Club Spring Mountain News - February 2021

Club Spring Mountain News - February 2021

Heart Pounding Excitement

Another Day in Paradise at the Club

01 snowWarm winter greetings from Club Spring Mountain, a desert paradise for adrenaline pursuits and leisure activities for you and your loved ones. “Everyday life at the Club” includes racing cars, exotic vehicles, communing at the Clubhouse, desert evenings at the fire pit, off-road adventures and more. Normally we boast about Spring Mountain's "sunny skies all year-round," but last month brought a few rare snow days, making conditions on the track more exciting, providing wintry photo opportunities, and making the Clubhouse atmosphere even cozier.

02 valentinesdayBring your loved ones to celebrate Valentine's month with Club racing and fun activities for friends and family. There's something for everyone here! Don’t miss this weekend’s Club Races on February 12-14 where you can compete for points and bragging rights with your fellow members on the Stewart “B" 2.97-mile road course.

03 storeShow your Valentine how much you care with beautifully designed logo items from the Club! Stop by the Welcome Center during your visit and ask Melaney and her staff to show you all the latest Country Club merchandise in stock now. Offering a wide selection of logo items from clothing, jackets, hats, water bottles, sunglasses, blankets and more, we've got everything you need to shower your loved ones with one-of-a-kind mementos from the Club. As a valued Club Spring Mountain member you are entitled to a 15% discount (for Charter Members) or a 20% discount (for Corporate Members.) And, you can forget your wallet...credit cards are not necessary – simply add any purchases to your Club account!

04 rsvpA huge welcome to our latest Club Spring Mountain members: Robert Roman, Dylan Northern, Brian Macey, Todd Trimble and Tina Trimble to the Club. Looking forward to seeing our new members around the Clubhouse and on the track. Read more about Dylan Northern below in the new member profile.

We love seeing our members have fun with their families and friends, and we’re looking forward to your next visit. Please note our new RSVP protocol: Our exclusive MEMBER ONLY APP can be used to RSVP for your visit, check live timing and race schedules, stay updated on series points, and more. In the future, all RSVP’s from Club members must be sent through the app. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth McGee, Membership Director.

Facility Update

Progress on Homes in Spring Mountain Estates

05 propertyAt Spring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development at the facility with 80 home and mixed-use lots, more members are embracing the Club lifestyle and building their homes at the track.

Russ Meads from Double M Construction reports that both Jim and Steve Wulfensteins’ homes are finishing up next week and they will soon be new residents of the Estates. The crew is close to completion on Phase 1 of Lot 62 and will be starting Phase 2 within the next couple of weeks. Russ is also working on designs for three new projects in the Estates, so we should be seeing more construction around the track in the next few months.

Estate ownership offers members instant access to all of the amenities offered at the facility, just minutes from your front door. To own your own parcel in Spring Mountain Estates, contact Mike Weeks, VP Sales, via email mike@racespringmountain.com or by phone at 949-235-7810.

New Radical SR-10

Members Weigh-In on Radical’s Trackday Sensation

06 videoThe results are overwhelming: members are amazed by the latest addition to Radical’s fleet of sports racing cars which is now a best-seller at Spring Mountain. Recently Club members were invited to sample the latest phenomenon in sports car racing and driving - the new, acclaimed Radical SR10. “Hands down the best race car I’ve ever driven” “Such a blast!” "This car has guts!" “Remarkable machine” and “Can’t wait to own this car” were some of the responses from our members after their test drive. Watch the video, filmed at the SR10 North American launch event, held at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club.

07 radicalRadical's new turbocharged flagship scored 'Five Stars' in a review by CAR Magazine. In the article, entitled ‘Track Day Weapon,’ author Adam Binnie states “the car leaps from one corner exit to the next braking point with no discernible transition. It’s more teleportation than driving.”

Spring Mountain Racing provides sales, service and racing events for Radical and Wolf Racing Cars. We are a full stop shop for all your racing needs from Sales, Service, Parts and Engine work. For more information about the SR-10, contact Sean McGray at 702-420-3317.

New Member Profile

From C8 Student to Club Member: Meet Dylan Northern

08 newmemberDylan Northern, from Mesa, Arizona, joined our ranks after attending a C8 Corvette school during last month’s race weekend. He didn’t waste time signing up, noting “The Corvette school was awesome, and I had much more fun on the track than even I expected to. Now I want to be here as much as possible and membership seemed like the perfect answer.”

The C8 owner’s school was Dylan’s first experience with organized motorsports, but he’s been building wild cars since he was 16. His favorite projects have been the Miata go-kart and the Cummins swapped Datsun 280z. Currently, he’s working on an exo-caged off-road C5 Corvette with a potato cannon turret mounted on back!

