Vaughn Gittin Jr. Reveals 2013 Monster Energy Mustang RTR

The 2013 Formula Drift season is set to kick off April 12-13 on the Streets of Long Beach and Team Nitto Tire is locked and loaded in their quest to win the series championship. Headlining the charge will be Nitto’s largest offseason acquisition to date, former series champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Piloting the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Racing RTR Mustang, Gittin is known for his aggressive, foot to the floor, big smoke driving style and will be gunning for his second career FD championship. Vaughn will also head to China to compete in the World Drift Series, as well as participate in select competition and demonstration events in Europe. Entering his third season for Nitto Tire is Matt Powers, driver of the Nitto Tire Nissan S14. During the offseason, Powers traveled abroad and took home the prestigious 2012 Red Bull Drifters championship. Not to be forgotten is Chelsea DeNofa, driver of the BC Racing / Nitto Tire Mazda RX8 R3, who will be entering his first full season with Nitto Tire after making the switch midway through the 2012 season. All three teams will be running the NT05, a street tire that provides precise handling and performance. Be sure to check out the official unveil of Vaughn Gittin’s 2013 vehicle below!

 

World Rally Championships 2014: Trois Rivieres, QC

Written by Jeremy Alan Glover | Photos by Jeremy Alan Glover The Grand Prix Trois Riviers is always a great event to attend! With the diverse forms of racing (NASCAR, Canadian Touring Car Championships, Candian GT Supercar Championships, Porsche GT3, Ultra94 Canada Challenge Cup and the Formula Tour 1600) on the iconic road course it has always been a race weekend not to miss. For the 2014 GP3R, something special was added. For the first time ever, the World Rally Cross Championship held a round in North America. Trois Rivieres Quebec was its destination The track that was designed for…

SEMA 2016: Las Vegas, NV

The largest automotive trade show through the eyes of a noob and a veteran, respectively. Adam Gordon (AG): As a first-timer at SEMA, the Las Vegas Convention Center is truly a sensory overload. It can be overwhelming at times when you don't know what to look at, or which hall to explore next. With luck, I was able to see the entire show, only finishing my tour of duty in the final hours of the last day. Picking favorites from the plethora of builds was a task in itself. Micky Slinger (MS): This was my third SEMA. Since 2013, I’ve…

Infiniti at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

INFINITI EMERG-E press kit now live at www.infinitiemerg-e.com > The brand’s first mid-engined, range extending electric sports concept car > 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds; 300kW power output from twin motors > Up to 300 mile range > Substantial UK involvement in its design and development - 420PS FX Sebastian Vettel to enter a limited production run of 200 units - CO2 emissions of the Infiniti M35h lowered to 159g/km without any reduction in performance Infiniti, the luxury performance automotive brand from Japan, revealed today at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show its first ever mid-engined sports car concept called the INFINITI…

SEMA 2015: SEMA Ignited

SEMA Ignited was a little different this year. Instead of the usual lot, it took over the “Gold Lot,” overlooked by the empty Riviera hotel. Sung Kang, Kei Miura and many other show favorites showed up to sign autographs and hangout around the show vehicles that chose to attend. Formula Drift also had its drivers do drift demos to stir up some smoke. Combine all that with friends and food trucks and you’ve got yourself a pretty stellar after party.…