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 2011: Baton Rouge, LA

Photos by Cliff Wallace - www.importfaceoff.net TRUE COMPETITORS: Just before FWD finals, IFO official had to call off the race due to Sunday curfew after an FIS car oiled down the entire track. Finalists Jose Jimenez from Houston, TX (Honda Civic) and Michael Howard from Abbeville, AL (Honda Civic) split payout to $700 each, but wanted to see who would take home the trophy and true win. Instead of just giving to fastest qualifier which would have been Jose (8.970 @ 165.71 mph) both agreed on a 330' foot race. Mike came out of the hole hard and seemed to…

IASCA South America

Photography by Travis Chin (www.iasca.com)…

Import Face-Off 2011: Baytown, TX

Photos by Cliff Wallace - www.importfaceoff.net 7TH annual Baytown, TX IMPORT FACE-OFF: Royal Purple Raceway Aaron Lopez from San Antonio, TX won the FWD class presented by SPEC clutches and flywheels. He ran a 9.49 @ 157.59 mph with his Black, H22 Honda Civic Hatch. Aaron is now in the lead for the 2011 Overall Points Championship. The Forced Induction Pro class was won by Ross Baird from Fort Worth, TX with his White Toyota Supra which ran an 8.69 @ 157.59 mph in the finals. Jason Lumpkin from Fort Worth, TX (lime green B20Vtec CRX) won the All Motor…

Importfest 2011: Montreal, QC

With a successful Toronto show wrapping up, Import Fest made its way to Montreal for the inaugural event in la belle province. As expected the very best of tuner cars from our French speaking province came out in full force to show their support and love for all things iFest. Held at Place Bonaventure on a chilly October day, Canada’s Biggest and Baddest Car Show made its Quebec debut to thousands of adoring fans. As the first of many to come, iFest Montreal brought out nearly 5,000 show goers and an incredible display of over 200 highly modified vehicles. There…