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Elite Showdown: Los Angeles

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With 52% of the Popular Vote, the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category at Elite Showdown: Los Angeles at LAPD Academy (1880 Academy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA) on Saturday, March 25th is Shad Alaimo (2012 Subaru WRX)! Stay tuned for Shad's WRX feature in an upcoming issue of PASMAG!

HISTORY

PASMAG is proud to announce its partnership with Elite Showdown: Los Angeles at LAPD Academy (1880 Academy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT). 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.

ELITE SHOWDOWN: LOS ANGELES - STAGE 1
Mar 20 @ 12:00 PM - Mar 22 @ 12:00 PM PDT

TOP QUALIFIERS
1. Shad Alaimo (2012 Subaru WRX): 84 (A)
2. Michael Leitchman (2005 Infiniti G35): 54 (A)

3. Daniel Carlson (2012 Hyundai Genesis): 33 (A)
4. Matt Meyers (1992 Honda Civic): 19 (A)
5. Stephen Talbot (2012 Honda CR-Z): 9
6. Adrian Piecho (2015 Ford Mustang): 1
*(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: LOS ANGELES - STAGE 2
Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM - Mar 24 @ 12:00 PM PDT
In Stage 2 of the Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Elite Showdown: Los Angeles, 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. Shad Alaimo (2012 Subaru WRX) against Seed No 4. Matt Meyers (1992 Honda Civic) and in BATTLE 2 we see Seed No 2. Michael Leitchman (2005 Infiniti G35) against Seed No 3. Daniel Carlson (2012 Hyundai Genesis). The voting polls for Stage 2 are open between March 23 @ 12:00 PM and March 24 @ 12:00 PM PDT, and the winner of each battle advances to Stage 3 (the final round) and closer receiving a print feature in PASMAG! Your vote matters!

BATTLE 1
1. Shad Alaimo (2012 Subaru WRX): 46 (A)
4. Matt Meyers (1992 Honda Civic): 13

BATTLE 2
2. Michael Leitchman (2005 Infiniti G35): 68 (A)
3. Daniel Carlson (2012 Hyundai Genesis): 50
*(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!

ELITE SHOWDOWN: LOS ANGELES - STAGE 3
Mar 25 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
In Stage 3 (the final round) of the Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Elite Showdown: Los Angeles, the voters have selected 2 (two) competitors to advance from Stage 2 (scroll down to see history)! Seed No 1. Shad Alaimo (2012 Subaru WRX) will be battling for votes against Seed No 2. Michael Leitchman (2005 Infiniti G35). 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/video 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, March 25, 2017 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM PDT, and the winner will be announced during the award ceremony. Now it's your turn to make a difference! Your vote matters!

Tuner Battlegrounds Elite Showdown LA Battle 3

BATTLE 3
1. Shad Alaimo (2012 Subaru WRX): 52% (W)
#TBGLIVESHADWRX
Voters: 55, Reach: 313,273, Impressions: 411,604

2. Michael Leitchman (2005 Infiniti G35): 48%
#TBGLIVEMIKEG35
Voters: 51, Reach: 138,570, Impressions: 170,134

*(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!

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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
Mar 20 @ 12:00 PM - Mar 22 @ 12:00 PM PDT

STAGE 2: TOP 4
Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM - Mar 24 @ 12:00 PM PDT

STAGE 3: TOP 2
Mar 25 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Winner will be announced Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ Award Ceremony.

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

#TBGLIVE BATTLE
Elite Showdown: Los Angeles
LAPD Academy
1880 Academy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA
Saturday, March 25, 2017 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT)

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