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!

 

Wekfest Long Beach 2012

Hot off the heels of SF WEKFEST in February, WEKSOS kicked off their first tour stop and the Summer Season with WEKFEST LA. On June 2nd, the Queen Mary Events Center played host to thousands of spectators, enthusiasts, vendors, participants, and everyone in between. The venue is situated right along the Port of Long Beach, which only added to the visual beauty of the show cars that all had to pass through WEKFEST's screening process. Due to this process, the show has become synonymous with quality builds and a place where almost everyone has a camera in hand, eager to…

Redline 2011 Season Opener

Willow Springs is a renowned 2.5-mile, 9-turn big track, that allows drivers to really go all out. And what better place to set up headquarters for a Motorsport series than right here at the track. No, we’re not talking about a pop up tent but rather the crew at Redline Time Attack, who have made this their home. What better place to throw a massive event for their 2011 kickoff than their home track.     With all of the media fanfare, marketing efforts and TV deals Redline has sparked a lot of interest this season and the season opener…

Formula Drift Round 5 2015: Throwdown Results

Formula DRIFT Round 5: Throwdown Results; Fredric Aasbo Takes the Victory and the Lead in the Standings. Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Evergreen Speedway for Round 5: Throwdown. Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Scion tC takes the victory and lead in both the Pro Championship and World Championship standings. Click here for coverage by Larry Chen. Round 5: Throwdown provided plenty of on-track action and excitement for the capacity crowd at Evergreen Speedway. With shifting weather conditions, the drivers had to make constant adjustments throughout the weekend making for a technical competition. Over 330,000…

Tokyo Auto Salon 2011

  The unofficial kick-off to the season always starts with Tokyo Auto Salon where we report on what the considered hot in the JDM market. Three massive halls at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center are jammed with row upon row of insane builds from the intense to the absolutely ridiculous! But beyond the cars themselves are a wealth of activities, new parts to shop for and of course hundreds of JDM hotties wearing next to nothing.     For 2011, what we expected is coming true and truth be told we’re not thrilled about some of the trends. Dozens of…