Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Mustang RTR Spec 2 Giveaway for Active and Retired US Military Only [WIN IT]

You can see in this above flyer that active and retired US military have a chance to win a Mustang RTR Spec 2! Just text MonsterDrift to 90210 and 20 other winners will score a Vaughn Gittin Jr. HPI RC car. This is a really cool program Vaughn has put together which runs in line with all the military drift demos he has been putting on around America this season. The contest ends August 31st so enter fast!


Ryan Tuerck GoPro Burnout Response: Opposite Controls Tandem [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck created a new GoPro response video with Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting around a Mustang RTR and answering questions asked by Jarod DeAnda in the backseat. This looks like quite a ride around in a RTR as Ryan Tuerck answers all of the readers questions in this response video.

Enjoy This Walk Through Gatebil 2013 [VIDEO]

One awesome video that shows just how much fun the Gatebil weekend is for a drift driver or enthusiast. This crazy weekend almost rivals Matsuri with chaos, excitement, and entertainment it would appear. Formula Drift drivers Fredrci Aasbo, Ryan Tuerck, Kenneth Moen and Vaughn Gittin Jr. all came out to compete and have fun.

2013 Formula Drift Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway – Main Event [GALLERY]

A main event gallery shot by Nelson Ayra covers all the big action at Evergreen Speedway. Odi Bakchis put down a great performance putting him in 4th place for the weekend. Follow Daigo Saito’s Top 32 elimination and watch as Chris Forsberg makes a run to a first place finish. All the photos are right inside the link below.

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2013 Formula Drift Round 5 – Seattle – Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]

With a pair of top 8 finishes for Justin Pawlak and Vaughn Gittin Jr, Ford takes over sole control of first place in the OEM Manufacturer’s standings, with Lexus dropping to third. Nissan moved into second thanks to the win from Forsberg and a top-16 showing from Kado. Scion and BMW round out the top five, with Chevy, Toyota, and Mazda maintaining their position. Subaru and Hyundai both jumped ahead of Dodge thanks to the first top-16 appearances of the season from both brands behind Yoshioka (Subaru) and Mertzanis (Hyundai).

Here’s the current standings after 5 rounds:

1. Ford – 712.5 points
2. Nissan – 683.5 points
3. Lexus – 668.25 points
4. Scion – 645.5 points
5. BMW – 597 points
6. Chevy – 429 points
7. Toyota – 201.75 points
8. Mazda – 160.5 points
9. Subaru – 106 points
10. Hyundai – 79.25 points
11. Dodge – 49.25 points

2013 Formula Drift Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway Qualifying [RESULTS]

Darren McNamara took down first place with a solid qualifying pass while tons of big names scored a 0 on the first run setting them to the back of the grid such as Ryan Tuerck, Daigo Saito, Kenneth Moen, and Robbie Nishida. A notable absence is Kyle Mohan who had steering rack issues and failed to qualify. Here is how the Top 32 wound up:

1. Darren McNamara
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Matt Field
4. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
5. Odi Bakchis
6. Matt Powers
7. Toshiki Yoshioka
8. Ryan Kado
9. Michael Essa
10. Justin Pawlak
11. Chris Forsberg
12. Conrad Grunewald
13. Dennis Mertzanis
14. Dai Yoshihara
15. Tyler McQuarrie
16. Ken Gushi
17. Chelsea DeNofa
18. Kenneth Moen
19. Robbie Nishida
20. Taka Aono
21. Joon Maeng
22. Miro Ovcharik
23. Ryan Tuerck
24. Pat Goodin
25. Danny George
26. Daigo Saito
27. Jeff Jones
28. Tony Angelo
29. Chris Jeanneret
30. Pat Mordaunt
31. Jhnotthan Castro
32. Brandon Wicknick

Top 32 Tandem Battles:
Darren McNamara vs. Brandon Wicknick
Ken Gushi vs. Chelsea DeNofa
Ryan Kado vs. Danny George
Michael Essa vs. Pat Goodin
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Chris Jeanneret
Dennis Mertzanis vs. Taka Aono
Odi Bakchis vs. Tony Angelo
Conrad Grunewald vs. Joon Maeng
Fredric Aasbo vs. Jhonnthan Castro
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Kenneth Moen
Toshiki Yoshioka vs. Daigo Saito
Justin Pawlak vs. Ryan Tuerck
Matt Field vs. Patrick Mordaunt
Dai Yoshihara vs. Robbie Nishida
Matt Powers vs. Jeff Jones
Chris Forsberg vs. Miro Ovcharik

Justin Pawlak – Battle Tested from DailyMotion [VIDEO]

Justin Pawlak has turned one horrible season into one that is breathing life and hope for a top finish. He narrowly avoided a 0 point Long Beach weekend after crashing hard on his first pass but somehow with the help of his team recovered and make a second qualifying run securing him some serious points for the weekend. Well after a stellar performance and second place finish at Wall Speedway the guys from DailyMotion turned the camera to JTP and interviewed his fellow drivers to talk about what they think of Justin Pawlak. Can he keep the momentum going and hold out for another championship run? Justin is currently 79 points out of first right now sitting in fifth place just behind Chris Forsberg. With three big rounds left he needs to score 26.4 points higher than everyone else ahead of him to secure his first championship. 

Big Names in Drifting Head to Gatebil This Weekend

Gatebil has become quite a big name in the worldwide automotive spectrum thanks to big media coverage from the likes of Speedhunters and other various sites from the last few seasons. Well the event this weekend is packed with drifting stars including Vaughn Gittin Jr., Fredric Aasbo, Ryan Tuerck, Kenneth Moen, and Mad Mike (picture from his car). We except to see some great coverage from the festival in the next coming week or two.

Photo Credit: madmike_drift instagram

Ryan Tuerck Presents Season 2 of Tuerck’d [VIDEO]

NetworkA is about to fire up a Season 2 of the show Tuerck’d with Game Of Drift dropping next week on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. If this trailer is any preview of what is to come in the second season you should have a good bit of fun watching the show. NetworkA has promised 10 episodes dropping over the next ten Tuesday’s to complete the second season of Tuerck’d.

2013 East Coast Bash at Englishtown [GALLERY]

The East Coast Bash weekend was as much hype as you can imagine for the Englishtown weekend. Drift Alliance stars came out to tandem with each other all weekend in their missile cars along with tons of other Pro Am and pro drift stars. Sit back and look at all my photography from the weekend.


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