Formula DRIFT Evergreen Speedway 2016 by Super Street Magazine

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Event victor Odi Bakchis in the ARK Performance Genesis and third placer Ken Gushi in the Greddy 86 shake up the points chase

370Z Genesis Coupe Final

You won’t be blamed for thinking the race for points in the 2016 Formula DRIFT Championship was over after Round 5 at Autodrome Saint-Eustache in Canada last month. Going into Round 6 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., just outside of Seattle, a total of nine drivers bogarted the 15 podium spots up to that point, the three drivers at the top of the standings taking the lion’s share of wins, places and shows – with 2010 series champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR earning two wins (at Road Atlanta and Wall Speedway), 2015 champ Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy Scion tC claiming two wins (at Orlando Speed World and Saint-Eustache) and a runner up (at Long Beach), and 2009 and 2014 champ Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Nissan 370Z picking up two second-place finishes (at Wall and Saint Eustache) as well as two third-place finishes (in Atlanta and Orlando).

Aurimas Bakchis Partners with Drifz for 2016 Formula Drift Season

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Aurimas Bakchis Partners with Drifz for 2016 Formula Drift Season

Genesis 2016

Ontario, CA – Bakchis Motorsports is excited to announce a new partnership with Drifz for the 2016 Formula Drift season. Drifz offers multiple wheel styles and sizes and Aurimas ‘Odi’ Bakchis will be driving the Ark Performance Feal Suspension Falken Tires Hyundai Genesis on Drifz 308B Spec-R wheels.

Drifz has been working with Bakchis to produce a custom race ready wheel that is machined from billet forged 6061 aluminum alloy. Bakchis will debut these superlight one-piece wheels at Formula Drift in Long Beach, CA on April 8-9th. He will be running 18×9” wheels on the front and 18×10” wheels on the rear of the car.

Bakchis is looking forward to showcasing the style and performance of the Drifz wheels throughout the season. He stated “I’m very impressed by the resources Drifz has to make a one-of-a-kind billet custom race wheel from concept to reality. And it’s been a pleasure to work with a wheel company that is open to the specific needs of my drift car and then makes it happen.”