Earlier this year, Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR Motorsports added a second driver to its Formula Drift lineup with the addition of Chelsea DeNofa. While the team has managed some impressive performances this season, one thing that many of us have not witnessed this year is the two Mustang RTR drivers engaged in a tandem battle during competition.
If you have never been to a professional Formula Drift event, it really is a sight to see. The skill and concentration it takes to perform a successful tandem drift without running into either the wall or the competition is incredible.
Monster Energy Nitto Mustang RTR
Driver: Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Car Number: 25
Car Manufacturer: Ford
Tire Manufacturer: Nitto Tire
Engine: Ford Performance Roush Yates
Suspension: BC Racing coilovers and RTR billet control arms front and rear.
Wheels: RTR 18×9.5
Tire Size: 295/35/18, front and 295/40/18, rear
Exterior: RTR appearance package with RTR wide-body flares
Interior: Recaro race seats
Round 6 of the Formula Drift series featured a highly competitive two-way battle for championship points between James Deane in his Falken Tire Nissan 240 and Fredric Aasbo in the Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM. But what turned out to be one of the more popular runs of the weekend came when the two Mustang RTR teammates went head-to-head.
Luckily, the team at Ford Performance was able to capture the two in action as they took each other on in Seattle.
Although neither of the drivers would end up on the podium at Round 6, their Top 12 battle was one of the highlights of the day. However, don’t take our word for it. Have a look at the video above and see for yourself.
The Mustang versus Mustang battle ended with Chelsea DeNofa advancing to the top eight where he finished his day with a respectable sixth-place finish.
Round 7 of the Formula Drift championship series takes place on September 8-9 at Texas Motor Speedway.