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Preston Patterson of North Carolina deserves congratulations. What’s the reason? As chief donut maker, he has won Dodge’s attention. Dodge’s chief donut maker will share the epic evolution of electrified muscle from the perspective of a fan. Patterson is from Charlotte, North Carolina and after months of anticipation and more than 173,500 applications, the Dodge brand’s search to fill the greatest automotive job in the world came to its supercharged conclusion.
The chief donut maker search is part of the brand’s Never Lift plan, which provides a 24-month road map to Dodge’s performance future. The announcement was made today, HEMI® Day (April 26), celebrated by Dodge and Mopar fans everywhere. It is a reference to the legendary 426-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 built from 1964 through the 1971 model year.
The Wait is Over
“After a nearly four-month search for our chief donut maker, we were blown away by our 10 finalists, and how each uniquely embodied the very best of the Dodge brand,” said Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis. “We put our candidates to the test both on and off the track and Preston never lifted, proving that he possesses the knowledge, character, and drive to represent the Brotherhood of Muscle.”
“To go from a kid who had a poster of a Dodge Viper on my bedroom wall to being handed the keys to a Dodge Challenger Hellcat as my company car is beyond my wildest dreams,” said Patterson. “I’m 100% ready for my first assignment as chief donut maker, and I’m looking forward to representing Dodge and the Brotherhood of Muscle at some epic automotive events this next year, especially Roadkill Nights this summer.” The competition began with applications in January, then short video submissions due by the end of February. The videos informed the brand’s selection of the top 10 finalists in March.
Over a one-year commitment, the chief donut maker will receive $150,000, a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and access to some of the auto industry’s biggest events. Aside from Bill Goldberg, Joey Wells, and Will “Spank” Horton from Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, NHRA champion Matt Hagan, and sportscaster Katie Osborne took part in the competition.