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Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:39

Club Spring Mountain News - October 2013

Your Driver's Paradise Awaits

Join us this month and check out the latest improvements!

Need an adrenaline boost? Club Spring Mountain, featured in Bloomberg Pursuits as "one of 5 racetracks to drive now, "is guaranteed to push your heart rate far beyond the target zone! Try out the NEW ultra-smooth, wide and lightning fast 2.1-mile track extension on your next visit to the Club. At the October Club race weekend you will drive on one of the longest road courses ever ...a merger of THREE track configurations for speed, agility and exhilaration.

Better to drive it in person, but you can also experience the 2.1-mile track extension through this video link, both clockwise and counter-clockwise! The reviews from drivers have been quite favorable, and we especially enjoyed member and expert driver John Falb's description of the new track, "Massive ribbons of glorious asphalt!"

Spring Mountain is now the longest track in North America, with over 6-miles of road course for your driving pleasure. The new 2.1-mile 40' wide track features an 81' elevation change high-speed spiral with a high bank, a blind ascent and extreme G-force turns. Beautiful new curbs with special features for safety and speed are ready to be tested, and a new control tower allows better viewing of the latest section of track. Our new multi-purpose, 8000 square foot Deluxe Training and Event Center is elegant and spacious. The brand new entrance to the latest section of the track is ready, and a section of interior road now connects the original and new sections of the facility. The 14-bay garage building is nearly sold out. The recently renovated jacuzzi will be heated for your use on a daily basis. In the meantime, development is continuing on the residential and commercial parcels at a lightning-fast pace.

The weather is perfect for a visit this month, so what are you waiting for? Now is the time to drive your own private oasis in the desert. Call Erik Odegard today to schedule your visit to the Club. Erik can be reached via email erik@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.


Platinum Membership Offer

Become a Property Owner in our New Private Residential Community

Club Spring Mountain's evolution continues with a rare opportunity to own a piece of the dream. You can be one of the first members to choose a home site at Spring Mountain through our Platinum Membership upgrade. The first privateClick for image residential homes at the facility will be under construction within 30 days. Home sites of 1/3 acre, with a building pad of 110'x100' (depending on the location) are now available for pre-order, and you will have first choice of the location of your parcel with your Platinum upgrade. Tentative subdivision map approval is scheduled for October 27, and development continues at full speed on parcel improvements.

Any membership that is currently in good standing at Club Spring Mountain can be upgraded to Platinum status. In addition to the benefits included in your regular membership, an upgrade to a Platinum membership offers you a 10% discount on the home site of your choice in the private residential community (for the first 20 Platinum members only,) first choice of the location of your parcel, exclusive private access to the beach and cabanas, more guests allowed per month on your membership, gate passes, and much more. 100% of the $25,000 initiation fee will be applied to the purchase of your parcel. For complete details on the Platinum upgrade, please contact Mike Weeks, Vice President of Sales, at 949-235-7810, or mike@racespringmountain.com.

2013 has been a year of growth and change, with many of our dreams becoming a reality thanks to your support. We are grateful for your belief in our vision for Club Spring Mountain, and look forward to having you as our neighbors!


Club Race Weekend - October 19-20

Join us for October's fun-filled contest

Join us for an action packed race weekend this month, beginning with the Saturday and Sunday Drivers Meeting at 8:00 am, followed by 25 minutes of Orientation laps at 50 mph speeds (flashers required.) 25-minute sessions (Radicals, Sports Cars and non-racers) for practice, fun and qualifying will run throughout the day. Once again this month we will feature TWO separate Radical races...a rookie race and an SR3/Unlimited Contest. A Miata/Lotus Race will also be held on Saturday and Sunday.

To cover the new course we are adding more flaggers, additional corner worker stations and a Professional Race official from NARRA. Club members will no longer be involved in race rule enforcement. This month we will be tying all four tracks together and you'll be racing on a fast and fun 5.4-mile course that has never been driven before! Your Thursday and Friday morning practice sessions will be on the all new 2.1-mile road course, and on Friday afternoon (after the GM program) the complete race course will be open for your enjoyment all weekend.

Miata/Lotus Race! A highlight of next weekend's action-packed Club race weekend will be a combination Miata/Lotus race contest. To help increase the sports car involvement on the race weekends, Charter Member Jack Fried has organized several Lotus owners to participate in a friendly competitive race that will run as a split start with the Miata racers. The Miata/Lotus race will be run at 11:35 am Saturday morning, so please cheer on our Sports Car racers in this fun and exciting contest.

Please note the Club Condominiums will not be available for rental on Thursday evenings for the duration of the Corvette Dealer program. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday rentals are available by reservation through Erik Odegard, Members Coordinator. Please contact Erik for Thursday night room options. Members will have full use of the Clubhouse for administration, restrooms, pool, jacuzzi, fitness center and massages at any time during the GM program, even during the week. The only restriction is during actual meal times and just a portion of the clubhouse will be affected.

Our new interior road is allows direct access to the new section of the property from the front gate. Executive Chef Susan will be hosting member lunches on Thursdays and Friday on race weekends in the multi-purpose building adjacent to the new track.

Saturday night Banquet! Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and camaraderie at the Clubhouse on Saturday night, with a delicious menu by Chef Susan. Buffet breakfasts are included in your race fees. Lunches are 15.00 with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and Dinner is $35.00 with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event.

For more information, please view the Saturday and Sunday race schedule. View the latest points standings for the Radical Race Series. Read up-to-the minute Miata race results.

Check out the photos from the September 2013 Club Race.

We look forward to seeing all of our members at this exciting Club weekend!


NARRA Radical Cup Member Victories

Club Members are Champions in 2013 Radical Cup

The 2013 Radical Cup champions have been announced, and we're proud to report Club Spring Mountain members Gerhard Watzinger and Tony Bullock each clinched their class championships in style after victories during the season finale at our sister track, Monticello Motor Club. Also on the podium were Club members Jim Booth (SR8), George Kurtz (SR3), Adam Merzon (SR8) and John Falb (SR3). Narrowly missing the podium in the exciting contest and running a very close 4th was "Superman" Mark Allan.

As champions, Watzinger (SR8) and Bullock (SR3) will each receive a race in the Radical Cup Euroseries next year. As he collected the most points of any driver in either class, Watzinger has also won a chance to test a 200mph+ capable Le Mans prototype (LMP2) car.

Congratulations to our expert Club Member drivers! We would also like to thank our hard working Radical race crew, who traveled the country to support our member racers. A winning team of skilled racers, their families and support staff were all dedicated to common racing goals, and their hard work was rewarded with these championships.


Club Member News

Race Victories and Brand New Club Members

Michael von Quilich Takes Two Major Championships

Michael and Virginia von Quilich, Charter Members of the Club, are a winning team in racing and in life. This season, they campaigned both of their Dodge Vipers with the "Redhead" (red) set up for SCCA rules and the "Rattler" (white) modified for the NASA circuit as MeNo Racing. Campaigning two cars in two different sanctioning bodies proved to be quite a challenge but their efforts really paid off. In six conference races, von Quilich took five wins and a second-place finish. His season started with back-to-back wins at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, followed by another pair of wins at Pacific Raceways, finishing the season with a win and second-place at PIR. With a perfect qualifying record, von Quilich was the polesitter in each race he entered in 2013.

Michael is grateful to those who made the championship campaign a possibility. "My wife, Virginia, is an integral member of the team. She times all of my laps, and does the tire pressures when I come in for tire checks. Her send-offs over the radio inspire me to do my best. Jim 'Tapper' Tapp is our crew chief. He has done a masterful job of keeping the car in top tune. His suspension setups were a major factor for us to set T-1 track records at every track this year."

