Family, Hockey and Healing On Tap for Fellows
Braselton, Ga. – Ron Fellows will represent the American Le Mans Series and participate Jan. 17 in “Auto Racing Day” at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fellows – who has won three GT1 championships, ranks second in career starts (68) and is tied for third in wins (25) – recently had surgery on his right shoulder to repair ligament and rotator cuff damage. The surgery was performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Kollias who also repaired Fellows’ left shoulder in December 2003.
“It’s just something that has occurred with wear and tear over the years,” said Fellows. “It bothered me most of the year, but when I went to have it checked in November I was told I’d better have some repair work done.”
Fellows, who had four titanium screws put in his shoulder, is expected to be ready to test by mid to late February. In the meantime, he is spending much of his off season with his two favorite passions – his family and hockey. He recently took his son, Sam who was celebrating his 13th birthday, to see a classic Maple Leafs 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay.
“It was classic Maple Leafs’ hockey,” Ron said. “They fought back from a 3-1 deficit to win.”
Prior to the American Le Mans Series race last year at Mosport, Fellows and several other drivers participated in a charity hockey game with current and former NHL players in Toronto.
“I’m hoping that becomes an annual event,” said Fellows. “This year I want to score!”
Release Date: December 14, 2006