A high-powered muscle car driven only by the rear wheels – the Ford Mustang has all the recipes for a tough drift car. And that’s exactly what happened in this mountain drift video by Vaughn Gittin Jr.
The main cast of this short mountain track is not one but two Ford Mustangs built for drifting competition. The goal is to finish all the way back in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, sliding to the top. It worked – surprising no one because Vaughn Gittin Jr. get behind the wheel.
Gittin Jr., also known as JR, is a professional drifter known for his incredible stint on the Ford Mustang. He was Formula Drift champion in 2010 and 2020 using his Mustang RTR Spec 5-D, sponsored by Monster Energy, Nitto Tire and Ford Performance. In the video, JR is accompanied by his Formula Drift Championship teammate, Chelsea DeNofa.
The finished product is fun and all, which you can watch within the first three minutes of the video embedded above. It goes on to show behind the scenes with a cameo appearance of the Mustang Mach-E as the chase car. Of course, photographing everything is not at all easy.
First, the streets are too narrow to make this action very challenging for JR and his team. Then the position of the sun and most of the smoke coming out of the tires almost made filming the whole thing nearly impossible. Then again, nothing is impossible for this crew as you can see in the video above.
JR is not new to mindblowing action. Last year, he and DeNofa skated around an explosion set up inside a tactical facility, alongside a 4400-class Ultra4 Ford Bronco. Meanwhile, Gittin Jr. also thrashed a Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 in the Faroe Islands. It’s a combination of beautiful scenery and high-speed action that deserves your attention.