Michael and his MeNo Racing team won the SCCA Majors Western Conference Championship with the Redhead and the NASA National Championship with the Rattler with races at tracks in Seattle, Portland, California and Utah. The team also set new track records at every event they raced this year in NASA Super Touring 1 and SCCA Touring 1 classes. Congratulations MeNo Racing!

A New Arrival - Baby Liana Cheng

The youngest member of Club Spring Mountain made her grand entrance in Newport Beach, CA on October 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm, weighing in at 7 pounds 4 ounces. New mother Jessica, proud father Jeffrey Cheng, and the beautiful new Liana are all doing well, and looking healthy. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Jessica from your Club Spring Mountain family! We look forward to seeing this little beauty at the Club very soon.


Thank You for your Support

We welcome your feedback and appreciate your comments and suggestions on how we can make your time at Club Spring Mountain more enjoyable. For more news, photos and information about upcoming events, be sure to "like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for the latest developments. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached via email erik@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!

The Ultimate Destination for Driving Excitement

Exhilarating Driving Programs at BIG Discounts!

It's a whole new world at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, a 313-acre driver paradise with the longest road course in North America. A destination resort for motorsports fun near fabulous Las Vegas, Spring Mountain is home to the exclusive Ron Fellows Performance Driving School for Corvettes. We also offer the popular Cadillac V-Series Academy, with a fleet of Cadillac vehicles to try out on the track. If you prefer formula-style racing action, check out the Radical Fleet of extreme sports cars from England in our Radical Racing Schools.

Spring Mountain's road course is faster and more exciting than ever, with a major track expansion completed this summer (see details below) including a 2.1-mile road course addition, a 7,200 square foot multi-purpose building for driving school operations, a new control tower and more.

Grand Opening Specials on Driving Schools! To celebrate the GRAND OPENING of our 2.1-mile road course, you can try our top-rated Performance Driving schools at low discount prices all season! Check out our 5-star program reviews from Yelp and Trip Advisor. For more information, view our Grand Opening Special information page, call TODAY TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 or contact us to schedule your class! Discounts apply to ALL Corvette Schools, Levels 1-3, Cadillac V-Series Academy, and Radical Racing Schools.

At Spring Mountain, we are dedicated to providing you with the most innovative and exciting programs and services available in the motorsports industry. Find out why a trip to Spring Mountain should be on the top of your list. Call us TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 to reserve your space in class TODAY!

We'll see you at the Track!


Massive Changes at the Facility

More Track + Faster Straights + Extreme G-Force Turns = More Heartbeats Per Minute

Not for the faint-of-heart. Check with your doctor before experiencing the ALL-NEW road course at Spring Mountain. After a momentous summer of development, we're unveiling the latest and greatest improvements to date for your driving pleasure this season. Check out the amenities in our NEW track expansion.

  • THE TRACK! The new 2.1-mile 40' wide track includes an 81' elevation change high-speed spiral with a high bank, a blind ascent and extreme G-force turns. The all new road course also features 4 fast new straights, ranging from 700 to 2,100 feet. Spring Mountain is now the longest track in North America, with over 6-miles of road course for your driving pleasure.
  • SKID PAD. More space for practicing your driving skills with our new 300x500 square foot Skid Pad.
  • CURBS. Beautiful new curbs with special features for safety and speed.
  • TRAINING & EVENT CENTER. The new multi-purpose, 7200 square foot Deluxe Training and Event Center is ready for our first Performance Driving Classes of the season.
  • NEW ENTRANCE! A brand new entrance to the newest section of the track is paved and ready for entry off Highway 160.
  • GARAGES. The 14-bay garage building with Air Conditioning is nearly sold out.
  • CONTROL TOWER. The viewing/control tower for the new track extension is nearly complete.
  • RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL LOTS. Development is continuing on the residential and commercial lots with grading later this winter. Plans include the construction of Hotels, Restaurants, Gas Stations and more.
  • THE LAKE! Plans are being finalized for an 8-acre, 10-foot deep lake for Paddle-boarding and Jetpack operations, complete with white sand and cabanas.

Experience the all-new 2.1-mile track throughthis video link, both clockwise and counter-clockwise! Or, just visit us this season and see for yourself!


Corvette News - Stingray Dealer Training Program

Spring Mountain Chosen to host Corvette Dealers from across the US

We are happy to announce that http://www.springmountainmotorsports.com/ is the host of the Official 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Dealer Sales Academy. Only the most successful Chevrolet dealers across the country, meeting strict criteria for allocation of the hot new C7's, will be selling the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Stingray when sales begin later this year. The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe will be shipped to eligible dealers in the third quarter and record sales are projected.

The Sales Academy is an extensive 1 ½-day training program, and before the Dealers can sell the highly sought-after Corvette they must first designate specialists in Stingray Sales and Service to attend the course at our facility. The program will run at Spring Mountain until March 2014.

As The Official High Performance Driving School of Chevrolet, our own Ron Fellows Performance Driving Schools have begun the fall season with classes held in the newly completed Training Center.

Corvette Funfest!

We are proud to be the Official Driving School sponsor of the 20th Annual Corvette Funfest. The 4-day event, September 19-22, will be held at Mid America Motorwork's Corporate Campus in Effingham, IL. Funfest is the world's largest Corvette party with a Fun Run road tour, a Downtown party, charity events, Celebrity choice judging, Saturday night entertainment and more! Please join us at our booth and register to WIN a Level 1, 2-day Ron Fellows Performance Driving School Experience valued at $2,465.00! (Winner must be present at the Funfest Rock Concert on Saturday night to collect the prize.) Come say hello to Spring Mountain staff members Shelley Mansholt, VP Marketing, Donna Hammontree, Sales Associate, and Todd Joyce, Professional Driving Instructor, and take advantage of our "Funfest Show Specials" on High Performance Driving programs.


Radical News

European Tour, New RXC and NARRA Champions

Spring Mountain CEO John Morris, and Ken Melgoza, Club Spring Mountain Radical Cup SR8 Champion for 2012, visited Radical Motorsport in England this month for a tour of the facility and an introduction to European racing. Radical has been working on their latest masterpiece, the Le Mans-inspired road legal RXC. The RXC is a result of 3 1/2 years of design and development to create the world's most extreme road-legal coupe. Inspired by contemporary LMP design, the RXC brings a true taste of Le Mans to the road. Dramatically styled, high in performance but with low running costs, the RXC is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine, and capable of speeds up to 175 mph and 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds.

Radical's first ever closed-cockpit car made its debut at Europe's largest automotive expo, the Frankfurt Motor Show. The US debut of the road-legal RXC is coming soon as members of Club Spring Mountain have ordered the RXC for delivery to the facility this fall. Radical expects to build up to 50 RXC vehicles per year.

During his visit Morris tested the hot new Radical RXC in the rolling hills of the Ardennes on the beautiful and historic race circuit. The verdict is in, and Morris declares "It's a winner! I predict we'll be seeing many of our Club Members and friends driving RXC's on the road and at the track."

As Champion of last year's Radical Cup, Melgoza won a chance to race at the world-famous Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. Club Spring Mountain members John Falb and Bruce Jones also raced in the European contest.

NARRA News - 2013 Radical Cup Champions

The 2013 Radical Cup champions have been crowned, and we're proud of Club Spring Mountain members Gerhard Watzinger and Tony Bullock, who clinched their class championships in style after each stormed to victory during Sunday's season finale at our sister track, Monticello Motor Club. Also on the podium were Club members Jim Booth (SR8), George Kurtz (SR3), Adam Merzon (SR8) and John Falb (SR3). Narrowly missing the podium in the exciting contest and running a very close 4th was "Superman" Mark Allan.

