE 4 5 4 38
Pos. Driver Team GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada.svg
MIL
Flag of the United States.svg
NEG
Flag of the United States.svg
ASP
Flag of the United States.svg
PVGN
Flag of the United States.svg
DAY
Flag of the United States.svg
SEA
Flag of the United States.svg
BTW
Flag of Canada.svg
 Pts