IRWINDALE, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 14, 2018 — With an absolutely incredible night of driving, Vaughn Gittin Jr. put on a drifting clinic by besting his opponents in the final round of Formula Drift 2018. In a season filled with low points, mechanical struggles, strategic and personnel changes, Vaughn took to the finals at The House of Drift and spoiled Frederic Aasbo’s championship run. Though it would not come easy for Vaughn and his Ford Mustang RTR team as they worked tirelessly to secure the victory late into the night following two one more times with Aasbo.
Vaughn’s teammate, Chelsea DeNofa—who he would face in the final four—took home a third-place trophy with a great night of his own, making this the first time the RTR teammates have reached the podium together.
“What a wild fairytale night. This has been one of the toughest seasons of my drifting career and I’m just extremely grateful to the entire RTR team that has worked so hard with a never say die attitude. Myself and Chelsea had an insane battle and I’m extremely proud of him earning his third place and what can I say about the final battles. Three battles with Fredric Aasbo as he’s fighting, driving, doing everything he can to earn a championship and we come home with the win. This win is a testament to never giving up and chasing your passion and believing in yourself. I’m extremely grateful the team had never given up and constantly believed in what we were doing and 2019 we’re coming stronger than ever.”
Vaughn and the team end the season riding high and showcasing the capabilities of the Ford Mustang RTR and the entire organization
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is best known as a Formula Drift World Champion and Professional Fun-Haver. Gittin Jr. is the founder and President of RTR Vehicles, and has drifted the Catalunya Formula 1 Circuit in Forever Drift, built Ken Block’s Hoonicorn RTR with the company he founded Mustang RTR, and races in Ultra4 competition in #Brocky—a specially modified Ford Bronco.