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Ron Fellows ''misses the driving''

Former American Le Mans Series champion Ron Fellows says he is "missing the driving", now that he limits his racing schedule to a few sprint races a year.

The Windsor native has not lost his touch, apparently. Earlier this year, he celebrated his 100th career win during a Trans-Am race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. But he doesn't drive as much as he used to.

"As you get older, it gets more difficult, particularly with the long-distance stuff with night vision," Fellows explains.

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Ron Fellows at the 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans (Photo: Richard Prince/Corvette Racing)

"I still enjoy doing one or two sprint races, but it’s getting more and more difficult with all the business ventures," he adds, referring amongst other things to his involvement with CTMP.

As a co-owner, he is overseeing many upgrades to the Bowmanville track.

"I grew up learning how to race (at CTMP). I attended my first car race there as a kid, and I lived most of my life less than 90 minutes from the track. But I never thought I’d be involved with the ownership part of it, never!" he admits.

Fellows is also an ambassador for Corvette, and runs a high performance driving school near Las Vegas.