2019 pro Drivers

Vaughn Gittin Jr

  • Team Name: RTR Motorsports
  • Car Number: 25
  • Car Manufacturer: Ford


World Champion Drifter and Professional Fun-Haver, Vaughn Gittin Jr., is best known for his aggressive, foot-to-the-floor, big-smoke driving style from behind the wheel of arguably the most recognizable cars in the sport: the 2019 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D.

In the United States, Gittin won his first Formula Drift title in 2010, and was awarded the Ace Driver of the Decade title in 2013 to recognize an impressive competition record that saw him take more tandem battle victories than any other driver in 10 years of Formula Drift history. Vaughn finished third in the Formula Drift Championship for the 2016 season, marking an impressive year highlighted by two victories. Vaughn finished fourth in the 2017 championship chase after successfully campaigning a brand-new engine program and two-car team. Vaughn won the final event for 2018 at Irwindale Speedway after a very impressive run to the top step. For 2019, Vaughn will campaign a 2019 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D with increased power and improvements to chase the 2019 championship.

Vaughn also became the first crossover driver in Ultra4 Racing to finish the 2019 King of the Hammers off-road race within the top 10; finishing in 7th place in the toughest and most difficult 4400 class.