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, 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

Round 3 

Written by: Amy Bakchis




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