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Meet Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. at the Carlisle Ford Nationals
Meet Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and the 2013 Carlisle Ford Nationals. The event is June 7-9 and Gittin will be onsite Saturday, with a display set up all weekend.
By: Carlisle Events
In addition to being crowned the World Drift Series Champion in '11, Gittin has racked up accolade after accolade since becoming the new face of the Ford Mustang in 2009. Additional accomplishments include a 2nd place overall recognition during the 2012 Formula Drift Series and he's a multiple time champion overall. Gittin has also lent his name to the Mustang brand, collaborating with Ford to offer the RTR package on its new Mustangs in 2010; the same year that he earned his first-ever Formula Drift Championship. That package is still available at select Ford dealers today.
Overall, Gittin is one of drifting’s most iconic figures and his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang is one of the sport's most identifiable cars. Known best by his aggressive style, Gittin is the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once - but twice. In 2005 Vaughn stunned the world when he won the D1GP USA vs. Japan. In 2007, he brought America the gold once more by winning the D1GP World Championship. In 2013, Gittin and his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang have competed in two rounds of Formula Drift competition and he's currently first in the standings, 11 points ahead of the second place racer Daigo Saito.
"Having Vaughn Gittin, Jr., at Carlisle to be part of the Carlisle Ford Nationals is a real honor,” said event manager Ken Appell. "Vaughn is a world champion racer and his popularity within the hobby should provide an exciting boost to an already jam-packed weekend. I encourage everyone to take some time to meet him, see him perform and enjoy our event."
"I am really pumped to make it out to the Carlisle Ford National's this year," said Gittin. "I've heard nothing but awesome things about the event over the last couple years and I can't wait to hang out with all my fellow Ford fanatics and get a bit crazy in my Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR for them all!"
Page Updated Last on: May 30, 2013