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Saturday, 02 June 2012 20:28

Club Spring Mountain News - June 2012

It's Time for Summer Fun at the Club

Summertime is FUN time at Club Spring Mountain, your own private Motor Resort and Country Club. Don't miss the last chance this season on June 9-10, 2012 to join fellow members in some healthy competition on the track....try your skills in either the Club Radical Race, the Miata Race, or the fun new bracket-style race for ALL makes and models of vehicles. The weather is perfect for a great month and some fun in the sun. While you're on the track, your guests can enjoy the luxury of a private club, work out in the fitness center, schedule a massage with Tina, perfect their tan by the pool, or just chat with friends. If you haven't been to the Club in too long, give yourself a treat this month and visit your own private paradise.

Unforgettable gift experiences for Dads or Grads. Take advantage of our Summer Driving School Specials.....we've got some great low prices for our Ron Fellows Performance Driving Schools this summer. For more information, visit our website.

Beat the heat in the Club Condominiums! Our Club Condominiums feature luxury studios with kitchenettes and will allow you and your guests more space for overnight stays in comfort, style and convenience. To book a room for your next visit, contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

Refer to our Event Calendar for more information about each event and to plan your track visits this month. Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP form. Simply click on the date you would like to visit and you'll find the RSVP form for that time.

Don't miss out on all the fun at the Club in June. Call Sabrina Fares, your Country Club Coordinator, to let us know you'll be here and we'll be ready for your visit! Sabrina can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891, or by cell (702) 335-5450. Have a wonderful summer and don't be a stranger.

We'll see you at the Club!

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NEW In Car Flag Alert System

We are pleased to introduce the NEW in-car Flag Alert System, which has been tested and is ready for use on the Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club road course. Designed by Gary Hardesty, Club Spring Mountain Charter Member, and the creator of the state-of-the-art Track Marshall System, the in-car Flag Alert System is the best way to stay safe on the race track, and the only one of its kind in the world.

The system will alert you immediately from Race Control as track conditions change, including the ability to communicate directly to you in your individual car, through your unique ID number.

The system displays the following flags in full color and any ambient lighting condition:

* Green
* Yellow
* Red
* White

On an individual basis, the system can give you the following flags:

* Blue passing flag
* Black flag
* Yellow flag

The new In Car system consists of a small transceiver module, which can be mounted in any convenient location, and a small, rugged, high brightness LED display module. The system works wirelessly, driven by commands from the Race Control software. Long distance communication assures in-car reliability. 12 volt operation allows the system to be used in any vehicle, with simple, fast, non-technical installation.

Only a limited supply of these units will be available for the upcoming race weekend on June 9, so if you are interested, please contact Simon Shepard by email simonshepard05@yahoo.com, or by phone at (714) 369-3361 to be the first to use this state-of-the-art In-Car system at the June race. The price is $1,195.00 plus installation. Production is being expedited for the fall season and we expect to have plenty of In-Car systems available before the September season.

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Club Race Weekend - June 9-10, 2012

Don't Miss our June Combined Race Event....Miata, Radical and Bracket Races!

Join us this month for the big Club Race competition to be held on June 9-10, 2012. There's something for everyone - Radical, Miata or Sports Car fans, enjoy the camaraderie and participate in all the excitement. For those who would like to practice before the race, we are opening up the full track on Thursday and Friday to the members. We are expecting a large field of Radicals and Miatas at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to add more points to your cumulative totals through the Spring season.

Please plan to attend this fun springtime event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:00 am on both days, back-to-back run sessions all day, a Radical race on both Saturday and Sunday, a Miata Race both Saturday and Sunday, a Bracket-style race on Saturday and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, June 9, 2012. We will be running the 3.4-mile track on Saturday and the 2.5-mile course on Sunday. Meals for the weekend festivities will be catered by Mountain Falls Grill Room. Lots of delicious food is being prepared for your enjoyment, including creative salads, grilled chicken, brisket, burgers, prime rib and swordfish, not to mention some wonderful desserts. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $25.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $45.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

For more information about the event, please contact Sabrina Fares. If you have not already responded to Sabrina about your participation in the race weekend, please do so as soon as possible so your car can be prepped and ready for your use.

View the complete schedule, including race times and events, for Saturday and Sunday's races. Please note the race schedule is subject to change.

View the photos from last month's Club races.

Race Results! View the final Radical race results, along with the latest points totals. View the Miata race results, along with the cumulative points totals.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Only members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at this special event!

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Fuel Increases

New Fuel Prices Effective June 1

Please be advised that as of June 1, 2012 our fuel prices to our members have increased by 50 cents on the 100, 91 and 87 octane varieties, due to increased costs of fuel and delivery prices.

New Prices - Effective June 1, 2012

100 octane: $9.00 a gallon (from $8.50)
91 octane: $6.00 a gallon (from $5.50)
87 octane: $5.00 a gallon (from $4.50)

We appreciate your understanding.

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

See you at the Club!

Driving School Deals at a Luxury Destination

Cool Summer Specials on Ron Fellows Performance Driving Schools

Come to Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club this season where the fun and new development never stops. A world-class destination Motor Resort and Country Club, Spring Mountain is home to the exclusive Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, as well as driving programs for the Radical SR3 and more. We have something for drivers of all levels. For Corvette enthusiasts, we offer a brand new fleet of Corvettes, Camaros and support vehicles for our Ron Fellows Performance Driving School operations and are recognized as The Official Performance Driving School of Chevrolet. If formula-style racing is more your speed, we have a NEW Radical Fleet of extreme sports cars from England for our Radical Racing Schools.

Spring Mountain's road course is faster and more fun than ever, with continuing plans for track expansion this year (see article below.) The skyline has changed dramatically with multi-million-dollar developments completed on the road course and country club, 42 Luxury Condominiums for rent or lease for our Club Spring Mountain members and for student accommodations, a Michelin Pedestrian bridge, sky-high timing tower, lush tropical landscaping, and a large paddock area for class exercises.

Planning a trip to Fabulous Las Vegas this season? Summertime is SAVINGS time at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch with our COOL NEW SUMMER DRIVING SCHOOL SPECIALS! Treat yourself and your friends to our 3-Day Ron Fellows Performance Driving School or the Ron Fellows ZR1 School and save TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS off the regular price plus THREE NIGHTS FREE LODGING at our Club Spring Mountain Luxury Condos. (If you prefer not to stay in our Luxury Condos, you'll receive a $300.00 discount.)

Begin each day with a delicious Continental Breakfast at sunrise. Summer Classes begin at 7:00 am and run until 3:00 pm each day, and a catered lunch is available during the program. Later, enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool and jacuzzi at Club Spring Mountain's luxurious new private resort-style member Clubhouse with a spacious lounge area, spa and exercise facility. Our students have been enjoying cocktails and special events in the resort-style Clubhouse after class - a perfect setting to relax after a day on the track.

Contact us to reserve your spot in class this summer. For more information, call today at 800.391.6891 to speak to one of our sales representatives and ask for the "Summer Special."

At Spring Mountain, we continue to provide you with the most innovative and exciting programs and services available in the motorsports industry. Find out why an experience at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is second to none. We would be happy to give you a tour of our facility - simply call one of our sales representatives, or just drop by. As always, we appreciate your business and support, and thank you for helping us grow to serve you better. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our school programs, track rentals, country club, future development or anything else on your mind. Call us TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891.

We'll see you at the Track!

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Spring Mountain Acquires 120 Acres for New Development

Track Extension Planned on the New Property

We are happy to report that Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club has finalized the acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the facility. The parcel, acquired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was purchased by modified competitive sealed-bid sale. CEO and co-owner John Morris personally attended the sale at the Pahrump Field Office on Torrey Pines Drive in Las Vegas on Monday, May 7, 2012. With the addition of the new parcel, the total size of the facility will now include 313 acres.

We are planning to immediately improve the property, beginning with a 1.6-mile track extension on the new parcel, along with a .5-mile extension on the original 2.2-mile road course, at turn 4. The new track extension will be 50 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide an excellent grip and smooth surface, with exceptional banking, including 102 feet of elevation change with a banked bowl. With this addition, we will be able to run 4 simultaneous track configurations and multiple long track variations for Country Club members, with the longest configuration totalling 6 miles in length.

"We've accelerated our development to realize our vision of Spring Mountain being a world-class motorsports facility," says CEO John Morris. "The acquisition of the new parcel of land will allow us to immediately begin our track expansion and to build a lake for the enjoyment of the public. After the track addition is complete, Spring Mountain will be the second-longest race track in the world."

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. In Fiscal Year 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

For more details about the new property and development plans, read the press release.

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Protecting the Desert Tortoise

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

At Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club we are committed to protecting the desert tortoise, which has recently become a threatened species. The desert tortoise is a large herbivore and the official reptile in the states of California and Nevada. No other tortoise in North America shares the extreme conditions of habitats occupied by the desert tortoise. The desert tortoise is able to live where ground temperatures may exceed 140 degrees F because of its ability to dig underground burrows to escape the heat. It is one of the most elusive inhabitants of the desert, spending up to 95% of its time underground to escape the heat of the summer and the cold of winter. They live in burrows which they dig, ranging from 3-6 feet deep. The tortoise will spend November through February in a torpid or dormant state in their underground burrows. The population of the desert tortoise has declined by 90 percent since the 1980s, and they are protected from threat of extinction by Federal law.

We recently completed a "Turtle Study' on our newly acquired property according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service protocol, and the results have shown we are in a low impact zone with no tortoise sightings which is good news for future development.

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Corvette News & Events

Congratulations to Marc Benson, who is the lucky winner of a 3-day Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. All Corvette owners who sign up to be part of the Corvette Corrals at selected American Le Mans Series races are eligible to win. Marc attended the Long Beach ALMS event last month.

The latest winner is Larry Mickey, who also won a 3-day Corvette school this past weekend in the Corvette Corral at the Laguna Seca ALMS event on May 11, 2012! Congratulations to both of our winners. We look forward to seeing you in class.

For more information about the American Le Mans Series, visit their website.

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Apparel Specials

HUGE Sale on Driving Shoes

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is pleased to offer a great selection of Logo Apparel, Driving Accessories including helmets, driving gloves, head socks, Hans devices, and footwear for the ultimate driving experience. All of these items are available in our online store for immediate purchase.

Just in time for the summer season, we are having a blow-out sale on our available stock of driving shoes. We are currently offering select Puma, Oakley and ALL Piloti driving shoes on sale for only $50! Sizes are limited so hurry and grab yours before they run off.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Apolinar by phone TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 or by email at Stephanie@racespringmountain.com.

