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With 58% of the Popular Vote, the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category at Elite Tuner x Elite Throttle: Elite Showdown in Las Vegas, NV on February 11, 2017 is Jon Togans (1994 Mazda RX-7)! Stay tuned for his print feature in an upcoming issue of PASMAG! Thanks to all of the supporters!

ELITE SHOWDOWN: LAS VEGAS - STAGE 3
Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM PST
In Stage 3 (the final round) of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition at Elite Showdown at Silverton Casino, the voters have selected 2 (two) competitors to advance from Stage 2 (scroll down to see history)! Seed No 1. Jon Togans (1994 Mazda RX-7) will be battling for votes against Seed No 2. Mark Cowans (2014 Scion FR-S). 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 of his/her vehicle) with the announced hashtag (below) in the caption field. Only 1 (one) new hashtag mention will be counted per Instagram/Twitter user. Edits to old/existing posts to include a competitor's hashtag do not count as a vote. Stage 3 voting polls will be open on Saturday, February 11, 2017 between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM PST, and the winner will be announced during the award ceremony. Now it's your turn to make a difference! Your vote matters!

BATTLE 3
1. Jon Togans (1994 Mazda RX-7): 58% (W)
Posts: 89
Voters: 80
Impressions: 118,219
Reach: 120,941

2. Mark Cowans (2014 Scion FR-S): 42%
Posts: 67
Voters: 59
Impressions: 252,317
Reach: 290,853

*(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 Elite Showdown!

HISTORY

ELITE SHOWDOWN: LAS VEGAS - STAGE 1
Feb 6 @ 12:00 PM - Feb 8 @ 12:00 PM PST
PASMAG is proud to announce its partnership with Elite Showdown at Silverton Casino (3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139 USA) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (5:00 PM - 11:00 PM PST). 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 in Elite Showdown 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
1. Jon Togans (1994 Mazda RX-7): 140 (A)
2. Mark Cowans (2014 Scion FR-S): 113 (A)
3. Wilmar Rivera (2009 Nissan Maxima): 70 (A)
4. Michelle Martinez (2015 Honda Civic): 61 (A)
5. Luis Vasquez (2013 Scion FR-S): 55
6. James Clayton (2013 Subaru WRX STI): 41
7. Joshua Bevan (2014 Ford Focus ST): 34

8. Michael Passarge (2008 Pontiac G8 GT): 33
9. Jake Hwang (2013 Hyundai Genesis): 30
9. Oscar Gomez (2004 Infiniti G35): 30
11. Dupree Mapps (2006 Chrysler 300C): 20
12. Michael Jercan (2016 BMW M3): 15

*(A) - Advances to the next stage

The 4 (four) competitors with the highest quantity of votes at the end of Stage 1 will advance to Stage 2!

ELITE SHOWDOWN: LAS VEGAS - STAGE 2
Feb 9 @ 12:00 PM - Feb 10 @ 12:00 PM PST
In Stage 2 of the Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at the Elite Showdown at Silverton Casino, the voters have spoken and selected 4 (four) competitors to advance from Stage 1! Now in the Battle Stages, in BATTLE 1 we see Seed No 1. Jon Togans (1994 Mazda RX-7) against Seed No 4. Michelle Martinez (2015 Honda Civic), and in BATTLE 2 we see Seed No 2. Mark Cowans (2014 Scion FR-S) against Seed No 3. Wilmar Rivera (2009 Nissan Maxima). The voting polls for Stage 2 are open between February 9 @ 12:00 PM and February 10 @ 12:00 PM PST, and the winner of each battle advances to Stage 3 (the final round). Your vote matters!

BATTLE 1
1. Jon Togans (1994 Mazda RX-7): 112 (A)
4. Michelle Martinez (2015 Honda Civic): 48

BATTLE 2
2. Mark Cowans (2014 Scion FR-S): 95 (A)
3. Wilmar Rivera (2009 Nissan Maxima): 70

*(A) - Advances to next stage

The competitors with the highest quantity of votes in each battle at the end of Stage 2 will advance to Stage 3!

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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.

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

SCHEDULE
STAGE 1: ELIMINATION
Feb 6 @ 12:00 PM - Feb 8 @ 12:00 PM PST

STAGE 2: TOP 4
Feb 9 @ 12:00 PM - Feb 10 @ 12:00 PM PST

STAGE 3: TOP 2
Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM PST

Winner will be announced Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ Award Ceremony.

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

#TBGLIVE BATTLE
Elite Showdown
Silverton Casino
3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139 USA
Saturday, February 11, 2017 (5:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST)

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