- Portland Tribune - Sports
The new Audi R10 TDI continued its dominance of the American Le Mans Series as Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello cruised to victory in Saturday's Portland Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway.
McNish took the checkered flag as the duo finished 42 seconds ahead of teammates Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro in the other Audi R10 TDI.
The McNish-Capello team won for the fourth time this season to extend its lead in the LMP1 class, the fastest cars of the four-division ALMS.
Liz Halliday and Clint Field won LMP2 in their Porsche; it was Halliday's sixth career win, the most all-time among women in the series. Corvette returned to the victory circle with Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin in GT1, halting Aston Martin's two-race winning streak. Mika Salo and Jamie Melo won for Ferrari again in GT2.
• Former University of Portland soccer standout Nate Jaqua has been named to the Major League Soccer All-Star team. The 18-man squad will play Chelsea FC, two-time defending English Premier League champion, Aug. 5 at Toyota Park in Chicago. Jaqua, from South Eugene High, plays for the MLS Chicago Fire. Coaches, players, general managers, media and fans voted for the team.
• A former West Linn youth sports coach will be remembered at the second annual Kirk Spencer Foundation 5-kilometer fun run/walk Aug. 5. The event starts at 5 p.m. at Willamette Park. Spencer ran the West Linn youth wrestling program and coached West Linn High freshman football before he died of sudden cardiac arrest in February 2004 at age 36. For information, call 503-723-9395.
• Portland golfer Charisse Spada tied for 13th in the Ladies' British Open Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship. She was the second-highest American finisher in the 54-hole event at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland.