BRASELTON, Ga. (December 5, 2003) -- American Le Mans Series driver Ron Fellows is home in Canada after undergoing successful surgery on his injured left shoulder Monday in Indianapolis.

Fellows, who drove the last two races of the 2003 season with a painfully dislocated shoulder, expects to be fully recovered from the surgery when the 2004 ALMS season starts with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 17-20. The GTS class driving champion of the series in 2002 and 2003, Fellows will try to become the first three-time champion of any class in series history. He drives for the factory Chevrolet Corvette team.

Fellows injured his left shoulder in a rock-climbing accident on Sept. 20 near his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ont. The surgery was performed by Dr. Stephen L. Kollias, a shoulder specialist at the OrthoIndy group, and repaired rotator cuff and ligament damage. There was also a fracture.