Club Spring Mountain News - April 2021

Club Spring Mountain News - April 2021

Cheers to New Beginnings at the Club

Huge Expansion Project Begins at the Track This Month

01Come celebrate with us at Club Spring Mountain, a resort destination for motorsports aficionados with the longest road course in North America and 946 acres of desert paradise as your playground. This month we embark on a massive track expansion project for the benefit of our members, to provide a new 3-mile road course with more configurations for your driving pleasure. Read about all of the upcoming development planned at the facility below.

02April is another busy month at the track….VARA held its Spring Mountain Classic April 9-11, our own Club Race Weekend is April 15-18, and the Porsche Owners Club will be running with our members and holding their Cup Races April 24-25.

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Club… Benn Godenzi and Marly Pathoumphanh, plus Victor DiCosola and his family, Paula and Donavan. Looking forward to seeing our new members at the Club and on the track.

03The horizon at the facility is ever-expanding with tortoise fence grading planned this month in preparation for the track expansion, and more new homes scheduled to be built at Spring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development at the facility. With a limited number of home sites available for purchase, you now have more reasons to visit our little oasis in the desert. Only a few race weekends remain in our 2020-2021 racing season, so come join the fun and participate in the contests or cheer on your favorite competitors! At Club Spring Mountain, you and your family will make memories to last a lifetime.

Facility Development Update

Tortoise Permit Clears the way for Track Expansion Project

Construction begins this month on the northern track expansion project, as revealed by Russ Meads, head of the Spring 04Mountain development team. Following years of negotiations with US Fish & Wildlife, the Tortoise Permit is now active, allowing construction to commence on the newly acquired 230-acre parcel of the 553.27 acres of property north of the existing facility. Immediate plans include a 3-mile track extension, a new paddock area, new entrances, an interior road connecting the new property with the original facility, and a new kart track. Click to enlarge drawing.

05The first phase of the project, beginning on April 19, involves the installation of special fencing to prevent the desert tortoises, a threatened species, from entering the area. "Slowly and steadily" the property lines will be cleared and the fence lines graded during a 2-week period. Following grading the fencing will begin, with an estimated construction time of 3-4 weeks. Specially trained biologists will walk the entire area and carefully remove any tortoises and/or eggs, relocating them to a safe environment. The clearing process can take up to 3 weeks after which the property will be ready for construction of the new track. Grading of the new track will begin in June, with paving estimated for July, and we are planning to run the first race weekend of the 2021-2022 season on the new track in September.

06Coming soon to the East Paddock...a 14-bay garage building for our members' vehicles, including 6 single- and 7 double-sized spaces, with three of the double car garages extra deep. Each unit will be air conditioned and heated, with construction beginning in May and completion scheduled for late August. Click to enlarge image.

07Russ Meads and his team are working on 3 parcel maps on the newly acquired properties to allow for new projects to commence, with all of the mapping and zoning and entitlements expected to be completed within the next 90-120 days.

The parking areas around the Administration and Clubhouse have been re-striped and re-surfaced with a fresh new coat of asphalt. The remainder of the resurfacing will be completed later this month, after race weekend.

08Spring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development at the facility with 80 home and mixed-use lots, continues to evolve with more members planning and building their own homes at the track. Within the next month, three new homes will break ground on Lots 22, 29 and 56. Design projects are in progress on 5 additional parcels, which should be ready for construction in less than 2 months.

To own your own parcel in Spring Mountain Estates, contact Mike Weeks, VP Sales, via email mike@racespringmountain.com or by phone at 949-235-7810.

Club Race Weekend – April 15-18

Don’t Miss the Fun on the Mansell “C” 3.4-mile track

09The Spring Mountain 2020-21 Race Series, presented by Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails, Dakine and Vertra, continues this month on the Mansell"C" 3.4-mile race course. Beautiful race conditions will prevail on the track with highs in the 80’s, lows in the 50’s and sunny skies for April's event. Please be advised we are still adhering to our health and safety practices and limiting the number of people in the Clubhouse so pay close attention to the posted schedule while you are on the property as it is subject to change.

10Your weekend begins Thursday at 9:00 am with open track featuring Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Prototypes at the bottom of the hour. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. Again from 1:00-4:00 pm open track will be available with Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Protytypes at the bottom of the hour. The Bar opens at 4 pm with a limited menu served from 5-7 pm in the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse closes at 8 pm.

11Friday starts at 7:00 am with Race Day Registration and Tech Inspections, Mandatory Drivers meetings for Sports Cars at 7:30 am and Prototype (Radical and Wolf cars) at 7:50 am, followed by open sessions and qualifying for both categories. Track Maintenance is at 10:00 am, followed by Sports Car Time Attacks races, the Prototype Pregrid and the Prototype Race #1 at 11:30 am. The track will be closed from 12-1 (lunch will be served in the Clubhouse for Sports Car drivers from 11:15-12:00 pm and for Prototype drivers from 12:30-1:15 pm) with the Sports Cars W2W Race at 1:30 pm. At 2 pm, Track Maintenance and Pace Car Warm-up begins, followed by Prototype Pregrid and Prototype Race #2 at 2:45 pm. The track will be closed at 3:15 pm. The bar opens at 4 pm, Dinner will be served in the Clubhouse from 6:00-7:00 pm, and the Clubhouse closes at 8 pm.

12Saturday's activities begin at 7:00 am with race day registration and tech inspections, followed by open sessions for Sports Car and Prototype categories. Track maintenance followed by the Sports Car Time Attacks races begin at 10:00 am, with track maintenance and Prototype pregrid at 11:10 am. The Prototype Race #3 starts at 11:30 am, with podium immediately following. The track will be closed from 12-12:50 pm, with lunch served from 11:15-12:00 pm for Sports Car drivers and from 12:30-1:15 pm for Prototype drivers. At 12:50 pm, the Sports Car W2W pregrid will be held followed by the Sports Car W2W race at 1:10 pm and podium immediately following. Beginning at 2:00 pm, 25-minute open sessions for Prototype and Sports Cars will be held until 4:00. The Bar opens at 2:00 pm.

13Sunday begins at 9:00 am with open track featuring Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Prototypes at the bottom of the hour. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. At 4:00 pm the track will be closed.

For specific details about race weekend activities, visit the Member App for race schedules.

14March’s race weekend took place on the Fittipaldi (F) 3.4-mile course with perfect racing weather. As one of the largest turnouts of the 2020-2021 Race Series, we were happy to see 25 Prototype and 13 Sports Car drivers on grid ready to battle it out! Read the RACE HIGHLIGHTS from March's race weekend, including race results and points standings, produced by our awesome Marketing team.

View the photos from March's race weekend by Rhea Miller.

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thanks for Your Support

15We welcome your feedback and appreciate your comments and suggestions on how we can make your time at Club Spring Mountain more enjoyable. For more news, photos and information about upcoming events, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest developments.

Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Elizabeth McGee, Membership Director. Contact Elizabeth by email clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.


We'll See You at the Club!