As champions, Watzinger (SR8) and Bullock (SR3) will each receive a race in the Radical Cup Euroseries next year. As he collected the most points of any driver in either class, Watzinger has also won a chance to test a 200mph+ capable Le Mans prototype (LMP2) car.

View the entire NARRA race report.

Spring Mountain's Radical Division, Radical West, provides sales, service and support of the fastest, most reliable and safest production race car in the nation. As the world's largest Radical distributor we provide factory authorized support that is second to none, and with Radical's official engine builder, Powertec, right on site, we'll keep your Radical running strong. Try out a Radical for yourself in our Radical Race School at a discount all season! Call TODAY TOLL FREE 800.391.6891 or contact us to schedule your class.


Thank You for your Support!

At Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, we sincerely appreciate your business and support. Your enthusiasm and participation has made our progress possible. On behalf of the management and staff, we THANK YOU for reading the latest Edition of the Spring Mountain e-News, and and look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events! For up-to-the minute information, "Like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Sunday, 30 June 2013 19:49

Club Spring Mountain Summer 2013 Hours

Member Summer Hours 2013

Effective July 1, 2013 until August 31, 2013, Members will have access to the assigned track on designated member days from 7:00am to 2:00pm.
The track will be shut down from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm each day for lunch.
If you have any questions feel free to contact; Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative:

Email: erik@racespringmountain.com
Office 800.391.6891 ext. 224
Cell 702-335-5450

Thursday, 06 June 2013 14:47

Club Spring Mountain News - June 2013

Club Race Weekend June 8-9

Members and guests will have a spectacular race weekend June 8-9, the last races before Summer break.

View Saturday Schedule
View Sunday Schedule

We've moved up the Race times on both days:

  • Miata Race 10:00 a.m.
  • Radical SR3/Unlimited Race 11:15 a.m.
  • Radical Rookie Race 12:00 p.m.

Members will run the full track both Thursday and Friday to prepare for the Races. Thursday and Sunday we'll run the Stewart "C" 2.9 mile track, and Friday and Saturday will be the Mansell "C" 3.4 mile track.

Friday Bracket Race - To entice more sports car drivers, we will be holding the bracket race on Friday afternoon. The bracket race will be open to all car classes. So come out early, practice, estimate your race lap times and participate in this exciting event. We need at least 6 drivers to run this race. Cars with slower lap times will start the race with a time advantage over faster cars so everyone has an equal chance to win the race!

Pool Party! Saturday afternoon just after the Races cool down and have more fun in the sun at the Pool Party with music, bar, Frozen Margaritas, and tubes and floats in the pool.

The Race Way Bistro at the Clubhouse is open nightly for your enjoyment. Chef Susan and her team will serve a complimentary continental breakfast each day, and price for lunch is $15 per person with pre-registration or $25 at the event, and Celebratory Dinner (view Special Menu) is $35 per person with pre-registration or $45 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.



Sunday Tire Raffle!
Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday Race.

Members who participate in both days' races are eligible.

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POWERTec America

Keep your Radical running strong by our talented on-site team at Powertec, Radical's official engine builder.

To sustain the pace, Manager/Chief Engineer Sean McGray has added a new engine builder, Bobby Blyton, to his staff who has more than 10 years of experience and trained with a former Indy Car owner.

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Spring Mountain's Dramatic Development Continues

Our General Contractor Russ Meads and his team at Double M Construction paved the first layer of asphalt of the 2,100 foot straightaway last week as part of the new 2.1 mile, 40-foot wide track addition, and we're getting closer to being the longest racetrack in North America at 6.1 miles!

Spring Mountain's vision to continue as one of the world's leading motorsports facilities is driven by the tremendous support and enthusiasm of our Club Members and Partners.

Along with the new Track Expansion, more dynamic development efforts at Spring Mountain include:

  • Skid Pad 300-foot by 500-foot (completed)
  • New Building 7,800-square-foot for Cadillac V-Series Academy and JetPack America
  • 14 new Garages west of the Clubhouse
  • Lake 8 acres and 10 feet deep
  • Development plans for up to 75 residential lots around the perimeter of the property line for future sale exclusive to Club Spring Mountain members. A tentative subdivision map to be recorded with Nye County later this year.
  • 28 acres planned for Commercial property at front of facility to include a Gas Station, Restaurant, Hotel, and more.

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June Club Member Weekends

June 15-16 Andretti 4-mile Track

Bring your entire family to celebrate Father's Day Weekend. Members and guests are invited to our Complimentary Father's Day Buffet Brunch on Sunday at the Race Way Bistro from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Moms' and the kids can have fun in our 40-foot Pool while Dad drives.

June 22-23 Mansell 3.4 mile Track

June 29-30Stewart 2.9 mile Track

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2013 Radical Cup Series Exciting Summer Races

Rounds 3-6 of the new 2013 Radical Cup USA professional traveling series sanctioned by the North American Road Racing Association (NARRA) will get underway this summer.

June 28-30 Mazda Laguna Seca
July 12-14 VIR Virginia
July 26-28 AutoBahn, IL
Sept 6-8 Monticello, NY

Congratulations to our own Club Members who are dominating the competition, and we wish them all the best in keeping up the momentum.

Radical West and PowerTec are on your team to provide optional track-side support to ensure every competitor gets the most out of their racing.

For up-to-the minute Radical Cup Race news, visit narraonline.com.

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Spa Escape

Reserve your relaxing 90 Minute Hot Stone Massage for only $125 with Tina Seavey, our licensed massage therapist.

She also offers Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue massages.

Gift Certificates are available, and with Father's Day ahead, you may treat the Dad in your life.

Call Tina to book your appointment, 775-513-9360.

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Milestones May Club Races

View 2013 Point Totals

Miata Race Series
Radical Race Series

Radical Race Weekend in May (View Photos) featured many firsts, with new Club Member Jim Booth, and our first time racers Terry Carlson and Collette Brawner.

Jim Booth ran hard with Randy Carpenter in the Radical Unlimited Division, and on Sunday, he kept up with the Series leaders to land him a spot on the podium in Third Place.

Terry Carlson had a tight race with fellow Rookie Driver Alain Derzie and passed him near the end to place Third.

After only two days of Radical private driving instruction, Collette Brawner ran a good clean race and finished in 6th, and she makes history as the FIRST female racer in a Radical Sponsored Race, with hopes more women will join her at upcoming races!

Troy Stevens Racing Specialties of Fairfield, CA, the leading U.S. maker of custom seats for all types of racing cars for more than 15 years, serviced many of our Club Members during our last race weekend. Contact Troy to have your seats customized at 707-372-7162.

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Thank You

Your Membership and business is greatly appreciated by our dedicated Staff and Management. See you at the Club!

Story ideas or suggestions for future Club E-News?
Please contact Editor Shelley Mansholt, shelley@racespringmountain.com

We welcome your ideas and are interested in your feedback on how our Spring Mountain staff continues to make your time more enjoyable. Please contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative:

Email: erik@racespringmountain.com
Office 800.391.6891 ext. 224
Cell 702-335-5450

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 18:58

Club Spring Mountain News - May 2013

Club Race Weekend May 18-19

Join the camaraderie of your fellow Members and enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather expected for three, wheel-to-wheel race weekend events...the Miata Series, Radical Series, and the Bracket Series.

View full schedule for Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 events.

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy the thrill of racing and compete in our adrenaline-charged private racing events, even for rookies, designed to be safe and friendly, with points and trophies awarded throughout the year.

View Current Point Totals for 2013 Miata Race Series and Radical Race Series.

Come early to practice and get exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to prep for the races. A Mandatory Driver's Meeting is set for 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Chef Susan shares her culinary expertise and will offer a special menu at the Race Bistro for the weekend festivities and a celebratory Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night at 5:30 pm.

