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What a wild weekend for Vaughn and his RTR team! Making contact with the wall in the final run of practice before the Top 32 began, Vaughn’s team put on an incredible display of preparation and teamwork to get him from tow truck to his first battle in under 20 minutes. Taking to the track versus Dean Kearney in a car resembling Mad Max more than a Mustang, Vaughn would get the win capping off one of the greatest comebacks in FD history. However, Vaughn wasn’t done and continued winning into the evening before finishing fourth overall. Vaughn’s RTR teammate,...

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The 16th season of Formula Drift kicked off in Long Beach, CA this past weekend and on display was Vaughn making it known his Mustang RTR Spec 5-D will be one of the cars to beat this season. Despite the exceptional off-season progress by his RTR team, a few hiccups would result in Vaughn being knocked out in the Top 16 by, eventual second-place finisher, Forrest Wang. However, the feeling by Vaughn, and his team, leaving the track was nothing, but excitement for the season ahead. Vaughn’s next Formula Drift event is at Orlando Speedworld April 26th and 27th.

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  It's a wonderful display of car control. If you're looking for a two-minute reprieve from the stresses of life, turn off your brain and enjoy this video of Vaughn Gittin Jr. in his Ford Mustang RTR drifting around a cloverleaf interchange in Fort Worth, Texas. The filmmakers behind this clip do things right by not using extraneous music. Instead, viewers can focus on the angry sound that the engine makes and watch the smoke billowing from the rear tires.  "Entering a cloverleaf at maximum attack is something I've always wanted to do! There was nothing like the sound of the 5.0...

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  A new camera angle makes drifting easier in Forza Motorsport 7, too. The monthly updates for Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 are here, and both of them add a trio of drift-ready Ford Mustangs to their respective games. The new vehicles let players pretend to be Formula Drift drivers Chelsea DeNofa and Vaughn Gittin Jr. as they slide around a fake English countryside or tracks around the world. The #25 2018 Ford Mustang RTR with Monster Energy sponsorship is Vaughn Gitten Jr's current weapon of choice in the Formula Drift series. It packs a naturally aspirated Roush-Yates-built V8 that redlines...

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by Sam McEachern     We’ve all seen cars lap the Nurburgring quickly. It’s not such an impressive feat anymore – give anything sticky tires, a fancy electronic differential and a fearless German driver and it will probably navigate the 12.9-mile ‘Green Hell’ rather quickly. Ford Performance and professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. must have thought the same thing, because rather than just driving around the world-famous German circuit, the American driver has drifted it. Yep, the entire thing. All 12.9-miles of it – Karussel and all. “The Nordschleife is one of, if not, the most iconic track in the...

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