Club Spring Mountain News - February 2014

Club Spring Mountain News - February 2014

More Heartbeats Per Minute

Pamper your Valentine with spa treatments and customized gifts

Combine a facility that holds the record as the longest road course in the North America with resort-style amenities and an exceptional staff and you have the ultimate destination for discriminating motorsports enthusiasts - Club Spring Mountain. Offering a 01-stonemassagecomplete racing experience for you and fun for the whole family, you will find "The Club" to be the perfect place to stay and play. All the benefits of membership await your guests while you're on Massage service the track, including the fitness center, massage, putting green, pool and jacuzzi, racquetball, gun range, or simply enjoying some time with members and friends in the relaxing Club lounge. Exciting changes are popping up in the skyline at the facility as our first residential homes begin construction this month at Spring Mountain Estates.

Love is in the air this month....surprise your sweetheart this Valentine's weekend or just treat yourself to a relaxing massage by our lovely and talented therapist, Tina 02-valentineEdgerton. Relax and Gift baskets flowers Heart shaped for the festival days such as Valentine s Day New Year Birthday. rejuvenate your body and soul after a long day of racing. Members and guests rave about Tina's beautiful spirit and healing touch, so now is the time find out what everyone is so excited about! To celebrate Valentine's Day Tina is offering hot stone massages for the month of February at a special low price of only $95.00. Reserve your massage in advance so you're not disappointed on race weekend. Call Erik to schedule your massage NOW!

Pamper your special someone with a Valentine-themed gift basket by Executive Chef Susan DeLisle! Prices begin at $35.00 for a chocolate fantasy basket, or if nothing but the best will do, Susan will customize your offering to your heart's desire with flowers, wine and massage certificates. Allow us to create the perfect basket and deliver it to your room to surprise your Valentine. Call Susan DeLisle at 702-809-5737, or Erik Odegard at 702-335-5450 to place your order TODAY!

Club Race Weekend - Feb 15-16

Sunny Skies and High-Adrenaline Adventure expected for Race Weekend

Join us for another action-packed Club race weekend!03-January14Radicalstart-1The fun begins on Saturday with a 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, with a combined Miata/Lotus race on Sunday afternoon.

More flaggers and additional corner worker stations will be on hand for rule enforcement. This month we will run the Andretti "A" 3.9-mile road course on Saturday, and the Andretti "B" 4.0-mile configuration on Sunday. Your Thursday and Friday practice sessions will also be held on the Andretti track so you can hone your skills for the big race.

04-RadicalRookiePodiumJan2014Great news! The GM dealer program will not be held this weekend so rentals of our luxury-style loft condominiums can be arranged through Erik Odegard, Members Coordinator. Our condominiums feature all the comforts of a high-end hotel with a location that can't be beat, so invite your guests to stay and play with us all weekend and enjoy all the amenities we have to offer. Members will have full use of the Clubhouse beginning on Thursday through the weekend. Executive Chef Susan will be hosting member lunches on Thursday and Friday practice days in the Clubhouse.

Valentine's Dinner on February 14! On Friday night, 05-RookiePantsFebruary 14, Executive Chef Susan is offering a special Valentine's Day Menu in the Clubhouse that you can order from your table. We look forward to serving you and your special someone in an intimate restaurant setting.

Saturday night Banquet! Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and celebration 06-coupledinnerat the Club house on Saturday night, with a delicious menu by Executive Chef Susan. Throughout the race weekend, 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, and the latest points totals for the Miata Series.

View the photos from January's race weekend.

We look forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Member News

Falb & Slusher emerge victorious in a Radical contest at Sebring

The PBOC 6-Hour "Race into the Night" 07-RadicalsatSebringevent at Sebring International Raceway was a smashing success for Charter Members John Falb and Todd Slusher, winners by a lap and a half over a field of 40 cars. Some of the rivals on the Florida track may have been expecting an easy victory due the make-up of their teams and the power and speed of their cars; however Falb and Slusher's Radical SR-3 1500, driven to perfection and supported by an expert race team, proved to be more than the competitors bargained for. Going up against the likes of Praga and Ligier was no easy task, as both cars are known for their high straightaway speeds and massive downforce design with extreme cornering ability. At the end of the day it was all Radical.

08-RadicalcheckeredIntothenightLeading the charge and setting the pole was Falb, followed up by Falb's tremendous start of the race in leading the pack into turn one and beyond at the green flag. Battling the track for hours in off- and on-again rain, 3-hours of daylight followed by 3-hours of darkness made the race all that much more challenging as the rain continued falling into the night, only letting up in the last hour of the contest. As the team progressed through the grueling competition it was a constant battle to stay at the front of the pack, falling behind at times after pit stops and yellow flags seemed to come up when the team was making a charge. With 1.5 hours to go the team with Falb at the helm was able to recapture the lead and hold on to it from there; however, not without high drama. With only 40 minutes left in the race and Slusher at the wheel suddenly all headlights went out, save two small LED's on the hood. Luckily, the quick thinking of crew chief Jeff Shafer got Slusher the critical information needed to get the lights re-started after 10+ minutes of driving in the dark. Once the lights were working properly it was a mad dash to finish as the fast approaching Ligier and Praga could smell blood in the water. Fortunately it was Slusher taking the checkered flag well ahead of P2 with a lap and half to spare.

The team was ecstatic with the victory as 09-ToddJohnPodiumatSebring-1it was a first for all involved, and even sweeter for the Radical West crew who had astonished everyone by changing engines and transmissions in record-setting time in order to get the car race-ready earlier in the day. Falb and Slusher commended the team, saying "This was indeed an outstanding effort, and we send out a big thank you to the Spring Mountain Race Club, the incredible race crew, John Morris, Ari Straus and all the membership for their support and well wishes in the team's effort to bring home the victory!"

In Memoriam - Bob Durso

10-BobDursoWe regret to report the death of Club Spring Mountain Member Robert A. "Bob" Durso, 62, of Milton Mills, who passed on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Bob was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, April 3, 1951, and later lived in Kingston where he was a volunteer firefighter and paramedic. Bob served for a period of five years as a New Hampshire State Trooper. He had many interests, including racing his Corvettes, playing poker (he was a professional player) in Las Vegas and he enjoyed traveling in his motor coach in Alaska with his dogs Geno and Vinny. Bob's latest venture was owning and operating Jug Hill Stables in Milton Mills that brought him much enjoyment. Bob lived his life to the fullest and was a very generous man who will be missed by all who knew him.

Welcome Kylie Rae Allan! 11-KyleRaeAllan

We are happy to announce the arrival of Kylie Rae Allan, pictured here, born on December 29, 2013 (on her mother's birthday.) Kylie entered the world at 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20.5" long. The precious baby girl is looking beautiful and her proud parents, members Trevor Allan and Shari Oshima, are healthy, happy and thrilled to be first-time parents.

We look forward to seeing the new family at the Club very soon!

Construction Begins at Spring Mountain Estates

Experience the Club Lifestyle in our new Private Residential Community

We are happy to announce that the first 12-shootpoolareaprivate residential homes at the facility are now under construction, including the residence of CEO John Morris and Platinum Members Jeffrey Cheng and Dave & Daryl Struss. 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 by Nye County was granted last year, and development continues at full speed on parcel improvements.

Any membership 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 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.

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!