Club Spring Mountain News - Jan 2017

Club Spring Mountain News - Jan 2017

Welcome to 2017

Highlights of a Momentous Year

2017 New YearHappy New Year from all of us at Club Spring Mountain! We are looking forward to a new year filled with expansion and excitement. Reflecting on 2016, more developments at the facility along with new partnerships and amenities made your Club experience memorable.

Highlights of 2016 are listed below:

January, 2016 - The Italian racing phenomenon - the Wolf Race Car - made its debut on the track. Club members were among the first in the United States to see 6 Wolf cars in action in a race contest, with both the GB08cn 2-seater and the GB08sm 1-seater competing for points in the Light Sport Racer category. Spring Mountain is the Official North American Distributor for the Wolf Racing Car.

02 wolf carFebruary, 2016 - We were honored to host the Nevada Army National Guard, 186th Transportation Company training here at our facility, and Guard members had the opportunity to watch the Club race contests.

March, 2016 - NASCAR's Kurt Busch wrapped up the third race of the NASCAR season at Las Vegas, and took his Stewart-Hass pit crew out to Spring Mountain for a team building exercise with the Ron Fellows High Performance Driving School.

May, 2016 - Corvette Track Days were held to a sold-out crowd, with drivers enjoying 2 days to drive their Corvette at speed on one of the finest road courses in North America. Participants drove the 3.1 Mile configuration which is designed specifically to showcase the Corvette's impressive performance.

Hydro FestJune, 2016 - Lake Spring Mountain opened to the public for the summer season. The beach oasis offers white sand beaches, swimming, a Tiki bar, lakeside lounging areas with access to paddleboards, pedal boats, rafts, kayak and Jetpack rentals. The Hydro-Fest event attracted the best hydro-flyers in the world to the facility along with large crowds of spectators.

September, 2016 - Cadillac announced the Cadillac V-Performance Academy driving experience at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club. The two-day driver training program is included in the purchase of any of Cadillac's high-performance V-Series models: 2017 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan, 2017 ATS-V Coupe and 2017 Cadillac CTS-V sedan.

September, 2016 - Club Spring Mountain announces a private app for use on Apple and Android devices making communication with management and staff easier and more efficient. Through the app, members can contact key personnel with a click of a button, receive instant notifications, assess track maps, RSVP for visits and more.

Clark TrackOctober, 2016 - Members drove on the 3.22-mile Clark course, the first time we ever offered the driving configuration preferred by the illustrious Vintage Auto Racing Association. Spring Mountain and other local businesses were featured in the Town of Pahrump's recent advertising campaign. Pahrump, billed as the "True Nevada," in the heart of the desert, is the perfect location to experience the best of southern Nevada.

05 rico richie beijingNovember, 2016 - ACDelco - the original equipment (OE) maintenance and repair parts brand for Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles - and Spring Mountain announced a partnership to promote the unique benefits of OE parts. The partnership recognizes ACDelco as the official GM Original Equipment parts sponsor of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.

November, 2016 - Spring Mountain participated in the Gateway to NASCAR event in Beijing, China, at the High Valley Auto Park.

Looking ahead, 2017 will be even more exciting with continued improvements and big announcements to be revealed in the coming months. We salute YOU, our valued members, for without you our progress would not be possible. You have supported our vision and fueled our progress through the years, and we thank you sincerely for coming along for this exciting ride. You are part of the family, and we look forward to having more fun together in 2017!

Club Race Weekend - January 13-14

Don't miss the FIRST Club race weekend of 2017

Wolf Race WeekendPlease join us for January's action-packed Club race weekend! Now is your chance to get a head start on accumulating points for this year's championship.

The weekend begins Friday at 8:00 am with 25-minute run sessions for Sports Car and LSR categories, followed by qualifying sessions, mandatory Drivers meetings for Miata and LSR, and lunch in the clubhouse. The Miata, LSR and Lotus Races will be held after lunch with track maintenance between the contests followed by a Podium Presentation for all classes. The track will be open for all cars from 2:35 - 4:00 pm after the races.

John Morris and Prinz OliverPrinz Oliver's Celebration of Life - please join us for a celebration of the life of our beloved Prinz Oliver at 3:30 pm on Friday. The celebration will be held in the mountains above the track. Meet at the clubhouse at 3:30 to drive up the hill together.

Saturday's schedule begins at 8:00 am with qualifying sessions for Miata, LSR and Lotus and mandatory drivers meetings for Miata and LSR in the Administrative building. Miata RacingAfter a brief track maintenance session, the Miata and LSR Races will run followed by a podium presentation and lunch in the clubhouse. An open track session for all cars will be held from 1:00 - 1:25 pm with a Lotus Race and Podium presentation following, and open track from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

The Fittipaldi "A" 3.6-mile configuration will be run throughout the weekend and your Thursday practice session will be held on the same track so you can prepare for your race contests.

BanquetFriday Night Banquet! Please join us for an evening of cocktails and dinner at the Clubhouse on Friday night at 6:30 pm with a delicious menu brought to you by Executive Chef Susan DeLisle. 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 complete details about January's race weekend, refer to the Friday and Saturday race schedules.

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Miata and Light Sport Race Champions! We celebrated the successful completion of a year of racing at the year-end banquet on December 10th. View the photos of this fun event, with photography by Ken Melgoza.

Plan ahead for your visits to the track this year with the 2017 Race Schedule.

We look forward to seeing all of our members at the Club in the New Year!

Prinz Oliver Leopold von Anhalt, 1971-2016

Celebrate Prinz Oliver's Life with us January 15

Prinz Oliver MemorialSadly we must report that Charter Member Prinz Oliver died Christmas Day after a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. It's rare that anyone has the opportunity to be in the company of a real-life prince; however, Club members were fortunate to know and love Prinz Oliver. Our first glimpse of Oliver occurred 8-years ago as he made his entrance in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce complete with an armed bodyguard. With the looks and charisma of a celebrity, Oliver had an infectious smile, was charming, down-to-earth and passionate about life. Oliver fell in love with Spring Mountain and embraced the lifestyle with abandon, joining the Club, buying race cars, hiring coaches, renting garages and purchasing a home nearby.

Oliver lived life to the fullest and raced with all of his might, ending many contests on the podium driving his race car and later, his motorcycle. Everyone who knew Oliver has fond memories of how he touched their lives (along with some colorful stories.) Oliver approached the world with passion and when he was around life was simply more exciting. When Oliver was in the room our spirits were higher and our smiles brighter. We were devastated by Oliver's sudden passing, and extend our sympathy to the family and dear friends he left behind.

A celebration of the life of Prinz Oliver Leopold von Anhalt will be held Friday, January 13 at 3:30 pm in the mountains above the Club. Meet at the clubhouse at 3:30 to caravan to the site with fellow members. View the video tribute to Prince Oliver created by Todd Crutcher, Director of Marketing, Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club.

Thank You 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 Elizabeth McGhee, your personal Country Club Representative. Elizabeth can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!

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