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Jonathan Lamas

Formula DRIFT Champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. Joins Forces with Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.

By January 25, 2013

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Jonathan Lamas

Vaughn Gittin Jr. (my drifting partner on more than one occasion) has announced a partnership with Nitto Tire U.S.A. In addition to representing the company in the United States, Gittin Jr., the Formula DRIFT Champ, will represent Nitto Tire in China's World Drift Series and will make appearances at a variety of exhibitions worldwide.

"I am pumped to be working with Nitto Tire! As I enter this new chapter of my career, it feels great to be aligned with a brand as committed to winning and progression as I am," said Gittin. "I have always been focused on working just as hard off the track as I do on it, and Nittos innovative marketing efforts and awesome tires will complement that well.  It's very clear that our overall passion and goals align perfectly, and I could not be happier with what the future has to offer surrounding this partnership."

Gittin's Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR will be running the NT05 max-performance tire. During the off-season, Gittin and his team at ASD (Autosport Dynamics) thoroughly tested this platform and are confident it will provide them with a competitive edge.

Photo of Jonathan Lamas and Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Courtesy of Mark Bertrand for About.Com

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