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Vaughn Gittin Jr. is an American professional drifter and racing driver. He is best known for his appearances in the Formula Drift series, where he is the 2010 champion. He is also the founder of RTR Vehicles, a company that produces performance parts and accessories for Ford Mustangs. Gittin was born in Joppa, Maryland, and grew up in the nearby town of Bel Air. He began his career in motorsports at the age of 16, when he began competing in local autocross events. He quickly moved up the ranks, and by the age of 18 he was competing in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock class. Gittin made his Formula Drift debut in 2004, and quickly established himself as one of the top drivers in the series. He won his first championship in 2010, and has since gone on to win two more championships in 2012 and 2014. Gittin is also the founder of RTR Vehicles, a company that produces performance parts and accessories for Ford Mustangs. He is also the founder of the Vaughn Gittin Jr. Foundation, which provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in motorsports. Gittin is 40 years old as of 2020. He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m). He has an athletic build with a weight of around 75 kg (165 lbs). He has brown eyes and black hair. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
|43 years old
|20 September, 1980
|Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
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At 43 years old, Vaughn Gittin height is 6ft 2in and Weight 215 lbs.
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His 2018 season saw Gittin play the spoiler to Fredric Aasbo's championship following a series of epic head-to-head battles between the two at Irwindale with Gittin ultimately taking first place at the event.
Gittin would find success off the drift track, and off-road, in 2018 taking home the Ultra4 East Coast Championship with three wins for Gittin behind the wheel of his custom Ford Bronco #Brocky. A fourth win would be notched out by Gittin's usual co-driver, Eric Davis, following a scheduling conflict for him leaving him unable to compete. Overall, Gittin would finish 6th in the 4500 class running a limited schedule
In 2018, Gittin would become the first person to drift the entirety of the Nurburgring in the viral sensation, "Drift King of the Ring."
In 2017, Gittin expanded RTR Motorsports to include a second Ford Mustang piloted by Chelsea DeNofa. An adjustment for both drivers, Gittin still managed to squeeze out a fourth-place finish in the championship despite being denied a podium all season.
Two wins in 2016 would land Gittin on the third place step in the championship at year's end.
Taking the ups and the downs of motorsports, 2015 was a less than a banner year for Gittin as he would finish without a podium for the first time in nearly five years.
It was back to form in 2014 for Gittin as he would secure two podiums, both wins, and a third place overall finish in the Formula Drift championship.
On August 4, 2014, Gittin announced he would make his NASCAR Canadian Tire Series debut at Circuit Trois-Rivières in the No. 9 for Micks Motorsports. Qualifying 32nd and the only American in the field, Gittin spun in turn six on lap 7, but finished on the lead lap in 14th.
The 2013 season marked a turning point for Gittin as he joined up with Nitto tire, a partnership which would yield two podiums that year, but no wins.
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led. )
In 2012, Gittin would finish 2nd overall in the Formula Drift championship with two wins and three podiums.
Gittin's 2011 Formula Drift season was filled with ups and downs and saw just one podium.
Gittin would compete in, and win, the WDS, China's premiere drift league in 2011.
He helped Ford launch their "Octane Academy" in 2011 alongside fellow featured drivers: Ken Block, Brian Deegan, and Tanner Foust. That same year he would also have the opportunity to travel to Saudi Arabia, to share drifting with the Middle East where he also created his video "Drifting in the K.S.A".
He also appears in 'Need for Speed: The Run with his team Need for Speed Ford Mustang RTR-X in 2011.
For the 2010 season, Gittin made the switch over to a 2011 Monster Energy Falken Tire Ford Mustang. When the season ended, Gittin had been on the podium for 6 out of 7 Formula Drift events. His consistency within the season earned him his first Formula Drift Championship, a goal that had eluded him the previous seven seasons.
Gittin launched his brand for a new generation of Mustang in 2010 with the creation of the Mustang RTR. The latest collaboration between Mustang RTR and Ford Performance, the Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance, is limited to 500 cars and will be hitting Ford showrooms early 2019.
Gittin became the new face of the Ford Mustang in 2009, as he introduced the 2010 version to the world by drifting it onstage during its live reveal on Speed TV. That same year He had the opportunity to tour Japan with a 2010 Mustang while drifting legendary tracks.
In 2005, Gittin became the first non-Japanese winner of a D1GP event at the D1 USA vs Japan Allstar Exhibition in his Ford Mustang. In 2007 he would repeat as winner of a D1GP event, this time in the All Star Duel.
Gittin began his career as a professional driver in 2004 when he drove his personal Nissan S13 in Formula Drift. In 2005, he switched to a new Ford Mustang.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. (born September 20, 1980), commonly known as JR or Gittin, is an American, self-taught, professional drifter from Maryland who currently competes in Formula D behind the wheel of his 2018 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang RTR. One of drifting's most iconic figures, Gittin has the second most wins in Formula Drift history (10) and 22 career podiums. Vaughn is the creator of Ford Mustang RTR 900 horsepower Mustang RTR / Ford RTR. He also makes the RTR Mustang, which is JR's vision of the Mustang, in addition to RTR Ford F-150s.