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David Moore Takes on Formula Drift Irwindale with Massive [GALLERY]

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Watch as the final round of Irwindale Speedway goes down in this massive 2,000 photo gallery (56K WARNING) which produces some fantastic images on the track, off the track, and a big championship celebration from Chris Forsberg as he won his second championship.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=439

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Builds 2015 F-150 for Drifting and Jumping – Debuts at SEMA

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. owns and has built about 400 Ford Mustang’s at this point in his life. The thought of building another one might just put him to sleep at this point. The car was put together with some assistance from KibbeTech who formulated a custom suspension for the new F150. How long do we have to wait until we can see a drift video with this thing?

“I love trucks, and to build one that has daily on- and off-road capabilities, as well as drifting and jumping capabilities is something I have always wanted to do,” said Vaughn. “I am really pumped to get crazy in this F-150 at SEMA this year.”

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Makes A Wild Lap Around Irwindale [VIDEO]

Here is a Vaughn Gittin Jr. lap around the new layout for Irwindale Speedway. He puts in a ton of wheel work on his Ford Mustang RTR to skirt around the course in practice. It is interesting to watch this run and the run of Forrest Wang from the same day and see the work rate difference in the drivers.

2014 Formula Drift Championship [RESULTS]

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All seven rounds of Formula Drift are in the books for 2014. Chris Forsberg ends up the 2014 champion but a margin of just 11 points which came down to the very last tandem battle of 2014. Daigo Saito finally had a motor hold together and was able to make a huge jump in the championship points as well. All Top 32 drivers are given a Pro license for next year while 33 and beyond are relegated into Pro 2. Here is how they finished:

1. Chris Forsberg
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
4. Odi Bakchis
5. Forrest Wang
6. Kenneth Moen
7. Darren McNamara
8. Dean Kearney
9. Justin Pawlak
10. Conrad Grunewald
11. Robbie Nishida
12. Ryan Tuerck
13. Ken Gushi
14. Daigo Saito
15. Matt Field
16. Michael Essa
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Vaughn Gittin Jr. Invades France with the Ford Mustang [VIDEO]

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France won’t ever be the same we imagine after it was invaded by Vaughn Gittin Jr. recently. He took on the streets and found a track to have some fun at to really bring out the best of France. His European invasion already involved an event victory at King of Europe Valencia. Watch the French invasion video below!

 

Watch the video: http://youtu.be/lMlCn5FmGak

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Wins King of Europe Valencia Round

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. took out his european Ford Mustang to King of Europe which happened to be throwing an event in Valencia, Spain. To kick off the weekend Vaughn Gittin Jr. qualified first out of 33 drivers to start off his King of Europe debut with a big statement.

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Vaughn had three tough battles to advance and win this round of competition. He took on his Monster Energy teammate Steve Biagioni in the great eight and was given the win. Then he matched up to battle Polish drift champion Bartosz Stolarsaki in the final four.

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2014 Formula Drift Round 6 – Main Event [GALLERY]

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Jason Scott takes on the bad weather to bring a main event gallery from Round 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. The photos from the insane Chelsea DeNofa vs. Karl Osaki battle look pretty wild. Click through as the sun falls down and Fredric Aasbo gets his second win of the season.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=433

Vaughn Gittin Jr & Chris Forsberg to attend IDC Round 5 / Japfest in Ireland [MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT]

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Earlier this year, Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida made the trip out to Ireland to compete in the Irish Drift Championship, and later this month, Chris Forsberg and Vaughn Gittin Jr will be out to compete. Forsberg will be driving the LHD S13 car built by fellow Formula D competitor Darren McNamara, while Vaughn Gittin Jr will be competing in one of the many Ford Mustang RTR’s he has around the world. These two are the latest to join the impressive roster of drivers who have made the trip to the Emerald Isle. Matt Powers was also at the same event Saito and Nishida attended, and Dai Yoshihara even drove in Ireland back in 2012 when the ProDrift series was still around. Ireland touts a 10-year undefeated streak on home soil, despite the frequent visitors from both the US as well as the UK and the rest of Europe. That streak is in serious jeopardy heading into this round at Mondello Park, which even made it on our Top 10 Drift Vacations list a few months back.

If you’re in the area and you don’t have tickets, we highly suggest you get them soon!

2014 Formula D Round 6 Texas – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]

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With the event win from Aasbo and a top 8 finish from Tuerck, Scion has increased their lead going into the final round of competition. For the second consecutive event, Ford dropped in the standings, this time falling from second to third behind Nissan due to the top 8 finish from Gittin Jr. and top 16 exit from Justin Pawlak. Nissan improved their position behind a team effort from Chris Forsberg Racing, placing one car in the final four (Forsberg) and Castro placing the other car in the top 8, where he narrowly lost to Forsberg.

Here’s how the OEM championship shapes up after 6 of 7 rounds of competition.

1. Scion  – 720 points
2. Nissan – 626 points
3. Ford – 619 points
4. Chevy – 400 points
5. BMW – 356 points
6. Lexus – 331 points
7. Dodge – 252 points
8. Mazda – 141.5 points
9. Toyota – 103.5 Points
10. Hyundai – 19 Points

2014 Formula Drift Round 6 Texas Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Wow, a pretty wild qualifying session that barely avoided the rain thanks to a delay due to asphalt chunking up off the track. Here is how they finished up with Forrest Wang dropping an insane top qualifying run:

1. Forrest Wang – 94
2. Chris Forsberg – 89
3. Chelsea DeNofa – 88
4. Dean Kearney – 87
5. Odi Bakchis – 86
6. Fredric Aasbo -86
7. Daigo Saito – 83
8. Ken Gushi – 82
9. Dai Yoshihara – 82
10. Ryan Tuerck – 81
11. Michael Essa – 81
12. Tyler McQuarrie – 80
13. Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 80
14. Pat Goodin – 77
15. Jhonnattan Castro – 77
16. Conrad Grunewald – 77
17. Geoff Stoneback – 76
18. Ryan Kado – 75
19. Kenneth Moen – 74
20. Matt Field – 73
21. Matt Coffman – 73
22. Justin Pawlak – 73
23. Robbie Nishida – 71
24. Joon Maeng – 70
25. Kyle Mohan – 69
26. Marc Landerville – 68
27. Darren McNamara – 68
28. Charles Ng – 68
29. Taka Aono – 67
30. Karl Osaki – 67
31. Juha Rintanen – 66
32. Will Parsons – 66
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