Promoter Ron Fellows preps to host Truck race
August 16, 2013, Zack Albert, NASCAR.com
LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Ron Fellows has been enjoying the benefits of moonlighting at very high speed.
Even though the Canadian road racing veteran will compete for JR Motorsports in Saturday’s first-ever Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it’s another inaugural event much closer to home that’s also keeping him occupied.
“You can see by my attendance here just how much help I am,” Fellows joked in between Friday practices.
After Saturday’s race, Fellows will be back at work in helping Canadian Tire Motorsport Park get ready for its first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, the Chevrolet Silverado 250 (Sept. 1, 2 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).
Fellows, co-owner of the 2.459-mile road course in Bowmanville, Ontario, was instrumental in bringing the truck series to Canada for its first-ever international event. In preparation, he’s helped the track with sweeping improvements, breathing new life into the facility that initially transformed itself from farmland to racing circuit in 1961.
“We’ve got a great staff back at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and they’re busy prepping,” Fellows said. “It’s hard for me to come here and also wear a bit of a promoter’s hat and see all the great things the staff here at Mid-Ohio have done to prep for the Nationwide Series. But yes, we’re excited.
“We’ve done an awful lot of work to the facility in the last two years and are looking forward to being able to showcase the event. It should be a very entertaining race, I would expect.”