Columbus, OH…Donnie “Zero” Hill served notice that he will be a contender in the final track championship battle ever at Columbus Motor Speedway by claiming victory in Saturday’s late model feature. Following a March announcement that the property was being sold to the Village of Obetz an onslaught of competitors have announced their intentions to race the last season at the historic oval. Saturday’s twice delayed season opener saw Hill outrun a stellar 24-car NASCAR Whelen All American Series field and the 5-time track champion and his Architect Glass crew. Starting fourth, Hill steadily advanced disposing of leader David Carter with ten laps remaining and never looked back in pursuit of victory. Behind Hill at the stripe were Carter, Joey Miller, Ryan Fleming and Kyle Purvis.
 
   
 
RACE RESULTS
 
Late Model
 
Fast Time: Kyle Jones 14.186
 
Dash: 1) Kyle Purvis 2) Donnie Hill 3) Joey Miller 4) Kyle Jones
Heat: 1) Ryan Fleming 2) Jacob Muncy 3) Bill Cantley 4) Rolly Hyder Jr. 5) Matt Parsons
Heat: 1) Howard Muncy 2) Josh Cahill 3) Daryl McKay 4) Kevin Mingus 5) Logan Ruyon
 
Feature: 1) Donnie Hill 2) David Carter 3) Joey Miller 4) Ryan Fleming 5) Kyle Purvis
            6) Logan Runyon 7) Josh Smith 8) Rolly Hyder Jr 9) Daryl McKay 10) Kevin Mingus
            11) Cody Robinson 12) Bill Browning 13) Matt Parsons 14) Jim Hursey 
15) Howard Munch 16) Burgess White 17) Josh Cahill 18) Roger Gilliespie 
19) Bobby Justus 20) Kyle Jones 21) Jeep Pflum 22) Bill Cantley 23) Richie Gleason 
24) Jacob Muncy
 
Columbus Modifieds
 
Fast Time: Shane Shirk 14.577
 
Dash: 1) Terry Humphrey 2) Brian Whetnall 3) Jeremy Menninger 4) Shane Shirk
Heat: 1) Jimmy Whittridge 2) Ryan Fleming 3) Marc Life 4) Matt Parsons 5) Josh Kempf
Heat: 1) John Donovan 2) Scott Leach 3) Ryan Tamburro 4) Gary Zink 5) Greg Blackburn
 
Feature: 1) Shane Shirk 2) Greg Blackburn 3) Terry Humphrey 4) Brian Whetnall 5) Gary Zink
            6) Scott Leach 7) John Donovan 8) Kevin Doran 9) Jeremy Menninger 
10) Ryan Tamburro 11) Marc Life 12) Shawn Gray 13) Jimmy Whittridge 
14) Josh Kempf 15) Arlis Williams 16) Ryan Fleming 17) Matthew Parsons 
18) Richie Jones
 
 
Sport Stock
 
Fast Time: George Lindsay 15.868
 
Fast Dash: 1) Bruce Holmes 2) Ralph Vinson 3) Jacob Muncy 4) George Lindsay 
Heat: 1) Bruce Snider 2) Phil Gussler Jr. 3) Kenny Simpson 4) Chris Meier 5) James Harding
 
Feature:  1) Mike Litchfield 2) Bruce Snider 3) George Lindsay 4) Phil Gussler Jr. 
5) Ralph Vinson 6) Chris Meier 7) Bruce Holmes 8) Steve Karnes 9) Jacob Muncy 
10) Kenny Simpson 11) Tyler Parsons 12) James Hopkins 13) Donald West 
14) TJ Sullivan
 
Crazy Compact
 
Fast Time: Danielle Brown 16.912
 
B Main: 1) Matt Haygood 2) Adam Miller 3) Shane Fitch 4) Jeremy Biggons 5) Deanna Dague
            6) Hilary Browning 7) Jake Rothgeb 8) Andrew Park 9) Aaron McDole
 
Feature: 1) Michael Robinson 2) Jimmy McElfresh 3) Bill McElfresh 4) Jordan St Amant
            5) Charlie Hoepker 6) Jason Grove 7) Corey Kyer 8) Frank Hreha 9) Shawn Vansickle
            10) Ryan Smith 11) Maddie Wolfe 12) Robb Gibson 13) David Shull 
14) Donovan Parsons 15) Justin Cahill 16) Chris Carter 17) Randy Rogers 
18) Raymond Pertuset 19) Jessica Young 20) Bill Ramey 21) Devin Stansbury 
22) Herman Dauge 23) Danielle Brown 24) Dusty Harding
 
Legend Car
Fast Time: Brandon DeBrakeleer
 
Dash: 1) Mick Peterson 2) Mike Sharp 3) Bob Eaton 4) Ron Schoch 5) Marty Griffith
Dash: 1) Brandon DeBrakeleer 2) Adam Sturgill 3) Zack Miller 4) Gerad Miller 5) Ryan Miller
 
Feature: 1) Zack Miller  2) Brandon DeBrakeleer 3) Gerad Miller 4) Allison Schoch 
5) Mick Peterson 6) Bob Eaton 7) Ron Schoch 8) Marty Griffith 9) Ryan Miller 
10) Mike Sharp 11) Madalyn Minnear 12) Adam Sturgill
-Columbus Motor Speedway Press Release.  Photo Credit: Rees Photos

Hill is King at Final Season Opener at Columbus Motor Speedway