Vaughn Gittin Jr.

2014 Formula D Tire Round 2 Atlanta – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]


By claiming the first win of the season for the blue oval, Vaughn Gittin Jr. has piloted Ford to the top of the OEM Championship leaderboard. Gittin Jr. took out his Ford Mustang cohort Justin Pawlak in the top 16, but the combined points were enough to take the lead. Scion sits in second place, with NIssan not too far behind. Last year’s champion Lexus is just under 100 points off the pace, although it’s still very early in the season.

Here’s how the OEM championship shapes up after two of seven rounds:

1. Ford – 249 points
2. Scion – 224.5 points
3. Nissan – 209.5 points
4. Lexus – 151.5 points
5. BMW – 148.5 points
6. Chevy – 131.5 points
7. Mazda – 54 points
8. Dodge – 51 points
9. Toyota – 33.5 Points
10. Hyundai – 19 Points

2014 Formula D Championship Standings after Atlanta [STANDINGS]

Chris Forsberg Formula Drift Long Beach

By earning his second podium in two events, Chris Forsberg remains atop the Formula D Championship standings after Atlanta. Vaughn Gittin Jr slides into second place behind Forsberg, with Fredric Aasbo taking third place.

Here’s the top 20 standings after two rounds of Formula Drift competition:

1. Chris Forsberg                 173 points
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.         145.5 points
3. Fredric Aasbo                  137 points
4. Kenneth Moen                 135.5 points
5. Justin Pawlak                  103.5 points
6. Odi Bakchis                      102 points
7. Forrest Wang                   93 points
8. Michael Essa                    91.5 points
9. Darren McNamara        84.5 points
10. Robbie Nishida              83 points
11. Conrad Grunewald       70 points
11. Ken Gushi                        70 ponts
13. Daigo Saito                     68.5 points
14. Tyler McQuarrie          61.5 points
15. Chelsea Denofa              57 points
16. Ryan Tuerck                 45.5 points
17. Kyle Mohan                   54 points
18. Pat Goodin                      52.5 points
18. Pat Mordaunt                52.5 points
20. Dean Kearney               51 points

2014 Formula Drift Round 2 at Road Atlanta [RESULTS]


An insane weekend saw Michael Essa dismissed in Top 32 and Daigo saito bail out in Top 16 due to mechanical failures! We will have more in depth updates and analysis in the next few days. With all of that being said here is how the podium finished up for the night:

1. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Chris Forsberg
4. Robbie Nishida

2014 Formula Drift Road Atlanta – Through the Rain – Qualifying [RESULTS]


During a southern downpour qualifying continued and ran 4 hours in time. Drivers were given a tester/feel lap then had to go and make a judged run right after. The track started to dry up about halfway through the second passes which is the result of the big points gap in the scores.

1. Forrest Wang
2. Tyler McQuarrie
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
4. Ryan Tuerck
5. Chris Forsberg
6. Chelsea DeNofa
7. Ken Gushi
8. Fredric Aasbo
9. Conrad Grunewald
10. Jhonnattan Castro
11. Kenneth Moen
12. Kuniaki Takahashi*
13. Odi Bakchis
14. Justin Pawlak
15. Kyle Mohan
16. Daigo Saito
17. Danny George
18. Darren McNamara
19. Pat Goodin
20. Michael Essa
21. Charles Ng
22. Dai Yoshihara
23. Dean Kearney
24. Marc Landerville
25. Matt Field
26. Ryan Kado
27. Alec Hohnadell*
28. Rapper Dan Savage*
29. Patrick Mordaunt
30. Geoff Stoneback*
31. Robbie Nishida
32. Jeff Jones


Top 32 Tandem Battles
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Learn More About Vaughn Gittin Jr. Than You Ever Wanted to Know

Vaughn Gittin Jr. spends two hours with MotoManTV where you can learn more about him than you ever wanted to know. Vaughn talks about his personal car with hydraulics he use to own, his job at Wendy’s, and walking away from a career in IT all before his Formula Drift championship.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Listed as X-Games 2014 Athlete [RUMORMILL]


Well….. Vaughn “Gitten” Jr. is listed as a X-Games athlete under the trucks tab of  X-Games athletes. I put up a screen shot in case they take it down/replace it. We are assuming they just don’t know how to spell Vaughn Gittin Jr. and that we can see him in Austin this June. The event falls right after Formula Drift Round 3 in Miami! It is a shame he won’t be playing Call of Duty in this years X-Games. Thanks for the tip SB!

