TOP AMERICAN DRIFTER VAUGHN GITTIN JR.
COMING TO SPEEDWAYEXPO
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
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
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.
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