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#25 Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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Car #25 Ford Mustang RTR
Sponsor Monster Energy Drink
Crew Chief Ian Stewart
Hometown Baltimore, Md.
Birthday SEP 20, 1980
Spouse Abby
Vaughn 2015 Car

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one of drifting’s most iconic figures and his machine, the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR, one of the sport’s most identifiable cars. Vaughn is known best by his aggressive, foot to the floor, big smoke driving style and is the face of the Ford Mustang RTR. In 2010, Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship, becoming the second-ever Champion with a strictly-drifting background. Also in 2010, Vaughn launched his brand for a new generation of Mustang with the RTR. The dealer-installed package for the Ford Mustang GT is available at select Ford dealerships worldwide.

Vaughn finished the 2014 Formula Drift Series in 3rd place overall, after two event wins. He also took 1st place overseas in Spain at the King of Europe Drift final round. Vaughn also continues to hold a record for most Championships (3) won in China’s premiere series, World Drift Championship.

  • Gittin is 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 and once again in 2007, when he earned America a win at the D1GP USA All-Star World Championship. 
  • In 2013, Formula Drift awarded Gittin the “Ace Driver of the Decade,” for tallying the most tandem battle wins than any other driver in Formula Drift history.
  • Gittin became the second-ever Formula Drift Champion, in 2010, with a strictly-drifting background.

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2010, Gittin launched his brand for a new generation of Mustang with the RTR. The dealer-installed package for the 2010-2015 Ford Mustang GT V8 is available at select Ford dealerships.