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2017 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship: Stage 1

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In Stage 1 of the Fifth Annual Tuner Battlegrounds Championship presented by PASMAG, sponsored by Rotiform, Air Lift Performance, McLeod Racing, DFT Details and AEM Electronics, the elimination process begins to seed 32 additional competitors with newly registered/qualified submissions for the 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship and 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE competitors that have not accumulated enough points in the 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE season. Online voting takes place between September 5, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EDT and September 11, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EDT to narrow the total number of competitors to 64 at the end of Stage 1. The Top 64 competitors advance to Stage 2, the head-to-head battles.

TBG 2017 Championship logo

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 ultimate award: to be featured on the cover of PASMAG. Hundreds of competitors register each year but only 1 will reign supreme! Seeding for the 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship begins immediately, and inclusion and placement for the Top 64 depends on votes earned throughout the 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Season (January 29 - September 4, 2017). The #TBGLIVE competitors are seeded 1 to 32 in relation to their total number of votes accumulated in the 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Season, while the remaining 32 are decided in the Stage 1: Elimination round. Between September 5 and October 16, 2017 weekly online voting will place to narrow the final competitors to 2 (two), one round after another. Read HERE for more details.
*Contiguous United States or any province in Canada.

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FINALISTS AWARD
PASMAG PRINT FEATURE
TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP VIP EXPERIENCE
AIR LIFT PERFORMANCE  SWAG PACK
(shirt, wheel stand, shop banner, window decal, sticker pack, license plate frame)
DFT DETAILS PROFESSIONAL DETAIL AT SEMA
MCLEOD RACING RICHARD PETTY EXPERIENCE @ LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
AEM ELECTRONICS 3-GAUGE X-SERIES GAUGE PACKAGE

CHAMPION AWARD
PASMAG COVER FEATURE
ROTIFORM CUSTOM SET OF WHEELS
AIR LIFT PERFORMANCE CUSTOM AIR SUSPENSION KIT + 3H CONTROL SYSTEM
DFT DETAILS FULL DETAILING KIT
AEM ELECTRONICS CD-7 DIGITAL DASH DISPLAY

2017 TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP
STAGE 1: ELIMINATION
#WILDCARD

Sept 5, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EDT - Sept 11, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EDT

To vote in Stage 1, connect with your Facebook login, select a competitor then click the YELLOW STAR on the top of their competitor profile page. Voting is limited to 1(one) vote per Facebook account per 24 hours of the posted qualified Competitors. The Top 32 #WILDCARD competitors advance to Stage 2: Top 64, the head-to-head battles. Vote totals reset to 0 (zero) at the end of stage. Standings will be updated on Sept 6-11, 2017 between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM EDT.

TOP QUALIFIERS
Neal Woon-Fat (1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R)
Jonathan Dones (2012 Scion tC)
Lee Zheng (2009 Nissan 370Z)
Anthony Banks (2015 Ford Focus ST)
Marta Wach (2015 Mazda 3)
Mitchell Newman (1993 Mazda RX-7)
Melchor Yuson (2009 Toyota Matrix XRS)
Jesus Reyes (2001 Honda S2000)
Vittorio Bueme (1992 Acura NSX)
Nick Antonyszyn (2002 Volkswagen GTI)
Sherrod Mervin (2014 Toyota Camry)
Erik Vierstra (2007 Dodge Charger)
George Rosario (1996 Honda Civic)
Tom Starkey (1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R)
Aisha Christian (1997 Honda Civic Hatchback)
John Nguyen (2000 Acura Integra Type R)
Dennis Nguyen (1992 Honda Civic)
Eric McWilliams (2008 Mitsubishi Evolution)
Vincent Arcelo (2003 BMW 330i)
Alvin Hui (2002 Subaru WRX)
Quan Tran (2008 Honda Civic Si)
John Garcia (2013 Scion FR-S)
Bradley Bonnell (2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo)
Jesus Lopez (1985 Mazda RX-7)
Thomas Nguyen (2010 Nissan 370Z)
Keith Jose (2010 Subaru WRX STI)
Phil Chien (2013 Scion FR-S)
Archie Santos (2009 Nissan GT-R)
Jay Borbajo (2009 BMW 135i)
Bryan Lue (2016 Scion FR-S)
Lindsey Gantt (2015 Scion FR-S)
Ruben Chavez (2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo)
George Martinez (2014 Nissan 370Z)
Jesse Terruso (2013 Subaru WRX)
Frank Castaneda (1994 BMW 325i)
Martin Sky (Mazda 3)
John Shih (2008 Mazda 3)
Craig Simmons (1999 Nissan Silvia)
Carlos Medrano (2013 Honda Civic Si)
Martin Cabrera (2002 Lexus IS300)
Jared Roberts (1967 Dodge Dart)
Ryan Nielsen (2011 Subaru WRX)
Brady Smith (2015 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR)
Alban Morina (2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG)
Zach D'Anna (1998 Nissan Skyline)
Alex Greene (2015 Scion FR-S)
Shawn Smith (1993 Nissan Hardbody)
Jonothon Dyson (2013 Scion FR-S)
Jose Leon Jr (2010 Infiniti G37 Sport)
Jimmy Noy (2003 Lexus IS300)
Jason Bos (2003 VW GTI)
John Fiddy (1991 Nissan Skyline GTS-T)
Jonathan Martinez (2012 Subaru WRX)
Rueben Rivera (2008 Honda Civic Si)
(more to be announced)

The 32 competitors with the highest quantity of votes at the end of Stage 1 will advance to Stage 2: Top 64!

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HOW TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STAGE?
Competitors must obtain votes at www.tunerbattlegrounds.com. Rather than PASMAG selecting the winners, that responsibility falls in the hands of the audience (the fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors). With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with the announced hashtag in the caption (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and choose their winners one Stage 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 (text, 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.

FINAL STAGE
The Top Two (2) competitors will battle against each other on-site at the SEMA Show by gathering votes at a dedicated PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds booth (#25035; Central Hall) at The SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV on October 31 - November 2, 2017. Similar to previous stages, the competitors are encouraged to campaign for votes by generating a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter with their announced hashtag in the caption, which is announced before the final stage of voting.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW RULES & REGULATIONS

SCHEDULE/STANDINGS
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Stage 1 (Elimination): Sept 5 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 11 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 2 (Top 64): Sept 12 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 18 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 3 (Top 32): Sept 19 @ 12:00 PM - Sept 25 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 4 (Top 16): Sept 26 @ 12:00 PM - Oct 2 @ 12:00PM EDT
Stage 5 (Top 8): Oct 3 @ 12:00 PM - Oct 9 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 6 (Top 4): Oct 10 @ 12:00 PM - Oct 16 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Stage 7 (Championship): Oct 31 @ 12:00 PM - Nov 2 @ 6:00 PM EST

2017 PASMAG TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORS

OFFICIAL WHEEL
Rotiform logo

 

OFFICIAL AIR SUSPENSION
Air Lift Performance

 

OFFFICIAL CLUTCH AND DRIVETRAIN
McLeod logo

 

OFFICIAL CAR CARE
DFT Details logo

 

OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
AEM Electronics logo

 

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