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On May 7th, 2016, World Champion drifter and Professional Fun-Haver, Vaughn Gittin Jr, piloted his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR to first place at the second round of the Formula Drift Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA after knocking out all competitors and qualifying first in a dominating perfect event.Vaughn had this to say about the victory, “Perfect events don't come easy in Formula Drift. This new Ford Mustang RTR has inspired me to simply just be me behind the wheel. That fact combined with my team's hard work and all the support from the Ford Performance team...

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. to compete in the 2016 King of the Hammers race   On February 4th, 2016, World Champion drifter and Professional Funhaver, Vaughn Gittin Jr, will participate in the Legends Class of the King of the Hammers race in a Legends Class buggy on Nitto Grappler Tires. “I am absolutely pumped to race at King of the Hammers,” mentioned Vaughn. “While many people know me through drifting my Ford Mustang RTR, I just love being behind the wheel on, or off-road. Without question this will be one of the most challenging things I have ever endured from behind the wheel. With that...

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As 2015 comes to an end, the Professional Funhaver - Vaughn Gittin Jr. - looks back on all the awesome that was achieved. From epic video projects, to putting smiles on faces at live events worldwide, to successfully venturing into new motorsport territory, to debuting his most exciting competition vehicle yet - there is no doubt 2015 was unforgettable year of fun for Vaughn, his team, and his supporters.  "This year has been another extremely fun year! I am very grateful for my incredible team, amazing fans, and partners that are the key to all the success we achieve each year," says Vaughn. "I...

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World Champion Drifter and Professional Funhaver, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance, unveiled the competition-spec 2016 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR drift car today at Ford Motor Company’s annual press conference at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. In January 2015, Vaughn debuted his prototype competition car, which his team used all year as a platform to meticulously develop the new competition-spec drift car for the 2016 Formula Drift season. The competition car, built on the globally-available 2016 Ford Mustang platform and prepared at the RTR special projects lab in Charlotte, North...

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One of the most recognizable faces of Drifting and of the Ford Mustang world-wide, Vaughn Gittin Jr., will compete next month at the D1 Grand Prix in Tokyo, Japan in his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR. “Since winning the D1GP USA vs. Japan in 2005, I have wanted to take my Ford Mustang RTR and my team to compete in Japan where drifting started,” says Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. “I am pumped that ten years later, the dream has become reality and I will be joining the Monster Energy Japan crew in downtown Tokyo for the final round October...

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