For the first tiime since the Order of Canada was founded in 1967, a member of the Canadian motorsport community has been included; Ron Fellows.
The the Order of Canada website:
“The Order honours people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities.The contributions of these trailblazers are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country.
Mr. Fellows is being honoured for the excellence of his multidisciplinary career in motor racing.”
He began his career in karts, which led to Formula Ford 1600 and Formula Ford 2000. Fellows competed in the Players-GM Series, the SCCA Trans-Am Series, helped develop the C5-R for Corvette Racing while winning the overall Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2001, the 2003 American Le Mans Series GTS championship, three 24 Hours of Le Mans GTS class victories and two 12 Hours of Sebring GTS class wins. Fellows holds the record for most wins by a non-American driver in NASCAR’s top three series with six wins. He runs a Corvette Driving School outside Las Vegas and his Ron Fellows Driving Experience at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, formerly Mosport Park, the track which he and partner Carlo Fidani bought and proceeded to turn into a world class motorsport facility where IMSA and NASCAR trucks race…right next to his karting facility.
Fellows name has been associated with karting as the all-important first rung on the motorsports ladder through series variously named the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship, Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge and MotoMaster Ron Fellows Karting Championship.
Demaras Racing proudly congratulates Mr. Ron Fellows for his untiring work for the betterment on Canadian motorsports.