|DRIVER||Vaughn Gittin Jr.|
|CAR||#1 Ford Mustang|
|SPONSOR||Monster Energy Drink|
|BIRTHDAY||Sept. 20, 1980|
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one of drifting’s most iconic figures and his machine, the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang, one of the sport's most identifiable cars. Gittin is known best by his aggressive, foot-to-the-floor, big-smoke driving style. In 2010, Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship, becoming the second-ever Champion with a strictly drifting background. Also in 2010, Gittin launched his brand for a new generation of Mustang with the RTR. The dealer-installed package for the 2010-2014 Ford Mustang GT V8 is available at select Ford dealerships.
Being such a fierce competitor, Vaughn is known as the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once but twice. In 2005 Gittin 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 2011, Gittin competed in China's premier drift series, WDS, and took home the Championship. In 2012, Gittin was shy just one spot of the Formula Drift Championship, taking second place overall.
He has achieved five wins and multiple podiums throughout his Formula Drift career.