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 Expo 2010

Import Expo | Mosport International Raceway | Bowmanville, ON | July 11, 2010 With the exception of the AMA Superbikes that were running on the main track at Mosport this past Sunday no other representation of the Honda nameplate was larger than what was present at Import Expo – I Love Honda! The weather was clear and hot and the lines to get into the gates were long, in fact another line had to be created as racers and spectators were backed up to the highway! By the time the event got underway at noon officially the time attack track…

DMCC Round 3 2013: Ste-Croix, QC

The third round of the DMCC series took place at the River Side Speedway located in STE-Croix, Quebec. The last time DMCC came to this track was back in 2009. Since then, it’s had some major changes. Notably, the infield of the track has been paved to make a very high speed and exciting layout. Round three was also the event where Pat Cyr was finally going to have his FR-S out for competition. A lot of people were very excited to see his car out on the track; so much so, a group gathered as he pulled the car…

Formula Drift Round 6 2011: Las Vegas, NV

Formula D’s Vegas event is one of the most unique events on the circuit. Not only is it the only event which is still run on a skidpad (with entry speeds reaching triple digit mph), but the 110F degree daytime temperatures force the sanctioning body to stage the majority of the race at night. The event is dubbed as the “After Dark” showdown, and this year’s event would prove to run well past midnight before Rhys Millen piloted his Hyundai (like Sunday) Genesis to the win. Joining Millen on the podium was runner-up Darren McNamara and third place winner Matt…