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   Vaughn Gittin Jr., the drifting star who made his dirt-track racing debut in a ride set up by Speedway Illustrated Magazine, will appear all three days at SpeedwayEXPO, February 27 through March 1, 2009. Known as "JR" to his friends and fans, and one of drifting's iconic figures, Gittin will bring his 650-horsepower Team Falken Tire Ford Racing 2010 Mustang, one of the sport's most identifiable cars. (To see Gittin introducing his new Mustang, go online here.)
   Gittin's aggressive, foot-on-the-floor, big-smoke driving style has made him the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event. And he's done it twice, in 2005 and 2007. He brought America a D1GP World Championship and has finished on the podium four times in his Formula Drift career, including a win last fall at a sold-out Toyota Irwindale Speedway in California.
   The November issue of Speedway Illustrated, America's most widely read auto-racing magazine, carried the story of Gittin's first try on dirt, which will likely not be his last, as he has developed tremendous enthusiasm for oval racing. In September Gittin raced a modified owned by dirt-racing sensation Corey Dripps at Minnesota's Deer Creek Speedway during NASCAR Night with special guests Kevin Harvick and Landon Cassill.
   At SpeedwayEXPO Gittin, who enjoys solid support from many corporate sponsors, will share tips and policies that can help your racing program, too. In addition, Gittin will participate in a special RC drifting event and will display his new 2010 Ford Mustang drifter car.
   Tickets for SpeedwayEXPO purchased in advance offer a $5 discount off the price at the gate and are available at 978-465-9099 x 103 (ask for Barbara) or online at
   Produced by Speedway Illustrated and sponsored by Sunoco, SpeedwayEXPO will be at the Big E, in West Springfield, MA, Feb. 27 - March 1, 2009. It is the largest event for drivers, teams, tracks, and racing vendors in the Northeast. SpeedwayEXPO will launch the 2009 racing season with more than 200 new race cars and old favorites, and hundreds of exhibits for drivers, crews, and fans from a dozen states and Canada. Thousands of enthusiasts pack more than 130,000 square feet of exhibit space to take part in seminars and demonstrations; see retailers of racing gear and memorabilia; and meet today's and yesterday's racing celebrities.
   For the latest information on SpeedwayEXPO presented by Sunoco and to sign up to receive the free SpeedwayEXPO '09 E-newsletter, visit


SourceTed Hugger / SpeedwayEXPO
Posted: November 24, 2008

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