Utah Man Wins Lamborghini, Fulfills Prediction That He’d Wreck It
David Dopp of Santaquin, Utah not only won a $300,ooo Lamborghini Murcielago, but also managed to crash the Italian roadster just six hours after claiming his prize.
Dopp, a 34-year-old truck driver for Frito-Lay, entered the "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest offered by Maverik convenience stores. According to KSL-TV, Dopp was taking family members and friends on joy rides the first evening. He said he took a curve at about 45 mph and "hit some black ice and spun out." The car jumped a curb and went through a fence before coming to a rest about 75 feet off the road. Neither Dopp nor his passenger was injured.
Dopp said the 640-horsepower lime green convertible sustained damage to the front and rear ends and also blew a tire. Dopp did have insurance coverage on the Lamborghini -- a policy he was required to take out before he could claim the car. The Lamborghini is scheduled to be sent to a Las Vegas facility for repairs.
As part of his grand prize Dopp also won $5,000 worth of high-speed driving lessons at a nearby motor sports park. He said he has yet to redeem the lessons.
Probably the greatest part about the story is the fact that Dopp predicted that he would wreck the car. Watch the interview below from last year when Dopp was selected to be a finalist in the contest.
Here is David accepting his new ride.