Vaughn Gittin Jr. uses the Ford Mustang line lock feature to serve up a holiday turkey with a side of burnout.
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.
Ford Mustang driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. battling for podium finish in Formula DRIFT series
Along with former champion Gittin Jr., past winner and Mustang driver Justin Pawlak also competing
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Long Beach, Calif. September 23, 2014 With only one race left in the 2014 Formula DRIFT season, Ford Motor Company heads to Irwindale Speedway in California looking to finish strong in the season finale there. Vaughn Gittin Jr., in third place, and Justin Pawlak, in seventh, will compete in customized Ford Mustangs Oct. 10-11, in the final fight of the seven-event series.
“Im really pumped to be heading into the final fight of 2014 at Irwindale Speedway, said Gittin Jr. While we are no longer battling for the championship, we plan to hold our ground and take third overall in the series.
This is something Im really excited about, given the challenges we had to overcome this season, he added. The progression of drifting never ceases to amaze me, and this year has been insane with regard to the level of competition. Our Ford Mustang RTR has been fully up to the task and continues to be a performance bar-setting machine, round after round. We are looking forward to fighting hard and ending the season on the top step.
Over the weekend, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR took 1st place at the final round of King of Europe Drift. This was Vaughn’s first time competing in Europe, and this event took place at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, a famous Moto GP track in Valencia, Spain. Not only did Vaughn take the win, but he also qualified 1st out of 33 drivers, and won the award for highest finishing team along with his Monster Energy teammate Steve “Baggsy” Biagioni.