Feal Suspension and Odi Bakchis take on Formula Drift

5 03 2014

Video by Dstroyr from the last round of Formula Drift, Irwindale

9 11 2013

Some great footage of me and my fellow http://www.Dstroyr.com teamates. Enjoy!

EEDC Round 4 Movie

23 08 2013

New movie from Lukas Skersas about Round 4 of the Eastern European Drift Championship in Lithuania.  This sums up a good portion of our recent trip:

Formula Drift Seattle video by: Dstroyr

13 08 2013

Fourth Place Finish for Bakchis at Formula Drift Round 5 in Washington

6 08 2013
For immediate release (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) – Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown wrapped up on July 20, 2013 at Evergreen Speedway in Washington.  One driver that stood out throughout the event was fourth-place finisher Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in his Nexen Tire Nissan 240SX.  Bakchis exhibited strong driving technique throughout the event with close follow runs on a banked turn and precise lead runs throughout the course.
Bakchis qualified fifth on Friday and made his way into the main Top 16 event.  Following tandem battles with drivers Conrad Grunewald, Vaughn Gittin, and Michael Essa, Bakchis entered the round for third place with Fredric Aasbo.  The Bakchis and Aasbo tandem resulted in a one-more-time ruling from the judges.  Bakchis then completed a close follow run with Aasbo; however, Bakchis was forced to forfeit his lead run after he needed to change one tire before completing his lead run.  For a team to touch the car during a paired tandem battle the team must use an allotted competition timeout, which Bakchis had already used earlier during the event.  
The ruling regarding the tire change resulted in a fourth place finish for Bakchis, who is now eighth overall in Formula Drift championship points.  Bakchis stated that the battle at Evergreen Speedway solidifies his confidence that he will finish on the podium in future events.  Formula Drift next visits Texas in September and closes the season in southern California later in the year. 
Bakchis has thanked his team, family, and sponsors including Nexen Tire USA, United States Air Force, Feal Suspension, Torco, 702 Graphics, Clutch Masters, Dstroyr, Mishimoto, CBM Motorsports, Sikky Manufacturing, Battle Version, Top Line Industrial Products, EBC Brakes, XXR Wheels, Nitrous Express, Holley EFI, and Weir Performance.
To learn more about Bakchis and his drift program visit www.BakchisMotorsports.com.
Round 5
Written by Amy Bakchis
Photograph by Ben Chavez 

Bakchis Wins Eastern European Drift Championship Event in Lithuania

6 08 2013
For immediate release (Klaipeda, Lithuania) – While visiting his home country of Lithuania, American Formula Drift driver Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis participated in the Eastern European Drift Championship (EEDC) on June 29th, 2013.  After events in neighboring countries, the fourth round of EEDC was conducted at the “Nemuno Ziedas” track in Bakchis’ hometown of Kaunas, Lithuania.  Bakchis moved to the United States when he was eight years old and has not visited Lithuania for six years prior to the event.
After several days of preparation, Bakchis competed in the EEDC event with a borrowed Lexus SC 300 powered by a Toyota 2JZ engine and Nexen tires.  Bakchis stated that the track was the fastest he has competed on and “is the only track where I initiate in fourth gear and finish in fourth gear without down shifting.”  With initiation speeds of approximately 180 kph (112 mph) and limited practice, Bakchis qualified tenth in the Nexen Tire SC 300.  After tandem rounds with competitors including Hypki (Poland) and Bluss (Latvia), Bakchis won the event following a one-more-time for first place. 
Bakchis’ win was the first for a Lithuanian in the EEDC championship.  He stated “I had a very warm welcome and lots of support from the Lithuanian crowd, which was encouraging and motivating to perform well”.  Bakchis’ next drift event is the fifth round of Formula Drift in Monroe, Washington on July 19th and 20th, 2013. 
 Additional information regarding Bakchis and his drifting program can be found at http://www.bakchismotorsports.com/.
Written by and photo by: Amy Bakchis

Press Release: Bakchis Maintains High Mid-Season Formula Drift Series Standings after Round 3

7 06 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Mid-season standings were available immediately following Formula Drift Round 3 in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 2, 2013.  As series standings were shuffled for many drivers, consistent performance by Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis established him as a Top 10 driver after the event. 


Bakchis qualified 20th in his Nexen Tire Nissan 240SX and was paired with United States Air Force teammate Ryan Tuerck for the Top 32 tandem round.  Bakchis exhibited a confident follow run and advanced to the Top 16 round after Tuerck’s car suffered a broken axle while following.  Bakchis finished the event in the Top 16 round after being paired with Chris Forsberg.  After an exciting and dramatic main event, Bakchis’ standing in the series continued to rise; placing him tenth overall in the championship points standings.

The Formula Drift series continues in Wall, New Jersey on June 21 – 22, 2013 before returning to the west coast.  Bakchis will also participate in the Eastern European Drift Championship event in his home country of Lithuania in late June 2013.   

Bakchis has thanked his sponsors including Nexen Tire, United States Air Force, Feal Suspension, Torco Advanced Lubricants, 702 Graphics.com, Clutch Masters, Dstroyr, EBC Brakes, Battle Version, CBM, Holley EFI, Nitrous Express, Sikky Manufacturing, Top-Line Industrial Products, XXR Wheels, Weir Performance, and Mishimoto.  Additional information regarding Bakchis and his drift program can be found at www.BakchisMotorsports.com.

Round 3 

Written by: Amy Bakchis


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