2024 Team ENEOS

Team ENEOS Reveals Its 2024 Driver Lineup

ENEOS is gearing up for an exciting 2024 motorsports season. The 2023 season proved very successful, with ENEOS-sponsored drivers claiming the PROSPEC Championship and finishing second, fourth and sixth in PRO using ENEOS lubrication throughout the year. For 2024, Team ENEOS will again be represented by an all-star cast of six highly experienced drivers competing at every level, from grassroots to international championships.


  • Fredric Aasbo
  • Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis
  • Faruk Kugay
  • Simen Olsen
  • Rich Whiteman
  • Dai Yoshihara
  • Evasive Motorsports
Rockstar Energy Toyota GR Supra with 2024 FD livery.

Following a challenging 2023 season that saw the three-time Formula DRIFT Champion Fredric Aasbo finish sixth overall in the FD PRO Championship series, the Norwegian Hammer (with support from Papadakis Racing) is eager to march Team ENEOS back to the podium in 2024 driving the recently-revamped Rockstar Energy Toyota GR Supra, lubricated by ENEOS engine and gear oils.

Claiming FD PRO Championship titles in 2015, 2021 and 2022, Fredric joined a small and elite club of drivers with three titles. And while three drivers have an opportunity to claim a record-breaking fourth title, Aasbo will be determined to claim the 2024 season for himself and create history in the sport.

With the Rockstar Energy Toyota GR Supra dressed in a fresh livery, Fredric will be battling it out against a top tier competition at the Long Beach opening round, including his fellow Team ENEOS members.


One of Aasbo’s main rivals throughout his FD career has been Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis. The Lithuanian-American driver has been an incredibly strong and consistent contender since joining the series in 2011. Throughout that time, his Feal Race Team has been a regular in the top ten standings, finishing third in the Championship in both 2019 and 2021. In the process, Odi has accumulated numerous podium finishes and is always an imminent threat, long overdue to win his first Championship title. Joining Team ENEOS in 2023, Odi had his best season yet, finishing second in the overall Championship standings driving his Feal Suspension Nissan S15, which ran ENEOS motor and gear oils.

This year, Odi will again be running ENEOS motor and gear oils in his Feal Suspension / GT Radial Nissan S15, which was fully refreshed during the off-season to prepare for another highly competitive season. The power of the Vortech-supercharged 7.0-liter Texas Speed LSR engine with Holley management was increased to 1175hp and will certainly be up for the challenge. Odi channels the power through a G-Force GSR transmission with an ACT twin-plate clutch and Winter’s quick-change differential. Using Wisefab arms and uprights, Odi fitted his own Feal Suspension 443 drift-spec coilover kit and adjustable bump stops. Dressed in lightweight fiberglass and Seibon carbon fiber bodywork, the car will sport its familiar Feal Suspension / GT Radial / ENEOS livery for maximum impact throughout the season.

Odi Bakchis and Simen Olsen are ready to dominate the 2024 FD PRO Championship season again for Feal Race Team.

While Ben Hobson has departed Team Feal following his FD PROSPEC Championship win in 2023, teammate Simen Olsen will remain by Odi’s side for 2024. The Norwegian driver had an equally explosive 2023 season, piloting the Feal Suspension Nissan S14.9 despite no prior experience behind the wheel after switching from the A90 Toyota Supra he drove in 2022. Undeterred, Simen impressively finished fourth overall in the PRO Championship and is certainly hoping to maintain his momentum this year.

Simen will again pilot the Feal Suspension / GT Radial Nissan S14.2 in 2024, powered by a 1175hp Vortech-supercharged 7.0L Texas Speed LSR engine with Holley engine management, similar to the one found in Bakchis’ competition car. It also uses ENEOS engine and gear oil to significantly reduce wear and offer a small but valuable power advantage. The power is similarly channeled through a G-Force GSR transmission with an ACT twin-plate clutch and Winter’s diff. The chassis also uses Wisefab arms and uprights in addition to Feal Suspension 443 drift-spec coilover kit and adjustable bump stops. Maintaining a twin livery with Odi, Simen’s S14 features lightweight fiberglass and Seibon carbon fiber bodywork, adorned with Feal Suspension / GT Radial / ENEOS graphics.

ENEOS / DEVSPEED Nissan S14 will be ready for battle at the first round of PROSPEC competition at Road Atlanta.

Faruk has been a key component of Team ENEOS for several years, using ENEOS motor and gear oil both in drift competition and a string of SEMA projects cars he built for the Japanese company’s booth.

Born in Poland, Faruk started drifting in 2002, organizing his own drift events in Europe from 2007 where he also announced, judged and even taught drifting to other enthusiasts. Returning to the California Bay Area in 2012, Faruk dedicated himself to professional competition, earning his Formula DRIFT PRO2 (PROSPEC) license in 2015 and unlocking his PRO license the following year. After completing the 2020 PRO season, Faruk took a sabbatical but returned to the PROSPEC Championship in 2023 with ENEOS Motor Oil and the “de-tuned” PRO Championship ENEOS / Pedal Commander Nissan S14. Faruk will return to the 2024 PROSPEC Championship in the renamed ENEOS / DEVSPEED Nissan S14, powered by a 900hp Toyota Supra 2JZ engine.

