Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes us on a 360 Hot Lap around Road Atlanta to show us exactly what it took to claim the top prize at last week’s Formula Drift Event at Road Atlanta.
Ever wonder what a Formula Drift hot lap looks like through the eyes of a professional drifter? Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes us on a quick spin around Road Atlanta in his 900hp Monster Energy 2016 Mustang RTR to show us exactly what it took to claim the top prize at Round 2 of the Formula Drift event last week.
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In case you missed it, Formula Drift Driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. made it look easy with his win at Round 2 of the Formula Drift event last weekend at Road Atlanta. Vaughn and his team at Monster Energy stuck to the game plan and qualified in first place with the new 2016 Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR. By qualifying first, the team secured the coveted first round bye to open the second day of competition, allowing the team to devise a calculated plan to knock off the remaining competitors.
In the end, it came down to veteran drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr and Dai Yoshihara going at it for the final. And when the smoke finally cleared, it was Gittin’s Monster Energy Mustang RTR who came out on top.
In the video, Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes us around the exact Drift run that earned him the victory and shows us just how precise a driver has to be to keep the car on track. It takes a combination of throttle control, gear selection, and proper vehicle placement to achieve that “Epic” Drift around the track.
In case you missed it, here is Vaughn Gittin Jr. taking us through the Streets of Long Beach during Round One of the Formula Drift Championship.
Round 3 of the Formula Drift season takes place on May 21st – 22nd in Ebisu, Japan. Art of Gears will have you covered with all the details including how to watch the live stream event and a detailed schedule for the upcoming event.