BALTIMORE, Md. (September 23, 2013) – The past month has been non-stop for Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the Mustang RTR Drift Team. From drifting all over Europe at various motorsports events, to qualifying 1st and finishing 5th place at Formula Drift in Texas, to winning the World Drift Series in China, Vaughn has rigorously been continuing his world-wide advocacy for the sport of drifting.
Over the weekend, Vaughn was in Luoyang, China competing at Round 2 of the World Drift Series, China’s premiere drifting series. WDS was held in the Luoyang New District Stadium with over 20,000 fans in attendance and broadcasted live on CCTV, China’s major TV network. Vaughn qualified in 2nd place and fought hard all night to make it all the way to the finals, where he was matched with Chinese driver Zhang Shaohua. After an insane battle, Vaughn managed to take the win, his second consecutive win at WDS, and holds the points lead for the series with two events left to go. Watch this VIDEO news segment from CCTV highlighting the event and Vaughn’s win.
“I am pumped to win our second event in a row at WDS in China,” says Vaughn Gittin Jr. “The Chinese drivers have really stepped up their game this year and we had some very hard-fought battles. It is awesome see the progression of drifting and huge turnout for these events in China!”
Drift Allstars European Series Round 6 THE FINALS – This weekend
After what some say has been the biggest ever year in Drift Allstars European series history it all comes down to this! The title fight is closer then ever.
In 2006, Chris Forsberg had a new car, a new title sponsor ( Sears Auto Center), and appeared on the cover of Super Street magazine. However, he also only made top 8 once, and failed to make top 16 twice, and found himself without a sponsor for the 2007 season. From there, Forsberg decided to run as a privateer, picking up Maxxis tires as his lone major sponsor. Forsberg’s 2007 season was iconic for privateers, picking up 2 event wins, a top qualifier award, and 2 nd place overall in the Formula D points. Going into 2008, Chris has signed a title sponsorship with NOS Energy drinks as well as renewing with Maxxis Tires, and looks to be one of the top guns entering 2008 as he returns in the same Titan V8-powered Roadster. We sat down with Chris to recap 2007 and talk about 2008.