Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr Signs Tire Sponsor

By Community | January 22, 2013

Nitto Tire, sale a leading producer of high performance tires, announced a new partnership with Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Nitto Tire has its roots in the enthusiast community and the sponsorship of Gittin Jr., a self-taught drift extraordinaire, is a perfect match. Vaughn is one of Monster Energy’s premier athletes and a Ford factory driver. He is an icon of the sport of drifting, having competed every year since the existence of Formula DRIFT, dating all the way back to 2004. Gittin Jr. will also represent Nitto Tire in China’s World Drift Series and make appearances at a variety of exhibitions worldwide.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. stated, “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 that is committed to winning and progression, just as I am. I have always been focused on working just as hard off the track as I do on it, and Nitto’s innovative marketing efforts and awesome tires will complement that well. It is very clear that our overall passion and future goals align perfectly, and I could not be happier with what the future has to offer surrounding this partnership.”

Harry Kong, Marketing & Social Media Strategist at Nitto Tire, stated: “Vaughn has proven himself to be an incredible driver and champion, and Nitto is looking forward to partnering with him for the upcoming 2013 drifting season. The Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR running NT05 tires will be an exciting combination.”