Fellows To Try Another Side Of Racing Watkins Glen, NY (August 9, 2001) - Ron Fellows, a five-time winner at Watkins Glen International and road racing ace, is taking on a different role Friday night, serving as the Grand Marshal for the Bully...
Fellows To Try Another Side Of Racing
Watkins Glen, NY (August 9, 2001) - Ron Fellows, a five-time winner at Watkins Glen International and road racing ace, is taking on a different role Friday night, serving as the Grand Marshal for the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 Grand American Rolex Sports Car race at The Glen. Fellows, driver of the No. 87 Bully Hill Vineyards Chevrolet in both NASCAR races this year at The Glen, will recite the four most famous words in motorsports, "Drivers, start your engines," to the participating drivers during pre-race ceremonies on August 10.
"Ron has won so many races at The Glen flying the Bully Hill Vineyards colors, we thought he would be the perfect choice to start the Bully Hill Vineyards race," said track president Bryan R. Sperber. "We are delighted to welcome him as Grand Marshal for this event."
Fellows' record at The Glen is remarkable. In his 12 starts, he has won three NASCAR Busch Series events, including this year's GNC Live Well 200. He has also taken home victories twice in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events at the historic road course. Fellows best finish in NASCAR Winston Cup Series competition was second behind race winner Jeff Gordon in 1999. He hasn't just run well in the races, capturing five poles over the past five years - two in the NASCAR Busch Series and three in a NASCAR Craftsman Truck.
"True to form with the track at Watkins Glen, we continue to be treated extraordinarily well and I'm honored to be asked to serve as Grand Marshal for the Bully Hill Vineyards 250," said Fellows. "With our huge win with Corvette in the Rolex Series race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, I'm excited to be a part of this race as well.
Earlier this year, the Toronto native captured two of the most prestigious victories in sports car racing - an overall win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and a GTS class win in the 24 Hours of LeMans in his GM Racing Corvette.
The 2001 Global Crossing @ The Glen Winston Cup weekend August 9-12 features dramatic racing by the premier drivers in stock car racing, including three-time winner at The Glen Jeff Gordon and the reigning Global Crossing @ The Glen winner, Steve Park. Complementing the Winston Cup race is exciting sports car racing on Friday night with the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series in the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 and Saturday, the rising stars in the NASCAR Busch North Series take the green flag in the "Little Trees" 150 presented by Pepsi.
Tickets for the 2001 season at The Glen, including the Global Crossing
The Glen weekend August 9-12, are still available. For tickets, reserved camping, and additional information, please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official Watkins Glen Web site at www.theglen.com