The Outerzone Podcast – Odi Bakchis

Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis, founder and CEO of Feal Suspension, started drifting professionally in 2011 and is now a proven championship contender. He finished 3rd overall in the Formula Drift USA championship in 2021, 2019, and 2017. He has 10 event wins, 20 podiums and has finished in the Top 5 overall in Formula Drift six times. Odi moved to the US from Lithuania when he was 8 years old.

He raced motocross in California, experimented with his motorcycle suspension, and then opened 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.” He won his first Formula Drift event at Road Atlanta in May 2015 and multiple events since then, including 2 back-to-back event wins in 2019.

In 2015, Odi competed in the inaugural year of the Formula Drift World Championship using both a Nissan 240SX S14 and a Hyundai Genesis. He finished the 2015 season as 2nd in the Formula Drift World Championship. Odi has finished Top 5 overall in Formula Drift USA 6 times since 2014. As a proven competitor, Odi is eager to grow as a successful driver in the sport, consistently rise to new challenges, and expand his expertise in suspension set-up and design.

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