Crunch-Time: A story of an unforeseen build

Whether or not you are following us on Instagram or Facebook; we are sure you are aware of what has been happening at the TBTM compound. Just a little over 2 weeks ago at Golden Gate Drift, our driver Joe put his S13 into the wall, worked all night on collecting the right parts, and managed to get the car back together for the next day at comp. Just when all was great with a qualifying lap putting him in 1st; he'd have a mechanical malfunction in his suspension that would nail down the.....

POSTED ON :March 29th, 2015 12:34 AM


2015 Partner: Phenix Industries

TBTM would like to proudly announce Phenix Industries as a new team partner! With us entering the new season, and building new platforms, this partnership is held with high value. Phenix is a US manufacturer of performance automotive aftermarket products. They specialize in higher quality, better performing, and affordable fluid control products for use in the automotive, racing, and hydraulic industries. Thank you Phenix Industries for the support! We will do our best to make you proud. TBTM.....

POSTED ON :March 13th, 2015 10:37 PM


Happy Birthday Crick!

We'd like to take the time to wish a Happy Birthday to our driver Chris "Crick" Filippi who turns 32 today. This guy is the definition of determination and handwork. He was worked so hard up to the point where he is at, and things are starting to unfold as they should for him. The TBTM family is very close knit and each of us have our own reasons of why we are thankful for Chris and we all value his friendship. Here is a quote from fellow teammate Joe Tardiff: "This dude right here.....

POSTED ON :March 10th, 2015 10:28 AM


Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Change is always good. This past weekend was a big change for driver Crick Filippi as he would be piloting the CorteX Racing 2015 Mustang around the East Course of ThunderHill Raceway. Rather than pitching the car sideways seeing how far he can stretch a drift, Crick would have to focus on keeping the Pilot Sport tires planted and achieving the fastest lap time in his class. The Ultimate Street Car Association put on by Optima was held at ThunderHill Raceway and was a 2-day event......

POSTED ON :March 4th, 2015 11:27 AM


Vegas Drift Pro-Am Rd.1

It came to no surprise when Joe told us he was attending Vegas Drift Rd. 1. Joe is pursuing every avenue possible in attempt to earn his Formula D Pro license this year by attending every Pro-Am series on the West Coast! Currently he is already enrolled in Golden Gate Drift and now Vegas Drift in hopes of making as many podium finishes as he can. Unfortunately none of us were able to travel down with him to Phoenix, but luckily we had two of our local Cali friends Nicole and Kevin who now.....

POSTED ON :February 20th, 2015 10:15 AM


Stunt Bowl VI

What a lot of you are unaware of is that 50% of our team has come from a stunt riding background. Both Crick and Joe stunt-rode for years and became quite good at it in a short amount of time. With them being involved with this sport came great benefits. They had the pleasure of meeting cool people who would grow into close friends, and future supporters of our team now. The sport has rapidly grown since our drivers have left it behind them physically (not mentally). They have been holding.....

POSTED ON :February 15th, 2015 2:29 AM


Happy Birthday Joe Show!!!

We want to wish our driver Joe Tardiff a very happy birthday! This guy has shown  an unbelievable amount of dedication to the sport we all love these past 3 years, and has been more of a pleasure as a part of our team and family. It's going to be great to see him grow as a driver in upcoming years and pursue his passion as a driver! Do us a favor and comment below with a "Happy Birthday" or whatever you feel fits! Thank you. Photo Credit: Gearbanger Studios Doogle.....

POSTED ON :February 10th, 2015 9:33 AM


TBTM’s Chris Filippi x /Drive Network

Before the Wednesday Night Drifts came to an end in 2014, Drive Network wanted an opportunity to sit down with our own Chris Filippi to discuss the sport of drifting. The purpose of this was to give the opportunity to someone who has never drifted a chance to drift a competition prepped vehicle, and in this case that was Drive's Michael Musto. Before the driving began Michael wanted to know who Chris was, his history in the sport of drifting, how far he plans on going etc. The interview.....

POSTED ON :January 16th, 2015 10:03 AM


2015 Partner: XXR Wheels

Our XXR Wheel partnership started late in 2014, where we approached them for support not expecting anything to formulate till 2015, but to our amazement they moved faster than anticipated. We received our first shipment of wheels right before the infamous ASB14 track days at Willow Springs Raceway, and the last round of Golden Gate Drift Pro-Am. We made it a point to have the cars presentable for both of these events as they'd be the first time we would be showcasing the wheels for our new.....

POSTED ON :January 15th, 2015 10:53 PM


Winter Jam 2014

The largest drift event in Northern California was the statement given when describing these 2 days of drifting. Needless to say...I did not fall short of it's name. Day 1: We had 5 layouts running hot at all times (FD Layout, Summer Jam Layout, Turn 11, Skidpad and a Figure 8 Pad) all of which were exciting! We were chosen to set up the layout for Turn 7 so we came as close as we could to duplicating the same layout Formula D ran back when Sonoma Raceway was one of their stops......

POSTED ON :January 3rd, 2015 1:03 AM