The annual PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship competition provides automotive enthusiasts with an opportunity of a lifetime - to compete against other passionate enthusiasts in North America* for the ulitmate award: to be featured on the cover of PASMAG. Hundreds of enthusiastic competitors register each year but only 1 will be left standing. Seeding for the 2016 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship began immediately, and inclusion and placement for the Top 64 depended on votes earned throughout the 2016 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Season (February 1, 2016 - September 5, 2016). The #TBGLIVE competitors were seeded 1 to 32 in relation to their total number of votes accumulated in the 2016 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Season, while the remaining 32 were decided in the #WILDCARD round of Stage 1: Elimination. Between September 6, 2016 and October 18, 2016 weekly online voting took place to narrow the final competitors to 2 (two), one round after another.
*Contiguous United States or any province in Canada
FROM 64 TO 2. In Stage 7 of the 2016 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship presented by Niche Road Wheels, Autodip and BFGoodrich, the Top 2 competitors (Stage 6: Battles 61-62 Winners) were provided with an exclusive Tuner Battlegrounds Experience award, which included flight, hotel, vehicle shipping and entry to the 2016 SEMA Show. With their vehicles displayed in the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds booth (#20125; Central Hall), the 2 (two) competitors will competed head-to-head for votes. The voting polls were open between November 1 and 3, with the winner of Tuner Battlegrounds Championship was announced on Friday, November 4, 2016.
2016 TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP
STAGE 7: TOP 2
SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 1, 2016 (12:00 PM EST) - NOVEMBER 3, 2016 (9:00 PM EST)
With 1,898 votes (tunerbattlegrounds.com: 1298, Instagram/Twitter: 312, Ballot: 288) the 2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Champion is Gerbie Reyes (2001 Honda S2000) from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada! Stay tuned for his cover feature in a future issue of PASMAG!
*(W) - WINNER OF THE 2016 PASMAG TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP
VOTE USING FACBOOK
• Go to a competitor's profile page on tunerbattlegrounds.com.
• Connect with Facebook using the login widget.
• Click the YELLOW STAR on the top of the page.
Voting is limited to 1 (one) vote per Facebook account per 24 hours of the 2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship Finalists.
VOTE USING TWITTER
Create a new post and use the designated hashtag of a competitor you would like to vote for:
• To vote for Gerbie Reyes, use the hashtag #TBG4GER in your Tweet.
• To vote for Eric Guerette, use the hashtag #TBG4ERIC in your Tweet.
Voting is limited to 1 (one) hashtag per Twitter account of the 2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship Finalists.
VOTE USING INSTAGRAM
Create a new post with a photo/video and use the designated hashtag of a competitor you would like to vote for:
• To vote for Gerbie Reyes, use the hashtag #TBG4GER in your post.
• To vote for Eric Guerette, use the hashtag #TBG4ERIC in your post.
Voting is limited to 1 (one) hashtag per Instagram account of the 2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship Finalists.
VOTE USING BALLOT BOX
• Place your business card in the ballot box assigned to the competitor.
The competitor with the highest quantity of votes in at the end of Stage 7 is the Winner of the 2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship!
HOW TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STAGE?
Competitors must obtain votes at tunerbattlegrounds.com. Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the competition winners as judges, this responsibility falls on the automotive enthusiast - the audience, fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors. With a click of a button, the audience will be able to vote and choose their winners one round after another. In Stage 1: Elimination, the 32 #WILDCARD competitors with the highest number of votes will advance to Stage 2: Top 64. In Stages 2-6, the competitor with the highest number of votes in each Battle will advance.
HOW TO VOTE?
In the elimination stages, visitors to the Tuner Battlegrounds website simply log-in with their existing Facebook account credentials using the integrated Facebook Login widget. Once logged in, visitors can vote for their favorite competitor(s) by clicking the star on the top of a competitor profile page when enabled (see SCHEDULE below). Voting is limited to 1 (one) vote per Facebook account per 24 hours of the posted qualified competitors. In the Final Stage, create a new post with a photo/video on Instagram and/or Twitter using the announced hashtag in the caption. Voting is limited to 1 (one) vote per Instagram/Twitter account. Vote totals reset to 0 (zero) at the end of each stage.
The Top 2 (two) competitors will battle against each other on-site by gathering votes at a dedicated PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds booth (#20125; Central Hall) at The SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV on November 1-4, 2016. Similar to previous stages, the competitors are encouraged to campaign for votes by generating a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter with a dedicated hashtag, which is announced before the final stage of voting.
Registration: Aug 9, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016
Stage 1 (Elimination): Sept 6, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 2 (Top 64): Sept 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 3 (Top 32): Sept 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 26, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 4 (Top 16): Sept 27, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Oct 3, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 5 (Top 8): Oct 4, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Oct 11, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 6 (Top 4): Oct 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Oct 18, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 7 (Championship): Nov 1, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Nov 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM EDT
2016 PASMAG TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORS