09.07.2018

Club Spring Mountain News - September 2018

Club Spring Mountain News - September 2018

Big Changes on the Horizon

Acquisitions, Expansion and Major Forward Momentum

01 homesitesWe’re racing into the highly anticipated fall season at Club Spring Mountain with news about land acquisitions, track expansion, and significant changes to the skyline at the facility. As valued members you are witnessing some of the most exciting times in our history and we're thrilled you are along for the ride. During the summer, record numbers of motorsports enthusiasts have seen the vision and are investing in a Club membership to become a part of our promising future. Welcome to our newest members Randy and Karen Wonnenberg, Mike and Mary Greenberg and Paul Chamberlain. Please join us in making our new members feel at home.

02 mapSpring Mountain Raceway is the designated bidder on a 621-acre parcel of land north and east of the facility, which brings the total development to 950 acres. The acquisition of the two parcels, officially published in the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) registry, clears the way for us to expand with new track, more paddock area, structural improvements, and an airstrip for landing our members’ jets. Pictured is the preliminary layout of our future 2.67-mile road course, including a runway and taxiway. The proposed design will continue to evolve over the next few months. Currently the longest racetrack in North America at 6.1 miles, our plans are to become the longest road course in the world by 2020 with a 16-mile total configuration.

03 turtleThe first phase of the sale is expected to close January 20, and grading will begin in February 2019. Construction on the new track and runway must be completed by April 10 in time for our friends, the desert tortoise, indigenous to Mojave Desert, to emerge from hibernation and begin their natural migration patterns. Spring Mountain makes every effort to protect this threatened species from potentially harmful activity on the property.

Tune in to this video interview of John Morris by the Las Vegas Review Journal about the upcoming expansion.

04 renderingSpring Mountain Estates, our exclusive private residential community with 80 home and mixed-use lots, is growing fast, with more members planning and building the home of their dreams. Building your home at the track can be as easy as starting with one of our stunning pre-designed options. We have partnered with Double M Construction to provide a number of unique floorplans (pictured.) Whether you build your home with a private architect or start with one of our designs, you will become a part of one of the most exciting communities in the West.

05 constructionPlatinum Member Alain Derzie's luxury residence (pictured) within Spring Mountain Estates is making significant progress, with framing completed and temporary scaffolding installed. Construction should be completed by the end of Fall. Brandon and Chelse Rambo's home is nearly finished, and it won't be long before we see more members enjoying their own private paradise at the track.

For more information on how you can live the dream and own your own parcel at Spring Mountain Estates, contact Mike Weeks, VP of Sales, via email clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com,, or by phone 949-235-7810.

06 water treatmentConstruction on our Water & Sewer Treatment plant is nearly complete: two massive 600-gallon water tanks have been filled and paving is underway on the surrounding area, along with final testing of the system prior to turning over operations to Great Basin Water Co. The $13.7M project will serve Spring Mountain Estates, the commercial development and surrounding areas.

Monumental changes to the skyline are on the horizon at the front entrance, with our commercial development poised to begin construction this season. Conditional use permits for a 125-room Hotel, Casino, Starbucks and two additional restaurant pads were applied for this summer by Majestic Properties. Construction on the project will begin in mid-October, and we are thrilled to offer our members more options for recreation, dining and entertainment at the facility.

We are grateful for your enthusiasm, friendship and support as we embark on a memorable season of change and growth. As always, our goal is to continue to provide a phenomenal Club experience for you and your guests.


Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Gathering of Exotics on Display and on the Race Course

07 rolex montereyThe Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the Monterey Classic Car Week, with approximately 550 race cars invited to compete. During the reunion, Christian Von Koenigsegg hosted a special screening of ‘Straight and Narrow,’ a documentary with an inside view of the five world production car speed records set by Koenigsegg outside the track in November 2017. The film was commissioned by the owner of the world-record-setting Agera RS, Mark Stidham, Platinum member. Members of our staff were graciously invited by Jeffrey Cheng and other members to the screening. Spring Mountain sponsored a booth at the event, where we had a chance to visit with our valued members and prospects.

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Club Race Weekend – September 14-16

Join us for the start of a Spectacular Racing Season

11 club raceAre you ready for a fast-paced race series this fall? Be sure to join us for the first Club race weekend of the season with sunny skies and highs in the 90's expected for the race contest. Some of our new members will be joining us, and we're looking for a great turnout with a full grid of contenders vying for points and year-end trophies on the Andretti "F" 3.6-mile configuration. If you haven't visited for a while, we invite you to come out and have fun with our "gentleman-style" racing. It's time for you to see all the exciting amenities we have to offer you and your guests!

