09.11.2017

Club Spring Mountain News - Sept 2017

Club Spring Mountain News - Sept 2017

Where Luxury meets Performance

We're Back in Action with Member Races and Oktoberfest Celebrations

01 clubSMWelcome to a brand-new season filled with change and excitement! At Club Spring Mountain, we're more than just a race track; our full-service destination is designed for the whole family to stay and play. Our staff of professionals is standing by to ensure your experience in our desert paradise is memorable and FUN. Bring your guests to watch the action on the track or visit Lake Spring Mountain for water sports, beverages at the Tiki Bar, cabana rentals and water-propelled jet-packing. Spend time in the Clubhouse, have a massage with Tina, stay poolside or flex your muscles at the gym. There's something for everyone at the Club!

After a summer of development and high performance driving schools at our 330-acre facility we are preparing for the first Club Race weekend September 15-16! You won't want to miss all the fun and competition. During our construction on the East track this summer we added several new corners that have been enthusiastically received by Club members. We are proud to offer more member days than any other Club in the country with a variety of course configurations and amenities for our valued members.

02 SM-Racing-InvitationalWe are happy to announce the Spring Mountain Racing Invitational October 12-15. The Invitational, held on the Mansell "C" 3.4-mile course, is open to members and also to non-members racing Wolf Racing Cars and Radical Sports cars, so please invite your friends to join us in October. Elizabeth will be providing more details in the next week. Highlights of the invitational include an Enduro race and over 10 hours of track time during the 4 days!

The future of Spring Mountain is looking bright and we have exciting news about our commercial development and construction of the Water Treatment plant on the premises. Home sites are going fast and plans are underway for luxury properties to line the track on the east course.

None of our progress would be possible without your enthusiasm and support, and we thank you for your confidence as we continue to provide a phenomenal Club experience for you and your guests.


Construction and Development Update

Home Site Sales, Water Treatment Progress and Commercial Property News

03 TunnelRuss Meads of Double M Construction, General Contractor, reports construction of the Water Treatment plant is moving at a brisk pace. The east track was closed during the month of August to build a tunnel for access by the Utility Company, and we are pleased that the project was completed on time and our members are back on track.

Sales of lots at Spring Mountain Estates, our exclusive residential development with 80 home and mixed-use parcels, are going strong and we expect the pace to pick up for the fall season. Members who have been holding deposits on lots are finalizing their purchases and planning for the construction of their home at the facility. Mike Weeks, VP of Sales, states he is working with several buyers this month who are choosing their home sites and it won't be long before we see progress on properties being built along the perimeter of the track.

Exciting news...we have entered into an agreement with a a privately-held developer of master-planned business parks in the US to develop a portion of the 22 acres at the entrance to the facility. The agreement, not yet finalized, is for the construction of a major hotel property with a casino, restaurant and retail shops. More news on this in the next few months as we finalize our contract.

Choice lot locations at Spring Mountain Estates are available to Club members in various price ranges and they are moving fast. For additional information, contact Mike Weeks, VP of Sales mike@racespringmountain.com or by cell 949-235-7810.


Club Race Weekend - September 15-16

Mild Desert Sunshine Expected for the Big Event

The Clark 3.22-mile course will be the location for the first Club race weekend of the fall season04 Miata-race with sunny skies, highs in the 90's and lows in the 60's expected for the big competition. We're looking for a great turnout from members and guests with a full grid of contenders vying for points and year-end trophies. If you haven't visited for a while, we invite you to come out and watch or participate in the "gentleman-style" racing and see all the exciting new improvements for yourself. You won't believe your eyes!

Please note our earlier start race schedule: Friday at 7:00 am will feature 20-minute run sessions for EXR, Miata & Lotus, and LSR with qualifying sessions following for each category. The EXR race begins at 10:55 am, Miata & Lotus Race at 1:00 pm and LSR race at 1:40 pm. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Podium presentations for all categories will be held in the afternoon. Dinner in the Clubhouse will be served at 6:00 pm.

05 LSR-raceSaturday begins again at 7:00 am with 25-minute open sessions and qualifying for all categories. The Miata and Lotus Race will be held at 10:00 am; the LSR race at 10:40 am and EXR Enduro race will be featured at 11:20 am. After lunch at 11:30 am enjoy open track time from 1:30 - 3:00 pm and the bar is open at 3:00 pm.

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

Rentals of our luxury-style loft condominiums can be arranged through Elizabeth McGee, 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.

06 Katy ChelseRace fees are $200 per day for members participating in the LSR Race plus a $250 track support fee per day. The Miata race fee is $75 per day for members. 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 Elizabeth with the details of your visit. Elizabeth will ensure you have accommodations for yourself and your guests, along with anything else you may require during your stay.

Friday Night Dinner and Oktoberfest Beer tasting! Please join your fellow members for an evening of beer tasting with a coordinating German menu at the Clubhouse on Friday night. Our lovely and talented Executive Chef Susan DeLisle has come up with another fun and delectable feast. View the menu for Club 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 more information, please refer to the Friday and Saturday race schedules.

View the latest points standings for the Light Sport Racer Series and the Miata series. Read the race highlights from June's Club race.

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


Member News

An Impressive Summer of Racing for Members of the Club

07 Falb-Le-Mans-Win 1Club Spring Mountain members have been dominating the podium in exotic locales across the country and around the world this summer. John Falb and his racing partner Sean Rayhall won the Road to Le Mans Race #1 June 15 at Circuit de la Sarthe in Pays de la Loire, France. Todd Slusher also placed 3rd at the 2017 Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints at Road America on July 5.

Two of our CSM members, Jim Booth and Gerhard Watzinger, raced in the 2017 Radical European Masters at Hungaroring, Hungary July 2 with a place on the podium for Gerhard.

08 Fletch-COTAAnother great podium finish from John Falb and racing partner Sean Rayhall at the Red Bull Ring in Austria July 24!

George Kurtz won the Pirelli World Challenge June 24. George, known as one of the leaders in worldwide cyber security technology with his CrowdStrike, Inc. firm, was also featured in Racer Magazine.

09 Gerhard-Hungary-podium 1Last weekend John Falb took first place in the European Le Mans Series at Circuit Paul Ricard and Todd Snyder raced at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR!

And finally, members Alain DerziRon Fletcher, George Kurtz, Miguel Grillo, Randy Carpenter, Gregg Gorski,  Ryan Carpenter raced at Circuit of the Americas last weekend in Austin Texas, with some top finishes on the podium.


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 our beautiful Elizabeth McGee, your Members Coordinator. Elizabeth can be reached via 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!