Hopes that Ron Fellows might be racing his factory Corvette C6-R at the Toronto Molson Indy next season apparently have been dashed. Champ Car World Series boss Kevin Kalkhoven told reporters that while he is in discussion with the American Le Mans Series to hold as many as three companion races in 2006, Toronto isn't one of them. Fellows — a back-to-back-to-back American Le Mans Series champion and one of Toronto's most popular athletes — makes his home in Mississauga.
A leaked 2006 Champ Car schedule, however, shows that doubleheaders would be at Sebring, Portland and Houston. One of the roadblocks to bringing ALMS to the Molson Indy is the series already has a long-established and very successful event each summer at Mosport International Raceway.