10.10.2013

Club Spring Mountain News - October 2013

Club Spring Mountain News - October 2013

Your Driver's Paradise Awaits

Join us this month and check out the latest improvements!

Need an adrenaline boost? Club Spring Mountain, featured in Bloomberg Pursuits as "one of 5 racetracks to drive now, "is guaranteed to push your heart rate far beyond the target zone! Try out the NEW ultra-smooth, wide and lightning fast 2.1-mile track extension on your next visit to the Club. At the October Club race weekend you will drive on one of the longest road courses ever ...a merger of THREE track configurations for speed, agility and exhilaration.

Better to drive it in person, but you can also experience the 2.1-mile track extension through this video link, both clockwise and counter-clockwise! The reviews from drivers have been quite favorable, and we especially enjoyed member and expert driver John Falb's description of the new track, "Massive ribbons of glorious asphalt!"

Spring Mountain is now the longest track in North America, with over 6-miles of road course for your driving pleasure. The new 2.1-mile 40' wide track features an 81' elevation change high-speed spiral with a high bank, a blind ascent and extreme G-force turns. Beautiful new curbs with special features for safety and speed are ready to be tested, and a new control tower allows better viewing of the latest section of track. Our new multi-purpose, 8000 square foot Deluxe Training and Event Center is elegant and spacious. The brand new entrance to the latest section of the track is ready, and a section of interior road now connects the original and new sections of the facility. The 14-bay garage building is nearly sold out. The recently renovated jacuzzi will be heated for your use on a daily basis. In the meantime, development is continuing on the residential and commercial parcels at a lightning-fast pace.

The 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 Erik Odegard today to schedule your visit to the Club. Erik can be reached via email erik@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.


Platinum Membership Offer

Become a Property Owner in our New Private Residential Community

Club Spring Mountain's evolution continues with a rare opportunity to own a piece of the dream. You can be one of the first members to choose a home site at Spring Mountain through our Platinum Membership upgrade. The first privateClick for image residential homes at the facility will be under construction within 30 days. 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 is scheduled for October 27, and development continues at full speed on parcel improvements.

Any membership that is 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 a 10% discount on the home site of your choice in the private residential community (for the first 20 Platinum members only,) 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.

2013 has been a year of growth and change, with many of our dreams becoming a reality thanks to your support. We are grateful for your belief in our vision for Club Spring Mountain, and look forward to having you as our neighbors!


Club Race Weekend - October 19-20

Join us for October's fun-filled contest

Join us for an action packed race weekend this month, beginning with the Saturday and Sunday 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.

To cover the new course we are adding more flaggers, additional corner worker stations and a Professional Race official from NARRA. Club members will no longer be involved in race rule enforcement. This month we will be tying all four tracks together and you'll be racing on a fast and fun 5.4-mile course that has never been driven before! Your Thursday and Friday morning practice sessions will be on the all new 2.1-mile road course, and on Friday afternoon (after the GM program) the complete race course will be open for your enjoyment all weekend.

Miata/Lotus Race! A highlight of next weekend's action-packed Club race weekend will be a combination Miata/Lotus race contest. To help increase the sports car involvement on the race weekends, Charter Member Jack Fried has organized several Lotus owners to participate in a friendly competitive race that will run as a split start with the Miata racers. The Miata/Lotus race will be run at 11:35 am Saturday morning, so please cheer on our Sports Car racers in this fun and exciting contest.

Please note the Club Condominiums will not be available for rental on Thursday evenings for the duration of the Corvette Dealer program. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday rentals are available by reservation through Erik Odegard, Members Coordinator. Please contact Erik for Thursday night room options. Members will have full use of the Clubhouse for administration, restrooms, pool, jacuzzi, fitness center and massages at any time during the GM program, even during the week. The only restriction is during actual meal times and just a portion of the clubhouse will be affected.

Our new interior road is allows direct access to the new section of the property from the front gate. Executive Chef Susan will be hosting member lunches on Thursdays and Friday on race weekends in the multi-purpose building adjacent to the new track.

Saturday night Banquet! Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and camaraderie at the Clubhouse on Saturday night, with a delicious menu by Chef Susan. 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. Read up-to-the minute Miata race results.

Check out the photos from the September 2013 Club Race.

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


NARRA Radical Cup Member Victories

Club Members are Champions in 2013 Radical Cup

The 2013 Radical Cup champions have been announced, and we're proud to report Club Spring Mountain members Gerhard Watzinger and Tony Bullock each clinched their class championships in style after victories during the season finale at our sister track, Monticello Motor Club. Also on the podium were Club members Jim Booth (SR8), George Kurtz (SR3), Adam Merzon (SR8) and John Falb (SR3). Narrowly missing the podium in the exciting contest and running a very close 4th was "Superman" Mark Allan.

As champions, Watzinger (SR8) and Bullock (SR3) will each receive a race in the Radical Cup Euroseries next year. As he collected the most points of any driver in either class, Watzinger has also won a chance to test a 200mph+ capable Le Mans prototype (LMP2) car.

Congratulations to our expert Club Member drivers! We would also like to thank our hard working Radical race crew, who traveled the country to support our member racers. A winning team of skilled racers, their families and support staff were all dedicated to common racing goals, and their hard work was rewarded with these championships.


Club Member News

Race Victories and Brand New Club Members

Michael von Quilich Takes Two Major Championships

Michael and Virginia von Quilich, Charter Members of the Club, are a winning team in racing and in life. This season, they campaigned both of their Dodge Vipers with the "Redhead" (red) set up for SCCA rules and the "Rattler" (white) modified for the NASA circuit as MeNo Racing. Campaigning two cars in two different sanctioning bodies proved to be quite a challenge but their efforts really paid off. In six conference races, von Quilich took five wins and a second-place finish. His season started with back-to-back wins at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, followed by another pair of wins at Pacific Raceways, finishing the season with a win and second-place at PIR. With a perfect qualifying record, von Quilich was the polesitter in each race he entered in 2013.

Michael is grateful to those who made the championship campaign a possibility. "My wife, Virginia, is an integral member of the team. She times all of my laps, and does the tire pressures when I come in for tire checks. Her send-offs over the radio inspire me to do my best. Jim 'Tapper' Tapp is our crew chief. He has done a masterful job of keeping the car in top tune. His suspension setups were a major factor for us to set T-1 track records at every track this year."

Michael and his MeNo Racing team won the SCCA Majors Western Conference Championship with the Redhead and the NASA National Championship with the Rattler with races at tracks in Seattle, Portland, California and Utah. The team also set new track records at every event they raced this year in NASA Super Touring 1 and SCCA Touring 1 classes. Congratulations MeNo Racing!

A New Arrival - Baby Liana Cheng

The youngest member of Club Spring Mountain made her grand entrance in Newport Beach, CA on October 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm, weighing in at 7 pounds 4 ounces. New mother Jessica, proud father Jeffrey Cheng, and the beautiful new Liana are all doing well, and looking healthy. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Jessica from your Club Spring Mountain family! We look forward to seeing this little beauty at the Club very soon.


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!