No longer just the “Mayor of Mosport”, racing legend and former driver for the Corvette Racing team Ron Fellows is now the proud owner of his home track just outside Toronto, Canada. Fellows and his partners Alan Boughton and real-estate developer Carlo Fidani have purchased Mosport International Raceway from the Panoz Motor Sport Group. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Mosport is Canada’s largest racing facility with a 3.96 km road course, 2.4 km driver development track, a 1.4 km karting track and a half-mile paved oval track. The track has hosted a variety of races in its storied history including Forumla 1, IndyCar, stock cars and motorcycles. Mosport’s largest race is the annual Grand Prix of Mosport featuring the American Le Mans Series.
“We want to thank the Panoz Motor Sports Group for making Mosport what it is today – a world class racing venue that hosts some of North America’s best road racing series and a place of inspiration for generations of racers in Canada,” said Alan Boughton, Managing Partner, Canadian Motorsport Ventures, Ltd. “We are excited to pour our racing passion and business expertise into Mosport and look forward to working together with local government and tourism authorities to take this historic race facility to the next level in delivering the best excitement and entertainment motor racing has to offer.”
The new venture planes to look at all aspects for improving the facility as each of the partners will utilize their unique areas of strength and knowledge to guide Mosport into the future.
For Fellows, that may include a northern location for his driving school, the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School which currently is located at Spring Mountain outside of Las Vegas.
During his Corvette Racing career which spanned from 1999-2007, Fellows was a four-time ALMS Most Popular Driver, a three-time ALMS champion and has two 24 hours of Le Mans class wins. He also has 19 SCCA Trans-Am wins and five wins with various NASCAR teams.