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CRICK FILIPPI

  • Instagram
  • @crickfilippi

  • Date of Birth
  • March 9, 1983

  • Place of Birth
  • Vallejo, CA

  • Drift Car
  • Nissan S13 Coupe (#55)

 

Chris’ competitive lifestyle started at the early age of 10. He grew into a sponsored BMX racer whose highest accomplishments were placing 1st in the Race of Champions and the Grand Nationals (Cruiser Class and 20”) of 1998. His sponsors were S&M, Puma, and AXO. Once the local trails were torn down in his hometown he made a transition to stunt bike riding which would carry him from 2004-2011. Elijah would eventually put the bug of drifting in Chris’s ear which he immediately grew fond of, and started drifting his garage built, 350hp, Supercharged, CHP Ford Mustang. The mustang did just enough to feed his need until it broke the harmonic balancer which led Chris to purchasing his first 240sx and swapping in a RB25DET. Through the years he has gained experience, technique, and value and is now piloting a 912whp/840tq TT-LSX376. Chris is the team’s fabricator/car builder.

CRICK FILIPPI’S – NISSAN 240SX

ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN

6.2 LSX376-B15, G-Force dogbox transmission, twin-GTX3071R Gen2 Garrett turbos, twin-44mm Tial Sport MVR wastegates, twin-Tial Sport Q BOV,  SPEC super-twin clutch, Custom turbo manifolds, Custom FMIC, FIC 127lb injectors, Radium fuel rails, Aeromotive A1000 fuel system, Phenix Industry plumbing throughout, DSS rear axles, DSS carbon fiber driveshaft, Speedway quick-change rear end

COOLING

C&R radiator w/Spal fans

SUSPENSION/CHASSIS

WiseFab V2 front Angle/suspension,  WiseFab full rear suspension, Stance XR3 coilovers

EXTERIOR

Rocket Bunny full aero

INTERIOR

BTM Formula D spec cage, Sparco Pro-ADV seats, Sparco harnesses

WHEEL/BRAKES

Z32 5 Lug Converstion/Brakes, XXR Forged 527 F-18×9 / R-18×10

 

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ELIJAH WRIGHT

  • Instagram
  • @tbtmelijah

  • Date of Birth
  • Sept. 6, 1985

  • Place of Birth
  • Vallejo, CA

  • Drift Car
  • BMW E36 Coupe (#707)

As the leader of most of our tandems…Elijah is the reason behind Team Burn The Most getting involved with drifting. At a young age he started his racing career as a BMX rider which led him to a 1st place finish at the NorCal Ramp Club Competition. He rode for a solid 5 years before having to endure spinal back surgery which then led him from piloting a bike to car in 2006. Elijah was close with our other teammate Chris. They both BMX’d together as well as shared interest in cars. Elijah and Chris were very much into Ford Mustangs, which was the start of their automotive careers. Amongst their group of friends Elijah heard about drifting. His friend offered up his S13 so he could try it out. From then on he has been hooked; running through cars from 2 Sileighty’s to an AE86 Corolla. While experimenting with cars he also had chances to feel out different powerplants such as RB25, CA18, SR20, and 5.0’s. This season Elijah will be running his newly tuned S50-turbo swapped engine for his E36. Elijah has high expectations for himself as he will line-up on the Pro-Am grid once again!

ELIJAH WRIGHT’S – BMW E36

ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN

S50-Turbo, Cut ring gasket/spacer from CES Motorsport, AEM water/meth injection, CXRacing top mount manifold, CXRacing turbo, Tial Q 50mm BOV, Tial MV-R Wastegate, Phenix Industries plumbing throughout

COOLING

Griffin Radiator, Canton Racing oil cooler

SUSPENSION/CHASSIS

Nerp Tech chassis bushings, Nerp Tech rear arms, Lody Dynamics angle kit, Stance XR1 coilovers

EXTERIOR

Nerp Tech front bumper, Nerp Tech drag wing, Nerp Tech sideskirts, Big Duck Club F/R over-fenders