After Sunday Race -- Racers who participate in both days' events are eligible to win a set of Dunlop Tires! Last month Club Member Tony Bullock was the lucky winner of the Tire Raffle.

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Hot Stone Massage Special

Tina Seavey, our licensed massage therapist, invites Members and guests to enjoy a luxurious 90 minute Hot Stone Massage for only $125 for both May and June.

She's experienced in all techniques of massage, from Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, and more.

Gift Certificates are available for all Massage Services, so plan ahead and treat your loved one, friends or colleagues.

To reserve your appointment with Tina, reach her by cell 775-513-9360.

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Track Expansion Latest & Greatest

Spring Mountain is making tremendous progress on the major track expansion project, and when completed we'll reign as the longest track in North America with configuration of 6 total miles.

  • Grading of new 2.1 mile track addition is progressing beautifully
  • New 16-unit Condominium building, plus 20 more Garages just west of Clubhouse will start early June
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  • Skid Pad 300x500-feet completed
  • We'll break ground in June on new 7,800-square-foot Building dedicated to Cadillac V-Series Academy and JetPackAmerica.
  • "Thumbs Up" from Nye County Officials for up to 75 Residential Lots around the perimeter of the property line for future sale exclusive to Club Members. A tentative subdivision map should be recorded with the County in July.

Our vision for Spring Mountain to continue to be one of the world's leading motorsports facilities is driven by the tremendous support and enthusiasm of our Club Members.

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2013 US Radical Cup Series

Cheers to all of our Club Spring Mountain Members participating in the new 2013 Radical Cup USA professional traveling series sanctioned by the North American Road Racing Association (NARRA). Round 3 of 6 races total will get underway June 28-30 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, CA.

Our Members are dominating the competition, and we wish them all the best in keeping up the momentum and look forward to following the great progress the entire season!

Too, Radical West and Powertec are on your team to provide optional track-side support to ensure every competitor gets the most out of their racing.

For up-to-the minute Race news, visit narraonline.com.

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Save BIG to Corvette Driving School

Experience one of our high performance driving schools, or buy a gift certificate for family, or reward your business team and get one of the BEST deals of the year!

Adrenaline-charged 3-Day, Level 1 Driving Program to lap up to 250 miles of track time in our Corvettes, designed by Racing Legend Ron Fellows.
Only $3,000, savings of $695

  • June 1 - August 31, 2013 based on availability
  • Price includes 3-Night Stay track-side Condo (or receive $300 credit without condo.)

Info@racespringmountain.com

Call 800.391.6891
Re: "Summer Driving Special"

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Thank You

We welcome your ideas and are interested in your feedback on how our Spring Mountain staff continues to make your time more enjoyable. Please contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative:

email: erik@racespringmountain.com
Office 800.391.6891 ext. 224
Cell 702-335-5450

Your Membership and business is greatly appreciated by our dedicated Staff and Management. See you at the Club!

Monday, 15 April 2013 19:31

Club Spring Mountain News - April 2013

Alliance Membership at Autobahn Country Club

CSM Members can join our new Sister Club at a 50% Discount

Club Spring Mountain proudly announces a new addition to our family of motorsports enthusiasts. Our new Sister Club, Autobahn Country Club in Joliet is situated on 350 acres of gently rolling countryside just outside Chicago, Illinois. Autobahn is a road course racetrack featuring two challenging road circuits which may be combined to form a 3.56-mile 40-foot wide course with 22 turns. The two courses together create the second longest racing venue in the United States.

We are pleased to announce a Reciprocal Membership offer to current Club Spring Mountain members. As our Sister Club, you can join Autobahn Country Club as an Alliance Member at 50% off the current initiation fees. Autobahn Country Club members can also join Club Spring Mountain at a 50% discount.

Club Spring Mountain members with a residence (primary or secondary) within a 250-mile radius of Autobahn Country Club are not eligible for this offer.

As part of our alliance with Autobahn, the Radical Racing School will be offered at their facility in Joliet this summer. From July 20-25, three 2-day Radical Schools will be offered at Autobahn's facility. Autobahn's 1.5-mile North Race Circuit is the perfect course to let the Radical loose. With nine turns and a 1,200 ft straightaway, both car and driver will feel right at home. Autobahn's Pro Race Instruction Team will provide classroom and behind-the-wheel training, no matter your experience level. Each 2-day session is limited to between 6-10 participants.

The Radical Racing School in Joliet will culminate with a Radical Racing event at Autobahn's facility on July 27-28.

Autobahn Country Club is conveniently located one hour from downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport in a beautiful rural setting, with easy access to major expressways. The facility is located just ten minutes away from major hotels and restaurants.

For additional information about the Autobahn Alliance Membership, please contact Mike Weeks, VP Sales, at mike@racespringmountain.com, call the office at 800.391.6891 or Mike's cell phone at 949-235-7810.

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Club Members Finish Strong at Inaugural Radical Cup USA

From Press Release NARRA.com April 1, 2013

"The Radical Cup, America's newest sports car series, concluded its inaugural event in spectacular fashion on Sunday, March 31 at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah. Furious four-wide action turned into nose-to-tail racing lap after lap during Round 2 of the championship. Gerhard Watzinger and John Falb made series history, becoming the first ever back-to-back race winners, while Jay Torres gained his first podium.

With a race and another days running under their belts, it was no surprise to see new names near the top of timesheet for Sunday's qualifying session. Mark Allan (#36) bounced up the charts to be 4th fastest in SR3, and making the biggest impression, Jay Torres (#123) qualified 3rd in class after missing all of Saturday."

For all the details and race results, read the complete race recap.

View the photos of Radical Cup USA at Miller from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The second Radical Cup USA weekend was held April 12-14 at Road Atlanta, and once again our Club Spring Mountain members dominated the competition. We will report all the latest results in the next Club newsletter. For up-to-the minute news in the meantime, visit narraonline.com or mylaps.com.

View the photos from last Friday April 12 at Road Atlanta.

Congratulations to all of our Club members participating in the Radical Cup traveling series this year. We are looking forward to following your progress this season.

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Latest News on the Track Expansion Project

Moving Right Along on Track, Lake and Residential Lots

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is happy to report that steady progress is being made on the track expansion project at the facility. The grading of the track is moving along as scheduled and Russ Meads, General Contractor reports that paving of the new paddock begins this week, along with additional grading.

The bowl is now taking shape and the hill is visible by car and by air. A 78' drop has been shaped and you can see the sensation starting to form as you come off a sharp right hander and head down into the bowl at extremely high speeds to climb right out and twist back onto the fast and smooth 40' wide track.

Grading and forming of the rest of the track will begin at the end of the week along with grading of the beginnings of the lake. Spring Mountain representatives met with Nye County officials last week and submitted a map to include 75 large residential lots to be placed around the perimeter of the property line with expansive views of the facility, the Spring Mountains, sunsets and the 8-acre lake. Plans for the models will be released shortly, and we are expecting a tentative subdivision map to be recorded with the County in July 2013.

The project guarantees more extended road course variations with the longest configuration at 6.1 miles, making Spring Mountain the longest track in the country and second longest in the world.

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Club Race Weekend - April 20-21

Warm and Sunny Weather expected this Race Weekend

Join us for the first race weekend of the spring season to enjoy some exciting race events....the Miata Series and the Radical Series to be held on April 20-21. The weather is expected to be sunny and in the low 80s - perfect for racing and for spectators - so make your plans today to be here for all the fun. Come to the Club early to practice for the competition to enjoy exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to practice for the big race.

We are expecting a large field of Miatas and Radicals at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to keep up the momentum! Please note that there will be two separate Radical races this month. The SR3 and Unlimited classes will race together and the Rookie class will race separately at a later time.

