TBTM unites with Gates Auto

  Without easing into anything we want to acknowledge and announce the partnership recently made between TBTM and Gates! Shortly before Formula Drift Seattle, some representatives at Gates got word of our issue with breaking Crick's serpentine belt off of the front of his Magnuson Supercharger. Soon after a proper introduction and breakdown of our program the partnership was born, but not just for Crick...the entirety of TBTM!     Whether it's for a car, truck, bus, boat,.....

POSTED ON :September 18th, 2017 2:29 PM


Formula Drift Evergreen 2017 Recap

To re-cap on our previous experience with Evergreen Speedway; in 2015 we showed up short of sleep, short patience and short of a proper working vehicle due to our shortened build time of 6 days. The team knew they had to reintroduce themselves to the fans of Washington come 2017...   Since Atlanta a lot has changed on Crick's PRO2 S13; Immediately after we returned from the Southeast we placed our order with Dave at Stance USA for our custom XR3 coilovers and also installed/tuned our.....

POSTED ON :August 21st, 2017 2:58 PM


TBTM GC8 SS Feature! ‘The Ljuba-ru’

We will leave this short n sweet...Team manager of TBTM; Robert Ljuba has been building this Subaru...Ford...Custom....well whatever you want to call it for about 7 years. After this long grueling road it has come to this; A feature in the October issue of Super Street Magazine! Shouts to Patrick Lauder for the artistry behind the.....

POSTED ON :August 17th, 2017 3:32 PM


Crick Filippi x Fitzgerald Glider Kits

We have to acknowledge our friends Fitzgerald Glider Kits for being the real MVP's of our PRO2 Road Atlanta journey as well as continuing their partnership with Crick for the remainder of the 2017 season. If it wasn't for you this wouldn't have been possible. Your act of selflessness goes unmatched and has us speechless still. We'd like to take this time to announce the partnership established between TBTM's Crick Filippi and Fitzgerald Glider Kits. We hope to make you proud with every step of.....

POSTED ON :June 2nd, 2017 1:40 PM


The Road to Atlanta

It has been 2 years since TBTM has touched the tarmac of a Formula Drift course. On May 11th we made our appearance at Formula Drift: Atlanta in hopes of redeeming our 2015 season, and I think we did just that. Before we go into the competition weekend lets begin at our first hurdle leading up to Round 2 of the PRO2 season....   With 2 weeks prior to Round 1 we received news from our previous tire partner that they would not be able to accommodate our needs because they overextended.....

POSTED ON :May 24th, 2017 8:01 PM


Elijah’s S50 Turbo/E36

After the 2016 season came to an end; Elijah set out to build himself a stronger and faster powerplant to push his E36 chassis around any track he chose. The choice of engine was a BMW S50-Turbo. Elijah's focus is on competing in the Just Drift: Limited Series, which takes place at Willow Springs International Raceway (WSIR). There are 3 rounds and each driver is limited to what engine they can use. We can only assume this rule was made to help eliminate the ever so dominating LS series.....

POSTED ON :May 16th, 2017 9:01 PM


Crick Filippi’s PRO2 Testing

March 22, 2017 dubbed the maiden voyage for Crick Filippi's Formula Drift PRO2 S13 at Sonoma Raceway. Most of you don't know, but on the opening day of Sonoma Drift (March 15) we had major technical issues with his battery, which in the end would explode. Luckily the Fire Safety staff at the track was able to catch this before it happened, so when it actually did let go...it was out of the car and no one was injured. Since the battery incident, Crick had a solid week to come up with a backup.....

POSTED ON :March 28th, 2017 5:36 PM


Dyno-Day at Newtech Performance

After 7+ months of being on jack-stands being completely revamped; Crick Filippi's Pro2 S13 was planted back on earth at 12:15am March 9th, 2017, which just so happens to be his 34th birthday. Crick's ultimate goal; if time allowed it, was to get the car dyno tuned on his birthday. Luckily we got a hold of local tuner and LS series specialist Nick Newton of Newtech Performance out of Hayward, California.   Nick showed his knowledge and experience in the dyno tuning field countless times.....

POSTED ON :March 19th, 2017 3:32 PM


Winter Jam 2016

There is always a love and hate feeling when the race season comes to an end. We love it because it gives us a short break to relax, be with our families, and blueprint things for the following season. It also is a hateful feeling because you do not want to get out of that driver seat!   Over the years Sonoma Raceway; the home of TBTM, has given us a way to close out the race season on a remarkable level. The Winter Jam event has grown tremendously since first introduced. ¬†With over 250.....

POSTED ON :December 22nd, 2016 7:03 PM


Elijah’s first attendance at ASB

Whether you've been a driver, spectator or just a fan of drifting we are sure you've heard of the event dubbed All Star Bash that takes places at Willow Springs International Raceway (WSIR). 2016 would be the first year Elijah would have the opportunity to drive this renowned event, but unfortunately would be the only member from TBTM to attend. Elijah made his way to So.Cal with the goal of representing the team in the best way possible...pushing his driving limits to the.....

POSTED ON :October 21st, 2016 11:17 AM