FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Formula Drift Round 2 “Road to the Championship” wrapped up at Road Atlanta in Georgia on a rainy May 11, 2013. Several drivers proved to be strong contenders in the series, including Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis who finished in the Top 16 in his Nexen Tire Nissan 240SX.
After a successful practice session Bakchis qualified 11th and was paired with Toshiki Yoshioka in the Top 32 battle. Bakchis advanced to the Top 16 where he was paired with Darren McNamara under wet conditions. After initiation as the follow driver, Bakchis felt a mechanical failure and was unable to continue driving the car, finishing the event with Top 16 standings.
Over the first two events Bakchis has demonstrated consistent appearances in the main event and is currently 12th in series points. The series competitions continue on the east coast in Palm Beach, Florida on May 31 – June 1, 2013 and in Wall, New Jersey on June 21 – 22, 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 http://www.BakchisMotorsports.com.