This past week, Vaughn Gittin Jr. took his Monster Energy Falken Tire Ford Mustang supported by the Autosport Dynamics crew to TianJin, China to compete in the opening round of World Drift Series (WDS) – China’s premier drift series – in hopes of a podium finish. The event consisted of top drivers from China, Russia, and Japan, as well as five Formula Drift stars. Vaughn not only battled his way through the competition to the podium, but to a 1st place finish as well.
Vaughn competed in a tuned-down replica of his Formula Drift competition car, which was powered by a Ford Racing supercharged Aluminator. The combination of his car, his team, and his driving performance all led him to victory; but this feat did not come easy. Vaughn defeated 2008 D1 Grand Prix champion and current D1 points leader, Daigo Saito, in the top eight, current Taiwanese champion Feng Rengya in the semi-finals, and American Matt Powers in the finals; all in epic battles at the Chinese Olympic stadium in front of over 35,000 spectators.
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