Gates Promo: Asphalt to Agriculture

Last season we acknowledged our partnership with Gates Auto; one of the leading manufacturers of application specific fluid power and power transmission solutions.     This season we are grateful to announce that our partnership is continuing, but has kicked off in a slightly different route than expected...We all strive to make whatever we are racing as reliable as possible, but sometimes we seem to forget what gets us there or what pays the bills to get us to our.....

POSTED ON :March 14th, 2018 7:43 PM

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Wisefab 2.0 Install w/Crick F. & Faruk K.

Wisefab has been the leader in angle modifications within drifting the last 5 years running, and has only evolved since. Their new 2.0 kit recently hit the shelves and is even more intense than before (which is hard to believe). Here is what 2017 Formula Drift Champion; James Dean has to say about it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8IRrcOTFgY   For those that do not know; Faruk Kugay of Formula Drift is one of the USA connects for all of your Wisefab needs. Faruk also assists.....

POSTED ON :March 4th, 2018 9:46 AM

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Photographer Spotlight: Jessica Miller

Just because the season ended doesn't mean content has to stop right? We are on the third installment of our Photographer Spotlight acknowledgments; this time we are putting our focus on Jessica Miller!   Jessica is one of the many photographers that found their way to the Sonoma Drift paddock, and has been attracted to the sounds of high revving engines and billowing clouds or tire smoke. We had the opportunity to sit down with Jessica to find out just who she was outside of this race.....

POSTED ON :January 24th, 2018 6:56 PM

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TBTM partners with Fuel Injector Connection for 2018

About a month ago, Robert Ljuba leaked a little teaser about a new partner joining the TBTM family so without further adieu we'd like to introduce Fuel Injector Connection as a partner for Crick Filippi and his 2018 Formula Drift PRO2 season.     Crick was introduced to FIC (Fuel Injector Connection) last season after being referred by our tuner; Nick Newton of Newtech Performance in Hayward, CA. We sent over Crick's OEM LS Deka injectors to get resized to 72lb to fuel our.....

POSTED ON :January 10th, 2018 6:53 PM

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Winter Jam 2017

354 registered drivers, capped media personnel locked in at 80, and a crowd attendance that could rival INDY; this is what makes Winter Jam at Sonoma Raceway the largest drifting event in the country and potentially in the world from a drivers registration standpoint! Each year this event grows more in every aspect. Between 2016 and 17' our registered drivers increased by over 100, and having been around and involved since the beginning of this event; it is rewarding to see the lengths people.....

POSTED ON :December 26th, 2017 8:19 PM

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From WHINE to WHISTLE *Part 3*

With the turbo setup finalized and in their final home, it was time to focus on the intercooler. Crick purchased 2 separate cores from ATP Turbo when we initially purchased all of the turbo components. His idea was to mate them together with two ports on the bottom and one center port on top to the LS3 intake manifold.     Would you just look at those welds!     "Measure twice, cut once" is what many of us were told growing up. This can be taken different.....

POSTED ON :December 14th, 2017 7:40 PM

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From WHINE to WHISTLE *PART 2*

If you didn't read *Part 1* then let me fill you in really quick...Crick installed his new MAST Black Label heads, and mounted the turbos temporarily so he could begin fabricating the custom manifolds. Drawing the imaginary lines from head to turbos would be Crick's job as he had the turbos in their fixed location.     It made the job a little easier having a spare set of cylinder heads, that way Crick could utilize the flanges on his work bench for perfect fitment. One small.....

POSTED ON :December 11th, 2017 4:57 PM

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From WHINE to WHISTLE *PART 1*

Since 2015, Crick Filippi has been whining his way through Formula Drift...quite literally I might add. (no pun intended). His Magnuson TVS2300 Supercharger was a very fun power adder, and it gave Crick that signature whine so everyone knew when he was on their door. For 2018, all of that would change...   After many ideas were tossed around in Crick's garage about what to do for not only Winter Jam, but the 2018 season, Crick settled on going from whine...to whistle! Immediately after.....

POSTED ON :December 5th, 2017 8:38 PM

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Photographer Spotlight: Kingsley Hurley

After publishing our 1 on 1 with photographer Harry Chriest last month, we received a lot of praise for recognizing some of the local media personnel, which has led us to showcase photographers and their work throughout the year in our new 'Photographer Spotlight' series.   Our 2nd installment to the Photographer Spotlight goes to Kingsley Hurley / Instagram: @visualsofkingsĀ . Kingsley has been a name brought up more than on one occasion for not only his motorsports work, but also.....

POSTED ON :November 13th, 2017 7:44 PM

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What goes up…must Double-Down!

Feeding and grooming horses, firing up the tractor, and tilling the garden are just some of the many responsibilities Crystal handles at her back-country home, which has been dubbed 'Hooks Farm at Sweetwater'. Deep in the back of her property stands a shop that houses her two S13 coupe chassis'; one of which is her play-around SR20 powered car, and the other being a Formula D prepped chassis awaiting her new LS3! Both of which have been collecting dust this year since Crystal's priorities were.....

POSTED ON :October 23rd, 2017 9:38 PM

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