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Ron Fellows

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Ron Fellows
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Born: 28 September 1959

A race car driver.

Magazine/newsletter covers include:
June 2015 GTR Newsletter (1996 Sunoco Camaro scale model)

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ron Fellows page on 17 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Ron Fellows is an accomplished Canadian SCCA Trans-Am, IMSA, and American Le Mans Series driver. Fellows holds the record for most wins by a foreign-born driver in NASCAR's top three series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Trucks) with six - four in Nationwide and two in Trucks.

Fellows was born in Windsor, Ontario on September 28, 1959. At age 4 he became interested in auto racing with his family. He found a love for French-Canadian Formula 1 driver Gilles Villeneuve. Fellows has one of the biggest collections of Gilles Villeneuve merchandise in Canada and called Villeneuve his idol. To attend F1 races at a young age, Fellows went to watch them at a local track on an island in Montreal Canada; a track that eventually would be named Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. When Villeneuve died in 1982 the track was named after Villeneuve himself. Fellows developed a dream to win at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when he became a racing driver. He accomplished his goal in 2008, winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the track the NAPA Auto Parts 200.

Besides his racing career, Fellows owns a corporate business chain the Ron Fellows Performance Driving Schools and is one of the owners of car brand, Corvette as well as Corvette's racing operations. He also owns a charity called the Sunoco-Ron Fellows Karting Championship to help young kids become race-car drivers. In January 2013, Ron Fellows purchased the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park racetrack and NASCAR hosted a truck series race there-the first time since 2000 that the truck series came to a road course. Fellows' current goal for his track is to bring the Cup series to the track someday.

He has a wife Lynda Fellows, and 3 kids, Lyndsay, Sam and Patrick Fellows. Ron is a close friend of Dale Earnhardt Jr. who he currently drives for in the NASCAR Nationwide Series; as well as Gilles Villeneuve's son Jacques who was a student in a racing school with Ron.


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Corvette C5R at Le Mans Art Corvette C5R at Le Mans
Artist: Ken Eberts
Car: Chevrolet Corvette C5R
Event: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Signed by championship-winning race driver Ron Fellows.
Image courtesy CarArt.us
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Ron Fellows Edition Model Car 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Ron Fellows Edition

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2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Ron Fellows Edition Model Car 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Ron Fellows Edition

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2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Ron Fellows Edition Model Car 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Ron Fellows Edition

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2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Ron Fellows Edition Model Car 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Ron Fellows Edition

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2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
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Ron Fellows at the 2011 Bucyrus 200 2011 Bucyrus 200
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
25 August 2009NASCAR Media ConferenceColin Braun
Ron Fellows
7 August 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceRon Fellows
28 August 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceRon Fellows
1 September 2013NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Chevy Silverado 250Ron Fellows


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - GMP 130071994 AER/Ron Fellows Ford Trans-Am Mustang1:18 scale, #4 Production:  1,500
Die Cast - Action 101585Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Chris Kneifel/Franck Freon #2 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Raced Version1:18 scale 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5R, production 8,748 (ARC 8,460/QVC 288)


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