Big Ron, truly one of Canada’s greatest driving talents, used his talents in the wet to take the win at yesterday’s rain shortened Nationwide Series race at Montreal’s famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Running in 6th when the rain began on lap 21, Fellows stopped for rains which moved him way back to 26th on the track for the restart.
Driving Dale Jr’s GoDaddy.com car, Fellows showed his true talents when the green finally came back out when he quickly carved back through the field into the top 5. When then leader, fellow Canuck Jacques Villeneuve headed into the pits, Fellows took over the top spot and didn’t look back.
Yet another Canadian, series regular Patrick Carpentier, finished in the 2nd spot. Villeneuve was one of the unfortunate drivers whose team wasn’t prepared with a windshield wiper and JV managed to punt another driver he didn’t see under yellow. The resulting penalty put well back in the field.
In the super emotional victory lane video below, it is obvious why Ron Fellows has been a fan favorite for years and why Corvette racing built their program around him.