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 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


Elijah Wright x Zestino Tyre USA

With owning a drift car comes the responsibility of keeping tires on that drift car. Elijah will now be keeping his XXR Wheels wrapped in Zestino Tyre rubber. Elijah was approached by a Zestino representative while attending the Bash to the Future 4 event in Oregon in regards to being added to the vastly growing Zestino Tyre family. Elijah welcomed this offer with an open mind and has recently just ordered his first set of tires. The first test day was this past Wednesday at our.....

POSTED ON :September 25th, 2016 7:25 PM


Through thick and thin – XXR Wheels

In a time where style seems to outweigh everything else, we are proud to say that XXR keeps the teams' cars looking right with the newest styles and models. We have had the pleasure of working with XXR for some years now and are eager to see what our future together can provide.   Many of you know shortly after the official formation of TBTM we were quickly taken into the arms of XXR Wheels. Never once did we take anything for granted when given the opportunity to join their program......

POSTED ON :July 18th, 2016 10:54 PM


TBTM x TiAL Sport -Partnership 2016-

'Made in USA' a statement that is rarely found today, but when declared, you can expect the utmost quality and craftsmanship. TiAL Sport, the newly introduced partner of TBTM sets the standard for forced induction product with its USA manufactured quality in assembly and performance.           With 2 of the 4 TBTM drivers running turbo systems it was mandatory to contact the best in the business for the supporting products to run an efficient.....

POSTED ON :June 27th, 2016 6:21 AM


Bash to the Future 4

Another successful and growing year for the Bash to the Future event is in the books! This year due to the preparation of the Formula Drift P2 season both Joe and Crick were not able to attend, but Elijah made it his duty to make the trip up north and hold it down for the TBTM family. We started receiving compliments on Elijah's driving the day the event started! Comments on his driving line, and consistency were mentioned over and over again through social media, which brought smiles.....

POSTED ON :June 19th, 2016 11:38 AM