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!

 

Import Face-Off 2013: Phoenix, AZ

Photos by Cliff Wallace for Import Face-Off Import Face-Off results from January 27th, 2013 at Firebird Raceway near Phoeinx, Arizona – www.importfaceoff.net DRAG RACE – canceled due to inclement weather. CAR SHOW WINNERS Best Civic 2nd - Thomas, ChrisBest Civic 1st - Peralta, EnriqueBest Other Honda - Ly, Tho - S2000Best Acura 2nd - Peralta, Enrique - IntegraBest Acura 1st - Ekiss, David - IntegraBest Mitsubishi - Tiscay, Jairus - EVO 9Best Nissan - Vaughn, Billy - Silvia S15Best Toyota - Rasuo, Drogan - SupraBest Scion 2nd - Clark, Gerden - FRSBest Scion 1st - Duffin, Jerell - xBBest Mazda…

Spring Break Nationals 2015: Daytona Beach, FL

The 29th annual Spring Break Nationals Car Audio Expo and Soundoff opened as a ONE-DAY Consumer Expo on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Ocean Center Arena featured the Trade Show Floor with Manufacturer and Dealer Exhibits and Displays. There was seminar area set up on the show floor for Brands to speak directly to consumers in 15-30 minute mini seminars. A limited number of time slots for presentations were offered on a first committed, first placed basis. The louder SPL Demonstrations and Soundoff Competitions took camp in its own exhibit hall along with a Custom Car Show, Main Stage with…

Formula Drift Round 1 2012: Long Beach, CA

Formula D kicked off their 9th season of drifting on the Streets of Long Beach, the first and still the lone drifting competition to take place on actual city streets. Several drivers were debuting new cars, sponsorships, and liveries, but once the track went hot, all that mattered was how well you drove your car. Crowds at the first event were the largest in history, selling-out before the event was even open on race day. As qualifying got underway, Ryan Tuerck was able to maneuver the Retaks S13 to a high score of 97, with Rhys Millen earning a 96…

Import Face-Off 2012: San Antonio, TX

Photos by Cliff Wallace IMPORT FACE-OFF results from December 9th, 2012 at San Antonio Raceway FWD presented by S.P.E.C. clutches and flywheelsWinner - Lopez, Aaron - San Antonio, TX - 9.81 @ 115.86 R/U - #83 - Red Light - 9.09 @ 172.94 FORCED INDUCTION PRO presented by Motovicity DistributionWinner - Alpizar, Joaquin - 10.17 @ 150.20 R/U - #74 - 18.80 @ 60.11 FORCED INDUCTION SPORT presented by Deatsch WerksWinner - Magic - 11.11 @ 120.97 R/U - Johnson, Chris - TX - 10.74 @ 128.79 ALL MOTOR PRO presented by Competition Clutch Winner - Lumpkin, Jason - 10.75…