Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis earned his second podium of the Formula Drift season at Evergreen Speedway on August 5, 2017. Bakchis finished 3rd at the event, placing him in 4th overall for championship points. With only two events remaining and with a current high points position, the remainder of the season promises to be exciting.
Bakchis qualified 3rd on Friday with a score of 93, which automatically placed him in a coveted Top 16 position for Saturday’s main competition. Bakchis battled his way through the competition with his Falken Tires Drifz Wheels Ark Performance S14. The car sustained slight damage after a competitor collided with Bakchis on course, but the Bakchis Motorsports team managed to quickly refresh the car for competition in the Final Four tandem round.
Bakchis finished in 3rd place at Evergreen Speedway where he earned the win in 2016, showing that this course continues to suit Bakchis’ technical driving style. The season continues at Texas Motor Speedway in September, where Bakchis will be seeking to finish yet another season with high standings.