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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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by Riley Holbrook   Imagine hanging out at Woodward and drift legend Vaughn Gittin Jr. walks up and hands you the keys to a 700 hp Ford Mustang. Not just any Mustang, but a one-off Eagle Squadron Mustang GT. For one high roller, that was just apart of their reality. Weeks before the Woodward Dream Cruise, this jet-like Mustang was being auctioned off at an annual charity event hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EEA). All proceeds would be donated to the association’s youth education programs, which encourage and support the next generation of pilots. Brayton Williams was the largest supporter...

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