Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE provides regional competing opportunities for event promoters and competitors. Competitors who wish to participate in #TBGLIVE must first be pre/advance registered to compete in the #TBGLIVE affiliated event(s). Online voting takes place on the week leading to the #TBGLIVE-affiliated event, narrowing the final competitors to two (2). On-site (at the event), the two finalists battle head-to-head by encouraging supporters to generate a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter with a dedicated hashtag (announced before the final stage of voting). The winner of the #TBGLIVE competition receives an exclusive print feature in PASMAG. Competitors have the opportunity to earn points for the Tuner Battlegrounds 9 Championship Playoffs.


(Updated: Dec 22)
(*) TBGLIVE Winners automatically advance to Stage 2: Top 64 of the Tuner Battlegrounds 9 Championship Playoffs
(**) TBGLIVE competitors with sufficient points to automatically advance to Stage 2: Top 64 of the Tuner Battlegrounds 9 Playoffs 

1 Nick Lozada (1981 Toyota Starlet)* 932
2 Lester Donis (1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S)* 478
3 Ben Militar (2001 Subaru Impreza WRX STI)* 451
4 Sébastien Burelle-Lebel (2011 Mitsubishi RVR GT)* 407
5 Martin Claussen (2001 Honda S2000)* 382
6 Issam Beg (2003 Nissan 350Z)* 374
7 Joseph Junn (2019 Subaru WRX)* 332
8 AJ Velasco (2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance)* 298
9 Sean Corbett (1992 Honda Del Sol SiR)* 278
10 Anthony Lezada (1992 Acura NSX)* 270
11 Dustin Mazzio (1994 Toyota Supra)* 221
12 Glenroy Griffiths (2015 Hyundai Elantra)* 200
13 Dan Huy Nguy (2020 Toyota GR Supra)* 133
14 Kris Floyd (1997 Acura Integra GS-R)* 120
15 Nicholi Whitter (2014 Ford Mustang GT)* 113
16 Justin Martinez (2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat)* 78
17 Johnny La (2020 Toyota Supra)* 72
18 Jason Mondesi (2004 Acura RSX Type S)** 470
19 Shawn Versluis (2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo)** 405
20 Michael Francia (2018 Subaru WRX)** 374
21 Juan Carpinteiro (2019 Subaru WRX)** 295
22 Paolo Scalzulli (1999 Nissan Skyline)** 241
23 Lee Temple (1987 Chevrolet S10)** 234
24 Luke Skalisius (2004 Subaru WRX STI)** 206
25 Glyn Alexis Pagaduan (2019 Toyota GT86)** 184
26 Stephanie Lauersen (2020 Honda Civic)**  173
27 Kurtis Hart (2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport)** 170
28 Benjamin Sanamane (2011 BMW M3)** 158
29 Jonny Couture (1991 Honda CR-X)** 156
30 Greg Bauchat (2020 Hyundai Veloster N)** 148


The Ninth Annual PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship Playoffs presented by LIQUI MOLY provide automotive enthusiasts with an opportunity of a lifetime - to compete against other passionate enthusiasts in North America* for the ultimate award - the cover of PASMAG!

Seeding for the Championship Playoffs begins immediately, and inclusion and placement in the Top 64** depends on votes earned throughout the Tuner Battlegrounds 9 #TBGLIVE Season.

Between September TBD and October TBD, daily online voting in the Championship Playoffs will take place to narrow the competitors to 64 in an elimination round. On September TBD, the competitors will be matched-up and battle for votes based on seeding in a single-elimination tournament until October TBD, and between November TBD and November TBD, the finalists will battle head-to-head to determine the Champion in the Ninth Annual PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship.

In addition to receiving the cover of PASMAG, the Champion will receive prizes from all the sponsors!

*Contiguous United States or any province in Canada
**The #TBGLIVE competitors will be seeded in relation to their results and total number of votes accumulated in the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds 9 presented by LIQUI MOLY Season, while the remaining competitors will be decided in Stage 1: Elimination.