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Odi Bakchis 2013 Year in Review

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Odi Bakchis gives us a quick peak inside Feal Suspension and his 2013 Formula D season

DSTROYR Does Irwindale

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DSTROYR reviews NJ

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Odi Bakchis Gives a Sneak Peak at New 2013 Livery

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Odi Bakchis posted some photos on his blog and instagram earlier this week showing off some new purple and green livery for the 2013 season. Some are torn on it but I think its actually a really nice share of purple and the green plays off of it well (sorry that’s the designer in me talking). Also gives us some insight into his 2013 Sponsors as it is a known fact that Team M7 Japan dropped Odi after the 2012 season. Rather it had to due with the crash in Las Vegas where Odi totaled his previous s14 is anyone’s guess, but we do know he put in a lot of time and labor to get a new s14 built for round 7 at Irwindale. Anyway it looks like Odi is setting up for his best season yet in 2013, being only his 3rd year in Formula D, he continues to work with Nexen Tires, Feal Suspension (of course), Sikky Manufacturing, 702 Graphics, Battle Version, Torco, Dstroyr, Clutch Masters and looks to have added Nitrous Express. So best of luck to Odi, hope to see you in Atlanta and Palm Beach!

What will be of Formula D in 2013 – Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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Vaughn-GittinEntering the 2012 season many were unsure of what Vaughn Gittin would be able to do, after winning the 2010 Formula D championship his 2011 follow up season ended with a lackluster 11th place. His first race in 2012 Vaughn showed up with his new Falken Tires & Monster Energy 2013 Ford RTR Mustang with some stunning livery and he looked like he was ready to take another run at the title. He qualified 3rd at round 1 but then amazingly gifted Odi Bakchis a win in his first match and fell out in the top 32. Vaughn Gittin Fans were not quite sure what to expect when he had a similar performance at Road Atlanta and was knocked out in the top 16. Round 3 was slightly better qualifying first, but falling out in the top 8th. But then come round 4 and 5 it seemed like the old JR was back with a new hunger taking back to back wins and putting him in the running for the championship. Vaughn placed 3rd in Vegas and was in 1st place in overall points entering Irwindale. It seemed like Vaughn had worked everything out in his RTR and wanted that 2nd Formula D Championship badly. Then in the top 8 after a pretty conservative run he unexpectedly spun out while chasing Patrick Mordaunt. All Vaughn could do was sit back and watch where he stood when all the smoke settled. In the end of 2012 Gittin finished in a very respectful 2nd place in overall points.
Now looking forward to the 2013 season with word that ASD & Falken tires were going to be splitting ways it was no surprise, at least in my opinion, when Vaughn Gittin Jr announced that in 2013 he would be partnering with Nitto Tires. With this news, the fact that Ford is now an official partner and Vaughn growing his RTR brand with them there really isn’t much to wonder about how Vaughn looks going into the 2013 season, the only things we have to look forward to is an obvious new livery now that the famous Falken scallops will not be gracing the car and how the new Nitto tires will effect his performance. Will the Nittos be enough to give JR that little bit extra to take his 2nd Formula D championship? Looks like we’ll have to wait and see.