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Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts his way through the Al Reem Circuit

By Blogger on 22 Jul 2011

If you like Ken Block's series of Gymkhana videos, then you'll definitely want to check out Vaughn Gittin Jr's latest flick featuring his Formula Drift Mustang. .Gittin was recently visiting Saudi Arabia to perform a drifting demo at an event at the Al Reem Circuit, and he decided to stick around for an extra few days to get footage of him drifting on track. The result? Awesome.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one of drifting’s most iconic figures and his machine, the Monster Energy/Falken Tire Ford Racing Mustang, one of the sport’s most identifiable cars. Being known best by his aggressive, foot to the floor, big smoke driving style, Vaughn is seen as a fierce competitor. Known as the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once – but twice, he also stunned the world in 2005 when he won the D1GP USA vs. Japan. In 2007, he brought America home the gold once more by winning the D1GP World Championship. He has achieved three wins and multiple podiums throughout his Formula Drift career. Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship, becoming the second-ever Champion with a strictly-drifting background.

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Apparently, the track officials pretty much gave Gittin free reign of the entire complex, from the pit lane to the parking lots to the front straight, so the video shows him getting his Mustang sideways in a variety of locations. There's plenty of tire smoke, wonderful sounds from the naturally aspirated 5.4L V8, and even a few smashed rear fenders. Check the video out for yourself after the jump.

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