Ron Fellows has always been a popular man at Mosport – even more so now.
Transportation industry leader Al Boughton, real estate developer Carlo Fidani and Ron Fellows are part of Canadian Motorsports Ventures Ltd., the new owners which bought the track in June.
Fellows has established himself as one of the premier sports car racing drivers throughout his career, and his time in the ALMS included three class wins at Mosport (2001-2003). Now, the Corvette Racing ambassador has taken on a new challenge as part of this group, who plan infrastructure and other developments of the circuit which first hosted races in 1961.
Mosport made a name for itself hosting Formula One races in the 1960s, along with several other formula, GT or other types of cars, and it has been a staple on the ALMS calendar since the series’ inception.
The new group drew the interest of ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton, who had originally said Mosport was not for sale from previous owner, ALMS founder Don Panoz. But when Atherton saw the people involved, the discussion changed from “no sale” to “sale one-of-one.”
“It had enough substance that made it more than just a brush off,” Atherton said. “If you call Mosport home, you’ll be really pleased with what’s coming down the pike.”
“I have nothing but high respect and regard for Ron Fellows,” he said. “His having skin in the game here is like Wayne Gretzky buying into your ice rink. You can’t have a higher endorsement.”
Fellows dropped into the Mosport media center yesterday to briefly “escape” his popularity. Now a track owner, he certainly has had no shortage of suggestions from fans looking to make even more improvements to the Canadian venue.