Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship alumni to hit Mosport this weekend TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Canadian racer Ron Fellows is about to see the fruits of five years of hard work come true this weekend at Mosport, site of the Mobil 1 presents the...
Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship alumni to hit Mosport this weekend
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Canadian racer Ron Fellows is about to see the fruits of five years of hard work come true this weekend at Mosport, site of the Mobil 1 presents the Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport. Five years ago, Fellows, along with Sunoco and ASN Canada FIA formed the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels (SRFKC), and this weekend, graduates of the series, along with the karting series itself will all be racing at Mosport International Raceway.
"To see what we have been able to do over the last five years all in one place will be amazing," Fellows says of the upcoming weekend. "We have a goal of helping young Canadian racers, and this weekend, what we have accomplished can all be seen in one place -- Mosport." Fellows will do battle in his C6-R Compuware Corvette in the American Le Mans series race, and in GM Racing's Cadillac CTS-V in Speed GT. SRFKC alumni will be in action in the Formula BMW USA series. Formula BMW USA points leader, and Canada's only Red Bull driver Robert Wickens, AIM Autosport driver Daniel Morad and Gelles Racing's Maxime Pelletier are all SRFKC past champions. Atlantic Racing Team's Philip Major is also a SRFKC graduate.
"We all got our start in motorsports in Ron's series," says Morad. "Ron has been very hands on with us, helping us out all he can, and this weekend we will race our season finale on the same track as him, on the same weekend."
ASN Canada FIA VP of Competition, and SRFKC administrator Paul Cooke is anxious to see how the graduates fair this weekend. "There is no doubt that the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship has produced some of the best up and coming Canadian talent," Cooke said. "To see them all here this weekend will be a thrill not only to Canadian race fans, but to our current karting competitors, who are competing this weekend on the Driver Development track."
Race fans can catch the next Canadian stars of motorsport on the Driver Development track at Mosport that is hosting round five of the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship this weekend. Fans can then see if the SRFKC alumni can capture a Formula BMW USA championship, and watch Ron himself try to do the 'double' by winning the Speed GT race and the GT1 class in American Le Mans series.
For more information on the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels, visit www.asncanada.com
The objective of the SRFKC is to help foster a professional environment for kart drivers; help create a positive attitude towards appearance, conduct and discipline; help foster the employment of the best practices for the safe and fair running of competitions; and help kart drivers to move up the racing ladder to automobile racing.