Trans-Am Driver Fellows to Team with Morgan for ProSports Car Event
1 August 1997Trans-Am driver Ron Fellows will drive a one-off race in the upcoming PSR (ProSports Car Racing) event at Mosport, Canada. Fellows, who is a resident of Canada, will be co-driving with Rob Morgan in the Axiom-sponsored Ferrari 333SP.
Fellows, who is considered by many to be one of Canada's best in motorsports commented "To say I am absolutely thrilled at the prospect of driving the Ferrari at Mosport is an understatement." He further commented "I don't know much about the car but I do know that it should reach speeds of close to 300 kmph (187 mph) on the back straight and that's very fast, no matter what type of car you are driving. The Ferrari will likely be 8-10 seconds per lap faster than the Trans-Am cars." Coincidentally, Fellows holds the Trans-Am qualifying track record at Mosport. His one-off race, aside from being an obvious marketing tool for PSR in Canada, could also be seen as a precursor of other Trans-Am drivers coming over to the newly created PSR StockCar series. Time will tell.
Fellows has recorded 95 starts in Trans-Am with 19 victories. In those 95 starts he led the most laps in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Currently, Fellows is competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
Commenting on the new experience of driving the Ferrari, Fellows offered "I have followed the Exxon World Sports Car Championship from afar. I am impressed by the quality of cars, teams and drivers that are involved in the series. Because I will be new to the (Ferrari) car, it will take me some time to get comfortable and get the right set-up while the others have past experiences to help them. However, the team will be allowing me to do some testing in the near future so I feel certain Rob Morgan and I will be very competitive on race week-end."
The PSR series visits Mosport Park on August 31.
David Treffer -- The Auto Channel