Outside of FD, Faruk has hosted Sonoma Drift events on Wednesday nights at Sonoma Raceway since 2014 and organizes the annual Winter Jam drift event at the same venue. And when he’s not traveling for competitions, you’ll find Faruk at his shop DEVSPEED, located at Sonoma Raceway. This is where he has created a series of SEMA show cars for ENEOS, including an E30 BMW with Honda F20C S2000 engine swap in 2021, a Porsche 911 GT3 with Subaru STI engine swap in 2022, and a 750hp 2JZ-powered Jaguar E-type in 2023. Be sure to check out the ENEOS website and social media channels to discover these incredible creations.

Rich Whiteman represents Team ENEOS on a grassroots level with his ENEOS-protected S13.

As the fifth member of Team ENEOS, Rich is continuing to pursue multiple grassroots drifting competitions, such as Gridlife, Final Bout, Drift Appalachia, Gambler and HyperFest. He competed in Formula DRIFT PROSPEC in 2021 and 2022 with an impressive history of claiming podiums in his Toyota JZX100, placing 11th and 12th overall in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

With a goal of stepping back into Formula DRIFT in the near future, 2024 is focused on fun, collecting more podiums, and driving internationally on tracks in Japan, Canada and Australia!

In this unique role, Rich will continue to be a crucial member of Team ENEOS as he demonstrates the superior engine and transmission protection provided by ENEOS engine and gear oils in a number of vehicles, including his SR20DET-powered Nissan PS13 and S15. He’s also in the process of building a 3.4L 2JZ engine for his new Formula DRIFT competition chassis, to keep things interesting!

Dai Yoshihara at the first round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in the Pit+Paddock Civic Type R TCR.

Undoubtedly, one of the Team ENEOS favorites is Daijiro Yoshihara, who not only worked at a Japanese ENEOS gas station in his youth, but was a founding member of Team ENEOS back in 2017. Although the 2011 Formula DRIFT Champion retired from the series at the end of the 2021 season, he continues to be a valued ENEOS ambassador on and off the track.

Dai’s 2023 highlights included a debut season in the TC America racing series, competing in the Pit+PaddockCivic Type R TCX. He also continued the “Ride with Dai” program, where drift fans were able to purchase or win a seat alongside the former Champion in his modified FD PRO Subaru BRZ. And to top it off, Dai returned to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, piloting the Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000RS.

In 2024, Dai will compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, co-driving with Karl Wittmer on behalf of Montreal Motorsport Group in the Pit+Paddock Civic Type R TCR. With the first couple of races in the books, the Japanese driver will also embark on his first race in Australia this summer with Evasive Motorsports, again driving the ENEOS-lubricated Honda S2000RS, confident he can clock the fastest lap time for an American built S2K.

Dai Yoshihara and Evasive Motorsports will take on the 2024 WTAC in Sydney, Australia with the Evasive S2000RS.

Evasive Motorsports needs no introduction: the aftermarket parts retailer and race team with an affinity for time attack competition has always been considered family, but it’s long overdue to officially induct them into Team ENEOS.

Established in 2002 as a side hustle to sell aftermarket parts online, co-owners Mike Chang and Tony Kwan grew the business into a 12000sq-ft brick-and-mortar facility, where they built their first Mitsubishi Evo time attack car, adding race car preparation and parts installation to the list of services offered, complementing their parts sales.

In 2021, Evasive moved to the current 18000sq-ft facility in Cerritos, CA, adding more workshop space and parts storage. The expert staff continues to deliver premium on-site services including engine/chassis tuning, race prep, fabrication, dyno testing and regular servicing. The team has track-tested an extensive range of parts over the years and provides recommendations to customers who seek to improve their vehicle’s performance and balance.

As an authorized ENEOS dealer, ENEOS high-performance lubricants go hand-in-hand with Evasive’s racing experience. The high-performance engine and transmission oils have been used in a number of record-breaking Evasive project vehicles driven by ENEOS ambassador Dai Yoshihara at events including the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Global Time Attack.

This year Evasive is sending its ENEOS-protected Evasive Motorsports / ENEOS Oil Honda S2000RS to the World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia, where Yoshihara will hope to set some fast lap times.


The opening round of the 2024 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship will take place at Streets of Long Beach on April 12-13. Fredric, Odi and Simen will begin the title chase for Team ENEOS; with Fredric aiming to claim his fourth Championship while Odi and Simen hope to achieve their first.

On May 9-11, Formula DRIFT heads to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the first round of the PROSPEC Championship, giving Faruk a chance to wave the flag for Team ENEOS. The event will also host Round 2 for the FD PRO teams, reuniting four members of Team ENEOS. Please visit formulad.com for the competition schedule and the free-to-view event livestream.

Prior to the Formula DRIFT kick off, Dai completed the first two rounds of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge: the first at Daytona International Raceway and the second at Sebring International Raceway, where the team finished seventh and eighth place, respectively; Dai will focus on round three at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca from May 8-12.

For Rich, the first event with his Nissan S13 will be HyperFest on May 17-19 at Virginia International Raceway.

Please visit eneos.us for more information about Team ENEOS, as well as the latest engine and gear oils as well as where to purchase.