Please mark your calendars to attend this Club race event, which will include a mandatory Driver's meeting at 8:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday. Again this month, immediately after the Driver's meeting a special 25-minute 50 mph maximum orientation-style lapping session (flashers required) will be held to become familiar with the track configuration. The Orientation session will be followed by back-to-back run sessions all day, a Miata and a Radical race on Saturday and Sunday, plus open lapping sessions and a tire scrubbing session on Saturday afternoon. Please note that speed restrictions will be imposed at the tire scrub session on Saturday, with a 3 grid penalty assessed if speed restrictions are exceeded.

Chef Susan has a delicious menu planned for the weekend festivities and a celebratory Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, April 20. On Saturday the 2.9-mile Stewart course will be in use, and on Sunday we will run the 3.4-mile Mansell course. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $25.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $45.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

View the schedule for Saturday and Sunday's events.


Mandatory SCCA Seminar.
Please note that this Friday, April 19, 2013, prior to the race weekend we will be holding an SCCA licensing seminar for all racers who do not currently hold or have ever held a racing license.

If you have not already done so, we are asking all racers to bring a copy of their racing license to the track. We will keep a copy of your license on record. According to our rules one of the eligibility requirements to race in the series is that a driver "Hold or have held (within the last 5 years) a regional level or higher racing license from an approved accredited organization such as SCCA, NASA, etc OR can show proof of completion of a racing program from an accredited racing school".

Rick Malone, Head Driving Instructor, will be hosting the seminar and will give a one hour class Friday morning and another session in the afternoon (please contact us for exact times.) There will be no charge for the seminar and the program will be conducted again in May for those who are not able to attend this weekend. This is a great opportunity and we encourage all drivers to take advantage of these seminars. Completion of this seminar will satisfy the minimum requirements to race.

View the photos from last month's Club races here.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

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Summer Driving School Specials!

Great Deals on the 3-Day Ron Fellows Performance Driving Schools

Exhilarating & Fun 3-Day Level 1 Driving Program in current model Corvettes designed by Corvette Racing Legend Ron Fellows.

Lap 300 miles track time, 2-way radios, skid control, braking exercises,heel-toe downshifting & cornering techniques.

Only $3,000, savings of $695

* June 1 - August 31, 2013 based on availability
* Price includes 3-Night Stay track-side Club Spring Mountain Condo (or receive $300 credit without condo.)

For more information CALL TODAY Toll Free 800.391.6891 and ask for the "Summer Driving Special", or sign up online.

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Thanks for your Support

We are always interested in your feedback and appreciate your comments and suggestions on how we can make your time at Club Spring Mountain more enjoyable. For more news, photos and information about upcoming events, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached via email erik@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 224, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!

Sunday, 31 March 2013 18:47

Club Spring Mountain News - March 2013

Club Race Weekend - March 16-17

Beautiful Weather expected

Join us for the last race weekend of the winter season for to enjoy three big race events....the Miata Series, the Radical Series and the Bracket Races to be held on March 16-17. The weather is expected to be in the 80s - perfect for racing and for spectators - so make your plans today to be here for all the excitement. Come to the Club early to practice your skills for the competition as our valued members will enjoy exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to practice for the big race.

We are expecting a large field of Miatas, Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to keep up the momentum! The Bracket-style race for Sports cars and Radicals will be held on Saturday (depending on participation.). Slower cars and drivers will start the race with a time advantage over faster and more experienced drivers, so everyone has an equal chance to win the contest.

View the current points totals.

Let us know right away if you can attend this event, which will include a mandatory Driver's meeting at 8:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday. Please note immediately after the Driver's meeting a special 25-minute 50 mph maximum orientation-style lapping session will be held so our members can become familiar with the track configuration. The Orientation session will be followed by back-to-back run sessions all day, a Miata, Radical and Bracket-style race on Saturday and a Miata and Radical race on Sunday. Chef Susan DeLisle has a delicious menu planned for the weekend festivities and a celebratory Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, February 16.

For Thursday's practice day we will run the Lauda 2.6-mile course, on Friday and Saturday the 3.6-mile Fittipaldi course will be open, and on Sunday the 3-mile Stewart course will be in use. All three tracks are running Option "C", which includes the bus stop and the front loop. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $25.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $45.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

View the schedule for Saturday and Sunday's events.

Mandatory SCCA Seminar. Please note that this Friday, March 15, prior to the race weekend we will be holding an SCCA licensing seminar for all racers that do not currently hold or have ever held a racing license.

Starting this race weekend we are asking all racers to bring to the track a copy of their racing license. We will keep a copy of your license on record. According to our rules one of the eligibility requirements to race in the series is that a driver "Hold or have held (within the last 5 years) a regional level or higher racing license from an approved accredited organization such as SCCA, NASA, etc OR can show proof of completion of a racing program from an accredited racing school"

Rick Malone, Head Driving Instructor, will be hosting the seminar and will give a one hour class Friday morning and another session in the afternoon (please contact us for exact times.) There will be no charge for the seminar and the program will be conducted again in April and May for those who are not able to attend this weekend. This is a great opportunity and we encourage all drivers to take advantage of these seminars. Completion of this seminar will satisfy the minimum requirements to race.

View the photos from last month's Club races here.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

For more information about the Club Race weekend, please feel free to contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 224, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

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Sector111 Holds Ariel Atom Race

2nd Race in Series Held Last Weekend

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Shinoo Mapleton of Sector 111, one of our Club Members, held their second race of the Winter Race Series last weekend at Club Spring Mountain. Check out all the fun in the video!

Sector111 is available to all Club Spring Mountain Members with Sports Cars who require maintenance on their vehicles. The market leader in lightweight Sports Cars, Sector111 has a satellite race shop at Spring Mountain in the stand-alone building adjacent to the Upper Paddock track entrance. Although Sector111 specializes in Lotus, Ariel & BAC, they are happy to provide service and support on all types of Sports cars at Club Spring Mountain. Sector111 can provide complete needs of the sports car owners, including service, track set up and upgrades. Also the firm can provide upgrades for street cars - especially high end cars that you use daily and want to make more unique. Sector111 can pick up your car from your garage and service it at their on-site shop so it is ready for your next track event.

Please contact Sector111 directly - they are open by appointment for any work that you need. Shinoo can be reached by email Shinoo@sector111.com or by phone (951) 296-6762 x201 or (951) 551-0900 cell.

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Track Expansion Project News

We are happy to report that great progress is being made on the track expansion project at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club facility this month. The initial rough grade of the 2.1-mile road course has been completed, and bulldozers are constructing a mountain with an 8-10% banked bowl and a drop of nearly 100 feet for racers and track enthusiasts to experience.

The project guarantees more extended road course variations with the longest configuration at 6.1 miles, making Spring Mountain the longest track in the country and second longest in the world. Russ Meads, General Contractor reports there will be a total of 11064 feet of track added at 40 feet wide and 464,160 square feet of new track surface. With the 300' x 500' skid pad a total of 614,160 square feet of new asphalt will be added to the facility. The new track extension will be 40 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide more grip and a smooth surface.

Along with the grading of the track, 57 large (approximately 110' x 100') residential lots, many with expansive views of the facility, mountains, sunsets and 8-acre lake, have been designated for future sale at the perimeter of the property line. We are expecting a tentative subdivision map to be recorded with the County in July.

Plans are also in place for the 30-acre commercial property in front of the facility to include a Gas Station, various restaurants, a hotel and more.

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Track Configuration Survey Results

Last month we sent an online survey where you ranked your favorite track configurations in order of preference, and we appreciate your participation. Your answers helped us determine which tracks to run on member track days in the future.

