Posts Tagged "Ford"

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is Going to Miss Irwindale speedway


Well, Vaughn Gittin Jr. has made the news official that he won’t be making Irwindale Speedway next month per his FB. This leaves just Dai Yoshihara, Ken Gushi, and Chris Forsberg as the three drivers to compete in every Formula Drift event in history to date. It will be an odd thing to not see Vaughn Gittin Jr. turn a wheel at the House of Drift coming up next month. His backup car is currently on the way to Japan to compete in the D1GP Odaiba weekend. Here is a look at his crash from Texas Motor Speedway in case you missed it. He will probably fall to around 15th in the championship with a no show at Irwindale. He is reportedly in the process of building a new S550 chassis for Formula Drift 2016 now.

Drift 4K – Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle [VIDEO]

Go for a ride with Officer Dan Brockett to Mexico and Miami in an odd journey that involves drifting Ford Mustang’s and motorcycles. You will have to see this one to believe it including the guest appearance by Dax Shepard.


2015 Formula D Round 3 Orlando – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]


With two more drivers on the podium, repeating their two-podium effort in Long Beach, Scion extends their lead in the OEM championship and is already starting to run away with the championship. Three of the top five drivers in the championship are piloting Scion vehicles, proving that this could be the year for Scion to win not only the OEM Championship (for the second consecutive year) but the Formula Drift championship as well.

Here are the standings in the OEM Manufacturer championship after 3 of 7 rounds:

1. Scion  – 468 points
2. Nissan – 260 points
3. Ford – 234 points
4. Chevy – 179 points
5. Mazda – 125 Points
6. Infiniti – 122 points
7. Dodge– 70 Points
8. BMW – 52 points
9. Lexus – 51 points
10. Toyota – 37 points

D1NZ Set for Justin Pawlak and a Ford Mustang with Rattla Motorsport


The D1NZ series lost Mad Mike Whiddett to Formula Drift in 2015 but they are in the works of spicing up the series when it returns later this year. The D1NZ season is miles away with the 2015/2016 season kicking off in November at Manfeild Raceway. Driven reports he will be the first ever American to drive in D1NZ and the first Formula Drift driver (minus local Mad Mike Whiddett of course) to compete in the series. What do you think about Justin Pawlak making at least an appearance for one round of D1NZ for this upcoming season?


2015 Formula D Round 1 Long Beach – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]


With two of three cars on the podium, Scion has taken the early lead in the OEM Manufacturer’s championship. With many cars in the top 16 not being eligible for the OEM Championship due to having a mis-matched engine, Scion has a fairly substantial lead on all other manufacturers. Ford is in second place with a top-8 appearance from Gittin Jr. and a top sixteen finish from Pawlak, and Chevy sits in third place with a top-8 appearance from McQuarrie and a top-32 effort from Grunewald. While Lexus currently sits in fifth place overall thanks to points from Robbie Nishida, this may be the only points they score all season as Nishida is expected to debut his Infiniti G37 at the next round in Atlanta. Last year, Charles Ng’s car wasn’t eligible for manufacturer points due to using a Chevy engine, but the shift to the VR38 engine out of the Nissan GT-R allows him to earn points for Infiniti in 2015.

Here’s how the OEM championship shapes up after the first round of the 2015 Formula D Championship:

1. Scion  – 173 points
2. Ford – 88 points
3. Chevy – 69 points
4. Nissan – 57 points
5. Lexus – 51 points
T6. BMW – 34 points
T6. Infiniti – 34 points
T8. Dodge– 18 Points
T8. Mazda – 18 Points

Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Drift Alliance Celebrate 50 Years of Fun [VIDEO]

Here is Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his fellow Drift Alliance teammates hopping in Ford Mustang’s of all eras for this Ford Racing “50 Years of Fun” piece which brings together the celebration of the Ford Mustang. Watch some cars from every era get sideways in this cool piece.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Drift + Jump Ecoboost F-150


Vaughn Gittin Jr. at the 2014 SEMA Show unveiled a new project that involves 5 Recaro seats, an Ecoboost F-150, and the ability to make it drift and jump all in one package. The car was on display at the 2014 SEMA Show and also served some time in the Ford Out Front section of the show. AmericanMuscle caught some of the action and did a walk around of the F-150 that sadly is illegal per the Formula Drift rulebook. Don’t expect to see this thing in action outside of a drift demo capacity anytime soon.

Justin Pawlak and WELD Racing Announce Partnership for 2015


Justin Pawlak sealed a deal with WELD Racing wheels for the 2015 season. His Sideway S197 that he brought to the 2014 SEMA Show also had WELD wheels on it. With Falken Tire stepping back in 2015 Justin is busy signing new deals to build his program.

“I have a lot of respect for the WELD brand because of their quality-first attitude and long history of manufacturing high quality race wheels in the U.S.,” said Pawlak. “By working with WELD, I can be a brand ambassador for WELD in the drifting community. This is a great opportunity for me, because I feel that lightweight high quality race wheels are a significant performance advantage that is often overlooked in drifting.”

2015 Mustang RTR is Here Before the SEMA Show

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. just unveiled his 2015 Ford Mustang RTR to the world this morning just ahead of the 2014 SEMA Show. The new OEM package will be available at Ford dealerships so you can score a numerical serialized Mustang. The wheels and tons of parts have a slight variation for the new body style which has also hit dealerships in three packages; Ecoboost 4 Cylinder Turbo, V6, and a traditional 5.0 V8 engine. Here is what Vaughn had to say about the build;

“The all new platform has very easily allowed us to mesh RTR’s tastefully-aggressive styling and modified performance to offer our most capable, best-handling fun-to-drive RTR’s to date. If the slightly modified performance of the our Spec 1 is not enough, customers that demand more are sure to get their kicks with the up to 725 horsepower and optional fully-adjustable suspension that allows the driver to easily adjust the balance of the chassis to their liking.”

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. Set to Unveil two 2015 Ford Mustang RTR’s at SEMA

Prepare yourself for the debut of the 2015 Mustang RTR! This highly anticipated vehicle will be revealed to the world online via Vaughn on Monday November 3rd, and it will be revealed live at SEMA Ford Out Front November 4th at 11:00AM. A SPEC 1 and SPEC 2 package will be available worldwide with more details coming soon.

In addition new for 2015, RTR will offer a new line of appearance and performance parts, as well as three new styles of RTR flow form wheels, all available exclusively at American Muscle.


The RTR SPEC 5 is a teaser of whatever new and over the top project Vaughn has put together. Just like his F-150 he announced earlier this month we are sure this car is going to be built over the top for maximum hoon capabilities and probably make gobs of horsepower.  It will also make its first public appearance next week at the 2014 SEMA Show.