(Ontario, CA) – Aurimas”Odi” Bakchis placed third at Formula Drift Round 5 in Quebec on July 16, 2016 in the Ark Performance Feal Suspension Falken Tires Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This event at Autodrome St. Eustache debuted the first ever international round of competition in the Formula Drift Pro 1 championship.
Bakchis qualified 8th on Friday and was paired against Mike Whiddett for the Top 32 round of competition on Saturday. He then had an exciting tandem round that included unavoidable contact with rookie Cameron Moore and went on to face Forrest Wang. After securing a position with the final four drivers, Bakchis battled with Fredric Aasbo amongst an eager and energetic crowd. As a high qualifier Bakchis earned a third place finish and was among the first Pro 1 championship drivers to stand on the Canadian podium.
Fans and spectators have come to expect exciting and aggressive drifting style from Bakchis and he did not fail to deliver in Canada. The third place finish now positions Bakchis in fourth for the overall series championship. With five of eight rounds completed, the championship returns to the USA in Washington on August 5-6, 2016.
Bakchis competes in the Ark Performance Feal Suspension Falken Tires Hyundai Genesis Coupe with a supercharged V8 CBM Motorsports motor using a NOS nitrous kit. Bakchis has thanked his sponsors for the third place finish including Ark Performance, Feal Suspension, Falken Tires, Drifz, Torco, NRG, Clutch Masters, Bink Industries, 702 Graphics, Swift Springs, Rola Audio Video, Holley EFI, NOS, CBM Motorsports, Hyundai USA, Wilwood, EBC, Deatschwerks, Rehv Clothing, Canton Racing, Mishimoto, Turn One, GP Customs, Sparco, Takata Racing, Koru Works, Turbosmart.