Club Spring Mountain News - Oct 2016

Club Spring Mountain News - Oct 2016

Your Driver's Paradise Awaits

Experience the Clark Course this month!

01 clark courseNeed an adrenaline boost? Club Spring Mountain's lightning fast race configurations are guaranteed to increase your heart rate. At the October Club race you will drive on the 3.22-mile Clark course, the first time we have ever offered this exclusive pattern at a Club weekend. Don't miss your chance to try the driving configuration preferred by the illustrious Vintage Auto Racing Association for speed, agility and exhilaration.

Spring Mountain is the longest track in North America with over 6-miles of road course for your driving pleasure. Portions of the Clark configuration are 40' wide with an 81' elevation change, high-speed spiral with a high bank, a blind ascent and extreme G-force turns. Bring your A-game to the track and beat your own record October 14-16.

02 LSM jetpackSpring Mountain and other local businesses are featured in 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. Spring Mountain Instructors Jennie, Rico and Tommy, along with Jetpack America staff at Lake Spring Mountain were recently displaying their skills and charisma in a fun promotional video for the area. View the footage here.

03 phone appIf you haven't already downloaded your new Club Spring Mountain app, please check your email for an invitation from Grace Stickney. The Club SM app is a private source for use on your Apple and Android devices. Through the app, you will be able to contact key personnel with a click of a button, receive instant notifications, assess track maps, RSVP for your next visit and more. Invitations were sent out last week, so if you have not received one, please contact Grace and she will send it right away.

The crisp autumn 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 Grace Stickney, your new Club Coordinator, today to schedule your visit to the Club. Grace can be reached via email grace@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

Club Race Weekend - October 14-16

Perfect Fall Weather Expected for the race

04 flagsJoin us for another action-packed Club race weekend, with beautiful weather forecast for the big event. We're counting on a great turnout from members and guests with a full grid of contenders vying for points and year-end trophies on the exclusive 3.22-mile Clark race course used by VARA. If you haven't visited us for a while, you should come out to watch or participate in the "gentleman-style" racing and see all the exciting new improvements.

October's race weekend begins on Friday morning at 9 am with 30 minute run sessions for LSR and Sports car categories. Lunch is from 12-1 pm, followed by 30 minute run sessions for the rest of the day. Dinner in the Clubhouse will be served at 5:30 pm.

05 gorskiSaturday morning starts at 7:30 sharp with a Driver's meeting in the Clubhouse, followed by three 40-minute sessions for Miata, LSR and non-racers. The Miata race begins at 10:15 am and the LSR race will be at 11:25 am, followed by the Podium presentation for all classes. Lunch in the Clubhouse will be served at 12:05 pm and then you can take advantage of an open track for the rest of the afternoon with Dinner in the Clubhouse at 5:30 pm.

Sunday's race day begins at 8:00 am with 40-minute Miata Qualifying and LSR Qualifying, followed by a non racers session. After the mandatory drivers meetings and track maintenance, the Miata and LSR races will be held, followed by lunch and open track for the rest of the afternoon.

This month's race weekend will feature the 3.22-mile Clark road course with sweeping curves, technical turns and long, high-speed straights. Take advantage of the practice day on Thursday to prepare for the big competition.

06 lineup march2016Rentals of our luxury-style loft condominiums can be arranged through Grace Stickney, our lovely and efficient Club 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.

Race fees are $200 per day for members participating in the Light Sport Racer Race plus a $200 track support fee per day. Miata Racers: your race fee is $75 per day for members participating in the Miata Race. Remember that in order to provide sufficient race support staff on hand for the weekend we need your RSVP as soon as possible. Please contact Grace with the details of your visit. Grace will ensure you have accommodations for yourself and your guests, along with anything else you may require during your stay.

07 sm carFriday and Saturday night Banquets! Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and camaraderie at the Clubhouse on Friday and Saturday night, with a sumptuous menu by our Executive Chef Susan DeLisle. 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 specific information about race weekend, view the Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedule.

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

Member News

Radical Texas Cup and IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites

08 cota boysSix Club Spring Mountain race enthusiasts shipped their vehicles to Texas last weekend the Radical Texas Cup Race at the iconic Circuit of the Americas. COTA is the premier destination for world-class motorsports, set on 1,500 acres of rolling hills just outside downtown Austin. Members ran their Radicals on the 3.41-mile track designed to challenge the world's most exacting competitors.

Last weekend's contest at Circuit of the Americas was for the final Radical Cup Masters event of 2016. Open to all Radical drivers, this event was an opportunity to race against drivers from all over the continent.

09 gerhard radicalGerhard Watzinger completed his race season last weekend at Road Atlanta with a 2nd place in the Masters Class and and impressive overall 2nd place ranking in the Masters Championship in 2016. Gerhard runs in the Mazda Prototype Lites series presented by Cooper Tires. From Naples, Florida, Gerhard completed the race in the No.32 ONE Motorsports entry. It was his seventh podium finish of the season, which helped him earn the second position in final Lites 1 Masters standings.

Congratulations to Gerhard! As he claims, "it's better than a day in the office."

John Morris selected as Grand Marshal

Pahrump Fall Festival 2016 Parade

10 grand marshall johnSpring Mountain's CEO John Morris led the parade at the 2016 Pahrump Fall Festival on September 24 as Grand Marshal. Vernon Van Winkle, owner of Pahrump's KPVM Digital 46 Television station, was in charge of the event which was sponsored by the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce. The parade covered a distance of two miles and blocked traffic on busy Highway 160 on Saturday morning.

Van Winkle says the decision was obvious for the Grand Marshal selection. "I elected John as Grand Marshal because of all the contributions he's made to the community on a continuous basis and the future plans that he has."

John rode atop a 2016 Z51 Corvette Stingray with upgrades from the Chevrolet Performance line, including the T1 suspension, secondary radiator kit, Z06 aero/ground effects and Z06 Brembo brake package. Add the Michelin Pilot Sport GT Competition slick tires and this car is more than 4 seconds per lap faster than the standard Stingray. The parade car was driven by John's companion and personal assistant, Katy Murphy.

"JJ" Johnson is NASCAR Super Late Models Champion

Spring Mountain Instructor Claims Season Title in Las Vegas

11 lv motorspeedwayWe are proud of our own Justin "JJ" Johnson's big win last Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Win No. 6 of the season was good enough to secure a NASCAR Super Late Models season title for JJ, who finished 22 points ahead of six-time track champion Scott Gafforini in the final standings. The season title was JJ's third overall and first since a 2008 USLCI Thunder Cars championship.

"This is very, very special," said JJ, who won a USLCI Bandolero Outlaws title in 2000. "Ten years ago, we lost by one point, so this is good to come back and not only win it, but win by a good margin. This one means a lot."

Congratulations JJ! We look forward to following your exciting racing career. For more information about the race, read the full story.

Thanks 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 Grace Stickney, your Club Coordinator. Grace can be reached via email grace@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

We'll See You at the Club!