Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis, founder and CEO of Feal Suspension, has been drifting professionally since 2011, finishing 3rd overall in the Formula Drift USA championship in 2017. He has multiple event wins and has placed in the Top 5 overall in Formula Drift from 2014-2017.
Odi moved to the US from Lithuania when he was 8 years old. He rode motocross in California, experimented with his own motorcycle suspension, and then opened a motorcycle suspension company, Feal Suspension. After college he raced rally cars and expanded Feal Suspension to offer automotive suspension solutions.
Odi decided to try drifting in 2009, earned his professional license in 2010, and was the 2011 Formula Drift “Rookie of the Year.” Odi went on to finish in the Top 16 in 2011 and 2012, 10th in 2013, and then in the Top 5 from 2014-2017.
In 2015 Odi competed in the inaugural year of the Formula Drift World Championship using both a Nissan 240SX S14 and Hyundai Genesis. He won his first Formula Drift event at Road Atlanta in May 2015. Odi finished the 2015 season as 2nd in the Formula Drift World Championship and 5th in the Formula Drift USA Championship.
As a proven championship contender, Odi is eager to continue to grow as a successful driver in the sport, consistently rise to new challenges, and expand his expertise in suspension set up and design.