He is known as the Mayor of Mosport, partially because of his mastery of one of the World’s most difficult race tracks and partially for his deep affection for the place. It is fitting then that he is part of a Canadian group which has just purchased the famed property from American owner, Don Panoz.
Canadian Motorsport Ventures Ltd. is made up of Fellows, Allan Broughton of Trailcon Leasing and Carlo Fidani of the Orlando Corporation.
From the press release:
The new leadership team brings a renewed focus, fresh thinking, and a strong vision on how to maximize the potential of Mosport. Over the next 18 months, they will look at all aspects of improving the facility to deliver the high calibre racing experience that fans, sponsors, teams and drivers want, including the construction of a new events and meeting facility. The new owners will utilize their unique areas of strength and knowledge to guide Mosport into the future
That is not to say that the place has languished during Panoz’s tenure. To the contrary, the track itself has undergone a complete transformation to modern standards. The track was widened and larger run off areas were created along with the addition of more fan safety measures. The popular Driver Development Track and kart track were developed and have thrived. The infrastructure however has fallen behind what is expected at a modern sports facility. CMV promises to address those issues.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Myles and his staff have done an extraordinary job with Mosport,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Don Panoz, founder of the Panoz Motor Sports Group. Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is no deeper racing tradition or racing history in Canada than what exists here. I am personally very gratified that we have been able to help this crown jewel grow and improve for both racers and fans and I am very happy to now turn it over to a group that loves this place as much as I do. And I want to say a special thank you to Ron Fellows, who has always been a true gentleman, champion and the greatest representative of Canadian racing that I have known. The fact that he is now one of the owners of Mosport is a dream come true for both of us.Ã¢â‚¬Â
While he has never left, the Mayor of Mosport has returned!