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!

 

Formula Drift Round 3 2014: Miami Heat - Homestead, FL

Written by John Pangilinan | Photos by Larry Chen Vaughn Gittin Takes His Second Consecutive Event Victory! Formula DRIFT entered Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first time for Round 3: Miami Heat. Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR takes his second consecutive victory. Round 3: Miami Heat entered Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first time. The Pro Championship competition highlighted a jam-packed weekend of activities that included the kick-off of the PRO 2 Series competition and Offset Kings car show. “Homestead-Miami Speedway provided a great new venue for our Championship,” says Jim Liaw, President of…

Formula Drift 2011: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

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DMCC 2014 Round 2: Mirabel, QC

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Southern Wörthersee 2014: Helen, GA

Written by Randi Bentia | Photos by Michael Watson The Volkwagen Audi Group (VAG) community has either heard of or participated in the event titled, "Wörthersee". The Wörthersee Tour in Reifnitz, Austria is the largest gathering of VAG enthusiasts in the world. Here in North America, the team at H2O Tuning hosts Southern Wörthersee, also known as SOWO, in the Bavarian-themed town of Helen, Georgia. On May 18-19, 2014, the event brought together cars and fans of the European car market, but many people and Japanese import cars were also seen in attendance, of which also appreciated the European atmosphere.…