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We Appreciate Your Support

On behalf of the management and staff, we would like to THANK YOU for reading the Official Newsletter of Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. We appreciate your business and support, and look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events! For the latest news and updates, "like" us on Facebook.

Monday, 14 May 2012 18:31

Club Spring Mountain News - May 2012

Your Desert Oasis Awaits

Ah, Springtime....When a Man's Fancy turns to Racing

Spring has sprung at the Club! The sun is shining, the weather is warm and the facility is abloom with color. This is the best time of year to visit your own private Motor Resort & Country Club at Club Spring Mountain.

The weather is perfect for outdoor barbeques, cocktails and camaraderie with fellow members, not to mention spending time practicing your skills for race titles and bragging rights. While you're on the track, allow your guests to experience the luxurious setting of a private club, work out in the fitness center, enjoy a massage with Tina, relax in the spa, or just unwind in the lounge and meet some new friends. If you haven't been to the Club in awhile, make it a point this season to experience all the fun and adrenaline rush your system can handle.

May is filled with exciting activities and fun events with track organizations so you should try to get involved in all the action. Our Club Race Weekend is May 19-20, and for the first time we will be merging our Miata and Radical Race Series together in the same weekend, making it a complete "Race Series Weekend".
The Bracket Race will also be held that weekend for our members who drive sports cars. As always, Sabrina has lots of exciting activities planned. And, once again the Las Vegas PCA will be hosting an Open Track Event on May 26-27, 2012. Our members are cordially invited to run with the Porsche drivers. Refer to our Event Calendar for more information about each event and to plan your track visits this month.

Your Home Away from Home...the Club Condominiums! Our Club Condominiums feature luxury studios with kitchenettes and will allow you and your guests more space for overnight stays in comfort, style and convenience. To book a room for your next visit, contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP form. Simply click on the date you would like to visit and you'll find the RSVP form for that time. Don't miss all the fun at the track this month. Call Sabrina Fares, your Country Club Coordinator, to let us know you'll be here and we'll do everything we can to make your stay here fun and memorable.

"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
- Edwin Way Teale

We'll see you at the Club!

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Spring Mountain Acquires 120 Acres for New Development

Track Extension and Lake Planned on the New Property

We are thrilled to report that Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club has finalized the acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the facility. The parcel, acquired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was purchased by modified competitive sealed-bid sale. CEO and co-owner John Morris personally attended the sale at the Pahrump Field Office on Torrey Pines Drive in Las Vegas on Monday, May 7, 2012. With the addition of the new parcel, the total size of the facility will now include 313 acres.

As previously reported, we are planning to immediately improve the property, beginning with a 1.6-mile track extension on the new parcel, along with a .5-mile extension on the original 2.2-mile road course, at turn 4. The new track extension will be 50 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide an excellent grip and smooth surface, with exceptional banking, including 102 feet of elevation change with a banked bowl. With this addition, we will be able to run 4 simultaneous track configurations and multiple long track variations for Country Club members, with the longest configuration totaling 6 miles in length.

"We've accelerated our development to realize our vision of Spring Mountain being a world-class motorsports facility," says CEO John Morris. "The acquisition of the new parcel of land will allow us to immediately begin our track expansion and to build a lake for the enjoyment of our members, students and guests. After the track addition is complete, Spring Mountain will be the second-longest race track in the world."

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. In Fiscal Year 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

For more details about the new property and development plans, read the press release.

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Club Race Weekend - May 19-20, 2012

Join us for our FIRST Combined Race Event....Miata, Radical and Bracket Races!

You are cordially invited to join us this month to watch and/or participate in the Radical Series competition to be held on May 19-20, 2012. There's something for everyone - Radical, Miata or Sports Car fans, enjoy the camaraderie and be a part of all the excitement. Why not arrive early to practice before the race. We are opening up the 2.7-mile track on Thursday and the 3.4-mile course on Friday to the members so you can hone your skills before the big weekend. We are expecting a large field of Radicals and Miatas at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to add to your cumulative totals through the Spring season.

View the Radical and Miata Cumulative Points Totals to find out where you stand.

Please plan to attend this fun springtime event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:30 am each day, back-to-back run sessions both days, a Radical and Miata race on both Saturday and Sunday, a Bracket-style race on Saturday afternoon, and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, May 19, 2012. We will be running the 3.4-mile track on Saturday and the 2.7-mile course on Sunday. View the Complete Schedule for Saturday and Sunday's events.

Meals for the weekend festivities will be catered by Mountain Falls Grill Room. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $25.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $45.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar. For more information, please contact Sabrina Fares.

View the photos from last month's Club races here.

Race Results. View the final Radical race results, along with the latest points totals here. View the Miata cumulative points totals here.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle held immediately after the Sunday race. Only members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

Please remember to RSVP for this event to Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241. Sabrina needs to know if you will be attending ahead of time so we can be sure the event goes as smoothly as possible. We'll see you at the races this month!

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NEW On-Site Sports Car Service for Members

Sector111 Opens Satellite Race Shop at Spring Mountain

We are pleased to announce our newest Charter Member, Shinoo and Shawn Mapleton of Sector111. Sector111 will be available to all Club Spring Mountain Members with Sports Cars who require maintenance on their vehicles. The market leader in lightweight Sports Cars, Sector111 has opened a satellite race shop at Spring Mountain in the stand-alone building adjacent to the Upper Paddock track entrance. Although Sector111 specializes in Lotus, Ariel & BAC, they are happy to provide service and support on all types of Sports cars at Club Spring Mountain. Sector111 can provide complete needs of the sports car owners, including service, track set up and upgrades. Also the firm can provide upgrades for street cars - especially high end cars that you use daily and want to make more unique. Sector111 can pick up your car from your garage and service it at their on-site shop so it is ready for your next track event.

Please contact Sector111 directly - they are open by appointment for any work that you need. Shinoo can be reached by email Shinoo@sector111.com or by phone (951) 296-6762 x201 or (951) 551-0900 cell. Shinoo and Shawn are planning to be at the track May 17-20 and look forward to meeting you in person. Be sure to stop by their new location next to the track entrance and introduce yourselves.

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:22

Club Spring Mountain News - April 2012

Great Spring Getaways at the Club

Leave your tax worries behind and celebrate the apex of the season at Club Spring Mountain's Motor Resort and desert oasis. Club Spring Mountain is the place to be this Spring - a place to indulge all your senses on the track and relax at the club after your taxing track day. While you're out driving on Spring Mountain's road course, your guests can enjoy all the luxuries of the club, have a siesta in the Condo, work out in the fitness center, enjoy a pampering massage, or lounge by the pool. Whatever you do here at the Club, we can guarantee it will be fun and memorable.

This month is filled with exciting activities and fun events with track organizations so you should catch all the action at the club in March! We're hosting the Southern California Audi Club's High Performance Driving Clinic on April 13-15 and it's going to be another great gathering. Members are invited to drive with the Audi Owners that weekend on the full track. The following weekend we will feature our Club Race Weekend April 21-22, and as always, Sabrina has lots of fun activities planned. Our next Club Miata Race will be held April 28-29, 2012. Refer to our Event Calendar to plan your track visits this month.

Convenience, Comfort and Luxury - the Club Condominiums! Our Club Condominiums feature luxury studios with kitchenettes and will allow you and your guests more space for overnight stays in comfort, style and convenience. To book a room for your next visit, contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP form. Simply click on the date you would like to visit and you'll find the RSVP form for that time. Don't miss out on all the excitement in April. Call Sabrina Fares, your Country Club Coordinator, to let us know you'll be here and we'll roll out the red carpet for you and your guests.

Albert Einstein once said about filing his tax returns, "This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher."

We'll see you at the Club!

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Track Expansion and Improvements in 2012

We are happy to report that the major expansion to our Administration Building, adjacent to the Clubhouse, is now complete. The Administration Building, which houses our Management staff, inside sales personnel and Radical operations was the first permanent structure built at the facility in February of 2006. The addition of 1550 square feet of office space will allow more room for the Radical Racing School classroom, more administrative offices, additional mechanical lifts (we now have 7 mechanical bays), and a 3,000 square foot shade cover for the racers on the starting grid - just in time for the warmer months! In addition, the Winners' Podium has been given a complete facelift for photos of the race champions.

1.3 mile track extension on the horizon......Spring Mountain Motor Resort is currently in negotiations for the acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the property. We expect the new property to be transferred in May and are planning to immediately begin grading for a 1.3-mile track extension. The new track extension will be 50 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide an excellent grip and smooth surface, with excellent banking, including 102 feet of elevation change. With this addition, we will be able to run multiple long track variations, with the longest configuration being nearly 5 miles in length. Plans are also being finalized for the addition of paving in specific areas on the existing track, adding new corners, and additional paving to widen the track in specific areas for passing, including wide, beautiful curbing. You should be seeing these changes later this year, along with new configurations for running certain portions of the track both clockwise and counter-clockwise!

Finally, we are preparing a tentative subdivision map for the commercial property in front of the facility to include a Gas Station, various restaurants, a 55-room hotel and more.

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Race Shop Opening at the Club

New Corporate Member Plans Race Shop at the Facility

Coming soon....a new Club Member opening shop at Spring Mountain! We are happy to announce the addition of Corporate Member Sector111 at Club Spring Mountain. Shinoo Mapleton, President/CEO of Sector111, reports that the company is the leader in the lightweight sports car market, with special focus on Lotus, Ariel and BAC. They are opening a satellite race shop at Spring Mountain to offer service and support to Club members. Sector111 can provide complete needs of the sports car owners, including service, track set up and upgrades. Also they can provide upgrades for street cars - especially high end cars that you use daily and want to make more unique. Sector111 is assisting us in legally registering our new Radical SL in California. They have helped many clients do the same with their kit cars. Sector111's main shop is in Temecula, California and they will staff the Spring Mountain location as required. Please contact Sector111 directly with your needs via email info@sector111.com or (951) 296-6762. Welcome to the Club!

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Club Race Weekend - April 21-22, 2012

Join us for the April Races, a 2-Hour Enduro Contest, and FUN

Join us this month to watch and/or participate in the Radical Series competition to be held on April 21-22, 2012. There's something for everyone - Radical or Sports Car fans, enjoy your fellow members and participate in all the excitement. For members who would like to practice before the race, we are opening up the 2.4-mile track on Thursday and the 2.9-mile course on Friday to the members. We are expecting a large field of Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to keep up the momentum through the Spring season!

View the current points totals here.

