Kruczek earns second PASS win at Oxford Plains

Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket, New Hampshire, led the final 60 laps on his way to victory in the H.P. Hood 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

It was the second Pro All Star Series North triumph of the year for Kruczek, who won earlier at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, New Hampshire, finished second, followed by Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Mike Hopkins of Hermon and Kelly Moore of Scarborough.

Other feature winners were Josh Childs of Oxford in Street Stocks and Doug McClure of Buxton in Modifieds.

n Shawn Knight of South Paris earned his second win of the season Saturday night in the Super Late Model 50-lap feature.

Matty Sanborn of Westbrook (Modifieds), Matt Williams of Brownfield (Street Stocks), Jon Lizotte of Mechanic Falls (Figure Eight) and Jacob Hall of Oxford (Bandits) were also feature winners.

BEECH RIDGE: Reid Lanpher, 17, of Manchester drove to victory for the second straight week, winning the 40-lap Pro Series feature to extend his series lead.

Lanpher was followed by Curtis Gerry of Waterboro, Garrett Hall of Scarborough and Dave Farrington Jr. of Jay.

Anthony Nocella of Woburn, Massachusetts, won the Twin 50s in the Valenti Modified Series with the best aggregate finish after Woody Pitkat of Stafford, Connecticut, was penalized for contact with another car on the last lap of the second race.

Other victors were Russell Morse of Scarborough in the Sport Series and Adam Lovejoy of Sanford in Wildcat.

INDYCAR: Graham Rahal won at Lexington, Ohio, making up ground on series leader Juan Pablo Montoya.


NCBL: Jamiel Orozco hit a game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the ninth and scored on a base hit by Yunior Estrella as the Old Orchard Beach Surge (16-21) grabbed a 5-4 win against the league-leading Newburgh Newts (22-14) at Old Orchard Beach..


UFC: Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round late Saturday night at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro.

Rousey charged at Correia at the start and finished the fight by throwing a rapid sequence of punches.

Rousey improved to 12-0 in her incredible MMA career.

The UFC’s biggest star arrived in Rio as the overwhelming favorite against Correia (9-1) after winning her previous three title defenses in a combined 96 seconds.


ATLANTA OPEN: John Isner won the tournament for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3.

HAMBURG OPEN: Rafael Nadal overcame sloppy play to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 in the final at Hamburg, Germany.

SWISS OPEN: Dominic Thiem beat David Goffin 7-5, 6-2 in the final at Gstaad, Switzerland.


DOPING: An investigation by British and German media outlets alleges that one-third of medals in track and field endurance races at the Olympics and world championships over a 10-year period were won by athletes who have recorded suspicious doping tests.

German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times newspaper said they obtained access via a whistleblower to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes.

– From staff and news services