Club Spring Mountain News - April 2011

Club Spring Mountain News - April 2011

Need Tax Relief? Escape to Club Spring Mountain

Club Spring Mountain Patio SceneFresh desert air, sunshine, and a few hot laps around Spring Mountain's Road Course will give you a brand-new perspective. It's a beautiful time of year to visit your own private Motor Resort and desert oasis - Club Spring Mountain. The weather in April is perfect for outdoor barbeques, cocktails at the bar, getting together with your fellow members and of course, improving your track times and prepping for the next race! While you're on the track, your guests will experience the luxurious setting of a private club, work out in the fitness center, enjoy a massage with Tina, relax in a bubbling spa, or just kick back in the lounge and meet some new friends. So, if you haven't been to the Club in awhile, make it a point this month to stop by and experience all the excitement your system can handle.

April 2011 Bracket RaceWe have an action-packed month in April with exciting activities and fun events with track organizations so you should check the Event Calendar for the latest news. We're hosting the Las Vegas Porsche Club of America this weekend, April 16-17 on the 3.4-mile course and it's going to be a great event! For more information about the Porsche Club event, contact Tony Zito via email blue996tt@gmail.com. Our new Club Miata Race Series is gathering momentum and the last race was held April 9-10, 2011. Last but not least, the Club Race Series is set for April 23, 2011 and will be bigger than ever, with lots of new members participating on the grid. For something new and fun, why not try Bracket Racing? Refer to our Event Calendar to choose your dates to visit the track this month.

Don't miss out on all the fun at the Club in April. Call Vanessa Porrino, your Country Club Coordinator, to let us know you'll be here and we'll be ready for your visit! Vanessa can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891, or by cell 702-205-3820.

We'll see you at the Club!


Club Race Weekend - April 23-24, 2011


Radical Race Car and Checkered FlagBring your friends and family to April's Member's Only Club Race Weekend! Spring is here and the weather will be beautiful for our next Club Race on April 23, 2011, so we're looking for biggest event of the season! Club members are invited to participate in the Radical Race in three categories - SR3, Unlimited and Rookie. Sports Car drivers are also encouraged to participate in the fun in our Sports Car run group. Bracket Racing will again be held, by popular demand! Club Members will be driving on the full track on both Saturday and Sunday. View the Club Race Weekend Schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Don't miss your chance to continue accumulating points for the 2011 Championship.

Winner Podium: Ken Melgoza, Ron Fethcer, Terry GoodkindYour Club Race weekend will begin at 8:30 am each day with a Mandatory Drivers Meeting, followed by back-to-back run sessions, and the Radical Race kicking off at 12:55 pm on Saturday and the Bracket-style Race will be held at 3:30 pm. On Sunday there will be no Radical Race due to the Easter holiday, therefore Saturday's race will be worth double points. We will have a Bracket-style race on Sunday at 11:30 am. During consecutive 25-minute sessions in Race Car, Sports Car and Novice Groups, you can power your vehicle through Spring Mountain's latest course configurations. Entry fees for the event are $200.00 for the race fee on Saturday plus $250.00* for full track support per day. *Please note the track support fees have been increased for 2011.

Sunday's Bracket Race Winner's PodiumCongratulations to the winners of the March 2011 Club races:

Saturday, March 26
Unlimited: 1st - Ken Melgoza; 2nd - Ron Fletcher; 3rd - Terry Goodkind
SR3: 1st - Doug Ramirez; 2nd- George Kurtz; 3rd - Gerhard Watzinger
Rookie: 1st - Oliver Von Anhalt; 2nd - Jeffrey Cheng; 3rd - Jeff Taylor
Bracket: 1st - Craig Kember; 2nd - Tony Mazzagatti; 3rd - Brian Balestrieri

Saturday's Rookie Class Winner's PodiumSunday, March 27
Unlimited: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd - Jim Balestrieri
SR3: 1st - George Kurtz; 2nd - Gerhard Watzinger; 3rd - Lee Siefert
Rookie: 1st - Gary Torres; 2nd - Jay Torres; 3rd - Oliver Von Anhalt
Bracket: 1st - Tony Mazzagatti; 2nd - Jack Fried; 3rd - Dennis O'Leary

View the latest Points Standings! For the upcoming schedule of Radical Racing Events, including travel dates, click here.  

Sandwich lunchHoliday Weekend Casual Fare. April's race weekend is going to be low-cost and casual, with "make your own" sandwich lunches available at $8.00 per person, and a down-home BBQ on Saturday night at $10.00 per person (not including bar service.)

Important Note: Please be reminded that it is essential to RSVP to Vanessa Porrino if you will be coming to the track for an event so that we may be sure to have enough food for you and your guests. If you do not RSVP we regret that we will not be able to accommodate you and/or your guests for lunch. Vanessa can be reached TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891, or by cell 702-205-3820. Thank you for your cooperation, and we'll see you at the track.


Miata Race Series is another Competitive Race Weekend

Club Spring Mountain Miata Race PodiumClub Spring Mountain Miata Race Series (CSMMRS) continued in April with a double race event weekend being contested on the 2.4 mile layout. Saturday's sprint race featured clean, close racing from the field of 10 members who took the green flag. Club member Michael von Quilich claimed the top step of the podium and set the race's fastest lap of 2.05.415. Members Lee Alexander and Jim Balestrieri took second and third place respectively. Sunday's race found von Quilich standing on the top step again, setting the fast lap time of 2.06.801. Jim Balestrieri finished in second and Tony Zito claimed third. Don't miss the next Race in the series, to be held May 28-29, 2011!

So far, fourteen Club members have joined the race series that is designed to develop race craft, sportsmanship, and foster member camaraderie. If you have questions or are interested in the series contact club member Tony Zito at (702) 521-9966 or Blue996tt@gmail.com. 


New 16-Unit Condo Building Breaking Ground in April!

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our residential options at Spring 16-Unit Condominiums Expected to be completed Fall 2011 Mountain's Motor Resort and Country Club. New 16-unit Condominium BuildingThis month the skyline at the facility is changing to include the development of a 16-unit Condominium/garage building in the lower paddock area, next to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School operations. The new condominium complex, available for rent or lease, features 16 deluxe units: half with double queens and half with king-sized beds. All units include private baths and wet bars. 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...wow what a great vantage point for watching all the action on the track!

The garages on the first floor will be 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 will be ready for a classroom setting. The building will also include additional restroom facilities for public access. The best feature of this building will be its location in the center of the Motor Resort for large event weekends when the upper paddock will be busy. For students of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School this will be the new location for the Drivers meetings. The building is comprised of 15,000 + square feet and we will be breaking ground during the week of April 15, 2011, with concrete being poured the following week. Framing should be accomplished sometime during the month of May, with an estimated move-in date of October 1, 2011, just in time for the fall season. 



Greetings! 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. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vanessa Porrino, your personal Country Club Representative, via email - vanessa@racespringmountain.com, via cell phone, 702-205-3820, or call us TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891.

We'll see you at the Club!