Team Pedal Commander is proud to announce our newest teammate Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis. Odi and his Turbo, Nitrous, Texas Speed, LS Powered S15, are looking better than ever heading into the 2021 Formula Drift Season.
We caught up with Odi at one of his Feal Drift Sesh Events at Willow Springs Raceway in Southern California to get his thoughts on becoming a part of Team Pedal Commander as well as watch him mix fun and training at the well-known Balcony Course.
“I see Pedal Commander at all the motorsports events I follow and I know they are a diehard Motorsports company that makes innovative products and I love to partner with brands who share the same passion as I do for Motorsports”
Feal Drift Sesh events are another way that Odi Gives back to the Automotive community he loves. Feal Drift Sesh’s give drivers ranging from novice first-time drivers to other pro drivers a chance to come out and test their vehicle’s potential on one of the most iconic tracks in the southwest.
Odi has been a motorsports enthusiast his entire life. After moving to the United States from Lithuania at the age of 8 Odi began riding motocross. His love for Autosport’s and Innovation led him to build his own Motorcycle suspension and later founding Feal Suspension, which he continues to operate as CEO. After graduating from college Odi began Rally racing and in 2009 found a love for drifting.
By 2010 Odi was a licensed pro and won rookie of the year in his debut at the 2011 championship. Since Odi has racked up an impressive number of competition wins and placed top-five overall in five championship years with two of those being top-three finishes.
Odi and Pedal Commander share not only a passion for motorsports but a passion for innovation and performance automotive engineering. Looking forward to the 2021 Formula Drift Season and the season opener at famed Road Atlanta in Atlanta Georgia May 7th Odi had this to say:
“After last year’s championship of doubleheader rounds, our main goal is to make sure that the car is as dialed in as possible by the start of round one this year. Thankfully we have a little more time between rounds this year to make any adjustments but the less we have to do on the road the better.”