Step behind the wheel with Vaughn Gittin Jr. as he explains to you how he drifts his Ford Mustang RTR. Vaughn stays strapped in this monster with the TAKATA Race 6 Green SFI Belts.
To “drift” is to literally slide out of a turn; the vehicle is actually careening out of the race line. In other words, drifting is sliding the car on purpose, loosening up traction and throwing the car out of control. Drifting is controlled chaos, a dance of the throttle, brakes and steering, so practiced and choreographed that reactions are at the speed of thought, muscle memory navigating thousands of pounds of steel in a sort of asphalt acrobatics. Ten years of driving experience are focused down to a few quick turns, where style and car control are more important than crossing the finish line first.
Cameras were mounted in the cockpit, on top of the car, bumper and wherever else we felt might show a glimpse of what it takes to pilot the 845-horsepower Monster Energy Nitto Tire 2014 Ford.
Top 8 – 5 of the TOP teams with TAKATA
Vaughn Gittin Jr. – TAKATA Race 6 SFI Black
Chris Forsberg – TAKATA Race 6 SFI Black
Ken Gushi – TAKATA Race LE FIA seats, TAKATA Race 6 HANS
Ryan Tuerck – TAKATA Race 6 SFI
Fredrick Aasbo – TAKATA Race LE FIA Seats, TAKATA Race 6 SFI Black
Final 4 – 2 of the final 4 teams with TAKATA
Vaughn Gittin Jr. – Winner
Chris Forsberg – Loser
Lost – Vaughn Gittin Jr. 2nd place – TAKATA Race 6 SFI Black
Winner – Chris Forsberg 3rd place – TAKATA Race 6 SFI Black
2013 Formula D Long Beach RESULTS:
Vaughn Gittin Jr. Wallpaper:
SpeedHunters – Friday Coverage
April 7, 2013 – Fresh Meet Tuner Evolution Spring Bash 2013 was huge with over 1,500 Euro, Import, Domestic and Exotics on display to support Hurricane Sandy Relief. We drove down our TAKATA Racing FR-S from Boston (6hrs) just to be a part of the show.
Our 2013 SCION FR-S features our new TAKATA Race 4 harnesses matching in our NEW TAKATA Race LE bucket seat.
We shared the VP Racing Fuels booth with this nice 2012 Turbo Honda Civic Si with our TAKATA Drift III Black street legal belts.
Formula D Long Beach will debut Ryan Tuerck Retaks SCION FR-S powered by a 2JZ Supra engine. TAKATA Race 6 green belts keep him safe this season so make sure you keep on eye on this guy.