PRO Class Driver Vaughn Gittin Wins at Drift Atlanta

May 14, 2023Pam Ghee
Formula Drift

Round 2 of the Formula DRIFT season has concluded. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta hosted the event this weekend and Saturday the PRO class took the stage after the PROSPEC concluded on Friday. You can read about the PROSPEC results here: PROSPEC Results.

The PRO class featured 32 drivers. Championship leader Matt Field (USA) was eliminated from the round 8 by Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD drive Vaughn Gittin Jr. Field continued to lead the 2023 FD PRO Championship by a healthy 40-point margin. Gittin Jr is only competing in four rounds this season, so he won’t mount a title offensive but could certainly shake up the standings.

Results from FD PRO Round 2 Drift Atlanta

1.   Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) – Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD
2.   Chris Forsberg (USA) – NOS Energy Drink / GT Radial Nissan Z
3.   Aurimas Bakchis (Lithuania) – Feal Suspension / GT Radial Nissan S15

Next Round

Orlando Speed World will host the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 3: TYPE S Scorched presented by AutoZone on May 26-27. Please visit for the competition schedule, ticket information, driver profiles, special content, and the event livestream

About Formula Drift

Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver’s skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from around the globe to compete for the coveted title of Formula DRIFT Champion. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport. For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, please visit

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You can find the full results below.

Round 2 FD PRO Top 16 Driver Points Drift Atlanta

1Vaughn Gittin Jr103
2Chris Forsberg88
3Aurimas Bakchis77
4Kristaps Bluss64
5Dylan Hughes48
6Matt Field48
7James Deane48
8Darren Kelly48
9Forrest Wang34
10Fredric Aasbo32
11Jeff Jones32
12Chelsea DeNofa32
13Alec Robbins32
14Dan Stuke32
15Jonathan Hurst32
16Taylor Hull32

2023 FD PRO Top 16 Driver Championship Standings

1Matt Field148
2Fredric Aasbo108
3Chris Forsberg104
4Rome Charpentier104
5Vaughn Gittin Jr103
6James Deane98
7Jonathan Hurst96
8Aurimas Bakchis93
9Forrest Wang82
10Chelsea DeNofa81
11Ryan Tuerck67
12Dylan Hughes64
13Alec Robbins64
14Daniel Stuke64
15Kristaps Bluss64
16Taylor Hull64