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!

 

Wekfest Texas 2012

Palmer Events CenterAustin, TXSeptember 30, 2012…

Offset Kings 2014: Palatine, IL

Photos by Kevin Choi / KC Image Following a successful year under the name Slammed Society, Fatlace announced their Offset Kings 2014 event tour. In association with JDM Chicago, Fatlace launched their first Chicago (and surrounding area) Offset Kings event on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Arlington Toyota/Scion dealership in Palatine, IL. Our contributing photographer, Kevin Choi / KC Image (aka Kay Cey), drove 10 hours from Germantown, MD to snap coverage for us! Kay Cey, our weekend road-warrior, has been with us as a event coverage and features photographer for almost a decade. Let's see what he has…

Street Driven Tour x Tuner Evolution x HyperFest: Virginia International Raceway (VIR)

Street Driven Tour, in collaboration with Tuner Evolution and U.S. Drift, recently helped kick off the 16th-annual HyperFest automotive celebration at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), starting their own 2017 event season with three days of bash-style drifting, NASA-sanctioned road racing, rally and off-road driving, a Tuner Evolution car show, vendor support, live music and entertainment, Drift Mini Games, and lots more. NASA-sanctioned road racing and time trials occurred all weekend on VIR’s 3.27-mile, 18-turn Full Course. Filling two of the run groups was a large and diverse field of roughly 80 entrants of the 2017 Tire Rack® Ultimate Track Car…

Scion FR-S RC Rally Cup

Scion recently teamed up with R/C company HPI to throw the first-ever FR-S Cup. Held at Toyota’s Torrance, California, corporate headquarters, this just-for-fun event featured a variety of FR-S-based R/C races, an FR-S R/C car show, and even appearances from Scion luminaries like Stephen Papadakis and Five Axis’ Troy Sumitomo. Prizes were awarded throughout the day – we didn’t win anything, but given that we didn’t completely embarrass ourselves during our competition heat, we came out feeling like winners anyway.…