Mustang Madness Weekend @ Petersen Museum


If you are a Mustang fan living in Southern California this weekend at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles is your ticket! Two whole days of Mustang fun with 2010 Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. is all ready just for you this weekend. Justin Pawlak’s Mustang will also be in attendance. Here is the schedule below and a link to buy tickets!

Saturday May 3rd
9:00AM–4:00PM- 2015 Mustang Product Specialists
10:00AM- Inside the MotoMan Studio live interview with Formula Drift Champ Vaughn Gittin Jr.
11:30AM–1:00PM- Autographs with Vaughn Gittin Jr

Sunday May 4th
7:00AM-8:00AM Mustang Rally starts at Galpin Ford
8:00AM- Rally to the Petersen
7:00AM–9:30AM- Vehicle registration and show car parking (Mustangs only)
9:00AM–4:00PM- 2015 Mustang Product Specialists
10:00AM-4:00PM- Mustang Madness Car Show open to the public
• Food court
• Bar
• Live Music
• Massive bounce house & scavenger hunt for families
• Hourly guided tours of the Mustang exhibit by Mustang experts
• Autograph session with Mustang heroes
• CXC racing simulators
• Check out the latest Mustang products in our vendor area.
• 11:00AM- Inside the MotoMan Studio Live with Beau Boeckmann
•11:00AM- Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
•1:00PM- Presentation by author of Mustang Genesis, Bob Fria
•2:00PM- Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
•2:00PM- Learn what affects the value of your Mustang the most in the Hagerty Evaluation Seminar
•4:00PM- People’s Choice awards presentation with cash prizes



Faruk Kugay & World Drifting Recap – Wrecked Weekly #22 [VIDEO]

Faruk Kugay was our special guest this week who comes fresh off a win at Golden Gate Drift Round 2 (Formula Drift Pro Am series in Northern California). He also helps give insight into the European drift season which has kicked off in the spring! Below is a list of our talking points from the show and the YouTube Summary has time stamps so you can jump to each of the stories directly!

Topic 1- Review of Golden Gate Drift Round 2
Topic 2- Talking about Golden Gate Drift Round 2 Insane Final Battle (Video)
Topic 3 – Midwest Drift Union Round 1 Review (More Info)
Topic 4 – Lone Star Bash Round 2 Review We talk monsoon that causes a full round delay on Final 4
Topic 5 – D1NZ Round 5 Recap. Mad Mike Breaks Everything and Loses Championship Lead (More Info)
Topic 6- Europe Kicks off 2014 with BDC Round 1 and Jack Shanahan takes a win at age of 14!
Topic 7 – Polish Drift Championship Kicks off in Poznan
Topic 8 – Dean Kearney is Going Back to Ireland. Driving in IDC! (More Info)
Topic 9- Opinion: Can Kenneth Moen Win the Formula D Championship?
Topic 10- Exploring Formula Drift Rivalries (Original Post)

Dave Briggs Takes on Formula Drift

Dave Briggs released a video from his Long Beach weekend showing his 800hp SR20 rip around the Streets of Long Beach. Remember #9, this applies to Dave Briggs as well!

Michael Essa vs. Chris Forsberg & Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Justin Pawlak by the Numbers


Drift Idiot/Hooniverse did an interesting editorial video based on rivalries in Formula Drift. You can watch the video below but I wanted to focus on the statistics of these two rivalries. One has been a long time coming and one was formed by a battle for the championship last year. So who are the better drivers by the numbers?

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