AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —
- Warning, spoiler alert below!
- Preston Patterson from North Carolina won the role of Dodge’s chief donut maker
- The search to fill the world’s largest automotive position began in January
- The webisode finale naming Patterson as the winner can be viewed now on DodgeGarage.com
- Chief donut maker will represent Dodge and help share the epic evolutionary journey into the future of electrified muscle from a fan’s perspective
- Fans can follow @ChiefDonutMakerOfficial on Instagram to follow what this epic has in store for Preston next year at https://www.instagram.com/chiefdonutmakerofficial/
- The chief donut maker’s campaign is part of the brand’s Never Lift plan, which provides a 24-month roadmap for Dodge’s performance future
After months of anticipation and more than 173,500 applications, the Dodge brand’s search to fill the world’s largest automotive position has come to an end today. Proving he has character and drive in a series of high-stakes challenges, Preston Patterson of North Carolina was officially named Chief Donut Maker in today’s Grand Finals webisode, currently streaming on DodgeGarage.com.
“After a nearly four-month search to find our chief donut maker, we were blown away by our 10 finalists and how each uniquely embodied the best of the Dodge brand,” said Dodge CEO . Tim Kuniskis. “We put our candidates through their paces on and off the track and Preston never got up, proving he has the knowledge, character and drive to represent the Brotherhood of Muscle.”
“Going from being a kid who had a poster of a Dodge Viper on my bedroom wall to being handed the keys to a Dodge Challenger Hellcat because my company car is beyond my wildest dreams,” Patterson said. “I’m 100% ready for my first assignment as Chief Donut Maker, and I look forward to representing Dodge and the Muscle Brotherhood at some epic automotive events next year, especially Roadkill Nights this summer. .”
The contest started with entries in January, followed by short video submissions expected in late February. The videos informed the brand’s selection of top 10 finalists in March. From there, the finalists were flown to Radford Racing School for a series of challenges and eliminations which became the basis for the web series currently airing on DodgeGarage.com.
The chief donut maker will win $150,000receive the keys to a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and gain access to some of the automotive industry’s biggest events, all within a one-year commitment.
Dodge enlisted the champion wrestler Bill Goldberg to supervise the competitionwith celebrity appearances Joey Wells and will “spank” hortons from by Kevin Hart Muscle Car Crew, NHRA Champion Matt Hagan and sports facilitator Katie Osborne.
the finalists included Abbie K. (Burley, Idaho), Artie S. (Brooklyn, New York), Corrie M. (Vegas), Edgar C. (Taylorville, UT), Jamie H. (Birmingham, Alabama), James O. (La Vergne, Tennessee), Lauren F. (Vegas), Melissa W. (Highland Lakes, New Jersey), and Pauline Y. (Monterey, California).
The search for the chief donut maker is part of the brand strategy Never lift plan, which provides a 24-month roadmap for Dodge’s performance future.
The announcement was made today, HEMI® Day (April 26), celebrated by Dodge and Mopar fans everywhere. This is a reference to the legendary 426 cubic inch HEMI V8 built from 1964 through the 1971 model year.
Dodge // SRT
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of the brothers John and Horace Dodge. Their influence continues today as Dodge steps up a gear with muscle cars and SUVs that deliver unmatched performance in each of the segments they compete in.
Dodge is forging ahead as a pure performance brand, offering SRT versions of every model in the lineup. For the 2022 model year, Dodge offers the 807-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock that dominates the drag strip, the 797-hp Dodge Charger SRT Redeye, the world’s most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan, and the Dodge Durango SRT 392, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV. Together, these three muscle cars make Dodge the most powerful brand in the industry, delivering more power than any other American brand across its entire lineup.
In 2020, Dodge was named the #1 Brand in Initial Quality, making it the first national brand to rank #1 in JD Power Initial quality study (IQS). In 2021, the Dodge brand ranked No. 1 in the JD Power APEAL study (mass market), making it the only national brand to do so two years in a row.
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