Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. – Wrecked Weekly Episode 4 [VIDEO]

I got to sit down with Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Ford Media Center for right around 30 minutes during the SEMA Show to talk with him about a number of really important topics. We covered his new project Mustang RTR, the state of Formula Drift, World Drift Series China, and his $5,000 fine for illegal suspension. We even got to break down his tandem battle with Patrick Mordaunt from Formula Drift Texas and get his thoughts on the first overturned judging call in the sport which directly impacted his season. Last but not least Vaughn spills the beans on when he will make the debut in a 2015 Ford Mustang!


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2015 Ford Mustang Reveal at Hoonigan Industries HQ with Vaughn Gittin Jr.

All the details are on the Hoonigan flyer posted above to come see the 2015 Ford Mustang in person. Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be wheeling the car to Hoonigan HQ after a big unveil in West LA to the public. The Mustang is getting a worldwide launch tomorrow but tons of details like overall less weight and independent rear suspension have already been leaked. Come see it in person tomorrow!

Nitto Tire Takes on Irwindale Speedway [VIDEO]

Check out the Nitto Tire team from the Irwindale Speedway weekend in a recap of the big House of Drift event. Chelsea DeNofa, Matt Powers, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. round out the Nitto Tire crew for 2013 carrying them all through Formula Drift. All three drivers finished in the Top 16 of the series this year putting together quite a performance for the season. Watch the video and see what the team is up to.

Ryan Tuerck Takes on the 2013 SEMA Show [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck made a SEMA video that involved off-road trucks, a Gymkhana 6 teaser, a visit to GRC, and some show cars of the SEMA show. Ryan Tuerck threw his own event at The Griffin bar in old Las Vegas and he wrapped up the week at Get Nutz Lab’s private race track in Las Vegas. The longest episode of Tuerck’d by far to date and it is a good one.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Visits Spain for Gymkhana Grid Finals

Vaughn Gittin Jr. flew out to Spain to run the Gymkhana Grid to hang out with his Monster Energy drink family/friends over in Europe. While doing so he hopped on the track and put down the second fastest RWD time of the weekend 50.2 falling just shy of Luke Fink. His time even ran close to Ken Block who was just 1.44 seconds faster in the AWD category. Vaughn is now traveling to SEMA for the week to provide demos in the Ford Out Front category of the show.

Formula Drift Irwindale by The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nitto Tires put together an info graphic of consumption and usage at Formula Drift Inrwindale. 1,800 tires were used in the weekend by 54 drivers. While the fans in attendance consumed 2,500 hot dogs along with 4,500 waters/sodas. A poor performance in the keg department with 15 tapped and my coffee consumption went unmonitored apparently. What do you think of Formula Drift by the numbers?


Bash Bangers Part 3 – East Coast Bash [VIDEO]

Bash Bangers Part 3 was released by Hoonigan today showing off all the fun of East Coast Bash. The Drift Alliance members running team tandem, Bentley’s doing burnouts, and tons of east coast drivers taking on all the tracks at Englishtown. Enjoy!

2013 Formula Drift Awards – Ace of the Decade: Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Several decade awards were given away this weekend at the 10th year anniversary of Formula Drift. Vaughn Gittin Jr. was awarded one for the Ace of the Decade. Vaughn has run all 10 seasons of Formula Drift and stocked up the most tandem victories of any driver in the series. Quite an impressive feat he should be proud of!


2013 Formula Drift Awards – Top Qualifier of the Year: Vaughn Gittin Jr

This was a pretty straightforward award which was given to Vaughn Gittin Jr. for having the highest average qualifying place over the 2013 season. Congrats to Vaughn Gittin Jr. who made a 2013 season transition to Nitto Tires this season smoothly and would of come damn close to a championship this year without fines and overturned protests against his favor.


2013 Formula D Final Championship Points Standings

Here are the final 2013 points standings, baring any technical violations or other points deductions which may have happened without our knowledge.

1. Michael Essa                   555.5 points
2. Chris Forsberg                 538 points
3. Daigo Saito                       510.5 points
4. Fredric Aasbo                  487 points
5. Vaughn Gittin Jr           481 points
6. Justin Pawlak                425 points
7. Matt Field                        407 points
8. Darren McNamara       388.5 points
9. Robbie Nishida                387.25 points
10. Odi Bakchis                    378 points
11. Dai Yoshihara              333.5 points
12. Conrad Grunewald     309.5 points
13. Chelsea Denofa               291 points
13. Ryan Tuerck                  291 points
15. Tyler McQuarrie          290.5 points
16. Matt Powers                   282 points
17. Forrest Wang                 276.5 points
18. Kenny Moen                   258.75 points
19. Ryan Kado                      239.75 points
20. Danny George                231.5 points