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!

 

DMCC Round 4 2012: Victoriaville, QC

Round 4 of the DMCC series took place in Victoriaville Quebec which is about half way between Montreal and Quebec City. It is the second year that the series makes it way here and judging from last year it was going to be a awesome event. What is special about this event is that there is not a race track in Victoriaville so a track layout is constructed in a snow dump that does not get used in the summer.. Everything from the grand stands to the restaurants gets trucked in to turn something boring into a full on race…

Import Face-Off 2012: Jupiter, FL

Photos by Cliff WallaceIMPORT FACE-OFF | December 16th, 2012 | Palm Beach International Raceway | Jupiter, Florida Best Civic 2nd – Rafael Miranda Best Civic 1st – Jovaun MangalBest Acura 2nd – JR Henao – RSXBest Acura 1st – Ivan Parra – RSXBest Mitsubishi – Richie Harris – EvoBest Nissan – Top Shelp Auto – 350zBest Toyota – Julie Rivera – TruenoBest Scion 2nd – H. Rodriguez – XbBest Scion 1st – Edwin Villalobos – TcBest Mazda – Ryan SinguBest Other Import – Will Nunez – Genesis Best Sport Compact – Jerry Ciambroe – SRT4Best Euro – Sam Howard –…

DMCC Round 5 2012: Montmagny, QC

Round 5 of the DMCC series took place in Montmagny, Quebec. The event was originally supposed to be held on the 11th but due to severe thunder storms in the forecast for the first time in DMCC history the event was postponed to the week after. Changing the date of the event was a good move since it was a super nice day but did have its downfall as a few of the regular drivers were not able to make it due to schedule conflicts. The event started early as it was an all-day-and-night event where practice, qualification and completion…

Import Face-Off 2013: Gainesville, FL

Photos by Cliff Wallace for Import Face-Off RESULTS FROM FEBRUARY 24TH, 2013 - IMPORT FACE-OFF AT AUTOPLUS RACEWAY IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA SHOW RESULTSBest Civic 2nd - Milks, JenBest Civic 1st - Paz, MikeBest Other Honda - Talbot, Stephen - CRZBest Acura 2nd - Guadalupe, Jose - RSXBest Acura 1st - Farrell, Cass - TLBest Mitsubishi - Hernandez, Joseph - EVO XBest Nissan - Slaughter, Gerald - 240SXBest Toyota - Anderson, Mike - CelicaBest Scion 2nd - Lee, Brandon - tCBest Scion 1st - Rey, Rafael - tCBest Mazda - Rodriguez, Marcus - FDBest Subaru - Attack, Cat - WRXBest Other…