Please mark your calendars to attend this big event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:30 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on Sunday, back-to-back run sessions all day, a Radical race on both Saturday and Sunday, and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, April 21, 2012. We will be running the 2.9-mile track on Saturday, and the 2.5-,mile course on Sunday.. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar. View the schedule for the Saturday and Sunday races. For more information, contact Sabrina Fares.

It's Enduro Time! In addition to the 30 minute series race, we are pleased to announce a two-hour enduro race to be held on Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2012. This exciting contest will not be for series points, it is just a fun exhibition race. The cost will be $100.00 per driver to enter. We will have two classes for Radicals: Unlimited and SR3 (no rookie class!) and two classes for Sports cars: Class A: under 150 HP and Class B: over 150 HP. This race will be open to all members. Sports Cars must be raced prepared (cage, racing harness, extinguisher.) The race can be driven by one driver alone or teams of up to 3 drivers. Teams can utilize up to three different cars for the race. Each can drive their own cars. Each team will make two mandatory (5 min) pit stops. There will be more basic rules that will be discussed in a drivers meeting prior to the race. We will have a tire scrub session sign-up in front of the Radical shop. This will be based on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note that pre-re-registration for the Enduro is a must, so we know which teams are participating. Because we are hosting the Endurance race, there will be no karting this weekend. To sign up for the race or to join a team, please contact Sabrina Fares.

Evening's Festivities: A very special evening is planned for you on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Local popular restaurant Ohjah Japanese Steakhouse is catering a hibachi-style Japanese dinner with your choice of Kobe beef, Shrimp or Chicken, along with a variety of sushi for your enjoyment. Sabrina is setting up a Wii Entertainment System with Mario Kart, by popular demand. We will also be enjoying music by a DJ so don't miss out on the Saturday night fun!

View the photos from last month's Club races here. View the final race results, along with the latest points totals here.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

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Member News

Paul Lynch Races against a Dodge Viper Comp Coupe for a Good Cause

Charter Member of Club Spring Mountain, Paul Lynch, from Scottsdale, Arizona, started his Arizona Pain Specialists racing team to raise awareness for Chronic Pain. Recently Paul, in his SR3 Radical, battled a Dodge Viper Comp Coupe at the NASA Arizona Day-Night event. The Dodge Viper had incredible straight line speed reaching over 160 mph on the straight, however the Radical would quickly close the gap in the Twisties. Watch this Battle play out on the video.

Paul Lynch, co-founder of Arizona Pain Specialists, is an Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Physician who has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain. He currently treats complex pain patients with a Holistic approach. Paul is involved with multiple research studies and is an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He specializes in difficult cases where other pain doctors have given up. We are proud to have Paul Lynch as a Club Spring Mountain member.

If you have member news to share, we want to hear from you. Please contact Jerra Morris, Newsletter editor, via email jerra@racespringmountain.com, or phone 714-345-9434 with your story.

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

Friday, 09 March 2012 17:58

Club Spring Mountain News - March 2012

Spring Forward to new Experiences at the Club!

After a mild winter in the beautiful Mojave Desert, it's time to celebrate the beginning of Spring at your very own desert oasis. Club Spring Mountain is the perfect location to gather with your fellow members and friends to have the time of your life while you improve your driving on the track. While you're testing your skills on Spring Mountain's road course, your guests will love the amenities of their own private club in a luxurious setting. You can work out in the fitness center, enjoy a pampering massage by Tina (our members and guests rave about her healing hands), relax in a hot jacuzzi or just kick back in the lounge, have a cigar at the outdoor fire pit, order a drink at the bar, catch up with old friends and meet new ones. With all the fun activities to experience here at the Club, in addition to the thrills of driving, it's no wonder more and more members are spending time at the club!

This month is filled with exciting activities and fun events with track organizations so you should catch all the action at the club in March! We're hosting the Porsche Owner's Club this weekend on March 9-10-11 and it's going to be a huge event! Members are invited to drive with the Porsche Owners. For more information about this event, view the POC Event Information page. Our Club Race Weekend will be held on March 17-18, with lots of fun and festive activities planned. More and more of our members are joining the fun in the Club Miata Race Series that was held last weekend, March 3-4, 2011. Later this month we will be hosting Track Xperience and the Las Vegas PCA at the facility, so please refer to our Event Calendar to choose your dates to visit the track this month.

Relax and enjoy all the comforts of home in our Condos this spring! Our 16-unit Residential Condominium/Garage Building features luxury condominiums with kitchenettes and will allow you and your guests more space for overnight stays in comfort, style and convenience. To book a room for your next visit, contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP form. Simply click on the date you would like to visit and you'll find the RSVP form for that time. Don't miss out on all the merriment in March. Call Sabrina Fares to let us know you'll be here and we promise to give you and your guests the personalized VIP treatment you deserve.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

We'll see you at the Club!

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First Miata Race for 2012 Held Last Weekend

The Club Spring Mountain Miata Race Series (CSMMRS) held its first competition of the 2012 series last weekend, March 3-4 2012. The Mazda Miata series is intended to provide Club Spring Mountain members an inexpensive race series whose sole focus is safe competitive wheel to wheel racing, driver development, and good sportsmanship. The series, which includes 18 races featuring Sprints, Enduro and night racing, is a championship based on the best 14 of 18 finishes to give drivers flexibility with their schedules. To ensure competitive racing, all Miatas must meet specific rules. Most importantly, the racers are all having lots of fun, and last weekend was no exception.

Congratulations to the winners from last weekend's contest!

Saturday, March 3, 2012
1st: Kenny Northrup
2nd: Michael Von Quilich
3rd: Ron Fletcher

Sunday, March 4, 2012
1st: Michael Von Quilich
2nd: Ron Fletcher
3rd: Lee Alexander

For more information about the Mazda Miata series, please contact Tony Zito at (702)521-9966 or by email at Blue996TT@gmail.com.

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Club Race Weekend - March 17-18, 2012

Don't Miss March's Race Contest and St. Patrick's Day Party

Join us this month to watch and/or participate in the Radical Series and Sports Car competition to be held on March 17-18, 2012. There's something for everyone - Radical or Sports Car fans, enjoy your fellow members and participate in all the excitement. We have a private event renting the track on Thursday and Friday before the race, so to accommodate our racers we are allowing the members to enter the track on Thursday and Friday evening from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm so you can have as much time to prepare for the race as possible. We are expecting a large field of Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to keep up the momentum through the Spring season!

View the current points totals here.

Please mark your calendars to attend this big event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:30 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on Sunday, back-to-back run sessions all day, a Radical race on both Saturday and Sunday, and a special "St. Paddy's Day" Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, March 17, 2012. On Saturday we will be running the 3.4-mile track, including the full straight and the second bus stop, and on Sunday the 3.4-mile course will be in use (with both straights.) A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

For more information about the race weekend, view the complete schedule for Saturday and Sunday.

A very special evening has been planned for you on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Chicago Joe's Restaurant will be catering a sumptuous St. Patrick's Day dinner, and will also provide the Saturday lunch meal. Blaze'n'Moon, a local Classic Rock band, will be providing live entertainment for us during the banquet, so be sure to wear your favorite green outfit and don't forget your dancing shoes.

View the photos from last month's Club races on Flickr. Catch the final race results, along with the latest points totals on our website.

Congratulations to the Winners of Saturday's Bracket Race:

Saturday, February 18, 2012
1st Place: Michael Von Quilich
2nd Place: Gary Weems
3rd Place: Ron Fletcher

Karting on the 1.2-mile track, Saturday March 17. Back by popular demand, members can enjoy karting on the skid pad on Saturday March 17 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Bring your own kart and please note that there is no karting on the paddock. It is essential that you transport your kart to the karting warm-up area. In addition, you must have a proper Suit, helmet, neck brace and closed toe shoes to drive the karts on the track. Enjoy!

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle. Last month's winner of the Dunlop Tire raffle was Gary Eyler - congratulations Gary!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the track next weekend!

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Pro Racer Helps Members Attain Faster Lap Times

Jeff Shafer Provides Expert Tuning and Analysis for Club Members

Many of our members have seen Jeff Shafer around the Club providing Radical driving instruction before Club race weekends. A soft spoken, consistently fast driver with an easygoing manner, Jeff has become a popular instructor among Club Spring Mountain members. Jeff started racing at age 12, and through practice and dedication became a karting and open wheel champion. He has raced on dirt and asphalt ovals, street and road courses. In 2005 Jeff started working with Spring Mountain's Radical Division and has taken his Radical Ventures Arrive and Drive racing team to tracks throughout the southwest. Jeff has spent countless hours studying the Radicals, analyzing our members' driving technique, setting up cars, and training Radical owners and club members how to maximize their potential as a Radical driver, and he is a valuable resource to our members as a private driving instructor.

Not only is Jeff an accomplished Radical racer, he is a dedicated connoisseur of the art and science of driving. Jeff works along with our mechanical staff and engine builders to tune your Radical for maximum speed, balance and smoothness on the track. Using specialized computer programs with track overlays, Jeff can analyze your driving technique and work with you to suggest the fastest "driving line" so you can continue to improve your lap times and ultimately attain better race finishes. Most of our members request that Jeff drive their Radical on the track for a few laps so he can make suggestions about fine tuning their car. Then, they drive the track together while Jeff makes suggestions for improvement. Our members who have hired Jeff as an instructor can measure their success rate with faster lap times and they have been extremely pleased with their marked improvement after a session or two with the expert.

Jeff provides private instruction to our members by appointment. For more information and rates, Jeff can be reached by phone at 702 496-2606 or by email at jeffshafer@cox.net.

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Apparel Specials

Go out on the town in our new Spring Mountain Logo Button Down Shirts!

Stephanie reports that we have some great looking new Radical and Spring Mountain Button-Down Shirts that will be available by next weekend. These are dressier shirts for you to wear out to dinner on the town, or just around the Clubhouse when you want to dress up. Pictured here is a sneak preview of the Radical Shirt. They are a great material made up of 65% Rayon and 35% Polyester, Polynosic Herringbone Design, tailored collar, top button loop, front chest pocket, coconut buttons and vented tail. The shirts will be available in black with sizing from S-3XL for only $60.00. For more information or to order one of these shirts, please contact Stephanie Apolinar at stephanie@racespringmountain.com or 800.391.6891 x252

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

Thank you for your business and support. We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

Your Desert Escape Awaits

Looking to escape the winter blues? Experience Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, where the sun is shining over 300 days per year. A destination resort for motorsports aficionados near fabulous Las Vegas, Spring Mountain is home to the exclusive Ron Fellows Performance driving school, as well as driving programs for the Radical SR3 and more. We have something for every driver, from entry-level to expert. For Corvette enthusiasts, we offer a brand new fleet of Corvettes, Camaros and support vehicles for our Ron Fellows Performance Driving School operations and are recognized as The Official Performance Driving School of Chevrolet. If formula-style racing is more your speed, we have a new Radical Fleet of extreme sports cars from England for our Radical Racing Schools.

