Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Drivers Bio: 
This is Vaughn’s third King of the Hammers race. His rookie year ended with an impressive top 10 finish in the 4800 class, becoming the first crossover driver to finish in the top 10. His 2017 attempt got the best of him and his 4500 Pro Class Ford Bronco “Brocky” with some new truck blues and mechanical issues. Vaughn returns this year looking to conquer the event and redeem himself at one of the toughest races on the planet. Though Vaughn’s 2017 KOH race didn’t go as planned, he was able to adapt and overcome adversity throughout the year with a few podiums as well as winning the season-ending Ultra4 Nationals 4500 Class in Reno, NV. With Vaughn’s off-road bug in full force, he returns for 2018, teaming up again with New Bright Toys to race in the 4500 Pro class with “Brocky,” a state of the art off-road monster built by Jimmy’s 4x4. Brocky’s classic Ford Bronco body contains an innovative independent front suspension and Ford Performance 427 crate motor capable of 600hp and 600 lb.-ft of torque for awesome performance. 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 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR. Vaughn finished 3rd in the 2016 Formula Drift Championship and is a three-time World Drift Series champion (2013, 2012, 2011). In 2005, he became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix event when he stood atop the podium in the 2005 USA vs Japan competition. Vaughn again brought the title home for the USA in the 2007 World Championship. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Gittin is the owner/driver for the RTR Drift Team. In 2010, he launched Mustang RTR, his vision for a new generation of Mustang that is available at select Ford dealerships worldwide. Find out more at In addition to his competition career, Gittin is an approachable media personality who has appeared on many popular television programs including Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. He hosted the NBC Sports program Octane Academy and appears regularly on Formula Drift TV.

Horizontal Tabs