Long before the invention of Four Square and other location apps, Ron Fellows had been dubbed the Mayor of Mosport by his fans. After a red eye flight from a race at Laguna Seca on Saturday, Big Ron showed just why he has that title.
Early morning qualifying put Fellows’ Carlisle Companies/Cragar Wheels Chevrolet Corvette on the front row alongside The K-Pax Volvo S60 of Randy Pobst. Off the start, Pobst’s all wheel drive Volvo took an early lead, with Kuno Wittmer in the Viper in 2nd. It took less than a lap for Fellows to pass Wittmer and begin hunting Pobst.
On lap 15, Fellows got up beside Pobst exiting turn 10 and they began a drag race that lasted until they reached a Touring Car on the uphill into Mosport’s famous Corner 2. Pobst went to the right side and Fellows went to the left, leaving him with the faster line. Then, Fellows simply drove away.
Following the race, Randy told me that Ron was “just playing with me” in the opening laps and that he was just plain old faster than everyone else.