RTR Drift Team

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Formula Drift®

Since its inception in 2010, RTR has won three Formula Drift championships—two with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. behind the wheel and one with Chelsea DeNofa driving. The team has since grown to a multi-car team with the addition of James Deane.

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Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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 2024 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 multi-car team with the addition of Chelsea DeNofa, James Deane, and Adam LZ.

James Deane in competition suit in front of Mustang RTR

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James Deane

James Deane has established himself as one of the fastest- growing personalities in the sport and boasts the largest following of any Irish motorsport personality in the world. James began his competitive drift career in 2006 behind the wheel of a Ford Sierra in the Prodrift Junior Championship and in 2023 he is again behind the wheel of a Ford only this time it is a Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD in Formula Drift with 1,111 horsepower.

James makes his Formula Drift return, the world’s premiere drift series, after a three-year hiatus from the series which saw him take home the Championship in three consecutive seasons (2017, 2018, 2019). However, during his hiatus from US drifting he was no stranger to winning, taking first at the DriftNeu North Cyprus Championship Finals, Goodwood Festival of Speed Driftkhana competition, the LZ Festival Mondello Park, multiple podiums in the Drift Masters European Championship and that’s just 2022.

As 2023 gets underway James will be in pursuit of a record setting 4th Formula Drift Championship and 3rd for RTR Motorsports.

Adam LZ in front of Mustang RTR

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Adam LZ

Since 2009, 26-year-old Adam LZ, has been traveling the world and documenting his adventures on YouTube. After making a name for himself in BMX he leveraged his success to fund his first drift car in 2015. He has had hundreds of thousands with him watching his journey as he progressed from his first parking lot donuts to becoming a fierce competitor all over the world. Adam is most known for his aggressive entries, versatility with many different chassis, and a heavy Japanese influence in his driving style.

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RTR's Newest Driver

To be revealed Spring 2024.