The results are in! Your favorite track configurations, in order of preference, are:

1) Fittipaldi 3.6 mile
2) Andretti 4.0 mile
3) Mansell 3.4 mile
4) Stewart 2.9 mile
5) Lauda 2.6 mile
6) Senna 2.56 mile
7) Fangio 2.4 mile
8) Moss 2.4 mile
9) Villenueve 2.4 mile
10) Roseberg 1.9 mile

Thank you for participating in your survey. Your opinions are important to us, and we value your business.

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Thanks for your Support

We are always interested in your feedback and appreciate your comments and suggestions on how we can make your time at Club Spring Mountain more enjoyable. For up-to-the-minute news, photos and information about upcoming events, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 224, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!

Major Track Expansion Project

Spring Mountain to have longest track in the U.S.

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club embarked on a massive expansion project last month, including over 2 miles of new track surface, a 150,000 square foot skid-pad, a multi-purpose building for Cadillac school operations, a sewer and water plant and more.

The track expansion is located on a new 120-acre parcel acquired last year, and can be run separately or as part of the existing road course. John Morris, Owner and CEO, states "This project has been years in the planning stages, and we are thrilled it's finally under way. Between two new high-speed long corners with positive banking, plus an intense bowl banked at 8-10% with a drop of nearly 100 feet, our clients, students and club members are going to love driving the new challenging and exciting track configurations."

The project guarantees more extended road course variations with the longest configuration at 6.1 miles, making Spring Mountain the longest track in the country and second longest in the world. Russ Meads, General Contractor reports there will be a total of 11,064 feet of track added at 40 feet wide and 464,160 square feet of new track surface. With the 300' x 500' skid pad a total of 614,160 square feet of new asphalt will be added to the facility. The new track extension will be 40 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide more grip and a smooth surface.

"Slow and steady wins the race." The track expansion project, originally set to begin last year, was delayed by strict governmental regulations to protect the desert tortoise. The tortoise permit was finally received from the U.S Department of Fish & Wildlife, clearing the way for improvements on the 120-acre parcel adjacent to the track acquired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM.) Construction on the tortoise fence is complete, and grading has begun, after clearing the land of any remaining tortoises. The rough clearing of the track will be completed within the first week, noticeable from the air, and ready for tours within the month. Changes will be completed this Spring.

Plans are in place for subdividing a portion of the facility into residential lots this summer, and we will keep you apprised of further developments. In addition a tentative subdivision map is being prepared for the commercial property in front of the facility to include a Gas Station, restaurants, a hotel and more.

Our progress is only possible with your support and enthusiasm, and we thank you sincerely for your business through the years. We're looking forward to serving you now and in the future as Spring Mountain continues to grow and develop into the finest motorsports facility in the world.

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First Cadillac V-Series Academy Classes

Test Your Limits in one of our Stunning New Cadillacs

We held the first official Cadillac V-Series Academy last month, and this is a unique opportunity to put the race-inspired Cadillac CTS-V through its paces. The course, designed by legendary race car driver Ron Fellows, will teach you the skills you need to get every ounce of performance out of these phenomenal vehicles. Visual scanning, threshold braking, corner preparation and car control are just some of the skills you will learn. And with extensive track time, you will have ample opportunity to practice and perfect these new skills. The Cadillac V-Series Academy has one and two day programs to fit every driver's schedule.

Read last month's Men's Journal article about the experience.

Sign up for some fun at the Cadillac V-Series Academy! Call us today TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 to register for your class, or contact us.

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New Transporter Acquired for Radical Cup Series

Traveling Radical Cup Series Announced

Radical West, USA, the #1 Radical Extreme Sports Car Dealer in the World, recently announced the acquisition of a 4-vehicle transporter, complete with crew sleeping facilities, transportation for 4 vehicles, 44 tires, plus tools and spare engine parts. Our traveling race team will provide complete food, beverage and hospitality services for racers and their support crew, including a full-sized awning and comfortable padded flooring.

The transporter will be used to move Radicals across the country for the 2013 Radical Cup Series. The 2013 Radical Cup Series is a professional support series that will be sanctioned by NORTH AMERICAN ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (NARRA), one of the most respected race series sanctioning and management bodies best known for their SRT Viper Cup and USGTC Series. The Radical Cup is open to all Radical SR3 and SR8 owners who have prior racing experience and hold a current racing license with SCCA, NASA, IMSA, FIA or Grand-Am. (The Chief Steward may also approve drivers with club racing experience in a Radical.) A handful of arrive-and-drive options in an SR3 and SR8 - offered through Radical West - are also available.

The six round championship will take place at top racing circuits in North America (Miller Motorsports Park, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, VIR, AutoBahn and Monticello), and Radical West and Powertec will provide optional track-side support at each round to ensure every competitor gets the most out their racing. Both racing classes - SR3 and SR8 - will run simultaneously.

Experience the excitement of wheel-to-wheel competition in the Radical Cup! For additional information, please contact Simon Shepard at simon@radicalwest.com or refer to the online information package.

Radical's unique range of sports cars cater to a wide range of drivers, from the novice track day drivers who simply want a car that is fast, fun and safe, to the seasoned professional. Visit our showroom today to view the new Radical cars, or work with one of our consultants who can assist you with ordering a Radical from the factory, custom built to your own specifications. Call TODAY TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 or Contact Us.

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Chevrolet News

Sleek New Models and Contest Winners

2014 Stingray Unveiled

The hot new 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray was revealed on January 13 at the Detroit Auto Show, and a month later the car made its debut in Canada. Hosting the Stingray's Canadian reveal was Kevin Williams, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada, and Corvette Racing legend Ron Fellows.

At the event, Ron was asked how the new C7 stacks up against previous generations of Corvettes, and he reported "The New C7 Stingray is a fantastic extension of the years we've been in racing full time with the Corvette, which began in 1999. The C6 generation was a spectacular generation of Corvettes, where you saw an incredible amount of upgrades in connection with the race program. This is the culmination of a lot of passionate engineers and racers, and we're all as racers drooling over the C7." It looks like GM has got a winner with their latest model. Watch Ron's interview with Wheels.ca editor Norris McDonald.

Two styles of the C7 will be available when the car reaches dealerships in late summer: a base C7 called Stingray and a higher-performance Z51. Both C7 styles are built on a new all-aluminum chassis, a major switch from the C6, where the lighter aluminum chassis was the exclusive domain of the more expensive Z06 and ZR1 variants.

To see the C7 for yourself, check out the new fleet of sexy Stingrays arriving at Spring Mountain in the early fall for the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School!

Facebook Contest Winners Visit Spring Mountain

To celebrate the Corvette Facebook page reaching 1 million fans, Chevrolet asked Corvette enthusiasts to submit stories of their favorite Corvette moments for a chance to win a trip to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain. After reviewing innumerable stories, five people were selected for a day of high-performance driving in the Nevada desert.

Contest winners Julia Roberts, Joseph Walker, Nick Guzman, Daniel Stopka, and Manny Masias had a memorable day and a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the Spring Mountain track, with classroom instruction and on-track driving programs with our talented instructors Rick Malone and Ricardo Apolinar. View the video of the contest winners on the track.

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Spring is in the Air at Spring Mountain

More Options for Fun in the Desert

Visit Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, a world-class destination for motorsports enthusiasts. We are fortunate to have an ideal desert climate of more than 300 days of sunshine every year, and we have ALL-NEW vehicles for you to try out on the track. For Corvette fans, we have a brand new fleet of Corvettes, Camaros and support vehicles for Ron Fellows Performance Driving School operations. If formula-style racing is more your style, try an extreme sports car from England in a Radical Racing School. Cadillac fans will enjoy our all-new Cadillac V-Series Academy. Our road course is faster and more exciting than ever, thanks to the latest 3/4-mile track extension completed last fall. The year ahead is filled with monumental developments, including a brand new 2-mile track surface, buildings for driving school operations, skid pads and more.