Spring Mountain's road course is faster and more fun than ever, with more plans for track expansion this year (see below.) The skyline has changed dramatically with multi-million-dollar developments completed on the road course and country club, 42 Luxury Condominiums for rent or lease for our Club Spring Mountain members and for student accommodations, a Michelin Pedestrian bridge, sky-high timing tower, lush new landscaping, and more paddock area for class exercises.

Planning a trip to Fabulous Las Vegas this season? A trip to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School is even more convenient with the completion of the latest set of luxury condominiums, directly adjacent to the school. Our students have been enjoying cocktails and special events in the resort-style Clubhouse after class - a perfect setting to relax after a day on the track. Contact us to reserve your spot in class - you'll be so glad you did! For more information, call today at 800.391.6891 to speak to one of our sales representatives.

At Spring Mountain, we are dedicated to providing you with the most innovative and exciting programs and services available in the motorsports industry. Find out why an experience at Spring Mountain's amazing road course with our Motor Resort and Country Club is second to none. We would be happy to give you a tour of our growing facility - simply call one of our sales representatives, or just drop by. As always, we appreciate your business and support, and thank you for helping us grow to serve you better. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our school programs, track rentals, country club, future development or anything else on your mind. Call us TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891.

We'll see you at the Track!

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Corvette News & Events

Ron Fellows recently attended the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. As part of the celebrations, Rolex hosted previous overall winning drivers, and Chevrolet brought out the 2001 overall winning Corvette! Pictured from left to right: team owner Gary Pratt, former Corvette teammate Johnny O'Connell, Robin Pratt and Ron.

And for Corvette owners, Ron will again be at selected American Le Mans Series races where Corvette Corral participants can win a 3-day, Ron Fellows Performance Driving School! Visit www.americanlemans.com for more Corvette Corral details.

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New Resort-Style Condominiums Open for Business

16 New Condos for Driving School Students Now Complete!

We are pleased to announce the completion of our beautiful new 16-unit Condominium/garage building next to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School headquarters. The new condominium complex, with rooms now available for rent, features 16 deluxe units: half with double queens and half with king-sized beds. All units include private baths, wet bars, and are professionally decorated with high-end furnishings. Five of the units will have rear balconies with great views of turns 1 and 2 and with only 60 feet between your window and the road course. The new resort condos are a great vantage point for watching all the action, and a perfect place to relax after a day driving on the track. Simply walk from the classroom to your own private sanctuary.

The garages on the first floor are large enough to accommodate multiple cars and extra vehicles, great for the multicar race teams or groups of friends who like to share set-up tips, and are ready for a classroom setting. The building also includes additional restroom facilities for public access. The best feature of this building is its location in the center of the Motor Resort for large event weekends when the upper paddock is busy. For students of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School this will be the new location for the Drivers meetings. The Condominiums are ready NOW for occupancy, so call us to schedule your next visit.

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It's a Radical World at Spring Mountain

Radical West, USA, the #1 Radical Extreme Sports Car Dealer in the World, has a nice selection of new and pre-owned cars for sale in the 5000 square foot showroom on the premises of Spring Mountain's world-class facility for motorsports aficionados. The showroom features the latest models of Radicals, along with pre-owned models, in all price ranges. Radicals unique range of sports cars cater to a wide range of drivers, from the novice track day drivers who simply want a car that is fast, fun and safe, to the seasoned professional.

Visit our showroom today to see THREE new Radicals just in from England.... Brand New 2011 Radical SR3 RS 1500 cc's. The models includes a Graphics Package, V8 Bodywork, 1500cc Dry Sump Engine, Paddle shift kit, Fuel injection, Hot weather cooling kit, wide V8 wheels, V8 big brake upgrade, High Downforce kit, and much more! The hot new Radicals are eligible for 'C' Sports and Radical SR3 class racing. Call today TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 and you could be driving one of these hot cars in your next race.

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Track Expansion and Improvements Set for 2012

Longer Track + More Configurations = More FUN!

As part of our commitment to excellence, Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is starting the New Year with a major expansion of our Administration Building, adjacent to the Clubhouse. The Administration Building, which houses our Management staff, inside sales personnel and Radical operations was the first permanent structure built at the facility in February of 2006. The addition of 1550 square feet of office space will allow more room for the Radical Racing School classroom, more administrative offices, additional mechanical lifts, and a 3,000 square foot shade cover for Radical operations. In addition, the Winners' Podium will be given a complete facelift with exciting new graphics for better photos for the race champions.

1.3 mile track extension on the horizon......Spring Mountain Motor Resort is currently in negotiations for the acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the property. We expect the new property to be transferred in mid-2012 and are planning to immediately begin grading for a 1.3-mile track extension. The new track extension is expected to be 50 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a new emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide more grip and a smooth surface, with excellent banking, including 102 feet of elevation change. With this addition, we will be able to run multiple long track variations, with the longest configuration being nearly 5 miles in length. Plans are also being finalized for the addition of paving in specific areas on the existing track, adding new corners, and additional paving to widen the track in specific areas for passing, including wide, beautiful curbing. You should be seeing these changes for yourself later this year, along with new configurations for running certain portions of the track both clockwise and counter-clockwise!

We're also planning for the more distant future, and are currently preparing a tentative subdivision map for the commercial property in front of the facility to include a Gas Station, various restaurants, a 55-room hotel and more, so stay tuned to this newsletter for updates and information.

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Spotlight on Instructor Nick Parmelee

Spring Mountain is privileged to have some of the most talented driving professionals in the industry as Instructors in our Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, and our Radical Racing School. Nick Parmelee is one of Spring Mountain's rising stars, and we are happy to share this talented driving instructor's story.

Originally from southern California, Nick Parmelee moved to
Reno during his sophomore year of High School. Nick attended UNR (University of Nevada at Reno) and moved to Las Vegas in 2006 for a team that raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Nick has been an Instructor at Spring Mountain for 1 ½ years and he absolutely loves his job. He says, "It is so gratifying to teach someone and see their growth from day one to the end of the school and know that I was a part of that success. I am very passionate about my job because helping people realize their driving skills is what I care about the most."

Justin "JJ" Johnson, one of our former superstar Instructors, was Nick's teammate in the super late models and he referred Nick to us. Thanks JJ! Nick lives in the Red Rock area of Las Vegas and is in a serious relationship, soon to be an engagement. Nick started racing motorcycles and go-karts with his dad when he was 5 years old, and he is thankful for the bonding experience that still provides many laughs and fun memories.

Nick has enjoyed an impressive racing career, most recently racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American series, where he finished the 2010 LVMS Bullring season with 4 starts, 1 top 5 and 4 top 10's. Nick also raced Inex Legend Cars, Thunder Roadsters and Speed Trucks, all with notable finishes. When the market crashed and sponsorships were not readily available Nick's racing career slowed down. Now his passion is teaching Spring Mountain students, and it suits Nick well because he breathes, eats and sleeps racing and motorsports.

Ron Fellows says, "It's the goal of every instructor here to make sure everyone leaves with not just a great experience, but a knowledge base that will take them forward and make them better drivers ... and you can apply that just about anywhere you go."

Contact us TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 for more information on our world-class driving schools.

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Apparel News

Great News for Ron Fellows Fans and Collectors! You can now get your own 1/24 Diecast of our own Ron Fellows' #88, Nationwide Series Nascars. We have both the AER Nascar, which is 1 of 1,388 made, and the Canada Tire Nascar, which is 1 of 1,936 made. Both are now available and have been signed by the one and only Ron Fellows!

These priceless items can be yours for the bargain price of only $60.00! Don't let your car slip away. Hurry now while supplies last.

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We Appreciate Your Support

On behalf of the management and staff, we would like to THANK YOU for reading the Official Newsletter of Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. We appreciate your business and support, and look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events!

Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:47

Club Spring Mountain News - February 2012

The Ultimate Destination for Couples and Families

Combine an incredible racetrack with resort-style amenities and an exceptional staff, and you have the ultimate destination for discriminating motorsports enthusiasts - Club Spring Mountain. This year we are planning more events, more Club races and more amenities for your enjoyment. Our goal is to be a complete racing experience for you and fun for the whole family, so please feel free to bring your loved ones to stay and play at Club Spring Mountain this season. We've got track weekends, races and great events planned all year long. All the benefits of membership await your guests while you're playing on the track, including working out in the fitness center, having a massage, putting on the green, using the pool and jacuzzi, racquetball, or visiting with members and friends in the Club lounge.

This year once again we will be offering several styles of racing for our Club members....Radical, Bracket and Miata competitions .... so there are lots of choices for friendly competition with your fellow members. Last year's Awards Banquet was a huge success and our perpetual trophies are now displayed proudly in the Clubhouse, adjacent to the Conference room. Why not become a part of a great Club tradition and compete to see YOUR name on this year's big trophies.

Let us be a home away from home for you and your guests this season! Our 16-unit Residential Condominium/Garage Building features luxury condominiums with kitchenettes and will allow you and your guests more space for overnight stays in comfort, style and convenience. Many of the units have two queen beds to accommodate larger families.

Love is in the air as we present a "Couples Condo Special" for the month of February. This month, for couples only, let Sabrina know you would like to take advantage of this special and we will surprise your loved one with Rose petals on your bed along with a
bottle of Red Wine to celebrate the season. In addition, stay in our deluxe condominiums at a low, low rate of only $75 per night. This offer is exclusively for couples only.

Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP form. Simply click on the date you would like to come to the track and you'll find the RSVP form for that date.

We'll see you at the Club!

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Track Expansion and Improvements in 2012

As part of our commitment to excellence, Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is starting the New Year with a major expansion of our Administration Building, adjacent to the Clubhouse. The Administration Building, which houses our Management staff, inside sales personnel and Radical operations was the first permanent structure built at the facility in February of 2006. The addition of 1550 square feet of office space will allow more room for the Radical Racing School classroom, more administrative offices, additional mechanical lifts, and a 3,000 square foot shade cover for Radical operations. In addition, the Winners' Podium will be given a complete facelift with exciting new graphics for better photos for the race champions.

