If there were ever a Corvette Racing Hall of Fame, Ron Fellows would probably be one of the first people inducted into it. The Windsor, Ontario native did the initial testing and development work on the Corvette C5-R and scored Corvette Racing’s first ALMS victory in September 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway. These days, Fellows is a co-owner of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport) and runs the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School franchise and Ron Fellows Karting Championship.
Fellows recently had the opportunity to spend his day sampling the 2020 Corvette at the ridiculously fast CTMP circuit in Bowmanville, Ontario. Fellows may have spent his long and successful career racing front-engine Corvette race cars and front-engine Chevrolet stock cars, but he had no problem getting acclimated with the mid-engine 2020 Corvette.
“An absolute work of art,” Fellows said after sampling the 6.2L LT2 V8-powered sports car on the daunting 2.45-mile, 10-turn circuit. “It matches up to cars that are two or three times the price, incredible performance and incredible value.”
Chevrolet did not say how fast Fellows managed to lap CTMP in the 2020 Corvette, but we’d say he managed to hustle the Accelerate Yellow-painted sports car around the track pretty fast. After all, he has logged countless laps at the circuit and also won there on multiple occasions, including in the screaming V12-powered Ferrari 333SP back in 1997. Fellows also secured his first Trans-Am championship at the track in 1989 with a dominant victory.
Fellows already knew his way around the 2020 Corvette thanks to his Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, which is running the owner HPDE events for the vehicle for Chevrolet. Classes for the Ron Fellows school recently resumed at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park in Nevada following brief shutdown due to COVID-19. Canadian Chevy fans can also sample the car through the Ron Fellows Driving Experience at CTMP.
Hear what else Fellows had to say about the 2020 Corvette in the video embedded below.