Gittin Takes Top Spot

Moves to Second in Formula Drift

Larry Jewett - May 15, 2014 11:10 AM


Vaughn GIttin's win in Atlanta moves him into second in the driver standings and Nitto Tire into second in the Tire Championship standings.

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      Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, scored its first win of the season in the Formula Drift Championship Series at Road Atlanta this past weekend. Driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Ford Mustang stayed on top through challenging conditions and tough competition to emerge victorious - moving himself into second place in the driver standings and Nitto Tire into second place in the Tire Championship Standings.
        “The Formula DRIFT race at Road Atlanta demonstrated the wide-ranging capabilities of our NT05 tire and showed why it is the choice of champions like Vaughn Gittin Jr.,” said Harry Kong, Brand Publishing and Social Media Strategist for Nitto Tire.  “Vaughn’s ability to push his Mustang and maintain absolute control in both wet and dry conditions played a critical role in his win at Atlanta.”
      “Winning tonight feels amazing and what feels even more incredible is the way that we won,” said Gittin in a post-race interview.  “We drove our hearts out. We fought as hard as we possibly could and I can’t thank my team enough. I can’t thank Ford enough for making an amazing Ford Mustang and Nitto Tire for the unbelievable tires that clearly separated us from the rest of the field.”
       The next race of the 2014 Formula DRIFT season will take place on May 30-31, 2014 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For more information about Formula DRIFT, visit