1.3 mile track extension on the horizon......Spring Mountain Motor Resort is currently in negotiations for the acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the property. We expect the new property to be transferred in mid-2012 and are planning to immediately begin grading for a 1.3-mile track extension. The new track extension is expected to be 50 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide an excellent grip and smooth surface, with excellent banking, including 102 feet of elevation change. With this addition, we will be able to run multiple long track variations, with the longest configuration being nearly 5 miles in length. Plans are also being finalized for the addition of paving in specific areas on the existing track, adding new corners, and additional paving to widen the track in specific areas for passing, including wide, beautiful curbing. You should be seeing these changes later this year, along with new configurations for running certain portions of the track both clockwise and counter-clockwise!

Finally, we are preparing a tentative subdivision map for the commercial property in front of the facility to include a Gas Station, various restaurants, a 55-room hotel and more.

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Miata Series for 2012 begins in March

The Club Spring Mountain Miata Race Series (CSMMRS) prepares to launch into its second year of racing on the weekend of March 3-4 2012. The series is intended to provide Club Spring Mountain members an inexpensive race series whose sole focus is safe competitive wheel to wheel racing, driver development, and good sportsmanship.

Highlights of the Series

* A 9 weekend (18 race) schedule that includes; Sprints, Enduro, and Night racing.
* A Series Championship based on the best 14 of 18 finishes, giving drivers flexibility with their schedules.
* Open to CSM Members only. Know who you are racing with.
* Low Cost. The series is only $325.00 to join and a $100.00 per event (that's both Saturday and Sunday) registration.
* Competitive inexpensive vehicles, all Miatas must meet specific rules to ensure close competitive racing.
* Self-governing, participants will provide series oversight. Simple 13/13 rules apply.
* No Experience? Not a problem. Spring Mountain can offer a SCCA certified race clinic.

For more information about the Mazda Miata series, please contact Tony Zito at (702) 521-9966 or by email at Blue996TT@gmail.com.

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Club Race Weekend - February 18-19, 2012

Keep up the Momentum and Join us for February's Races!

Join us this month to watch and/or participate in first two big race events of the year....the Radical Series and the Bracket Races to be held on February 18-19, 2012. There's something for everyone - Radical or Sports Car fans, so be sure to come enjoy your fellow members and participate in all the excitement! Come early to practice for the race as once again in February our valued members will enjoy exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to perfect your skills and shave a few more seconds off your fastest lap time.

We are expecting a large field of Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance to keep up the momentum! The Bracket-style race for sports cars will be held both Saturday and Sunday, which includes ALL makes of Sports Cars. Please note The Bracket Race will now include Sports Cars ONLY. Slower cars and drivers will start the race with a time advantage over faster and more experienced drivers, so everyone has an equal chance to win the contest.

Please mark your calendars to attend this big event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:00 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on Sunday, back-to-back run sessions all day, a Radical and Bracket-style race on both Saturday and Sunday, and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, February 18, 2012. Our friends from Chicago Joes restaurant, Joe Collura and Marlene Livings, will be catering both Saturday's lunch and dinner, so we will be eating like kings! Check out the lunch and dinner menu for Saturday, February 18. You will be serenaded by your fellow members and staff at the Saturday night banquet as we plan to host a Karaoke Night at the Clubhouse. Don't be shy....show your fellow members how talented (or daring) you are!

On Saturday we will be running the 2.3-mile track, and on Sunday the 3.1-mile course will be in use. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

View the complete schedule, including rules and prices for Saturday and Sunday. Please note a Radical drivers meeting will be held on Friday, February 17 at 5:00 pm in the Clubhouse.

A special thanks goes out to our hard working Arrive & Drive crew....we had the largest field of racers ever last month and we truly appreciate their unwavering dedication to the needs of our valued Club Members. The mechanical crew works long hours and deserves our thanks for a job well done. Pictured from Left to Right are Front Row -Rod Dewitt, RJ Dewitt, Mike McDonald, Jonny Petaros, Royce Henry, Jordan Greagor, Cameron Varden, James Dunn; Back Row - Steven Fukunaga, Todd Joyce, John Headlee, Josh Tidd, Neto Apolinar, Martin Apolinar, Cord Reynolds. Great news.....Bill Rowe is BACK from his medical leave and working full time at the shop, so we're even more revved up for another great race weekend.

Karting on Saturday, February 18! Join us for a fun and competitive karting session on the 1.5-mile track on Saturday, February 18 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Bring your own kart and please note that there is no karting on the paddock. It is essential that you transport your kart to the karting warm-up area.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both days' events are eligible for this special raffle.

Raffle for the Wives. On Sunday of the Club Race weekend, we will be raffling off a massage with Tina Edgerton, our Club Masseuse extraordinaire. The lucky winner will have her choice of a regular massage or a hot stone massage. For a luxurious spa experience at the track, contact us to schedule your massage with Tina today.

Congratulations to all the winners of the January Races! View a complete recap of the Race winners from last month's Radical contest and the current points totals here. View the photos from the races on Flickr. Check out a video of Saturday's Podium Ceremony as Charter Member Ken Melgoza left his "Go-Pro" camera on and accidentally recorded the festivities.

Congratulations to the Bracket Race Winners - Saturday, January 29, 2012

1st Place: Jim Balestrieri
2nd Place: Gilles Mione
3rd Place: Michael Von Quilich

For more information about the upcoming Club race weekend, please contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative. Sabrina can be reached by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

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Club Member News

15-Year-Old Racer Parker Nicklin Proves His Skill

Steve Nicklin has been a Club Spring Mountain Charter member since the inception of the Club, and an experienced racer for many years. Steve's son, Parker, age 15, recently attended the Skip Barber Formula Racing Schools and the Karting Shoot-out at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California. At the shoot-out, 30 of the best minor Kart Drivers in the country competed for the chance for a scholarship in the 2012 Skip Barber Formula Racing series. Up against the best prepared and highly funded kids in the karting world, Parker proved his race skills and stamina as he walked away with the checkered flag in his race. Although Parker did not win the top prize, he did receive about $7,000 in prize money and race credits. Parker is set to compete in the Skip Barber Formula Racing Series which begins in April at Virginia International Raceway.

As proud father Steve states, "His driving shows natural talent, but I am most proud of his willingness to take-on the bigger steps towards racing. These abilities will help him no matter where he goes in life." Parker is currently working with a Sponsor Coach to become skilled in self-promotion and to seek sponsorship opportunities to earn the privilege of becoming a professional race car driver.

We will be following Parker's budding career in racing with great interest, and wish him the best of success this year. Check out this in-car video of Parker at California Speedway, in his second SCCA regional race here.

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Custom Club Spring Mountain Race Jackets

Attention All Club Spring Mountain Members: We finally have a personalized jacket for you! The special Club Spring Mountain jacket features wind and water resistance with a hint of spandex for easy movement to your next adventure. There are 3 designs available; Miata Series, Radical Series, and Club Spring Mountain Series. Each design has the option for you to add your own personal touch, whether it's your name, nickname, car number or slogan, you can choose! Pictured at right are the standard layout. All jackets are a Graphite Gray. We need to receive at least 18 orders to get these coats at an optimum price of $140.00. You have probably noticed our Series Champions wearing their Championship Version of the coat. The Championship coats are in black to stand out from the crowd. If you have any questions or are thinking about ordering one please contact Stephanie Apolinar or Sabrina Fares directly by phone or text at (702) 335-5450 or by email at Sabrina@racespringmountain.com and/or Stephanie@racespringmountain.com.

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

We'll see you at the Club!

Monday, 23 January 2012 22:01

Club Spring Mountain News - January 2012


A New Year Begins with New Experiences at the Club

Happy New Year from your friends at Club Spring Mountain...your destination for extreme fun in 2012! As we reflect on an exciting and memorable 2011, we closed the year with many wonderful new members, added races to the Club series (Miata and Bracket-Style), more improvements to the facility, including a 16-unit Condominium building for overnight guests, launched a world-class website, value-added vendors, additions to our programs, services and much more. It has been our pleasure to serve our valued Club members, and we look forward to welcoming a year filled with continued development, more activities, and many more reasons to visit the track for excitement this year.

Why not make a resolution to schedule more visits to Spring Mountain this year! In 2012 we are planning more events, more Club races and more amenities for all to experience. It's going to be another GREAT year. The economy is on the upswing and our membership continues to grow at a steady rate, thanks to referrals from our loyal and enthusiastic members (you know who you are!) This year we will make memories with members and friends old and new. More development is planned at the facility this year with the upcoming acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the property. The future looks bright for members of Club Spring Mountain, and we hope you will be joining us more often in 2012.

None of our progress would have been possible without your support and enthusiasm, and we thank you sincerely for your business through the years. We're looking forward to serving you now and in the future

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We'll see you at the Club!

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Special Condo Rates Exclusively for CSM Members

CondosClub Spring Mountain can be your home away from home this season - at lower prices! We now offer a total of 42 Luxury Residential Condominiums at the facility, and those not already leased can be yours for overnight stays at special "members-only" pricing. Our latest building, near the Ron Fellows Driving School operations, features 16 luxury condominiums with kitchenettes, and many of the units have two queen beds to accommodate larger families.

The special pricing, exclusively for Members only for a limited time, is available on the weekdays at $105 per night and weekends at $115 per night. Please note that check-in time is at 3:00 pm and check-out time is at noon, to avoid additional charges. We look forward to seeing you at the Club.

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2012 Member Directory - Coming Soon!

Sabrina Fares, our Country Club representative, is compiling and publishing an electronic directory of Club Spring Mountain members, by popular request. Please note that your privacy is important to us, so if you would prefer NOT to have your name and contact information published in our directory, let us know via email or phone as soon as possible and we will honor your request.

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Club Race Weekend - January 28-29, 2012

Join us for the FIRST Big Race Weekend of the Season

It's time to celebrate the New Year at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. RadicalTrackJoin us to watch and/or participate in first two big race events of the year....the Radical Series and the Bracket Races to be held on January 28-29, 2012. There's something for everyone - Radical or Sports Car fans, enjoy your fellow members and participate in all the excitement. Start your weekend early as once again this month our valued members will enjoy exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to practice for the big race.

We are expecting a large field of Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance for a fresh start in the new year! SR3 PodiumThe Bracket-style race for sports cars will be held both Saturday and Sunday, which includes ALL makes of Sports Cars! Please note The Bracket Race will now include Sports Cars ONLY. Slower cars and drivers will start the race with a time advantage over faster and more experienced drivers, so everyone has an equal chance to win the contest.

