Mosport: Corvette Racing adds additional sponsor

Sunoco and GM Racing step up Mosport ALMS program It was announced today that Sunoco will be expanding a long-standing and valued relationship with Ron Fellows at the ALMS Race at Mosport on August 15, 16 and 17 by putting the Sunoco logo on the...

Sunoco and GM Racing step up Mosport ALMS program

It was announced today that Sunoco will be expanding a long-standing and valued relationship with Ron Fellows at the ALMS Race at Mosport on August 15, 16 and 17 by putting the Sunoco logo on the side of his C5R Corvette for this event.

It was also announced that GM Racing, worldwide racing arm of General Motors, and Sunoco Ultra 94, the performance brand of Suncor Energy Products, have signed as sponsors of the 2003 Canadian National Karting Championships which also take place at Mosport's Driver Development Track on the same weekend. The event will be called Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships and will run August 15, 16 and 17.

"I am delighted that these two performance-focused companies have decided to get involved in our National Championships," said Paul Cooke, Vice President of Competition, ASN Canada FIA, and National Director of KartSport. "Sunoco and Ron Fellows took the plunge last year when we formed the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship," Cooke continued, "and this series has changed the face of kart racing competitions in Ontario forever. This year GM Racing, as well as Pratt & Miller who build Ron's race cars got involved as well, and the series did not simply grow - it tripled!"

Fellows, of course, gets to race in front of his home town fans at Mosport. "This is my most important race of the year," Fellows said. "After all, you want to do well when you are the local guy and everyone is rooting for you. The addition of the National Karting races at this event means that I get to be a racer, a series principal and spectator all on one weekend. This should be one great event."

Of interest, the Sunoco logo on the side of both GM Racing Corvettes will not be the usual one you see at Sunoco stations, but the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship version. "We are so proud of everything that has been achieved in the series in such a short time," said Patricia Anderson, Sunoco's Director of Marketing, "that we want to grow awareness of the excitement that exists at these Karting races and we want to ensure the continued growth of extraordinarily capable racers coming from Canada. Naturally I hope that lots of race fans will come to cheer Ron on," she continued, "but I hope they take the opportunity while they are there to take in some of the karting action as well; they certainly won't be disappointed".

The action gets underway at both events on Friday, August 15 with the racing action happening on Sunday, August 17. Tickets can be purchased from www.mosport.com for the ALMS race and entry to the Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships is free.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Ron Fellows
Teams Corvette Racing