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Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drag Races his Competition Cars [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. took his two competition cars out for a good old fashioned drag race! His new 2016 Competition-Spec Ford Mustang RTR sure looks like a fast machine. That speed won’t matter so much at Long Beach but it seems other drivers will be scrambling to chase him at rounds such as Road Atlanta. This race is essentially 10 years of development in the old car with a straight axle in the rear versus one year of development in the new car with the Ford Mustang’s all new Independent Rear Suspension. Vaughn is set to debut his new car at the Streets of Long Beach for the opening round of Formula Drift on April 9th.

Dai Yoshihara Breaks FWD Buttonwillow Record in Spoon Sports Civic

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Dai Yoshihara took on Super Lap Battle today and managed to beat the long standing FWD record held by Chris Rado. Dai took the Spoon Sports Honda Civic to a flying 1:45.585. According to reports from Mike Kojima of MotoIQ, the car did all of this while missing 4th gear. Quite a feat that Dai Yoshihara should be proud of and a nice way to wrap up a less than ideal 2015 drift season for him.

Chelsea DeNofa Set for Global Time Attack with Nissan GT-R in 2015

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Chelsea DeNofa announced at the 2014 SEMA Show he will be making some appearances in Global Time Attack with this insanely built Nissan GT-R. The GT-R won a Gran Turismo Award at SEMA and was displayed in the Garrett Turbo booth all week. The team is bringing on some cool partners such as Greddy and Fujita Brakes to help them compete in time attack. I cannot wait to see Chelsea stretch his legs in other markets next season. What do you think of the build?

Conrad Grunewald Driving a Ferrari 458 at Petit LeMans this Weekend

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Conrad Grunewald is driving at the Petit LeMans this weekend in Atlanta. A pretty cool deal to see a Formula Drift driver competing in such a high profile race over the weekend. The race can be found on FOX and FOX Sports 2 over the course of this weekend. Conrad will be one of the drivers in the 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia team car. Maybe he can drift the Formula Drift course in the Ferrari post race? 

Vaughn Gittin Jr. with Man’s Best Friend [VIDEO]

This is an awesome video featuring Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his real life dog Brody Gittin. This adventure takes them through his amazing quarry backyard in Maryland. Earlier this year I got a ride around his wild backyard and it was a blast! Check out his grocery delivery adventure with Brody!

2015 Ford Mustang RTR Renders Are Here

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The 2015 Ford Mustang is building some steam and making a big launch with three engine configurations including a turbocharged 4 cylinder, V6, and the traditional V8 engine. Vaughn Gittin Jr. will once again be releasing his RTR line and cars to purchase with the 2015 model. The renders don’t quite show off the new Ford Mustang’s look but gives a nice preview of what is to come.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Goes NASCAR Racing This Weekend in Canada

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. is always up to something interesting and this weekend he is racing in the Canadian NASCAR series in the #9 car courtesy of Kerry Micks in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series. Vaughn will be driving a Ford Fusion around the Grand Prix Trois-Rivières! He will also be doing some drift demos if you happen to be in Quebec and want to check it out.

How the Drifters Stacked Up at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

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As we mentioned in our introduction post three drifting drivers hit the hill to compete in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Out of 130 competitors they fared pretty well with one even getting on the podium for his class.  Here is how they finished:

17th- (3rd in Class – Time Attack) Ken Gushi – 10:33.188
19th- (4th in Class – Time Attack) Toshiki Yoshioka – 10:34.564
123rd- (9th in Class – Pikes Open) Danny George – DNF

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Takes A Visit to A Sprint Car Driving School [VIDEO]

Check out Vaughn Gittin Jr. driving a non winged sprint car at the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School  in California.He teams up with a winged sprint cup driver as they learn the course and experience what sprint cars are all about.

Pikes Peak 2014 – Drift Edition

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Another summer has arrived and more drifters are set to tackle the big mountain this week! So this weekend is Drift Week in Colorado where at Pikes Peak International Raceway drivers will get $10k in prizes (Matt Field won last year). The big show is happening just up the mountain for the world’s most famous HillClimb weekend. Here is who we have found attending related to drift. Keep an eye out for these guys on the Pikes Peak Livestream! Former Formula Drift driver Tony Brakohiapa was on the list but won’t be in attendance due to vehicle issues with his Ford Mustang.

Danny George – Formula Drift Mazda Miata
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Ken Gushi – Greddy Scion FR-S
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Toshiki Yoshioka – GTNet Subaru BRZ
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