INTERIOR

BTM Tandem Spec Cage, Sparco Racing Seat, ASD handbrake

WHEEL/BRAKES

XXR 530 F-17×8.25 / R-17×9.75

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JOE TARDIFF

  • Instagram
  • @trailer_joe

  • Date of Birth
  • Feb. 9, 1980

  • Place of Birth
  • Vallejo, CA

  • Drift Car
  • Nissan S13 Coupe (#2)

Joe was raised in Northern California with very close ties to the dirt track racing scene. He started racing go-karts at 11 years old which included multiple podium finishes both on paved and dirt tracks. Joe joined the Army at age 18 and traveled the world which included living in for Europe for 4 years. After he left the military he went to school to learn about the engineering side of automobiles and went to work for BMW as a certified technician. From 2006 through 2011 Joe was a professional sport bike stunt rider and performed motorcycle stunts in multiple commercial and television spots. In 2011 Joe came into the drift world due to the interest his closest friends had in the sport. He began filming and shooting photography at the track, and soon after caught the drifting bug. In February of 2013 he finished his first drift car. So far this year (2013) he has competed in three drift competitions with two 2nd place finishes. Joe is hoping to take his passion of driving and turn it into something he has always dreamt of – A career behind the wheel, driving side by side with his best friends.

JOE TARDIFF’S – NISSAN 240SX

POWERPLANT

LQ9 Block, Carrillo Rotating Assembly, Magnuson Jackshaft Supercharger, ACT Twin-Disc XT Race Clutch, G-Force GSR Transmission, Phenix Plumbing,

COOLING

Griffin Radiator

SUSPENSION/CHASSIS

Stance Pro-Comp 2 Coilovers, WiseFab Front and Rear Suspension (arms, links, and rods), Sikky Rear Subframe,  Sikky Subframe Bushings, Sikky Skit Plate, Winters Quick-Change differential, DSS Axles

INTERIOR

TBTM Formula D Spec Roll-Cage, Sparco

EXTERIOR

2F Performance (Super Doof) Aero Kit

WHEEL/BRAKES/TIRES

Z32 5 Lug Converstion/Brakes, XXR 968 F-18×9 / R-18×10.5

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CRYSTAL HOOKS

  • Instagram
  • @crystalhooks

  • Date of Birth
  • May 22, 1987

  • Place of Birth
  • Dublin, GA

  • Vehicle
  • Nissan S13 Coupe (#22)

Raised down a dirt road in Georgia, this young woman is far from what you would expect to find nestled in the city of Atlanta. Crystal, a farmer’s daughter, was raised playing in the red dirt of South Georgia, and working the cattle pastures atop her trusty steeds. As she developed an interest for motor sports however, she found herself in love with a different kind of horsepower. Crystal went on to Drag race 1000cc motorcycles and become a Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Rider. Those many years of riding and preparation provided her avenue into the industry of professional stunt work for TV and Film. She has performed many Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Shows, and driven the professional drift cars and motorcycles at Disney’s Hollywood Studios live show “LIGHTS, MOTORS, ACTION.” Crystal’s unique background is not limited to motor sports but also gymnastics, custom motorcycle building, competitive skeet shooting, horseback riding, and car mechanics. With her ever-growing number of credits for stunt work it’s safe to say she has found her passion.

CRYSTAL HOOKS’ – NISSAN 240SX

POWERPLANT

SR20DET, GTX2867R, Tial Q 50mm BOV, Megan Racing Exhaust Manifold, Apexi Headgasket, Rocker Arm Stoppers, Poly Engine/Trans Mounts

COOLING

Dual Electric Fans, Koyo Radiator

SUSPENSION/CHASSIS

TBTM Custom FLCA, TBTM Custom Bump-Steer, Megan Racing RUCAS, Stance Super Sport Coilovers, Megan Racing Front Strut Bar

EXTERIOR

Full Origin Aero (Style) Kit

INTERIOR

TBTM Custom SCCA Spec Cage, Sparco EVO Seats

WHEEL/BRAKES

XXR 557 17×8 +20, Z32 5-Lug Conversion