• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Smokes A Thanksgiving Turkey Gearhead-Style: Video

Sponsored Links

With Thanksgiving now upon us, pro drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. is making sure that we all know the proper way to smoke a turkey – gearhead-style.

For this task, Gittin recommends placing the carefully-prepared bird right behind the rear wheels of a Ford Mustang RTR, engaging line lock – which applies the front brakes to keep the car stationary while power is sent to the rears, creating much tire smoke – and having at it.

(We probably don’t need to say this, but you should obviously not consume any food, turkey or no, that’s been prepared in such a manner.)

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is a top performer in the world of Formula Drift, currently being tied for the title of “winningest driver” in the history of the sport with a total of nine career victories. He finished the 2016 season in third place in the Pro driver category, placing after Chris Forsberg and Fredric Aasbo. His weapon of choice: an S550-based Ford Mustang RTR powered by a Ford Performance / Roush Yates 436 V8, producing somewhere around 900 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque.

We can’t wait to see how Vaughn Gittin Jr. does in the 2017 Formula Drift season. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving from Ford Authority!

  • Sweepstakes Of The Month: 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 plus $25K in cash. Details here.
Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New ‘Performance Pack 2’ Coming To Ford Mustang For The 2018 Model Year

Hot Shoe Randy Pobst Leaves The Tarmac In A Ford SVT Raptor: Video