The owner of a food truck fabrication shop in Mesa, DTN Custom Food Trucks, Dylan’s company designs and builds commercial kitchens in vans to serve the booming food truck industry.

Dylan is jump-starting his membership with personalized instruction to build his skills on the track. He is looking forward to the track expansion and the upcoming Casino opening. We are looking forward to seeing Dylan around the Club, and if anyone spots a C5 Corvette with a turret, give Dylan a wave!

Member News

Members Race Across the Country and Around the World

09 marinacircuitCongratulations to Club Members Gerhard Watzinger and Gregg Gorski, who, along with their teammate Leipert Motorsport, were in it for the long haul in the Middle East last month. First, the team won their class at the 24 Hours of Dubai, then went on to Abu Dhabi to win an impressive 2nd place overall among all the GT3’s.

Gerhard reflects on their experience. “We were the underdogs but the team did an outstanding job. What an unbelievable two weeks in the Middle East with a lot of travel obstacles.”

10 indy-alAlan “Indy Al” Miller and Mel Johnson, Club Members, participated in the Daytona IMSA Prototype Challenge on Saturday, January 23 in a 1:45 minute long race live-streamed on NBC. Mel Johnson drove the start and the first half and Indy Al brought the Blue Marble P320 across the finish line. View the promo video by Indy Al Miller.

If you have some exciting member news to report, please let us know and we will include it in the newsletter. Send your scoop to Jerra via email at jerra@racespringmountain.com.

Club Race Weekend – February 12-14

Join Your Fellow Members for Fun and Competition on the Stewart "B"

11 imsaThe Spring Mountain 2020-21 Race Series, presented by Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails, Dakine and Vertra, continues this month on the Stewart"B" 2.97-mile race course. Beautiful race conditions will prevail on the track with highs in the 60’s, lows in the 30’s and mostly sunny skies for February's event. Please be advised we are strictly adhering to our health and safety practices and limiting the number of people in the Clubhouse so pay close attention to the posted schedule while you are on the property as it is subject to change.

12 imsaYour weekend begins Thursday at 9:00 am with open track featuring Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Prototypes at the bottom of the hour. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. Again from 1:00-4:00 pm open track will be available with Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Protytypes at the bottom of the hour. The Bar opens at 4 pm with a limited menu served from 5-7 pm in the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse closes at 8 pm.

13 startFriday starts at 7:00 am with Race Day Registration and Tech Inspections, Mandatory Drivers meetings for Sports Cars at 7:30 am and Prototype (Radical and Wolf cars) at 7:50 am, followed by open sessions and qualifying for both categories. Track Maintenance is at 10:00 am, followed by Sports Car Time Attacks races, the Prototype Pregrid and the Prototype Race #1 at 11:30 am. The track will be closed from 12-1 (lunch will be served in the Clubhouse for Sports Car drivers from 11:30-12:15 pm and for Prototype drivers from 12:30 - 1:15 pm) with the Sports Cars W2W Race at 1:30 pm. At 2 pm, Track Maintenance and Pace Car Warm-up begins, followed by Prototype Pregrid and Prototype Race #2 at 2:45 pm. The track will be closed at 3:15 pm. The bar opens at 4 pm, Dinner will be served in the Clubhouse from 6:00-7:00 pm, and the Clubhouse closes at 8 pm.

14 supportSaturday's activities begin at 7:00 am with race day registration and tech inspections, followed by open sessions for Sports Car and Prototype categories. Track maintenance followed by the Sports Car Time Attacks races begin at 10:00 am, with track maintenance and Prototype pregrid at 11:10 am. The Prototype Race #3 starts at 11:30 am, with podium immediately following. The track will be closed from 12-12:50 pm, with lunch served from 11:30-12:15 pm for Sports Car drivers and from 12:30-1:15 pm for Prototype drivers. At 12:50 pm, the Sports Car W2W pregrid will be held followed by the Sports Car W2W race at 1:10 pm and podium immediately following. Beginning at 2:00 pm, 25-minute open sessions for Prototype and Sports Cars will be held until 4:00. The Bar opens at 2:00 pm.

15 raceSunday begins at 9:00 am with open track featuring Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Prototypes at the bottom of the hour. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. At 4:00 pm the track will be closed.

For specific details about race weekend activities, visit the Member App for race schedules.

16 racecarJanuary’s race weekend took place on the Andretti (B) 4.0-mile course with perfect weather. To kick off the new year, we had 15 Prototype and 15 Sports Car drivers on grid revved and ready to race! Read the RACE HIGHLIGHTS from January's race weekend, including race results and points standings, produced by our awesome Marketing team.

View the photos from January's race weekend by Rhea Miller.

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thanks for Your Support

17 familyWe 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 follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest developments.

Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Elizabeth McGee, Membership Director. Contact Elizabeth by email clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

We'll See You at the Club!