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 drifting: the 2023 Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D. Vaughn’s success on the track has helped grow the RTR Motorsports team into the world’s premiere drift team competing in the highest level of Formula Drift. Since its inception in 2010 RTR Motorsports has won two Formula Drift championships with Vaughn behind the wheel and grown to a two-car team with the addition of Chelsea DeNofa and Adam LZ.
Vaughn currently races in the Ultra4 Racing 4400 class, an insane blend of short-course and endurance off-road race events that fuses high-speed open desert to technical rocky mountain terrain requiring agile and powerful all-wheel drive and a methodical temperament to navigate the extreme courses designed by mother nature. In 2021 Vaughn won his first 4400 Ultra4 Racing Championship competing in his 2021 Ford Bronco 4400 race truck. This was his first season running the second variation of his famed “Brocky” containing an innovative independent front suspension and Ford 460 cubic-inch tall deck D3 JGRE motor, capable of a naturally aspirated 780hp.
Since the start of his racing career, Chelsea DeNofa has had his hand in several forms of racing. His ability to balance an aggressive style with precise driving techniques have set him apart from his peers in drifting, road racing, and stunt driving. This incredible talent led him to take 2nd in the 2020 Formula Drift Championship and 4th in the 2021 contest. From grassroots events worldwide, to the no-lift entry at Formula Drift, Chelsea's great attitude, dedication to the sport, limit pushing style, and engagement with fans will keep him on the road to victory.
Pushing the performance envelope is a Vaughn Gittein Jr. trademark. He has always looked at each new day as his chance to take life faster, further and crazier. One of drifting’s most iconic figures, Vaughn is a two-time Formula Drift Champion. Off the drift track, he’s a frequent competitor in ULTRA4 racing and the proud owner of RTR Vehicles
RTR Suspension sets new standards for the 2024 Ford Mustang. RTR didn’t just add “2024” to our fitment guide like the rest of the market. With the release of the S650 Mustang, RTR went back to the track to ensure that each component of our RTR Tactical Performance suspension line performs to demanding standards.Read Now
Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Chelsea DeNofa decided to give their outgoing S550 Mustang RTR Spec 5-D one last ride before they hop in the driver's seat of their 7th Generation Mustang RTR Spec 5-D’s. During HyperFest this year, they took them for a full course drift session around Virginia International Raceway. The fun isn’t over just yet! We're going to embark on a nostalgic journey that'll take you back in time as we reminisce on all of the exciting events the S550 RTR Spec 5-D Mustangs have been a part of.Read Now
As All Hallows' Eve approaches and the days become shorter it is only fitting to take to night for some Spooky Shreds, featuring vehicles aglow from a wide range of TYPE S lighting elements. Combining the driving talents of Formula Drift professionals, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Chelsea DeNofa, Adam LZ, and off-road champion, Loren Healy, Spooky Shreds is a non-stop thrill ride paying tribute to everyone’s favorite fright night. Adding another ingredient to the cauldron of fun being cooked up is an original track—Spooky Shreds (Fox Body)—by an artist who is no stranger to costumes, “The Masked Singer” season one winner and multiple GRAMMY award winning artist T-Pain.Read Now