Samantha Bohrisch has no idea her husband had entered her into a drawing to win a 2010 Dodge Challenger RT provided by Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Dodge. When she was notified that she had been selected as the winner of the car, she thought someone was playing a prank.
“I had a bunch of missed calls and a vague voice mail from a person from Dodge,” said Bohrisch, who lives in Warren, Wisc. “I thought I was getting spammed. I told my husband, and he told me I should return the call because we might have won a car. I had totally forgotten that he had entered us into a contest to win the car. I was even more excited the next morning when I woke my husband up and reminded him that we had won a Dodge Challenger.”
Bohrisch was chosen from tens of thousands of entries as the winner of the 2010 Dodge Challenger RT. The car, which is valued at $40,115, is a replica of the pace car used the for the Smith’s 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Sept. 26, 2010. Bohrisch and her husband were flown to Las Vegas and accepted the keys to the car from Dodge’s Head of Motorsports Brian Viger during pre-race ceremonies for the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup event on March 6.
“After seeing the car for the first time in person and getting to sit in it, I just remember I couldn’t stop grinning,” Bohrisch said. “I had a smile frozen on my face for the rest of the day. We definitely will be coming back to visit when my husband returns from his next deployment, hopefully to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as well.
“The trip to Las Vegas was almost as nice as winning the car. It was great to be able to leave the frozen tundra behind for a few days and enjoy the sun actually being warm. We got married between my husbands deployments and hadn’t had a chance to have a honeymoon yet so this was a perfect opportunity. Sam’s Town was amazing and I won $40 on their black jack table.”