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Formula Drift Long Beach Practice/Qualifying [GALLERY]

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Formula Drift Long Beach kicks off this weekend. Check out the rest of the gallery:

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Formula Drift Round 1 Bracket Breakdown with Tandem Battles

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Here are the Top 32 brackets and we grouped together the potential Top 16 pairings as well. Sit back and get ready for an insane Round 1 of Formula Drift with the new season officially underway. Here is how they are set:

LEFT BRACKET

1 Michael Essa vs. 32 Jeremy Richter
16 Patrick Mordaunt vs. 17 Mats Baribeau

8 Chelsea DeNofa vs. 25 Dennis Mertzanis
9 Forrest Wang vs. 24 Carl Rydquist

4 Kenneth Moen vs. 29 Geoff Stoneback
13 Kyle Mohan vs. 20 Robbie Nishida

5 Fredric Aasbo vs. 28 Marc Landerville
12 Conrad Grunewald vs. 21 Jhonnathan Castro

RIGHT BRACKET

2 Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. 30 Dave Briggs
15 Darren McNamara vs. 18 Dean Kearney

7 Chris Forsberg vs. 25 Daijiro Yoshihara
10 Pat Goodin vs. 23 Daigo Saito

3 Tyler McQuarrie vs. 30 Tony Angelo
14 Odi Bakchis vs. 19 Ken Gushi

6 Justin Pawlak vs. 27 Jeff Jones
12 Ryan Tuerck vs. 22 Alec Hohnadell

Formula Drift Long Beach 2014 Qualifying [RESULTS]

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1. Michael Essa
2. Vaughn Gittin
3. Tyler McQuarrie
4. Kenneth Moen
5. Fredric Aasbo
6. Justin Pawlak
7.Chris Forsberg
8. Chelesa Denofa
9. Forrest Wang
10. Pat Goodin
11. Ryan Tuerck
12. Conrad Gruenwald
13. Kyle Mohna
14. Odi Bakchis
15. Darren McNamara
16. Pat Mordaunt
17. Mats Baribeau
18. Dean Kearney
19. Ken Gushi
20. Robbie Nishida
21. Jhonnattan Castro
22. Alec Hohnadell
23. Daigo Saito
24. Carl Rydquist
25. Dennis Mertzanis
26. Dai Yoshihara
27. Jeff Jones
28. Marc Landreville
29. Geoff Stoneback
30. Tony Angelo
31. Dave Briggs
32. Jeremy Richter

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Testing Ford Mustang at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. was spotted testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway today. His car and design looks the same as last year for the most part with a couple sponsorship additions. Ecko is added to his car for 2014 which we had noticed Vaughn wearing a good bit recently. Vaughn did tell us back when he was on Wrecked Weekly that a 2015 car will probably make a debut this season but just not in Formula Drift. We imagine some form of a demo car or international car such as WDS China build? Vaughn does also add the additive company Gumout it appears to his sponsorships in 2014.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Keeps Wearing Ecko – New Sponsor?

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Some savvy readers have pointed out to us various videos and photos of Vaughn Gittin Jr. sporting the Ecko brand. We found a few other posts on Instagram and Facebook where Vaughn is sporting the brand.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Shows off his Garage and Backyard [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. has the pleasure of living in Maryland so his backyard comes with a rock quarry and tons of space for a huge garage. However, the snow in winter makes me think I am going to pass on becoming his neighbor. This video shows off his huge garage and backyard. With special guests Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg these guys take over Vaughn’s backyard with a Ford Fiesta ST, Corolla, WRX, S13 missile car, and the Foxbody missile car. The jump with his Fox at the end is worth watching the whole video.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Heads to Oman in the Middle East

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. is heading to Oman for some drifting fun with Saudi Arabian drift team Al Jazirah Ford Racing Team. The Al Jazirah team competes in a Mustang RTR-D in the Drift UAE series. If you happen to live in Oman pay a visit on Friday to teh Oman Automobile Association. The Muscat Stangs Club Oman looks like they are throwing quite the event. Here is a flyer from their Facebook page if you want more info: Event Flyer

Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 2013 Year in Review [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. travels around the world in 2013 from Norway, Spain, Mexico, and China to compete and drift around the world with his Ford Mustang. Above is a four minute recap of his journey through the whole 2013 calendar year.

Mustang RTR Spec 3 Sells for $110k at Barrett Jackson

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Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR brand teamed up with Mothers Polish to build and donate a custom Mustang RTR Spec 3. The Spec 3 has overfenders, more HP, and a different front lip, along with a gorgeous custom candy red paint job. The car was sold for $110,000 for charity. All of the money was given was donated to the TGen Foundation.

For those who are not familiar with the TGen Foundation they use all donations to fund TGen’s biomedical research as our scientists target new treatments, therapies, and cures for diseases such as autism, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, brain tumors, diabetes, and many other cancers and neurological disorders. The mission of the TGen Foundation is to positively impact the lives of patients and their families. They do this by raising funds that accelerate TGen’s efforts to make and translate genomic discoveries into advances in human health.

Wrecked Magazine Issue 29 – A Ten Year Tribute of Formula Drift


Issue 29  is a tribute piece to the first 10 seasons of Formula Drift. Using the number 10 as a benchmark, we look at the Top 10 Unique Car Builds, Top 10 Reasons I’m A Fan, and a look at the Victories by OEM. The cover spread is the Top 10 Moments of Formula Drift which covers wrecks, thousands in cash, and even some international travel.

Read the Issue: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issues/issue29/issue29.html