GT Radial Scores High Finishes at Formula Drift St. Louis

GT Radial Scores High Finishes at Formula Drift St. Louis

Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis became a first-time winner in 2023 in his Feal Suspension/GT Radial Nissan S15.

At the Formula Drift competition in St. Louis on July 15, two GT Radial drivers celebrated victory on the podium, making it the third time this season they achieved this.

Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis became a first-time winner in 2023 in his Feal Suspension/GT Radial Nissan S15. He won against Fredric Aasbo, but only after he repeated his Final 4 heat against GT Radial driver Chris Forsberg following a successful team protest. FD St Louis is the first win for Bakchis since 2021 when he claimed three victories during the season. The result takes him from sixth to third in the Championship.

GT Radial driver Simen Olsen, who also drives for Bakhis’ Feal Suspension team, came in third place to cap a GT Radial-dominated podium and vault GT Radial back atop the tire points standings.

The three-car Team Feal run by Bakchis also claimed first place with driver Ben Hobson in the Prospec Formula Drift series which runs exclusively on GT Radial Champiro SX2 RS tires.

“The Champiro SX2 RS continues to prove itself as an outstanding Formula DRIFT tire that is manufactured in America at our South Carolina plant,” GT Radial Motorsports Manager Mike Meeiem said. “We want to congratulate Team Feal for an overall excellent showing in St. Louis and look forward to more tremendous competition in the second half of the Formula DRIFT season.”

The success in St. Louis marked five podium finishes for GT Radial in five Formula Drift events in 2023.

You May Also Like

Goodyear names Nicole Gray SVP and chief HR officer

The company also announced Gary VanderLind, senior VP and chief human resources officer, will retire July 1.


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company revealed the planned retirement of Gary VanderLind, senior VP and chief human resources officer and the appointment of Nicole Gray as his replacement, effective July 1.

"Gary has been part of the culture and fabric of Goodyear for nearly 40 years, starting in our company-owned retail business and then pursuing a path in HR," Mark Stewart, CEO and president, said. "There is nothing more important to Goodyear than our associates, and Gary has been instrumental in building organizational capability and associate engagement, whether at manufacturing plants, in our businesses, or his most recent role leading the function globally. It has been my pleasure to work with Gary, and I'm truly happy for him to embrace the next chapter of life with his family."

Former Firestone executive and grandson of Harvey S. Firestone dies in Maryland

Following service in the U. S. Army, Kimball Firestone joined The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1964 in Akron.

Continental Tire to rebate customers up to $200 on qualifying tires

Qualifying tires include the ExtremeContact Sport02, ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus and more all-season touring tires.

Over half of drivers say they would delay driving in bad weather

Driving in bad weather is the top challenge for drivers (25%), followed by driving in unfamiliar places (17%) and changing a flat tire (15%).

Schaeffler launches Fun-in-the Sun 10K follower Facebook giveaway

The Fun-in-the-Sun promotional giveaway items include a Weber Grilling Kit, Yeti cooler, JBL speaker and Ray-Ban Aviators.


Other Posts

Michelin North America names Matthew Cabe as new president, CEO

He succeeds Alexis Garcin, whose next position within Michelin will be announced later.

Schaeffler releases TorCon 6L80 Torque Converter

The TorCon 6L80 (TC0017 24247371) is compatible with 2007-2020 GM trucks, vans and SUVs with a 5.3L, with a current VIO of 6,211,856.

Babcox Media appoints Tom Pecka as director of strategic partnerships

Pecka’s focus will be on fostering integrated strategies that connect Babcox Media’s clients and internal teams.

Nokian Tyres marks fifth anniversary of Dayton, TN workforce

Nokian said the team at the Dayton, TN factory assembles all-season and all-weather products for drivers in the United States and Canada.