Club Spring Mountain News - April 2013

Club Spring Mountain News - April 2013

Alliance Membership at Autobahn Country Club

CSM Members can join our new Sister Club at a 50% Discount

Club Spring Mountain proudly announces a new addition to our family of motorsports enthusiasts. Our new Sister Club, Autobahn Country Club in Joliet is situated on 350 acres of gently rolling countryside just outside Chicago, Illinois. Autobahn is a road course racetrack featuring two challenging road circuits which may be combined to form a 3.56-mile 40-foot wide course with 22 turns. The two courses together create the second longest racing venue in the United States.

We are pleased to announce a Reciprocal Membership offer to current Club Spring Mountain members. As our Sister Club, you can join Autobahn Country Club as an Alliance Member at 50% off the current initiation fees. Autobahn Country Club members can also join Club Spring Mountain at a 50% discount.

Club Spring Mountain members with a residence (primary or secondary) within a 250-mile radius of Autobahn Country Club are not eligible for this offer.

As part of our alliance with Autobahn, the Radical Racing School will be offered at their facility in Joliet this summer. From July 20-25, three 2-day Radical Schools will be offered at Autobahn's facility. Autobahn's 1.5-mile North Race Circuit is the perfect course to let the Radical loose. With nine turns and a 1,200 ft straightaway, both car and driver will feel right at home. Autobahn's Pro Race Instruction Team will provide classroom and behind-the-wheel training, no matter your experience level. Each 2-day session is limited to between 6-10 participants.

The Radical Racing School in Joliet will culminate with a Radical Racing event at Autobahn's facility on July 27-28.

Autobahn Country Club is conveniently located one hour from downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport in a beautiful rural setting, with easy access to major expressways. The facility is located just ten minutes away from major hotels and restaurants.

For additional information about the Autobahn Alliance Membership, please contact Mike Weeks, VP Sales, at mike@racespringmountain.com, call the office at 800.391.6891 or Mike's cell phone at 949-235-7810.


Club Members Finish Strong at Inaugural Radical Cup USA

From Press Release NARRA.com April 1, 2013

"The Radical Cup, America's newest sports car series, concluded its inaugural event in spectacular fashion on Sunday, March 31 at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah. Furious four-wide action turned into nose-to-tail racing lap after lap during Round 2 of the championship. Gerhard Watzinger and John Falb made series history, becoming the first ever back-to-back race winners, while Jay Torres gained his first podium.

With a race and another days running under their belts, it was no surprise to see new names near the top of timesheet for Sunday's qualifying session. Mark Allan (#36) bounced up the charts to be 4th fastest in SR3, and making the biggest impression, Jay Torres (#123) qualified 3rd in class after missing all of Saturday."

For all the details and race results, read the complete race recap.

View the photos of Radical Cup USA at Miller from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The second Radical Cup USA weekend was held April 12-14 at Road Atlanta, and once again our Club Spring Mountain members dominated the competition. We will report all the latest results in the next Club newsletter. For up-to-the minute news in the meantime, visit narraonline.com or mylaps.com.

View the photos from last Friday April 12 at Road Atlanta.

Congratulations to all of our Club members participating in the Radical Cup traveling series this year. We are looking forward to following your progress this season.


Latest News on the Track Expansion Project

Moving Right Along on Track, Lake and Residential Lots

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is happy to report that steady progress is being made on the track expansion project at the facility. The grading of the track is moving along as scheduled and Russ Meads, General Contractor reports that paving of the new paddock begins this week, along with additional grading.

The bowl is now taking shape and the hill is visible by car and by air. A 78' drop has been shaped and you can see the sensation starting to form as you come off a sharp right hander and head down into the bowl at extremely high speeds to climb right out and twist back onto the fast and smooth 40' wide track.

Grading and forming of the rest of the track will begin at the end of the week along with grading of the beginnings of the lake. Spring Mountain representatives met with Nye County officials last week and submitted a map to include 75 large residential lots to be placed around the perimeter of the property line with expansive views of the facility, the Spring Mountains, sunsets and the 8-acre lake. Plans for the models will be released shortly, and we are expecting a tentative subdivision map to be recorded with the County in July 2013.

The project guarantees more extended road course variations with the longest configuration at 6.1 miles, making Spring Mountain the longest track in the country and second longest in the world.


Club Race Weekend - April 20-21

Warm and Sunny Weather expected this Race Weekend

Join us for the first race weekend of the spring season to enjoy some exciting race events....the Miata Series and the Radical Series to be held on April 20-21. The weather is expected to be sunny and in the low 80s - perfect for racing and for spectators - so make your plans today to be here for all the fun. Come to the Club early to practice for the competition to 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 Miatas and Radicals 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! Please note that there will be two separate Radical races this month. The SR3 and Unlimited classes will race together and the Rookie class will race separately at a later time.

Please mark your calendars to attend this Club race event, which will include a mandatory Driver's meeting at 8:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday. Again this month, immediately after the Driver's meeting a special 25-minute 50 mph maximum orientation-style lapping session (flashers required) will be held to become familiar with the track configuration. The Orientation session will be followed by back-to-back run sessions all day, a Miata and a Radical race on Saturday and Sunday, plus open lapping sessions and a tire scrubbing session on Saturday afternoon. Please note that speed restrictions will be imposed at the tire scrub session on Saturday, with a 3 grid penalty assessed if speed restrictions are exceeded.

Chef Susan has a delicious menu planned for the weekend festivities and a celebratory Clubhouse dinner on Saturday night, April 20. On Saturday the 2.9-mile Stewart course will be in use, and on Sunday we will run the 3.4-mile Mansell course. 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.

View the schedule for Saturday and Sunday's events.

Mandatory SCCA Seminar.
Please note that this Friday, April 19, 2013, prior to the race weekend we will be holding an SCCA licensing seminar for all racers who do not currently hold or have ever held a racing license.

If you have not already done so, we are asking all racers to bring a copy of their racing license to the track. We will keep a copy of your license on record. According to our rules one of the eligibility requirements to race in the series is that a driver "Hold or have held (within the last 5 years) a regional level or higher racing license from an approved accredited organization such as SCCA, NASA, etc OR can show proof of completion of a racing program from an accredited racing school".

Rick Malone, Head Driving Instructor, will be hosting the seminar and will give a one hour class Friday morning and another session in the afternoon (please contact us for exact times.) There will be no charge for the seminar and the program will be conducted again in May for those who are not able to attend this weekend. This is a great opportunity and we encourage all drivers to take advantage of these seminars. Completion of this seminar will satisfy the minimum requirements to race.

View the photos from last month's Club races 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.


Summer Driving School Specials!

Great Deals on the 3-Day Ron Fellows Performance Driving Schools

Exhilarating & Fun 3-Day Level 1 Driving Program in current model Corvettes designed by Corvette Racing Legend Ron Fellows.

Lap 300 miles track time, 2-way radios, skid control, braking exercises,heel-toe downshifting & cornering techniques.

Only $3,000, savings of $695

* June 1 - August 31, 2013 based on availability
* Price includes 3-Night Stay track-side Club Spring Mountain Condo (or receive $300 credit without condo.)

For more information CALL TODAY Toll Free 800.391.6891 and ask for the "Summer Driving Special", or sign up online.


Thanks for your 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. Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached via email erik@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 224, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!