If you haven't been here lately, you may not recognize us! During your visit to our desert oasis you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations and five-star meals. Chef Susan DeLisle offers a delectable menu in our resort-style Clubhouse, and after class, relax in our Studio Condominiums, directly adjacent to the driving school. Call today to sign up for one of our exhilarating driving programs. Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day Corvette or Radical Racing School, or a Cadillac V-Series Academy course. We've got a price for every budget, and an ideal location near fabulous Las Vegas, so give us a call TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 to sign up today!

LOOKING FORWARD TO A YEAR FULL OF FUN AND ADVENTURE!

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Thank You for your Business!

At Spring Mountain, we are dedicated to providing you with the most innovative and exciting programs and services available in the motorsports industry. On behalf of the management and staff, we THANK YOU for reading the latest Edition of the Spring Mountain Motorsports News. We appreciate your business and support, and look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events!

Monday, 18 February 2013 17:51

Club Spring Mountain News - February 2013

Track Expansion Begins This Month

Watch us Grow Into the 2nd Longest Track in the World!

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is starting the New Year with a major expansion of the facility. We have received our long-awaited tortoise permit from the U.S Department of Fish & Wildlife, which gives us the clearance to improve the 120-acre parcel adjacent to the track acquired in May 2012 from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM.) With the new parcel, our total facility now includes 313 acres and the improvements have begun, thanks to the acquisition of private funding for the multi-million dollar project from Jeffrey Cheng, Charter Member of Club Spring Mountain, and Principal of JDJ Investments.

"Slow and steady wins the race." The track extension was initially set to begin last June; however strict regulations imposed by the government to protect the desert tortoise literally slowed down our pace to a crawl. We are committed to protecting the Desert Tortoise, the official reptile of the state of Nevada, which has recently become a threatened species. The population of the desert tortoise has declined by 90 percent since the 1980s, and they are protected from threat of extinction by Federal law.

Acquiring the Tortoise Permit allows us to begin work on the fence that will protect the reptiles from entering the property. Construction has already begun on the grading of the fence line and installation of the tortoise fence that will surround the perimeter of the property begins next week. After the construction of the barrier is complete the government biologist returns to clear the property for tortoises after which grading of the track will finally begin.

Our General Contractor, Russ Meads of Double M Construction reports we have acquired all of the County permits needed to move forward with the new 2-mile track extension, and grading will begin immediately after the area is cleared by the government biologist. The grading and prep operation is expected to last three months, and paving will be completed in six days. The new track extension will be 50 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide more grip and a smooth surface.

With this addition, we will be able to run more extended track variations with the longest configuration being nearly 6 miles in length, making Spring Mountain the second longest track in the world! You will be seeing the changes this spring along with new configurations for running certain portions of the track both clockwise and counter-clockwise.

Plans are in place for subdividing a portion of the facility into residential lots this summer, so stay tuned for more news and developments. In addition we are preparing a tentative subdivision map for the commercial property in front of the facility to include a Gas Station, various restaurants, a hotel and more.

Our vision for Spring Mountain to become one of the finest motorsports facilities in the world is becoming a reality, and we thank you sincerely for your support and enthusiasm which has made it all possible. We're looking forward to serving you now and in the future.

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We'll see you at the Club!

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Miata Series for 2013 begins in March

Join our Low-Cost and FUN Competition

The Club Spring Mountain Miata Race Series (CSMMRS) prepares to launch into its third year of racing on the weekend of February 16-17, 2013. The series is intended to provide Club Spring Mountain members an inexpensive race series whose sole focus is safe competitive wheel to wheel racing, driver development, and good sportsmanship.

The Series Highpoints:

* A 9 weekend (18 race) schedule that includes; Sprints, and Enduro. * A Series Championship based on the best 14 of 18 finishes, giving drivers flexibility with their schedules.
* Open to CSM Members only. Know who you are racing with.
* Low Cost. The series is only $325.00 to join and a $100.00 per event (that's both Saturday and Sunday) registration.
* Competitive inexpensive vehicles, all Miatas must meet specific rules to ensure close competitive racing.
* Self-governing, participants will provide series oversight. Simple 13/13 rules apply.
* No Experience? Not a problem. Spring Mountain can offer a SCCA certified race clinic.

For more information about the Mazda Miata series, please contact Tony Zito at (702 ) 521-9966 or by email at Blue996TT@gmail.com. Or call Erik Odegard, who be reached at 800.391.6891 ext. 224, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

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Club Race Weekend - February 16-17, 2013

Bring your Valentine to Cheer You On in the February Race

Join us this month for three big race events....the Miata Series, the Radical Series and the Bracket Races to be held on February 16-17, 2013. There's something for everyone - Radical, Miata or Sports Car fans, enjoy your fellow members and participate in all the excitement. Come early to perfect your driving skills for the competition as our valued members will enjoy exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to practice for the big race.

We are expecting a large field of Miatas, Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to keep up the momentum! The Bracket-style race for sports cars will be held on Saturday which includes ALL makes of Sports Cars, and will now include Sports Cars ONLY. Slower cars and drivers will start the race with a time advantage over faster and more experienced drivers, so everyone has an equal chance to win the contest.

View the latest Race Results and Points Totals.

Please mark your calendars to attend this big event, which will include a mandatory Driver's meeting at 8:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday. Directly after the meeting a special 25-minute 50 mph maximum orientation-style lapping session will be held so our members can become familiar with the track configuration in use. The Orientation session will be followed by back-to-back run sessions all day, a Miata, Radical and Bracket-style race on Saturday and a Miata and Radical race on Sunday. Chef Susan DeLisle has an enticing menu planned for the weekend festivities and a celebratory Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, February 16, 2013. A festive Fireworks Display for members and guests will be featured after the Clubhouse Dinner, courtesy of Red Apple Fireworks. On Saturday we will be running the 4.0-mile Andretti course, and on Sunday the 2.5-mile Fangio course will be in use. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $25.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $45.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

View the schedule for Saturday and Sunday's events.

A special thanks is extended to the hard working Club Spring Mountain Arrive & Drive crew....we had a large field of racers ever last month and we always appreciate their dedication.

Check out the photos from last month's Club races.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

Valentines' Weekend Ladies Massage Raffle. For Drivers' wives and significant others, on Sunday of the Club Race weekend we will be raffling off a relaxing 60-minute massage with Tina Edgerton, our Club Masseuse extraordinaire! The lucky winner will have her choice of a regular massage or a hot stone massage. Tina will relax your cares away with her magic touch. Contact us to schedule your treatment today!

Looking forward to racing with you!

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in your feedback and appreciate your comments and suggestions on how we can make your time at Club Spring Mountain more enjoyable. For up-to-the-minute news, photos and information about upcoming events, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 224, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 18:56

Club Spring Mountain News - January 2013

A New Year Begins at the Club

Looking back on 2012...A Year in Review

Happy New Year from Club Spring Mountain...your destination for high adrenaline fun in 2013! Reflecting on an exciting and memorable 2012, we closed the year with significant improvements to the facility and new services to our valued members. Highlights are listed below.

. A Major Expansion of our Administration Building was completed, including 1550 square feet of office space, more administrative offices, and additional mechanical lifts with 7 mechanical bays.

. A 3,000 square foot shade cover was constructed for race participants and Radical operations.

. The Winners' Podium was given a complete facelift with exciting new graphics for better photos for the race champions.

. The acquisition of a 120-acre parcel of property from the BLM was finalized in May 2012. With the addition of the new parcel, the total size of the facility is now 313 acres and is slated for future development.

. Sector 111 opened a satellite race shop at Spring Mountain to offer service and support to Club members, including service, track set-up and upgrades.

