Driver Spotlight: Cris “Crick” Filippi

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 450hp LS2. Chris is the team’s fabricator/car builder. He is the one responsible for the parts TBTM sells as well as the parts, cages, modifications they have on their vehicles. Chris would earn his Formula Drift Pro2 license in Golden Gate Drift in 2014, and would make his Formula Drift debut in 2015 and would go on to pursue the same dream again in 2016. Be on the look out for this dedicated driver in the Pro2 field in 2016!

Engine: 598whp

GM LS2 (06′ Corvette)

Magnuson Jackshaft Supercharger

Custom Longtube headers (Built by Chris)

Canton Racing Oil Pan

Canton Racing Expansion Tanks

Phenix Industries Plumbing

Aeromotive A1000 Fuel Pump / Filters

Aeromotive FPR

Modified Borla Exhaust

Rear Mount C&R Radiator


Tremec TKO600

Spec Twin Clutch

Custom 350Z Axle Conversion


WiseFab S13 Angle Kit

Stance Super Sport + Pro Coilovers

Stance RUCAS

Stance Rear Traction Rods

Stance Rear Subframe Bushings

Stance Toe Rods


Sparco PRO-ADV Seats

Sparco 6pt Hans Belt

Custom Steering Shaft (Built by Chris)

Custom Formula D Spec Cage (Built by Chris)

ASD Hydraulic Hand-Brake


6666 Customs TRA Kyoto Front Bumper

6666 Customs TRA Kyoto Rear Bumper

6666 Customs TRA Kyoto Side Skirts

6666 Customs TRA Kyoto Spoiler

6666 Customs TRA Kyoto Flares

Wright Wraps & Design Vinyl Wrap


XXR 552 18×8.5 / Achilles 123S 265/35/18 (F)

XXR 552 18×10 / Achilles ATR Sport 2 275/40/18 (R)


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