Aurimas Bakchis

Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis 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 for the past 4 years.

Odi moved to the US from Lithuania when he was 8 years old. He raced 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 since he found it challenging and was intrigued by the ability to express driving style. In 2010 Odi earned his professional license through two ProAm series during his first season of competitive drifting. He was awarded honors as 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 4th in 2014.

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 and placed second in Long Beach and in Japan. Odi finished the season as 2nd in the Formula Drift World Championship and 5th in the Formula Drift USA Championship.

Odi has finished Top 5 overall in Formula Drift for the past 4 years. As a proven championship contender, Odi is eager to continue to grow as a successful driver in the sport and consistently rise to new challenges.