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Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Friends Set To Slay Tires At NMRA’s Orlando Season Opener

Posted By: Evan J. Smith
Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Friends Set To Slay Tires At NMRA’s Orlando Season Opener
Santa Ana, California [January 9, 2023] — Follow the tire smoke and it will lead you to the NMRA’s season opener in Orlando, Florida. With the series celebrating its silver anniversary in 2023, it was only fitting to bring something a little extra special to the festivities courtesy of Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his band of merry Fun-Havers that will join the party on Saturday, March 4th. 
“We’re thrilled to kick off NMRA’s 25th Anniversary season at Orlando Speed World, a venue that offers not just a proven drag strip but a drift pad that expands the possibilities for the event this year and moving forward,” Steve Wolcott, Co-Founder of NMRA, said. “Including Fun-Havers like Vaughn, Chelsea, and Shane is certain to offer even more for Ford fans to love.”
The move to a new facility featuring a custom drift pad opened up the possibility of bringing amazing tire-shredding action and leveraging the full capabilities of Orlando Speed World. Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Team RTR lead driver in the Formula Drift series, Chelsea DeNofa, will perform drift exhibitions, meet their fans at the track, and more. The duo will also further support a special Ford Drift Invitational on the Orlando Speed World drift pad.

Along with Vaughn and Chelsea, Shane England and his Fun-Haver backed Big Kahuna monster truck will be on hand meeting and greeting fans at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout. 
“We’re pumped to bring some untraditional fun to the NMRA season opener in Orlando. Chelsea and I will be drifting door to door and we also have a grudge to settle with our Fox-bodies on the drag strip,” Vaughn said. “Shane is excited to debut his all-new Big Kahuna monster truck with a new look and you know plenty of Nitto tires will be burnt down on the drift pad. We’re looking forward to seeing all the fellow Fun-Havers out there!”
Vaughn and Chelsea won’t be the only Fox Mustang pilots on the property, thanks to another new feature in Orlando — the new Fox Body Reunion. Co-hosted by the organizer behind the massive Foxtoberfest show, Foxy Events, this celebration of Fox-platform machines will bring them together with a dedicated car show section, drag racing and more. 
And, while Vaughn and company will keep fans entertained on the drift pad, the Spring Break Shootout will also deliver traditional heads-up and index all-Ford drag racing, including the thrilling Renegade speedsters and 8.60 Street Race machines, along with the massive True Street field.
For more on the must-attend NMRA Spring Break Shootout and the full Holley NMRA Ford Nationals’ 25thAnniversary season, visit

About Holley NMRA Ford Nationals:
Brought to you by Holley Performance Products, the NMRA Ford Nationals is known as the largest all-Ford motorsport event series. It hosts championship drag racing from wild VP Racing Madditives Renegade race cars to heads-up classes with G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock and Richmond Gear Factory Stock. It is also home to one of the most competitive Index segments in all of drag racing with ARP Open Comp, Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle, and much more. Street cars have a large home in the NMRA Ford Nationals with the legacy category TorqStorm Superchargers True Street contested at every event, considered the longest-running street car class of all time, and the exciting SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race eliminator. If showing off your Mustang or Ford is more your style, the UPR Products Car Show is one of the largest and most fun car shows of the year. Every national event features a Manufacturer’s Midway with the biggest names in the aftermarket, offering show specials and a chance to talk to company representatives one-on-one. For more information on the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals, visit

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