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Hot Import Nights: Minneapolis

TBGLIVE BTN HIN Minneapolis MN 2018

With 62% of the Popular Vote, the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Hot Import Nights: Minneapolis on July 28th is Ardin Islamovic (2015 BMW M4)! Congratulations, Ardin! Thanks to all the supporters and competitors, and a huge shout-out to Hot Import Nights for hosting the event and competition. Stay tuned for Ardin's 2015 BMW M4 exclusive print feature in an upcoming issue of PASMAG!

STAGE 1 (ELIMINATION): COMPLETE
Jul 23 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 25 @ 2:00 PM CDT

PASMAG is proud to announce its partnership with Hot Import Nights at Canterbury Park (1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379) on Saturday, July 28, 2018 (4:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT). A Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE competition will be integrated 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.

TOP QUALIFIERS

1. Ardin Islamovic (2015 BMW M4) - 114 (A)
2. Ryan Munson (2004 Nissan 350Z) - 113 (A)
3. Kevin Knops (2010 Mazdaspeed 3) - 104 (A)
4. Shoua Lor (2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe) - 86 (A)
5. Carlos Trevino (2003 Infiniti G35) - 72
6. Victor Austin (1999 Honda Civic Si) - 43
7. Michael Le (2012 Infiniti G37) - 40
8. Jeremy Wilson (1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R) - 18
8. Ali Sadat (2006 Honda Civic Si) - 18

(Updated: July 25 @ 2:31 PM CDT)
*(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!

STAGE 2 (TOP 4): COMPLETE
Jul 26 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM CDT

Congratulations to the Top 4 competitors advancing to Stage 2: Top 4! In Stage 2 of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Hot Import Nights: Minneapolis, the voters have selected 4 (four) competitors to advance from Stage 1. Congratulations to Ardin Islamovic for being the Top Competitor! Let the battle stages begin! In Battle 1, we see Seed No 1. Ardin Islamovic (2015 BMW M4) against Seed No 4. Shoua Lor (2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe), and in Battle 2, we see Seed No 2. Ryan Munson (2004 Nissan 350Z) against Seed No 3. Kevin Knops (2010 Mazdaspeed 3). The voting polls for Stage 2 open on July 26th @ 12:00 PM and close on July 27th @ 2:00 PM CDT, and the winner of each battle advances to Stage 3, the final round. Your vote matters!

BATTLE 1
1. Ardin Islamovic (2015 BMW M4) - 73 (A)
4. Shoua Lor (2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe) - 72

BATTLE 2
2. Ryan Munson (2004 Nissan 350Z) - 146 (A)
3. Kevin Knops (2010 Mazdaspeed 3) - 144

(Updated: July 27 @ 1:25 PM CDT)
*(A) - Advances to the next stage

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

STAGE 3 (TOP 2): COMPLETE
Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM CDT

Congratulations to the Top 2 competitors advancing to Stage 3: Top 2! In Stage 2 of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds at Hot Import Nights: Minneapolis, the voters have selected 2 (two) competitors to advance to Stage 3. Let the final battle begin! In Battle 3, we see Seed No 1. Ardin Islamovic (2015 BMW M4) against Seed No 2. Ryan Munson (2004 Nissan 350Z). Similar to the previous stage, 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 (use a photo or video of his/her vehicle) with the announced 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. Only public votes count. State 3 voting polls will be open on Saturday, July 28th between at 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM CDT. The winner will be announced on Saturday, July 28th at the awards ceremony. Now it's your turn to make a difference! Your vote matters!

BATTLE 3
1. Ardin Islamovic (2015 BMW M4) - 62% (W)

#TBG6ARDIN Hashtag Voters: 82; Reach: 86,626 / Impressions: 90,604

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2. Ryan Munson (2004 Nissan 350Z) - 38%
#TBG6RYAN Hashtag Voters: 51; Reach: 331,582 / Impressions: 331,582

The competitor with the highest quantity of voters at the end of Stage 3 wins the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at Hot Import Nights! Winner will be announced Saturday, July 28th @ Award Ceremony.

*(W) - WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG!

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How To Advance

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 Social

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.

Rules and Regulations

TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE COMPETITION
Hot Import Nights
Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379
Saturday, July 28, 2018 (4:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT)
www.hotimportnights.com