Vaughn Gittin Jr. Completes Impressive Comeback with 4th Place Finish
What a wild weekend for Vaughn and his RTR team! Making contact with the wall in the final run of practice before the Top 32 began, Vaughn’s team put on an incredible display of preparation and teamwork to get him from tow truck to his first battle in under 20 minutes. Taking to the track versus Dean Kearney in a car resembling Mad Max more than a Mustang, Vaughn would get the win capping off one of the greatest comebacks in FD history. However, Vaughn wasn’t done and continued winning into the evening before finishing fourth overall.
Vaughn’s RTR teammate, Chelsea DeNofa, would finish third and together the duo helped Ford take the overall points lead in the Auto Cup standings.
Quote from Vaughn: "This weekend we really came into our new cars with respect to all the major changes we made in the off season. Between round one and this weekend’s battles we defined what our new refined suspension and new tires need to excel in the heat of competition. This was a mixture of adapting to a new style of driving and nailing the setup. The good news is that I am able to drive more aggressive than ever, which has me so excited for the rest of the season. Our team is on fire and, frankly, shocked the world getting my Mustang back together after a serious run in with the wall during practice. Thanks to their meticulous preparation at the shop and the track and our 5-minute timeout we were able to earn 4th place. Let’s keep it going!!!"
Next up for Vaughn is Formula Drift Round 3: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta May 9-11.