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.
WALL, NEW JERSEY (June 18, 2016) – Mustang RTR driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. tied a record for the most series wins in Formula Drift history Saturday night in New Jersey when he defeated Drift Alliance teammate Chris Forsberg in the final.
Gittin Jr. qualified fourth on Friday afternoon, earning 91 of 100 possible points. This position earned him an appearance in the Top 32 contest where he outdrove five fellow Formula Drift drivers before earning the top spot on the podium.
On May 7th, 2016, World Champion drifter and Professional Fun-Haver, Vaughn Gittin Jr, piloted his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR to first place at the second round of the Formula Drift Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA after knocking out all competitors and qualifying first in a dominating perfect event.
Vaughn had this to say about the victory, “Perfect events don’t come easy in Formula Drift. This new Ford Mustang RTR has inspired me to simply just be me behind the wheel. That fact combined with my team’s hard work and all the support from the Ford Performance team throughout our development over the last year is why we are on this top step. It feels so good to bring home a win for everyone that has worked so hard and supported our goals out here!”
BRASELTON, GEORGIA (May 7, 2016) –Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his 2016 Ford Mustang RTR were untouchable during this weekend’s Formula Drift “Road Atlanta” event as he dominated in qualifying before scoring a unanimous decision for the overall win Saturday night.
During the qualifying session held on Friday, May 6th, the Monster Energy driver earned the top qualifying spot of 31 drivers, racking up 94 of 100 possible points. That high score gave Gittin a bye into the Top Sixteen round of the competition, and he took advantage.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. heads to Niigata, Japan in his 550 HP 5.0L V-8 Mustang RTR to take on Daigo Saito’s 650 HP V-12 Drift Lamborghini. Built by Liberty Walk and Phat Five racing, Saito’s AWD to RWD converted beast is looking for a fight. The two drift legends head to Niigata, Japan to battle it out on a touge run as they head into the abandoned Niigata Russian Village. Like something from a post apocalyptic world, the village provides the perfect backdrop for these outrageous machines to create some mayhem. After watching this video, if your dreams aren’t filled with the sweet sounds of a V-8 Muscle Car battling against a V-12 Supecar, something is seriously wrong with you. Put on a pair of headphones or hook up a nice set of speakers and Crank the Volume! #BATTLEDRIFT