As the 2013 Formula Drift season came to its final event, GSR Autosports driver Michael Essa sat with a sizable points lead. It was abundantly clear that the cards were in his favor – only two other drivers stood a reasonable chance to take home the overall win: Chris Forsberg and Fredric Aasbo, and it was still a long shot for both. Third place, however, was still up for grabs, and the Nitto team still stood a chance to take home a trophy.
If there’s anything cooler than drifting through explosions and flames, it’s jumping a drift car through fire and more. Monster Energy, Ford, Vaughn Gittin Jr, and Nitto Tire have partnered up to produce one hell of a ride. We’re excited to share Fire Drift.
Our talented friends at Yaer Productions have put together a season-launching piece for Nitto Racing and their Formula Drift team. The trio consists of powerhouse Vaughn Gittin Jr, crowd-favorite Matt Powers, and the up-and-coming E46-driving Chelsea Denofa. Yaer’s intro piece beautifully captures some highlights from Round One: The Streets of Long Beach from just a few weeks ago.