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With 82% of the Popular Vote, the winner of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at Import Evolution at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA on Saturday, September 24, 2016 is Seed No. Keith Jarvis (2002 Chrysler 300M Special)! Stay tunedfor his print feature in an upcoming issue of PASMAG!

HISTORY

IMPORT EVOLUTION - STAGE 1
Sept 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 21, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
PASMAG is proud to announce its partnership with Import Evolution at Seaport World Trade Center (1 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210 USA) on Saturday, September 24, 2016 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM EDT). For the first time, a Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE competition will be added to the event as a unique award category, similar to a "People's Choice" award. Only pre-registered and confirmed competitors of the event are able to participate and join this online, bracket-style, head-to-head challenge on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com (pre-register your vehicle to compete at Import Evolution HERE). Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU - the automotive enthusiasts, fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage (rounds). The winner of the #TBGLIVE award category receives an exclusive print feature in PASMAG.

TOP QUALIFIERS
Keith Jarvis (2002 Chrysler 300M Special): 171 (A)
Hideki Fernandez (2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon): 133 (A)
Susan McCusker (2011 Kia Optima): 80 (A)
Anthony Lopez (2007 BMW 328xi): 75 (A)
Giovanni Gonzalez (2009 Acura TSX): 69
Alexandre Richard (2016 Subaru WRX STI): 24

Andrew Kumar (2008 Infiniti G37): 20
Tiler Balboni (2010 Nissan 370Z): 11
Jason Suday (2014 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport): 5

(Updated: Sept 21, 2016 @ 12:19 PM EDT)
*(A) - Advances to the next stage

IMPORT EVOLUTION - STAGE 2
Sept 22, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 23, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
In Stage 2 of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition at Import Evolution at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, the voters have spoken and selected 4 (four) competitors to advance from Stage 1 (scroll down to see HISTORY)! Now in the Battle Stages, in BATTLE 1 we see Seed No. 1. Keith Jarvis (2002 Chrysler 300M Special) against Seed No. 4. Anthony Lopez (2007 BMW 328xi), and in BATTLE 2 we see Seed No. 2. Hideki Fernandez (2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon) against Seed No. 3. Susan McCusker (2011 Kia Optima). The voting polls for Stage 2 are open September 22, 2016 @ 12:00 PM to September 23, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT, and the winner of each battle advances to Stage 3 (the final round). Your vote matters! Read HERE for more details.

BATTLE 1
Keith Jarvis (2002 Chrysler 300M Special): 136 (A)
Anthony Lopez (2007 BMW 328xi): 89

BATTLE 2
Hideki Fernandez (2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon): 69 (A)
Susan McCusker (2011 Kia Optima): 39

(Updated: Sept 23, 2015 @ 1:15 PM EDT)
*(A) - Advances to next stage

IMPORT EVOLUTION - STAGE 3
Sept 24, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
In Stage 3 (the final round) of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition at Import Evolution at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, Seed No. Keith Jarvis (2002 Chrysler 300M Special) will be against Seed No. Hideki Fernandez (2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon) (see voting HISTORY below). Similar to the initial stages, voting is enabled online but this time on Instagram and Twitter. To vote for your favorite competitor, create a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter (use a photo or video of his vehicle) with the announced hashtag (below) in the caption field. Only 1 (one) new hashtag mention will be counted per Instagram/Twitter user. Stage 3 voting polls will be open on Ssaturday, September 24, 2016 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM EDT, and the winner will be announced during the award ceremony. Now it's your turn to make a difference! Your vote matters! Read HERE for more details.

BATTLE 3
Keith Jarvis (2002 Chrysler 300M Special): 82% (W)
Hideki Fernandez (2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon): 18%

*(W) - Winner of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category and a print feature in PASMAG!

WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG!

The competitor with the highest quantity of voters at the end of Stage 3 wins the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at Import Evolution!

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HOW TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STAGE?
When the Battle Stages begin, competitors must obtain votes on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com. Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU - the fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage. At the end of each stage, the competitor with the highest number of votes will advance to the next Stage.

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). 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 (text, photo, video) on Instagram and/or Twitter using the announced hashtag. Voting is limited to 1 (one) vote per Instagram/Twitter account. Vote totals reset to 0 (zero) at the end of each stage.

FINAL STAGE
The Top Two (2) competitors will battle against each other on-site at a dedicated Tuner Battlegrounds booth (if one is provided) at the event by gathering votes online. 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.

ARE VOTERS REWARDED?
Voters have the opportunity to win an assortment of items from PASMAG - event tickets, stickers, key-chains, magazines, t-shirts, sponsorship opportunities with partners, and much more (to be announced). Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Instagram.

For Rules & Regulations, follow this link: www.tunerbattlegrounds.com/rules-and-regulations.

SCHEDULE
STAGE 1: ELIMINATION
Sept 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 21, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT

STAGE 2: TOP 4
Sept 22, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 23, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT

STAGE 3: TOP 2
Sept 24, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Winner will be announced Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ Award Ceremony.

  WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG!

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create a new post on Instagram/Twitter with a photo of his car and use the hashtag #TBGLIVEEVANS in the caption. Voting is limited to 1 (one) hashtag per account. The vote counter starts at 10:00 AM EDT on Sunday, September 18, 2016.