Vaughn Gittin Jr. Reveals 2013 Monster Energy Mustang RTR

The 2013 Formula Drift season is set to kick off April 12-13 on the Streets of Long Beach and Team Nitto Tire is locked and loaded in their quest to win the series championship. Headlining the charge will be Nitto’s largest offseason acquisition to date, former series champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Piloting the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Racing RTR Mustang, Gittin is known for his aggressive, foot to the floor, big smoke driving style and will be gunning for his second career FD championship. Vaughn will also head to China to compete in the World Drift Series, as well as participate in select competition and demonstration events in Europe. Entering his third season for Nitto Tire is Matt Powers, driver of the Nitto Tire Nissan S14. During the offseason, Powers traveled abroad and took home the prestigious 2012 Red Bull Drifters championship. Not to be forgotten is Chelsea DeNofa, driver of the BC Racing / Nitto Tire Mazda RX8 R3, who will be entering his first full season with Nitto Tire after making the switch midway through the 2012 season. All three teams will be running the NT05, a street tire that provides precise handling and performance. Be sure to check out the official unveil of Vaughn Gittin’s 2013 vehicle below!

 

Import Face-Off 2013: Columbus, OH

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USDrift Round 1: The First Time Isn’t Always The Hardest

USDrift returned to Summit Point Motorsports Park, the site of the very first USDrift competition in 2002, to kick off the 2017 season on one of the hardest courses USDrift has ever held events on. Rookie USDrift competitor Ricky Hofmann, in his Onward Flipzco Nissan 240SX took the win and made the victory even more impressive considering it was his first time driving the course. FULL PHOTO COVERAGE AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK FULL PHOTO COVERAGE AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK Summit Point is situated just inside West Virginia a few miles past the state line from Virginia, about an hour from Washington, DC.…

DIGZ Hot Summer Nights 2013: Omaha, NE

In only its second year, the 2013 Digz Hot Summer Night has already stretched the limits of venue and staff. On July 6th, 2013 the popular Volleyball complex in Omaha was converted into an event like no other. This year’s enormous show had some major additions including indoor MMA Fights by Disorderly Conduct. The event titled “Bash On The Beach” packed the arena as SKULL CANDY equipped each fighter with ear buds, headphones and custom apparel while entered the ring. Another huge hit came from Dillon Brothers Motorsports who hosted an Easton Poker Run for Children’s Hospital. The run concluded…