Please mark your calendars to attend this big event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:00 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on Sunday, back-to-back run sessions all day, a Radical and Bracket-style race on both Saturday and Sunday, and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, January 28, 2012 with a live comedy show. On Saturday we will be running the 2.9-mile track, and on Sunday the 3.4-mile course will be in use. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

Karting Competition on Saturday, January 28! Join us Kartingfor a fun karting competition on the skid pad on Saturday, January 28 from 1-3 pm. Prizes will be offered for the fastest kart driver (lady or gentleman), and members must RSVP for this special event. Please note we are using Spring Mountain karts only for this competition.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both day's events are eligible for this special raffle.

Saturday Night Banquet. ComedyOn Saturday night, January 28 you are invited to join your fellow members for celebratory Cocktails in the bar between 5-7 pm, followed by a catered Italian dinner and a very special entertainer. Sabrina's friend, Lou Magelwitz, known as 'The Hilarious Hunk," will entertain us with his comedy routine from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, during dinner. Celebrate the beginning of the 2012 race season with old and new friends, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Club members. Don't forget to RSVP for lunch and dinner to ensure enough food will be prepared for you and your guests. Members can RSVP with Sabrina Fares directly at by phone or text at (702) 335-5450 or by email at Sabrina@racespringmountain.com. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Club members are cordially invited to participate in both the Radical and Bracket-style races. SR3 ChampsThe cost for the Radical race weekend for members and guests is $450.00 per day, which includes race fees and full track support. View the complete schedule, including event rules, for the Saturday and Sunday races. Invite your friends and family to come out and be your cheerleaders in one of our many race-viewing venues at the facility. With consecutive 25-minute sessions in Race Car, Sports Car and Novice Groups, you'll have the time of your life as you compete with your fellow members at this unforgettable weekend race.

Plan ahead for 2012....View the Club Spring Mountain Radical Race Schedule for 2012 here!

Congratulations to the winners from December's Club Race Weekend.

Saturday December 3, 2011Miata Podium
Unlimited: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd - Jeffrey Cheng; 3rd - Ken Melgoza
SR3: 1st - David Megdal; 2nd- Ryan Carpenter; 3rd - Randy Carpenter
Rookie: 1st - John Falb; 2nd - Oliver Von Anhalt
Miata: 1st - Michael Von Quilich; 2nd - John Falb; 3rd - Lee Mixon

Sunday, December 4, 2011
Unlimited Fun Race: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd - Ron Fletcher; 3rd - Bob Majorino
SR3 Fun Race: 1st - George Kurtz; 2nd- Gerhard Watzinger; 3rd - David Megdal
Rookie Fun Race: 1st - John Falb; 2nd- Jay Torres; 3rd - Gary Torres
Miata: 1st - Lee Mixon; 2nd - Michael Von Quilich; 3rd - Salomon Braun

Congratulations to the Champions for the 2011 SeasonJeri

Unlimited Series: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd - Ken Melgoza; 3rd - Jim Balestrieri
SR3 Series: 1st - Doug Ramirez; 2nd - Lee Siefert; 3rd - George Kurtz
Rookie Series: 1st - Oliver Von Anhalt; 2nd - John Falb; 3rd - Jeffrey Cheng
Miata Series: 1st - Michael Von Quilich; 2nd - John Falb; 3rd - Lee Mixon

At the banquet, special recognition was also given to several wives of the Club racers, who have consistently supportive of their husbands through the season.....Jeri Goodkind, Debra Siefert, Virginia Von Quilich and Jackie Braun. Thank you for your exceptional support, beautiful ladies!

Be sure to RSVP to Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, to reserve your space for all the weekend festivities. Sabrina can be reached by phone or text at (702) 335-5450, TOLL FREE at the track 800.391.6891 ext. 241 or via email sabrina@racespringmountain.com. Looking forward to seeing you at the Club for these exciting events! Or, Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP Form.

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New Radicals for Sale and a January Powertec Dyno Special

Radical West, USA, the #1 Radical Extreme Sports Car Dealer in the World, has a nice selection of new and pre-owned cars for sale in the 5000 square foot showroom on the premises of Spring Mountain's world-class facility for motorsports aficionados. New RadicalsThe showroom features the latest models of Radicals, along with pre-owned models, in all price ranges. Radicals unique range of sports cars cater to a wide range of drivers, from the novice track day drivers who simply want a car that is fast, fun and safe, to the seasoned professional.

Visit our showroom today to see THREE new Radicals just in from England.... Brand New 2011 Radical SR3 RS 1500 cc's. The models each include a Graphics Package, V8 Bodywork, 1500cc Dry Sump Engine, Paddle shift kit, Fuel injection, Hot weather cooling kit, wide V8 wheels, V8 big brake upgrade, High Downforce kit, and much more! The hot new Radicals are eligible for 'C' Sports and Radical SR3 class racing. Call today TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 and you could be driving this hot car in January's big race.

January Powertec Special! Find out the horsepower of your car with a Powertec Dyno at a low price of $150.00. This special is valid through the month of January and is available by appointment only. Please contact Sean McGray at 702-420-3317 to schedule your appointment. The Powertec Dyno machine shop features state-of-the-art equipment by Dyno Jet.

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Club Member News

Spotlight on Joe Collura and Marlene Livings

Most of our members know Joe Collura and Marlene Livings as loyal Members of the Club since June, 2007 (they are Member #29) - before the Clubhouse was even built. They drive a 2007 Shelby Cobra and a 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 on the track and enjoy socializing in the Clubhouse.

Sophia Loren once said, "Everything you see I owe to spaghetti." Chicago JoesJoe and Marlene might agree....their acclaimed restaurant - Chicago Joe's, in Las Vegas, has been a vital part of their history....offering the best in Italian dining and catering some of our Club weekend banquets with their sumptuous Italian fare.

Joe's story begins with his grandmother, who was born in Palermo, Italy and came to the states in the early 20's. Chicago was the location of her first restaurant in the 50's, and seeking a warmer, drier climate the family moved to Vegas. Chicago Joe's began in 1975, and with the cozy ambiance of an Italian casa (the family converted a home into the restaurant) it soon stood out above the glitzy "Las Vegas-style" dining. Little Joe worked in the restaurant since he was a young boy. Joe originally worked in the pizza parlor in Chicago all throughout high school, so when they relocated to Las Vegas he helped turn the restaurant into what it has become today. He converted the home into a restaurant, and was also the first dishwasher! Joe worked in the kitchen, waited tables, and managed the restaurant when Uncle Joe passed away in 1988.

Marlene and Joe met at the restaurant in 1989. Marlene has worked in restaurants and catered, and had her first experience in the kitchen at Chicago Joe's. Having been taught at age 4 how to fry an egg and boil water by her mother, who promised "when you can do both of those successfully, you can do just about anything," Marlene went on to prove her mother's prediction. Marlene had to earn her way into Chicago Joe's kitchen, and Joe's mother finally agreed to allow her to learn the family recipes. Marlene has been the chef ever since.

Chicago Joe's menu consists of three generations of family recipes, including Grandma's famous Pasta e fagioli soup, Chicken Angelo, Shrimp Parmigiana, and Chicago Style lobster. On the more traditional side the Eggplant Parmigiana, the Meat Lasagna, and Calamari - one of the few restaurants that make it Sicilian style in traditional red sauce. In the middle of a desert, this is by far the best seafood anyone could ever have!

Chicago Joe's menu will be featured at the January 2012 Club Weekend event.

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Santa Visits Club Spring Mountain

Ernest Hons has been a Club Member since May 2008, and with his jovial manner and long, white beard he is a natural to play Santa Claus, which he has done professionally through the years, including gigs with the Scouts, The SantaWashington Post, and Fast Eddies billiard parlor chain. This holiday season Ernest made wishes come true for fans in a Henderson, Nevada mall through Las Vegas Entertainment Productions, where they have already asked him back for next year. A few days before Christmas, Ernest arranged for a private visit to Club Spring Mountain, just to speak to three-year-old Savannah (Michael Von Quilich's employees' daughter) who is new to the area. Savannah's family bought their home from Todd Joyce (contact Todd at 702-208-4124) who works our Club Race weekends and as a local real estate professional who helps members find homes in the area. Pictured here is Santa with a delighted 3-year-old Savannah.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ernest spent his early years involved in SCCA as a volunteer in pit and paddock and corner worker positions, giving him the opportunity to see and be a part of races at IRP, Mid Ohio, Grattan, Road America, and others. Ernest took his first driving school in 1995 and became hooked on performance driving. At the driving school, he learned the right techniques that really work, and he has always loved Corvettes.

Ernest spent about 30 years in the Washington DC area as a Federal Contracting Officer/Contacts Manager. He retired in 2006 and relocated to Pahrump in 2008. Currently Ernest resides in Mountain Falls, Bella Sera, and is a Bachelor, but is happy with occasional relationships.

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Introducing Sabrina Fares

It's hard not to notice our new Country Club Coordinator, Sabrina Fares. Her dazzling smile and vivacious energy light up the Clubhouse as she enters the room. SabrinaNot only is Sabrina smart and resourceful, she is extremely service oriented and and accommodating to our valued members. We are thrilled to have Sabrina on the staff at the Club and thought you should know a little more about her.

Sabrina hails from New York City, and she moved to Las Vegas in 2005. Going from a big city to the desert is big change, but Sabrina has thrived in her current environment (although she still prefers apartment living to single family housing.) Currently living in Las Vegas, Sabrina flourishes in the energy of the city.

A friendly 'people person' who loves building relationships, Sabrina worked in the Hotel/Hospitality Industry for 7 years, most recently at the new Cosmopolitan Hotel, specializing in Events and Wedding Planning. A self-confessed typical Leo, Sabrina was born on August 14 and has two younger sisters. Competitive in nature, she enjoys playing all sports, especially softball, and looks forward to taking on some of our members in autocross in the near future. Best to stay out of her way!

There's no challenge too difficult for Sabrina. She is full of fun new ideas for changes in our programs and services and she has already made some positive changes at the Club. Sabrina comments on her new position, saying "I love my job and always try to make our Club members' experience at the track as rewarding as possible. We've got a lot of great things happening this year at Club Spring Mountain." Sabrina looks forward to meeting and working with our members during the coming year. If you don't introduce yourself to Sabrina next time you're at the Club, it's not a problem - Sabrina will make it a point to meet you.

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

We'll see you at the Club!

Sunday, 11 December 2011 20:25

Club Spring Mountain News - December 2011


Don't Miss The Final Races of 2011 This Weekend!

