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Hot Import Nights: Honolulu

Tuner Battlegrounds TBGLIVE Hot Import Nights

With 61% of the Popular Vote in Stage 3, the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Hot Import Nights: Hawaii at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in Honolulu, HI on April 15th is Justin Nishimura (2013 Hyundai Genesis)! Stay tuned for his print feature in the pages of PASMAG. Congratulations, and thank you to all the competitors and supporters!

HISTORY

PASMAG is proud to announce its partnership with Hot Import Nights at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall (777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 USA) on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (5:00 PM - 11:00 PM HST). 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. 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.

HOT IMPORT NIGHTS: HONOLULU, HI - STAGE 1
Apr 10 @ 12:00 PM - Apr 12 @ 12:00 PM HST

TOP QUALIFIERS
1. Bryce Conkle (2014 Ford Mustang GT): 181 (A)
2. Justin Nishimura (2013 Hyundai Genesis): 167 (A)
3. Brandon Haleamau (2004 Nissan 350Z): 116 (A)
4. Michael Tengasantos (2007 Nissan 350Z): 97 (A)
5. Dean Pang (1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R): 90
6. Kurt Kajioka (1999 Audi A4): 78
7. Christian Joaquin (2005 Acura RSX): 67
8. Eddie Liaszenik (2012 Nissan 370Z): 59
9. Makoa Doo (2015 Subaru BRZ): 54
10. Steven Domingo (2005 Nissan 350Z): 45
11. Darrell Delmundo (2014 Scion FR-S): 33
12. Kelvin Tso (2003 Nissan 350Z): 17
(updated: Apr 12 @ 12:28 PM HST)

*(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!

HOT IMPORT NIGHTS: HONOLULU, HI - STAGE 2
Apr 13 @ 12:00 PM - Apr 14 @ 12:00 PM HST
In Stage 2 of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Hot Import Nights: Honolulu, the voters have spoken and selected 4 (four) competitors to advance from Stage 1. Let the head-to-head battles begin! In Battle 1, we see Seed No 1. Bryce Conkle (2014 Ford Mustang GT) against Seed No 4. Michael Tengasantos (2007 Nissan 350Z), and in Battle 2, we see Seed No 2. Justin Nishimura (2013 Hyundai Genesis) against Seed No 3. Brandon Haleamau (2004 Nissan 350Z). The voting polls for Stage 2 are open between Apr 13 @ 12:00 PM and April 14 @ 12:00 PM HST, and the winner of each battle advances to Stage 3, the final round. Your vote matters!

BATTLE 1
1. Bryce Conkle (2014 Ford Mustang GT): 156 (A)
4. Michael Tengasantos (2007 Nissan 350Z): 90

BATTLE 2
2. Justin Nishimura (2013 Hyundai Genesis): 163 (A)
3. Brandon Haleamau (2004 Nissan 350Z): 118

*(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!

HOT IMPORT NIGHTS: HONOLULU, HI - STAGE 3
Apr 15 @ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM HST
In Stage 3 of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Hot Import Nights: Hawaii, the voters have selected the 2 (two) competitors to advance from Stage 2. Let the Final Stage begin! In Battle 3, we have Seed No 1. Bryce Conkle (2014 Ford Mustang GT) against Seed No 2. Justin Nishimura (2013 Hyundai Genesis). Similar to the initial stages, voting is enabled online but this time on Instagram and Twitter. To vote for your favorite competitor in Stage 3, create a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter with a photo or video of their vehicle and use their assigned hashtag (below) in the caption field. Only 1 (one) new hashtag mention will be counted per user. Edits to old/existing posts to include a competitor's hashtag do not count as a vote. Stage 3 voting polls open on Saturday, April 15th between 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM HST, and the winner will be announced during the award ceremony. Your vote matters! Good luck to the competitors, and thank you all for participating!

BATTLE 3
1. Bryce Conkle (2014 Ford Mustang GT): 39%
2. Justin Nishimura (2013 Hyundai Genesis): 61% (W)

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

WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY AT HOT IMPORT NIGHTS: HAWAII RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG!

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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
Apr 10 @ 12:00 PM - Apr 12 @ 12:00 PM HST

STAGE 2: TOP 4
Apr 13 @ 12:00 PM - Apr 14 @ 12:00 PM HST

STAGE 3: TOP 2
Apr 15 @ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM HST

Winner will be announced Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ Award Ceremony.

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

#TBGLIVE BATTLE
Hot Import Nights
Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 USA
Saturday, April 15, 2017 (5:00 PM - 11:00 PM HST)

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