Your weekend begins Thursday at 9:00 am with open sessions for Sports Cars at the top of the hour and LSR at the bottom of the hour. Open sessions are 9-12 and 1-4 with Lunch in the Clubhouse from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. The bar will be open from 4-7 pm with limited food selections.

12 miatasFriday’s schedule begins at 8:00 am with 20-minute run sessions for Miata & Lotus, EXR A and B, and LSR, followed by track maintenance and qualifying for all sessions. The track will be closed from 12:05 pm-1:00 pm for lunch. Qualifying for EXR begins at 1 pm, with mandatory drivers-only meetings for Miata & Lotus also at 1 pm in the Radical showroom. The EXR race begins at 3:15 pm with a podium presentation at 4:30 pm. The Miata & Lotus race will be held at 1:55 pm, and LSR at 2:35 pm, with the podium presentations for LSR, Miata & Lotus at 3:15 pm.

13 tikibarFriday night’s dinner will be at the lake, featuring a sumptuous BBQ courtesy of Susan DeLisle, Executive Chef, and a fun game night. Members are welcome to bring radio-controlled boats and other toys to race in the lake. We will provide entertainment such as darts, card games, monster checkers and more for members and guests to enjoy. 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.

14 winnersSaturday begins at 8:00 am with 25-minute run sessions for Sports Cars and LSR categories with qualifying sessions for all categories beginning at 9:00 am, followed by track maintenance and the EXR 60-minute Enduro race. Mandatory drivers-only race meetings for Sports Car and LSR begin at 10:40 am in the Administrative building. The track will be closed for lunch from 11:40-12:40, followed by the Miata Race at 12:40, track maintenance and the LSR race at 1:20 pm. The podium presentation for all categories will be held at 2:00 pm, with open track from 2-4 pm and the bar will be open from 2:30pm.

15 winnersSunday features open sessions for Sports Cars at the top of the hour and LSR at the bottom of the hour. Open sessions are 9-12 and 1-4 with Lunch in the Clubhouse from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

For complete information about September’s race weekend, view the schedules for Thursday, Friday , Saturday and Sunday.

View the latest points totals for LSR and Miata.

Check out the photos from June's race weekend!

We look forward to seeing all of our members at the next Club weekend!


New Look for John Morris' Rooftop

Luxury Shade Structure and Rooftop Paradise to be Built atop CEO's Property

16 rooftopMove over Helipad...soon the residence of John Morris and fiancée Katy Murphy will be sporting a rooftop relaxation area with a spectacular birds-eye view of the facility. Arcadia Building Products created the perfect solution for controlling the effects of weather in the sky-high outdoor space. The specialty louvers provide shade and air flow without blocking the view, and they pivot to create shelter from the elements. The project will transform the space formerly used as a helipad into a unique location for relaxation, entertaining, and unobstructed views of our motorsports paradise. Construction will begin soon on the new improvements.


Spring Mountain Racing Invitational

Mark your calendars for this exciting event!

racing invitationalMake your plans early for the 2nd annual Spring Mountain Racing Invitational, December 13-16, 2018. Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend this adrenaline-packed weekend on the Mansell “B” 3.5-mile road course, featuring an Enduro race and over 10 hours of track time in 4 days! Radicals, Wolfs, and other closed-wheel prototypes are invited to participate. Bring your friends and family, and participate in 4 fun days of racing and camaraderie. For more information, contact Elizabeth McGee, Members Coordinator.


In Remembr ance

Lynn Ann Eckhardt - 1957-2018

19 eckhardtWe heard some sad news this summer from one of our valued members, Ron Eckhardt. Ron’s wife Lynn, a beautiful, devoted wife, mother and friend, died in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on June 23, 2018, after struggling with severe anxiety and depression. Lynn is survived by her husband Ron; her two children, Conrad and Julia, extended family and many friends. Our hearts go out to Ron and his family, and we honor the memory of his beautiful wife. Donations can be made to The Canadian Mental Health Association.


Thanks for Your Support!

19 thanksWe 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 Elizabeth McGee, Club Coordinator. Elizabeth can be reached at clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

We'll See You at the Club!