Join us for the Biggest Race Event of the Year

The holidays are here and it's time to celebrate at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. Be here THIS WEEKEND to watch and/or participate in three big race events....the Miata Series final, the Radical Series final and the Bracket Races December 3-4, 2011. Everyone can have fun, enjoy your fellow members and join in all the excitement. Start your weekend early, as once again this month our valued members will enjoy exclusive use of the full track on both Thursday and Friday to practice for the big race.

We are expecting a big line-up of Radicals and Sports Cars at this race, with drivers competing for big year-end trophies and special prizes. Remember, this is the LAST Club race remaining to accumulate points for the year-end banquet and trophy presentation to be held on Saturday night. The popular new Bracket-style race will be held both Saturday and Sunday, which includes ALL makes of Sports Cars! Please note The Bracket Race will now include Sports Cars ONLY. Slower cars and drivers will start the race with a time advantage over faster and more experienced drivers, so everyone has an equal chance to win the contest.

Please mark your calendars to attend this grand event, which will include back-to-back run sessions all day, a Miata, Radical and Bracket-style race on both Saturday and Sunday, and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, December 3, 2011 with trophy presentations for all race categories. On Saturday we will be running the 3.4-mile track, and on Sunday the 2.9-mile course will be in use. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person.

Saturday Night Banquet. On Saturday night, December 3 you are invited for celebratory Cocktails in the bar between 5-7 pm, compliments of the Club, followed by a festive catered dinner and Awards Ceremony. Celebrate the holidays and the end of the 2011 race season with old and new friends you've raced with all year. Don't miss this fantastic event and year-end celebration. Be sure to RSVP for lunch and dinner to ensure enough food will be prepared for you and your guests. Please let Sabrina know your choice of entree (Filet Mignon or Salmon) for the Saturday night banquet. Members can RSVP with Sabrina Fares directly at (702) 335-5450 or by email at Sabrina@racespringmountain.com no later than Friday morning.

Menu for the weekend's events:

Saturday Lunch: Boneless Chicken, Grilled Veggie Platter, Stuffed Mushrooms (cheese) vegetarian, Fresh Fruit Platter, Organic Greens with Pear and Asiago Cheese, Dessert

Saturday Dinner: Open Bar, compliments of Club Spring Mountain - 5pm-7pm Choice of Filet Mignon or Salmon, Asparagus, Scalloped potatoes, Tossed Green Salad, Assorted Desserts

Sunday Lunch: Boneless Pulled Smoked Chicken, Boneless Chopped Brisket, Fresh Garden Salad, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese, Dessert

Club members are cordially invited to participate in both the Radical and Bracket-style races. The cost for the Radical race weekend for members and guests is $450.00 per day, which includes race fees and full track support. View the complete schedule, including event rules, for the Saturday and Sunday races. Invite your friends and family to come out and be your cheerleaders in one of our many race-viewing venues at the facility. With consecutive 25-minute sessions in Race Car, Sports Car and Novice Groups, you'll have the time of your life as you compete with your fellow members at this unforgettable weekend race.

View the Club Spring Mountain Radical Race Schedule for 2012 here!

Trophy Presentation. We are excited to announce that we will have Perpetual Trophies on permanent display at the Clubhouse, engraved with the overall winners in each category every year. In addition to having your name display for all to see in the Clubhouse (and bragging rights) Club Spring Mountain will award the following prizes to the 2011 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Radical winners in each category:

1st Place - Complete Set of Tires
2nd Place - Oil Change
3rd Place - 60 Minute Massage by Tina

Special Award from England....Radical UK, manufacturers of the Radical Extreme Sports Car, has offered a spectacular prize for two lucky Spring Mountain series drivers. Radical UK is offering an all-costs paid drive at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium in 2012 to the top two drivers in the Club Spring Mountain Powertec Race Series for 2011. And, as a bonus, they are also providing a day of testing with a world-class European professional driver. Two prizes will be awarded....to the winners of the SR3 and Unlimited Class categories. Known as "the most beautiful circuit in the world," Spa Francorchamps' famous race course is over 4.3-miles long. Prizes are offered only to those who have the most points in the Club Spring Mountain Powertec series, so don't miss the last Club Race so you can be eligible for the prize! (Prize value - $10,000.)

Congratulations to the winners from November's Club Race Weekend!

Saturday November 19, 2011
Unlimited: 1st - Jeffrey Cheng; 2nd - Ken Melgoza; 3rd - Ron Fletcher
SR3: 1st - George Kurtz; 2nd- Doug Ramirez; 3rd - David Megdal
Rookie: 1st - John Falb; 2nd - Oliver Von Anhalt; 3rd - Gary Eyler
Bracket: 1st - Bob Evans; 2nd - Jihn Han; 3rd - Skip Sasser

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Unlimited: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd- Ken Melgoza; 3rd - Jim Balestrieri
SR3: 1st - George Kurtz; 2nd- Doug Ramirez; 3rd - Mark Allan
Rookie: 1st - Oliver Von Anhalt; 2nd -John Falb; 3rd - Jay Torres
Bracket: 1st - Michael Von Quilich; 2nd - Ron Eckhardt; 3rd - Skip Sasser

View 2011 cumulative points totals here.

Attention Radical Drivers: Important Radical Meeting Friday, December 2, 2011 - 4:30 pm Please make your plans to attend this important meeting for Radical Drivers only on Friday, December 2 at 4:30 pm in the Clubhouse. During the meeting we will be reviewing race rules and regulations and discussing our 2012 schedule. Please bring any feedback or suggestions to the meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Be sure to RSVP to Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, to reserve your space for all the weekend festivities. Sabrina can be reached by phone (702) 335-5450, TOLL FREE at the track 800.391.6891 ext. 241 or via email sabrina@racespringmountain.com. Looking forward to seeing you at the Club for these exciting events! Or, Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP Form. (If you use our online form, please indicate your choice of entrée for the Saturday night banquet.)

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Huge Holiday Sale at the Spring Mountain Apparel Shop

Great Deals on Gifts for yourself or your loved ones for the Holidays

Do you need to buy gifts or stocking stuffers for family and friends this year?

Our biggest sale yet is just in time for the Holiday Season. All "old" Spring Mountain Logo Items are on a BLOWOUT sale for only $5.00. This includes Jackets, Long Sleeved Shirts, T-Shirts, Polos, Kids Jackets, Women's Tanks and T-Shirts. Our special Sale runs from December 1 to January 31, or while stock lasts!

Contact Stephanie Apolinar at 775-727-6363 ext. 252 or email her at stephanie@racespringmountain.com to order these special items for the holidays.

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Holiday Hot Stone Massage Special

A relaxing massage is the perfect holiday gift!

Tina Edgerton, our Club Spring Mountain licensed massage therapist, invites you to come in and enjoy a relaxing massage at a special low holiday rate! Tina has been a massage therapist for 11 years, and is experienced in all techniques of massage, including Swedish, Sports massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone massage and more. Come and experience our custom massage center and receive a relaxing treatment after a day of racing to rejuvenate your tired, sore muscles. We have received rave reviews from our members and their guests who have experienced Tina's healing touch.

Our special holiday gift to you: Enjoy a luxurious 90-minute Hot Stone Massage during the holiday season (before January 1, 2012) for only $125.00! (Regular price for a 90-minute Hot Stone Massage is $145.00.) Please call Sabrina Fares to schedule your time with Tina today.

Give the gift of Health and Happiness with Massage Gift Certificates! Are you searching for holiday gift ideas for your friends or loved ones? Do you need to find a token of your appreciation to present to a colleague for a job well done? Show your loved ones you care about their health and well-being by giving the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation. Club Spring Mountain offers Gift Certificates for massage services in all denominations for your convenience. Buy a holiday gift certificate for a friend or loved one and we guarantee they will be thanking you afterward!

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Seasons Greetings to our Valued Members

We appreciate your business and support

The management and staff at Club Spring Mountain would like to extend our best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a phenomenal New Year to our valued Club members and their families. We are sincerely thankful for your business and support through the years, which has made all of our dreams for Club Spring Mountain members a reality. Looking to the future, we know that 2012 will be our best year yet, with new developments and amenities for all of our club members to enjoy. To allow our staff to celebrate the holidays with their families, Club Spring Mountain will be closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 and New Year's Day, January 1, 2012. We're looking forward to serving you through the New Year.

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

 

We'll see you at the Club!


Holiday Festivities at Club Spring Mountain

Join us during the Holidays for Festive Fun

The holidays are here and we've got the perfect place to celebrate at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. The weather is crisp and cool and the festive Season at the Club is now in full swing. New and returning racers can participate in both the Bracket-style and Radical competitions at the Club Race weekend on November 19-20 and December 3-4, so ALL makes and models of cars can participate in the excitement. Begin your holiday season with a huge adrenaline rush and an extended weekend, as this month our valued members will enjoy exclusive use of the full track Thursday and Friday before the big race weekend. There's lots of fun in store for you and fellow racers during the final two months of the year, so consult our Calendar for all the upcoming events!

Now is the perfect time to play at Club Spring Mountain, with track weekends, races and fun events planned for the holiday season. All the benefits of membership await your guests while you're playing on the track, including working out in the fitness center, having a massage, putting on the green, using the pool and jacuzzi, racquetball, or visiting with members and friends in the Club lounge.

Let us be a home away from home for you and your guests this holiday season! Our 16-unit Residential Condominium/Garage Building is now complete. The new building features 16 luxury condominiums with kitchenettes and will allow you and your guests more space for overnight stays in comfort, style and convenience during high-demand holiday Club weekends. Many of the units have two queen beds to accommodate larger families. We're constantly evolving at Spring Mountain as plans will soon be unveiled for future development at our state-of-the-art facility for motorsports enthusiasts.

Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP Form.

We'll see you at the Club!

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Club Member News

Michael Von Quilich Races Daytona in Viper Cup

We've been following Charter Member Michael & Virginia Von Quilich's race season in the Dodge Viper Cup Series. Michael reports on his experience, "Virginia and I had a wonderful time. The Daytona International Speedway has no noise restrictions which is cool considering they run the Rolex 24 hour endurance race every year. The track is a gigantic tri-oval and when first entering the track, the 31 degree banking is very intimidating, in fact, you can't walk up the steep banks without falling. On Friday, I raced in a 1.5 hour enduro which helped me learn the track."