. The In-Car Flag Alert System was introduced, which alerts you immediately from Race Control as track conditions change, including the ability to communicate directly to you in your individual car, through your unique ID number.

. We introduced a partnership with a new "Sister Club," Monticello Motor Club, and offered the Radical 2-Day Driving Experience in the summer of 2012 in the beautiful Catskill region of Monticello, New York.

. In the fall of 2012 we laid an additional 127,000 square feet and 2040 tons of asphalt, resulting in a 3/4 mile track extension. Not only did we add new track, we also made changes to certain sections to improve safety for our drivers. The new track is composed of state-of-the-art asphalt material.

. Introduction of the ALL NEW Cadillac V-Series Academy, with a whole new fleet of Cadillac vehicles to try out on the track.

. Construction was completed on a full commercial kitchen, adjacent to the bar, and we now offer meal service for breakfast, lunch and dinner on select weekends with a gourmet menu changing per season developed by our new Executive Chef, Susan DeLisle.

It has been our pleasure to serve our valued Club members, and we look forward to welcoming a year filled with continued development, more activities, and many more reasons to visit the track for excitement this year.

Make your resolution to schedule more visits to Spring Mountain this year! In 2013 we are planning more events, more Club races and more amenities for all to experience. We're expecting another GREAT year and our membership continues to grow at a steady rate, thanks to referrals from our loyal and enthusiastic members (we appreciate your support!) This year we will create memories with members and friends old and new. More development is planned at the facility this year. The future looks bright for members of Club Spring Mountain, and we hope you will be joining us more often in 2013.

None of our progress would have been possible without your support and enthusiasm, and we thank you sincerely for your business through the years. We're looking forward to serving you now and in the future.

We'll see you at the Club!

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Club Race Weekend - January 26-27, 2013

Join us for the FIRST Big Race Weekend of the Season

It's time to celebrate the New Year at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. Join us to watch and/or participate in the first big race events of the year....the Radical Series and the Bracket Races will be held on January 26-27, 2013. There's something for everyone - Radical or Sports Car fans, come participate in all the excitement. Start your weekend early as once again this month our valued members will enjoy exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to practice for the big race.

We are expecting a great showing of Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers vying for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance for a brand new start in 2013! The Bracket-style race for sports cars will be held both Saturday and Sunday, which includes ALL makes of Sports Cars. Slower cars and drivers will start the race with a time advantage over faster and more experienced drivers, so everyone has an equal chance to win the contest.

Please mark your calendars to attend this big event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, and a special 50 mph Orientation Session at 8:30 am, for drivers to familiarize themselves with the track configuration in use. Race weekend features back-to-back run sessions all day, a Radical and Bracket-style race on both Saturday and Sunday, and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, January 26, 2012. On Saturday we will be running the 2.9-mile Stewart course, and on Sunday the 3.67-mile Fittipaldi course will be in use. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $25.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $45.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

Saturday Night Banquet. On Saturday night, January 26 you are invited to join your fellow members for celebratory Cocktails in the bar, followed by a sumptuous dinner prepared by our Executive Chef, Susan De.Lisle. View the Race Weekend Menu. **Please note the Club Restaurant is open nightly for dinner, so be sure to stop in while you're here and try out some of Chef Susan's culinary creations.

Club members are cordially invited to participate in the Radical and Bracket-style races. The cost for the Radical race weekend for members and guests is $450.00 per day, which includes race fees and full track support. View the complete schedule, including event rules, for the Saturday and Sunday races. Invite your friends and family to come out and be your cheerleaders in one of our many race-viewing venues at the facility. With consecutive 25-minute sessions in Race Car, Sports Car and Novice Groups, you'll have the time of your life as you compete with your fellow members at this fun and memorable race weekend.

Congratulations to the Race Series Champions of 2012! View the photos from December's Club race weekend.

Race Results are not available; however, continue checking the website for the final points totals, which will be posted soon. Make your plans for the upcoming year, and view the 2013 Race Schedule!

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Only members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

Celebrate the beginning of the 2013 race season with old and new friends, and enjoy the fun with fellow Club members. Be sure to RSVP to Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative, to reserve your space for all the weekend festivities. Erik can be reached by phone (702) 335-5450, TOLL FREE at the track 800.391.6891 ext. 241 or via email erik@racespringmountain.com. Looking forward to seeing you at the Club for these exciting events! Or, schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP Form.

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Radical News

Races, Online Forums and New Models!

Radical Cup 2013

The 2013 Radical Cup Series is a professional support series that will be sanctioned by NORTH AMERICAN ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (NARRA), one of the most respected race series sanctioning and management bodies best known for their SRT Viper Cup and USGTC Series. The Radical Cup is open to all Radical SR3 and SR8 owners who have prior racing experience and hold a current racing license with SCCA, NASA, IMSA, FIA or Grand-Am. (The Chief Steward may also approve drivers with club racing experience in a Radical.) A handful of arrive-and-drive options in an SR3 and SR8 - offered through Radical West - are also available

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The six round championship will take place at top racing circuits in North America (Miller Motorsports Park, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, VIR, AutoBahn and Monticello), and Radical West and Powertec will provide optional track-side support at each round to ensure every competitor gets the most out their racing. Both racing classes - SR3 and SR8 - will run simultaneously.

For additional information, please contact Simon Shepard at simon@radicalwest.com or refer to the online information package.

Introducing the NEW Radical Forum

Spring Mountain is proud to announce the new Radical Forum. The Radical Forum is an online community for Radical owners and all racing enthusiasts. You can now experience some of the fun and excitement you have at Club Spring Mountain between your visits to the track. The Radical Forum gives its members the opportunity to connect with friends, discuss your last race, share your experience and comment on your newest racing gadget. Radical ownership is not necessary to be a member, and we welcome racing enthusiasts from all over the world. So no matter what you drive, or want to drive, we want you to be part of the community!

To join the forum, simply click on the Radical Forum link and fill out the easy registration form. After your registration you will receive an Activation email. Click on the URL in the email and you're good to go.
We look forward to seeing you in the forum.

The New Radical RXC Unveiled

From across the pond, Radical Sportscars has revealed its eagerly awaited Le Mans-inspired road car, the Radical RXC (Extreme Coupe), featuring a heavily tuned mid-mounted 283kW Ford V6 engine.
Radical currently holds the production car lap record at the famous Nurburgring circuit with its Radical SR8, but alongside the RXC road car is a race variant ready for International GT and sports car competition that is sure to push production car boundaries further again.

The all-new Radical RXC is the result of three and a half years of development and is a clean-sheet design that is arguably the world's most extreme road-legal (at least in the UK) coupe. Radical Owner Phil Abbott described Radical's first-ever enclosed car, the new RXC as a 'milestone track and race car.' For more information about the Radical RXC, contact Simon Shepard via email at simon@racespringmountain.com. Or, refer to Radical's Twitter Feed for the latest updates on the RXC development process.

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Apparel Specials

Track Decals and Outerwear

Stephanie Apolinar reports that we now offer track map decals with 13 different track configuration styles available. The decals are offered in black or white and can be purchased in 2" or 4" sizes. 2" decals are only $3.00 and the 4" decals are only $5.00.

Winter Outerwear! Keep yourself and your loved ones warm while you out on the track. With the chilling temperatures outside you can still look fashionable in the many coats that are now available in the Apparel Center at Spring Mountain. Men's, Women's and Junior sizes are offered in a variety of styles and colors. One of our best sellers this season is the new women's double breasted coat, available in grey.

For more information about any of the Apparel Center offerings, please contact Stephanie Apolinar.

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Thanks for your Support

We are always interested in your feedback and appreciate your comments and suggestions on how we can make your time at Club Spring Mountain more enjoyable. For more news, photos and information about upcoming events, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 224, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!

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