Dodge Brand Brings the Chief Donut Maker Competition to the Finish Line with a Three-Part Reality Web Series Premiering April 19

Dodge brand’s search to fill the “greatest automotive job in the world,” which began this January, is about to come to its head-spinning supercharged conclusion! With over 173,500 applications submitted for the highly-coveted position, the brand announced the top 10 finalists last month. Beginning today (Tuesday, April 19), Dodge will begin airing three reality show style webisodes on DodgeGarage. Episodes feature the top 10 finalists competing in high stakes challenges to prove they have the knowledge, character, and drive to win it all.   

“This exhaustive, one-of-a-kind process to find our Chief Donut Maker, the person who will help lead the automotive industry’s most engaged automotive fan base into its electrified future, is now coming to its dramatic conclusion,” said Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis. “While our top ten candidates have shown they have what it takes to make the first cut, there can be only one Chief Donut Maker. Now our finalists will be put in high pressure scenarios beyond burnouts and donuts, to prove that they possess the power to represent the world’s purest performance brand as the ultimate brand ambassador for the Brotherhood of Muscle.”  

Fans can watch the three webisodes on DodgeGarage to see who comes out on top winning the Chief Donut Maker position which includes a $150,000 paycheck, keys to a Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat, and access to some of the auto industry’s most epic events for an entire year. The first installment debuts on Tuesday, April 19, followed by the second installment on Friday, April 22, then the highly anticipated final webisode on Tuesday, April 26 (HEMI® Day) will reveal the first-ever Chief Donut Maker.    

The finalists, who include Abbie K. (Burley, ID), Artie S. (Brooklyn, NY), Corrie M. (Las Vegas, NV), Edgar C. (Taylorsville, UT), Jamie H. (Birmingham, AL), James O. (La Vergne, TN), Lauren F. (Las Vegas, NV), Melissa W. (Highland Lakes, NJ), Pauline Y. (Monterey, CA), and Preston P. (Pineville, NC), will be thrown into wild, hot-seat scenarios, including an interrogation, a live screen test and racing a Dodge horsepower heavyweight at Radford Racing School (with a professional driver on a closed track).  

Dodge has enlisted champion wrestler Bill Goldberg to oversee the competition, with appearances from celebrities including Joey Wells and Will “Spank” Horton from Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, NHRA champion Matt Hagan and sportscaster Katie Osborne. 

Highlights and teasers will also run across the brand’s social media channels leading up to the final webisode on April 26, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 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.  HEMI® Day (April 26), celebrated by Dodge and Mopar fans everywhere, is a reference to the legendary 426 cubic inch HEMI V8 built from 1964 through the 1971 model year.



Damn so sorry Jay. You shoulda won. Your input over the years is irreplaceable. I hope you invited Goldberg to challengerfest to see first hand what you have accomplished for dodge. I don’t think they would have came out with the hellcat if it wasn’t for you and our community. Your the man in my book. See you soon dude !


Go get it @Speedy!


It all I drive!..


Beach Boys Shut Down lyrics include the 413.


Everyone of the finalist has a dodge, me I have only dreamed about one good luck


James has helped more MOPAR Gearheads with his YouTube channel “Speedy’s Garage” than anyone I know. The MOPAR forums are loaded with questions about how to fix stuff. He has pulled through to help. I hope this contest selects the person who will help lead the automotive industry’s most engaged automotive fan base into its electrified future is someone who has lived it everyday since before the Hellcat came out. Diehard MOPAR fan, not a weekend warrior!



There is really only one person for this job The late great Mayor of Mopar Jeff Smith


been better if it wasn’t rigged