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!

 

APR Motorsport 1 - 2 at Watkins Glen

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” - Bobby Unser Watkins Glen NY: The race was set to begin with APR Motorsport’s cars in completely unfamiliar territory, the rear of the field.  The Championship Leading car #171 VW DriverGear GTI MK6 suffered an engine related failure shortly before qualifying and was unable to post a time while the #161 Perfect Pedal VW GTI MK5 and the #181 VW DriverGear GTI MK6 both had their qualifying times disallowed due to a minor technical infraction.   This was very disappointing because the #181 GTI of Chris Gleason Jr. had qualified in pole position…

Super Tuner 4 2013: Scarborough, ON

Super Tuner 4: Brimell Toyota / ScionSunday June 9th, 2013Brimell Toyota / Scion Parking LotScarborough, ON…

Import Face-Off 2010: Tucson, AZ

Photos by Cliff Wallace Import Face-Off | Firebird Raceway | Tucson, AZ Despite the bad weather, the third annual NOS Energy Drink’s Tucson Import Face-Off had the highest attendance from previous years. All race classes were full and the car show was packed to capacity with some contestants having to park outside the designated display area because there was no space. You want drama? A few contestants from the Supra club protested that the entries parked outside the designated area should be disqualified for not following the "park inside the yellow tape" instructions even though there were no more available…

Low Class Militia: Spring Fest

From muscle to mental rotary builds, fully-built JDM masterpieces and customized KDM cars, many enthusiasts from El Paso, TX and the surrounding area gathered for a 1-day event – Spring Fest - hosted by Low Class Militia at the Ascarate Park & Lake. Started as a small group, LCM noticed the lack of car shows and meets in the El Paso area. As a result, they started Spring Fest (2014) to involve the city’s car scene and gave local enthusiasts a platform to meet, show and compete. Contributor: Hector Quinones (HQ Photography) Enthusiasts came from all over the South West…