The Viper Cup finals attracted some very high level pro drivers; a two time LeMans winner, last year's Daytona 24 Hour winner, an Indy driver and two drivers who recently set world records at Nurburgring. The track is extremely fast, and Michael was hitting 180 MPH in his Red & White Viper #19 on the front straight which is banked about 6 degrees. The back straight has a high speed bus stop where the racers enter at about 140 MPH. If you miss the right line by just a few inches, you get into trouble fast. At the race, several cars spun and hit the inside wall, but not Michael. He says, "I was grateful for the bus stop at Spring Mountain, the experience paid off for me!"

Michael finished 9th in the final race, which was good enough for 6th in the overall standings, and sums up the last race in the 2011 Dodge Viper Cup Series by saying "We were very proud of our finish, if the pro drivers hadn't shown up for the last race, we would have finished 4th. We feel fortunate to have raced at such a famous facility!" Congratulations to Michael and his team!

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Holiday Club Race Weekends

Join us for final two Club Races of the Year!

Get ready for another phenomenal weekend race for members of Club Spring Mountain. The next Club Spring Mountain Race Weekend of the season is November 19-20, 2011 and it's going to be a fun and festive holiday event! We are expecting the largest field of Radicals and Sports Cars ever at this race, with drivers competing for big year-end trophies and special prizes. Remember, there are only TWO more Club races left to accumulate points for the year-end banquet and trophy presentation to be held on December 3, 2011. The popular new Bracket-style race will be held both Saturday and Sunday, which includes ALL makes of Sports Cars! Important: The Bracket Race will now include Sports Cars ONLY. Slower cars and drivers will start the race with a time advantage over faster and more experienced drivers, so everyone has an equal chance to win the contest. Please note the full track will be dedicated our members on Thursday and Friday, November 17-18, so you can prepare for the race.

Please mark your calendars to attend this pre-Thanksgiving event, which will include back-to-back run sessions all day, a Radical and Bracket-style race on both Saturday and Sunday, and a special Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, November 19, 2011. On Saturday we will be running the 3.4-mile track, and on Sunday the 2.7-mile course will be in use. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Clubhouse each day, and the price for lunches is $15.00 per person with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and dinner is $35.00 per person, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

We hope to have a GREAT turnout at the Clubhouse Dinner on Saturday night, so please make your plans to join us at this fun event. Dinner will be catered by Ohjah, Japanese cuisine, served Hibachi style with a choice of three meats; Chicken Teriyaki, Filet Mignon and Shrimp Teppanyaki. We are also going to offer as a courtesy to our members complimentary sake bombs. Don't forget to RSVP for lunch and dinner to ensure enough food will be prepared for you and your guests.

Club members are cordially invited to participate in both the Radical and Bracket-style races. The cost for the race weekend for members and guests is $450.00 per day, which includes race fees and full track support. View the complete schedule, including event rules, for the Saturday and Sunday races. Invite your friends and family to come out and be your cheerleaders in one of our many race-viewing venues at the facility. With consecutive 25-minute sessions in Race Car, Sports Car and Novice Groups, you'll have the time of your life as you compete with your fellow members at this unforgettable weekend race.

Special Award from England....Radical UK, manufacturers of the Radical Extreme Sports Car, has offered a spectacular prize for two lucky Spring Mountain series drivers. Radical UK is offering an all-costs paid drive at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium in 2012 to the top two drivers in the Club Spring Mountain Powertec Race Series for 2011. And, as a bonus, they are also providing a day of testing with a world-class European professional driver. Two prizes will be awarded....to the winners of the SR3 and Unlimited Class categories. Known as "the most beautiful circuit in the world," Spa Francorchamps' famous race course is over 4.3-miles long. Prizes are offered only to those who have the most points in the Club Spring Mountain Powertec series, so don't miss the last Club Race so you can be eligible for the prize! (Prize value - $10,000)

Save the Date! December Club Race Weekend, Banquet and Awards Ceremony..... please make your plans now to join us at the December Club Race weekend on Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4 for the final race contest of the year. On Saturday night, December 3 you are invited for celebratory "no-host" Cocktails in the bar, followed by a festive catered dinner and Awards Ceremony. Trophies will be awarded for both the Radical and Miata series races in 2011. Celebrate the holidays and the end of the 2011 season with old and new friends you've raced with all year. Don't miss this fantastic event and year-end celebration - this is your last chance to add points to your total for that year-end trophy. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Congratulations to the winners from last month's Club Race Weekend!

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Unlimited: 1st - Jeffrey Cheng; 2nd - Keith Gostlin; 3rd - Orin Harker
SR3: 1st - Doug Ramirez; 2nd- Dave House; 3rd - Lee Siefert
Rookie: 1st - Oliver Von Anhalt; 2nd - Gary Eyler; 3rd - Craig Kember
Bracket: 1st - Craig Kember; 2nd - John Thompson

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Unlimited: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd- Keith Gostlin; 3rd - Ron Fletcher
SR3: 1st - Dave House; 2nd - Doug Ramirez; 3rd - Lee Siefert
Rookie: 1st - Jay Torres; 2nd - Oliver Von Anhalt; 3rd - Harry Blazer
Bracket: 1st - Dave House; 2nd - John Thompson; 3rd - Gerhard Watzinger

View 2011 cumulative points totals here.

Be sure to RSVP to Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, to reserve your space for all the weekend festivities for the rest of the year. Sabrina can be reached by phone (702) 335-5450, TOLL FREE at the track 800.391.6891 ext. 241 or via email sabrina@racespringmountain.com. Looking forward to seeing you at the Club for these exciting events!

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Radical News

Radical West, USA, the #1 Radical Extreme Sports Car Dealer in the World, has several new and pre-owned cars for sale in the 5000 square foot showroom on the premises of Spring Mountain's world-class facility for motorsports aficionados. The showroom features the latest models of Radicals, along with pre-owned models, in all price ranges. Radicals unique range of sports cars cater to a wide range of drivers, from the novice track day drivers who simply want a car that is fast, fun and safe, to the seasoned professional.

Visit our showroom today to see the latest Radical in from England....a Brand New 2011 Radical SR3 RS 1500 cc. This model includes a Graphics Package, 1500cc Dry Sump Engine, Fuel injection, Hot weather cooling kit, wide V8 wheels, V8 big brake upgrade, High Downforce kit, and much more! Call today TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 and you could be driving this hot car in the next race. Currently enroute from England via Jumbo Jet.....another new SR3 RS 1500 cc Radical in Black - just in time for the holidays.

We're happy to report Club Members Keith Gostlin and Orin Harker just upgraded and purchased Radical V8's for the next Club Race weekend.

Powertec Division Manager and Chief Engineer Sean McGray flew to Radical Motorsports Headquarters in Peterborough, England for V8 and Advanced Training in the latest techniques employed by our friends across the pond.

Call us TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 or visit our Showroom for more information on the Radical phenomenon!

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The Miata Race Series Braves the Rain in November

By Tony Zito

Rounds 15 and 16 of the Club Spring Mountain Miata Race Series (CSMMRS) were held last weekend, November 5-6, 2011. Saturday's contest was a 45 minute "sprint" around the 1.5 Radical Loop. Less than 2 seconds covered the top three finishers with Michael Von Quilichcapturing first place and locking up the series championship. Fred Chin took second place and Chris Chamberlin completed the podium in third while setting fastest lap for the race.

Sunday's action found the Miatas running on the 3.4 mile course. Michael Von Quilich scored his 10th win of the season, while Tony Zito grabbed second place and tighten his hold on second in the series championship. Lee Mixon held onto third and captured his second podium in as many weekends.

The series last event of the year is on December 3-4, 2011 and will be an awards ceremony weekend. If you have questions or are interested in the series contact club member Tony Zito at (702) 521-9966 or Blue996tt@gmail.com.

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Holiday Specials in the Spring Mountain Apparel Shop

Great Deals on Gifts for yourself or your loved ones for the Holidays

Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club now carries a wide variety of race apparel brands in our Apparel Center at the base of the Road & Track Tower. You can special order select items to your own specifications from Sparco, Alpine Star, Puma, Bell, Arai, HANS, Oakley, OMP, Momo, Molecule, Peltor, K1 Sports and more. We are making room for the latest brands with huge sales on remaining items.

The holidays are here, so if you're looking for a special gift for the person who has everything, the perfect choice can be found in our Apparel Center. Stephanie can advise you on the ideal gift to make your racer's day!

HOT deal on Cool Suits for the Holidays....you can now take advantage of this Close-out deal: Cool Shirts: $150.00; Cool Units: $350.00; or Cool System: $400.00. (The Cool System includes shirt and unit together.) The sale applies only to Cool Suits in stock, so hurry before yours is SOLD! Most performance and racing equipment are custom fit and custom ordered, so please feel free to contact Stephanie Apolinar at 775-727-6363 ext. 252 or email her at stephanie@racespringmountain.com, with any questions or orders.

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Holiday Hot Stone Massage Special

A Massage before or after a race will help you become a more relaxed driver

Tina Edgerton, our Club Spring Mountain licensed massage therapist, invites you to come in and enjoy a relaxing massage at a special low holiday rate! Tina has been a massage therapist for 11 years, and is experienced in all techniques of massage, including Swedish, Sports massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone massage and more. Come and experience our custom massage center and receive a relaxing treatment after a day of racing to rejuvenate your tired, sore muscles. We have received rave reviews from our members and their guests who have experienced Tina's healing touch.

Our special holiday gift to you: Enjoy a luxurious 90-minute Hot Stone Massage during the holiday season (before January 1, 2012) for only $125.00! (Regular price for a 90-minute Hot Stone Massage is $145.00.) Please call Sabrina Fares to schedule your time with Tina today.

Give the gift of Health and Happiness with Massage Gift Certificates! Are you searching for holiday gift ideas for your friends or loved ones? Do you need to find a token of your appreciation to present to a colleague for a job well done? Show your loved ones you care about their health and well-being by giving the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation. Club Spring Mountain offers Gift Certificates for massage services in all denominations for your convenience. Buy a holiday gift certificate for a friend or loved one and we guarantee they will be thanking you afterward!

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A Holiday Message to our Valued Members

The management and staff at Club Spring Mountain would like to extend our best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season to our valued members and your loved ones. We are truly thankful for the trust and confidence you have shown in us. Without your loyalty and support through the years, our progress would never have been possible. In this spirit we offer our sincere thanks for your business and wish you and your loved ones the happiest of Holidays. So our staff can celebrate the holidays with their families.

Holiday Hours: Club Spring Mountain will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011, Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 and New Year's Day, January 1, 2012. We're looking forward to serving you through the season, and into the New Year!

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Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

We are always interested in 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, "like" us on Facebook. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, by phone (702) 335-5450, via email - sabrina@racespringmountain.com, or call her TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

We'll see you at the Club!

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