Fellows honored at All-America Team banquet

BRASELTON, Ga. - American Le Mans Series GTS champion Ron Fellows was honored as a First Team member of the 2004 Auto Racing All-America Team at an awards banquet Saturday night in Pomona, Calif. Fellows attended the banquet with his wife, ...

BRASELTON, Ga. - American Le Mans Series GTS champion Ron Fellows was honored as a First Team member of the 2004 Auto Racing All-America Team at an awards banquet Saturday night in Pomona, Calif. Fellows attended the banquet with his wife, Lynda.

The popular Canadian racer was selected to the team for the second year in a row by members of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA).

Frank Biela and Marco Werner, co-champions of the LMP 900 class in the ALMS, were also recognized by the membership of AARWBA, though neither was able to attend the banquet. Biela was named to the Second Team and Werner earned Honorable Mention. The three drivers were named in the road racing category, one of seven categories for the All-America Team.

Fellows, driver for the factory Chevrolet Corvette team in the American Le Mans Series, won his second consecutive GTS class driving title in 2003. He and co-champion Johnny O'Connell scored three wins in the nine-race ALMS season, including their second straight win in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Fellows drove the final two races of the season with a painfully dislocated shoulder, which he injured in an accident while rock climbing.

In addition to his ALMS schedule, Fellows also drove for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., in the two road racing events on the NASCAR Winston Cup schedule. Though mechanical problems eliminated him from the event at Watkins Glen, N.Y., Fellows had a strong run in the event at Infineon Raceway. He passed eventual winner Robby Gordon and comfortably led the race until being caught out by an ill-timed yellow flag period. Restarting in 25th place with only a short amount of time left in the race, he managed to work his way back to finish seventh.

Joining Fellows on the First Team was Scott Pruett, the 2003 champion of the MotorRock Trans-Am Tour.

Other members of the First Team included Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth, Stock Car category; Gil de Ferran, Scott Dixon and Paul Tracy, Open Wheel; Larry Dixon and Tony Pedregon, Drag Racing; J.J. Yeley and Steve Kinser, Short Track; Brian Vickers and Frank Kimmel, Touring Series; and A.J. Allmendinger and Mark Taylor, At Large.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Matt Kenseth , Larry Dixon , Tony Pedregon , Mark Taylor , Frank Biela , Robby Gordon , Ryan Newman , Gil de Ferran , Paul Tracy , Scott Dixon , Ron Fellows , Johnny O'Connell , Scott Pruett , Frank Kimmel , A.J. Allmendinger , J.J. Yeley , Marco Werner , Brian Vickers