Columbus, OH — Donnie Hill captured Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series late model feature at Columbus Motor Speedway. Starting eighth, the five-time track champion advanced steadily and passed early leader Rolly Hyder Jr with nine laps remaining to secure the win. Kyle Purvis was second at the conclusion of the 35-lap affair followed by Cody Robinson, Logan Runyon and Bill Browning. It was round number two at the historic third-mile paved oval which will cease operation at the conclusion of this, “The Final Lap” season.
Shane Shirk continued his winning ways securing victory in the 30-lap Columbus modified feature. The Springfield, OH native started sixth and took full advantage of a lap-21 caution period to erase a big lead held by Scott Leach. When the green flag flew for the final time Shirk proved too strong for the Leach and swept past in the outside lane. Leach eventually surrendered second spot to Shawn Gray who settled for a runner-up finish at the checkered. Leach, Jeremy Menninger and Terry Humphrey rounded out the top five.
Second generation driver Chris Meier claimed victory in the 25-lap sport stock main event outdistancing Bruce Snider, Ralph Vinson, Tyler Parsons and Bruce Holmes.
The 20-lap crazy compact feature triumph was recorded by Bill “Hot Rod” McElfresh as the grizzled veteran schooled his son, Jimmy McElfresh with a late race outside pass. Jimmy held on for second at the stripe ahead of Cory Kyer, Herman Dague and Jordan St Amant.
Nick Hamilton won out in a heat Kenyon Midget Series feature contest over local driver Trey Osborne. Ryan Huggler was third followed by Kent Kriegbaum and Nathan Foster.
-Columbus Motor Speedway Press Release
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