Club Spring Mountain News - May 2015

Club Spring Mountain News - May 2015

Lake Spring Mountain's Transformation

Enjoy our Resort-Style Lake with MORE Amenities being added this Season.

This season we have embarked on grand scale improvements at Lake Spring Mountain, our sparkling oasis for water sports such asTIKI BAR Rendering paddle boarding and water-propelled jet-packing. Landscape artists and construction workers are currently transforming the entire area to resemble a high-end resort, with colorful ground cover, palm trees, cabanas, fire-pits and Caribbean island-style white sand. The level of the water is rising each day as high-capacity pumps fill it from a nearby underground well. Soon the lake will look larger and more beautiful than ever.

TIKI BAR RenderingConstruction on the Aquatic center for Jetpack America operations and Paddle Board rentals is now underway, and we are happy to report that a fun and festive Tiki Bar will be built adjacent to the aquatic center with a wrap-around cocktail bar, sports center and Tahitian-style torches for social gatherings and events at the lake. The Tiki Bar will offer light fare such as BBQ sandwiches, snacks and specialty cocktails for sun- and fun-seeing members and guests. Improvements at the lake are expected to be completed in less than 60 days, which is perfect timing for summer parties and celebrations.

Next time you visit make it a point to stop by, schedule a thrilling water-propelled Jetpack ride and rent a paddleboard for great fun and exercise. Soon you will be sitting in a cabana or in the tiki bar relaxing, sunbathing, enjoying refreshments and watching all the action unfold at the lake. We look forward to seeing you there this summer!

Club Race Weekend - May 30-31

Come join the fun and competition this weekend!

Join us for another action-packed Club race event, with sunny skies and low 90's expected for the big event. We're hoping to have a03 Radical-club-race-crowd great turnout from members and guests with a full grid of contenders for trophies and bragging rights. If you haven't visited us for a while, you should come out to watch or participate in the "gentlemen-style" racing and see all the exciting new improvements.

Beginning on Saturday with a mandatory Drivers Meeting at 8:00 am, orientation laps at 50 mph maximum (flashers required) will start at 8:30. Directly after the Mazda-cars-in-Club-raceorientation, 25-minute run sessions (Radicals, Sports Cars and non-racers) will be held throughout the day, with three race categories including Radical Rookie, SR3/Unlimited Radical, and Miata/Lotus on the docket. The day ends with open lapping and a tire scrub session. Once again this month we will feature TWO separate Radical races...a rookie race and an SR3/Unlimited Contest. A combined Miata/Lotus Race will also be held on Saturday and Sunday.

This month's race weekend will feature the Mansell "C" 3.4-mile road course with sweeping curves and high-speed straights on both Saturday and Sunday. Prepare for the weekend of racing on Thursday and Friday on the N-S-W course so you can get ready for the competition.

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 the perfect trackside location, so invite your guests to stay with us on race weekend and enjoy all the amenities we have to offer.

Radical Race fees are $200.00 per day for members participating in the Radical Race, and a $250.00 track support fee per day.Flags-with-Radical-and-Mountains Please note that in order to provide sufficient race support staff on hand for the weekend we need your RSVP as soon as possible. Please contact Erik Odegard with the details of your stay. Erik will ensure you have accommodations for yourself and your guests, along with anything else you may require during your stay.

Saturday night Banquet! You and your guests are invited to join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and celebration at the Clubhouse on Saturday night, with a delicious menu by Executive Chef Susan. Throughout the 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. Read April's Race Recap, featuring podium photos, race results and highlights of the competition.

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

Spring Mountain's New Classic Fire Truck

Our latest acquisition stores 1600 gallons of water

Just in time for the summer season we have acquired a new Classic Fire Truck for emergency services at the facility. "Big Red" was Fire-Engineoriginally manufactured by Ford in 1979 and sold to EmergencyOne Company, who converted it into the full-service fire truck now serving you at Spring Mountain. We sincerely hope you will never require its services, but in case of emergency we are now better equipped to come to your rescue!

Some Fun Facts about Big Red:

  • Official Name: 1979 Ford C8000 Pumper #4032
  • Ford C8000 chassis
  • Pierce Suburban 1000 body with canopy cab
  • Caterpillar Diesel Engine
  • Holds 1600 gallons of water
  • Can produce 1000 gallons per minute with all pumps and hoses being utilized
  • 11 storage units throughout the exterior of truck
  • Has a master emergency light system
  • Has 3 siren sounds @ 10 different volume levels.
  • Is a registered Classic vehicle

Member News

Falb & Slusher Finish in the Top 5 at Monterey Grand Prix

Charter Members John Falb and Todd Slusher made their Tudor debut appearance last weekend at Laguna Seca's Monterey Grand Prix 2:40 minute race, sanctioned by IMSA. They drove the #16 BAR1 Motorsports - TOP1 Oil prototype, sponsored by Jet Suite andTodd-slusher-at-Monterey-Grand-PrixEdvisors.

John Falb comes with impressive credentials, from his start on motorcycles winning 5 third-place championships and completing 70 races; followed by winning the Radical Club championship two years in a row and the 2014 Radical Cup USA championship. Slusher-at-MontereyIn his first year of IMSA Prototype Lites competition he finished fourth overall with the Masters Championship. "Our plan was to run a clean race and give it our best. I think we did that." noted Falb. "The #16 Edvisors JetSuite car was dialed-in for race day and we had a great strategy going in," added John. "I'm pleased we were able to bring the car home in 5th. It was a great race and I can't wait for the opportunity to fight for a win!"

Todd Slusher, in his rookie year with no prior racing experience drove a Radical SR3 in the series and finished 2nd overall just missing first by a few points. He then began a series of endurance events such as the annual 25 Hours of Thunderhill where his team placed 1st in class and 3rd overall in a lineup of some 70 cars. After finishing 3rd overall in the Radical Cup it was the perfect time to go for a new series, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites series by IMSA. "Having this opportunity to race in the TUDOR United Sports Car Series in a PC car was not only amazing, it was the realization of a personal goal and dream," said Todd. "After having raced here a couple years ago in the Radical Cup, I knew someday I wanted to come back and experience the track again, I just had no idea it would be at this level or in a car of this magnitude."

Jeffrey Cheng's New Lamborghini Super Trofeo

Platinum member Jeffrey Cheng is the proud owner of the last remaining brand new Super Trofeo Gallardo race car in the world, Jeffrey-Chengs-New-Super-Trofeo-Gallardo-by-Brianbased on the Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 street car.The Super Trofeo North America series, similar to the Ferrari Challenge with cars running at exactly the same specifications, has been run in Europe for many years and just started in North America two years ago.

Jeffrey was at the Club last weekend with a few friends, running his new car with the Speed Ventures group. He plans to keep the car intact, noting "Since my Gallardo is the last remaining un-raced, un-crashed and in perfect new condition race car - I don't intend to race it. I will keep it strictly as a fun track day car. However, I do have interest in participating in the Super Trofeo series and may purchase a new Huracan Super Trofeo to race in the series. Fortunately the Lamborghini series is only six races per year so the commitment isn't substantial!"

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 theSunset lake 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!