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Sam Fellows wants to follow in Dad’s footsteps and race at Le Mans

Written by Norris McDonald

Sam Fellows  is the oldest son of Canadian racing champion Ron Fellows and his wife Linda. Father Ron raced in NASCAR and IMSA and won the Daytona 24-hour race outright and had class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

While his younger brother Patrick played Major Junior hockey in the Ontario H9ockey League (Erie Otters), Sam was busy getting a degree in journalism. But next weekend, he will drive in two races at the “family business” Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama – a step he hopes will lead him eventually to racing at Le Mans.

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Norris McDonald

Veteran reporter and news editor Norris McDonald is the former editor of Toronto Star Wheels, where his work continues to appear each week. He's also the former Toronto Star Sports online motorsports writer and columnist. His columns - which have also been published in the Globe and Mail - and feature stories about the automotive industry in general and motorsports in particular are considered industry-leading. He’s received awards and citations for his newspaper work and he also appears on radio and television. A former owner and driver of super modified racing cars who's well-known as a trackside announcer, he is a member of the Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway Hall of Fame. In 2014, he became the first journalist to be inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.