Club Spring Mountain News - February 2019

Club Spring Mountain News - February 2019

Your Drivers Paradise Awaits

Send Your Heart Racing this Season

01 helicopterGreetings from Club Spring Mountain, a desert paradise for adrenaline pursuits, where living the dream includes race cars, planes, helicopters, and desert toys at your disposal in your own track-side garage. At Spring Mountain Estates, more members are embracing the Club lifestyle and building their homes at the track. Platinum Member Jeffrey Cheng recently shot this video of John Morris performing a “fly by” at Jeffrey's home in the Estates, with helicopters and exotic sports cars in the cul-de-sac. This is just an example of "Everyday Life at the Club.” Click the photo to play the video clip.

02 radicalRacer magazine recently featured our own Mitch Bishop and Spring Mountain in an article entitled "Serious Fun." Mitch discovered Spring Mountain in 2007 and became a member of the Club in 2014. The camaraderie between members reminds Mitch of the early days of IMSA. Growing up in a racing family, Mitch's father John and mother Peggy founded the International Motorsports Association (IMSA) in 1969 when Mitch was 13. Mitch will be in the Clubhouse with his new book on Friday, February 8 for a presentation and book signing. Read the complete article.

Bring your loved ones to celebrate Valentine's month with Club racing and activities for friends and family. Don’t miss next weekend’s Club Races on February 8-9 and compete with your fellow members on the Mansell "E" 3.2-mile road course. Read about exciting changes in our race program below.

03 charlesjacksonA huge welcome to the newest member of the Club Spring Mountain family! Charles T. Jackson was born January 7, 2019 to Ted and Sabrina Jackson, and we are happy to report that both baby and mama are doing well. Judging by Ted’s grin, he’s thrilled with his beautiful new son. Charles, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

04 massageTreat yourself and your Valentine with a relaxing massage by our lovely and talented therapist, Tina Seavey. Rejuvenate your body and soul …you deserve to be pampered! Members and guests love Tina's healing touch, so don't miss out on her latest special offer. To celebrate Valentine's Day Tina is offering deluxe 90-minute hot stone massages for the month of February at a special low price of only $125.00. Call Tina directly at 775-513-9360 to schedule your services today.

February is the season of love, and as always, we love seeing you at the Club with your family and friends. Make your plans to visit us today!

BLM Acquisition Update

SM Designated High Bidder on 553.27 Acres from BLM

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club just announced its successful bid on 553.27 acres of property immediately adjacent to the facility. The parcel, identified as 05 mapphase one of a two-part sale from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM,) was awarded by modified competitive sealed-bid sale. CEO and co-owner John Morris personally attended the sale in Las Vegas, along with GM Dave Petrie and General Contractor Russ Meads. With the addition of the new parcel, the total size of the facility will now include 866 acres.06 sm entrance

Immediate improvements on the property begin with a 3.02-mile track extension. The addition ensures more track configurations and multiple long track variations can be run simultaneously, with the longest course estimated to be 9 miles in length. Eventually, phase two will include another track extension of 7 miles, making Spring Mountain the longest road course in the world. Until then, phase one expansion will also include new buildings and a paddock area to be used for a myriad of track operations. Also, an interior road located near the West Track will be paved to connect to the new paddock and buildings. The paving of adjacent Wheeler Road will be completed for public access to the new development.

“We’re thrilled to continue this development to further our vision of Spring Mountain as a world-class motorsports facility,” remarked John Morris. “The acquisition of the latest parcel of land from the BLM will allow us to immediately begin our track expansion for Club members, driving school students and guests. Deepest thanks to the staff at the BLM who worked tirelessly on behalf of this acquisition, which is a result of years of planning and the cooperation of multiple governmental entities.”

Race Program Changes at Club Spring Mountain

Expanded Repertoire and New Wheel-to-Wheel Series

07 raceThis year brings a transformation to the Club Racing program with the arrival of our new Race Director, Richie Hearn. Offering fresh new experiences each month, including time attacks and wheel-to-wheel races, we have listened to our members’ ideas and incorporated them into our offerings. Club Spring Mountain is hosting its first multi-class wheel-to-wheel race series beginning February 8.

The Sports Car series, previously reserved exclusively for Miata and MX5 vehicles, has now been modified to include more varieties of sports cars. In 2019 we will host 4 race weekends with Time Attack racing (race prepped car not required.) Another 4 months during the year Wheel-to-Wheel racing will be featured where a race prepped car is mandatory. Two race weekends will be designated as Miata/MX5 weekends only, and at those races. points will not be awarded toward the Time Attack and Wheel-to-Wheel Championships.

08 sportscar internationalEach race weekend is an opportunity for our sports cars to gain more track time on longer tracks. During the month of March, three weekends will feature longer courses. Refer to the Event Calendar for specific dates. Although there will no longer be a Miata/MX5 series – those cars fall into one of the Sports Car categories and can still be competitive. Classes are power-to-weight based with modifiers for the class of tire used.

We are excited for the second annual Sports Car Invitational at Spring Mountain! The Invitational, held on the Mansell (C) 3.4-mile course, is open to members and to non-members racing sports cars only. Please invite your friends to join us March 29-31 for this exclusive event at North America’s premier road course and motorsports facility. For 3 days, drivers will experience over 7 hours of open lapping sessions, competitive time trials and bracket road racing! Open wheel and sport racer/prototype cars will not be authorized. For more information and to sign up for the Invitational, visit our event page.

Blue Marble Cocktails Awarded Title Sponsorship

2019 LSR Race Series Sponsored by Indy Al's All-Natural Ultra-Premium Cocktails

09 bluemarbleSpring Mountain is excited to announce Blue Marble Cocktails, maker of all-natural, ultra-premium, ready-to-drink, pre-mixed cocktails, as the new title sponsor of the Light Sport Racer (LSR) division in the 2019 Club Spring Mountain Race Series. Alan "Indy Al" Miller, Blue Marble Cocktails Founder and Planetary Ambassador, Club member, and racing enthusiast – will be a valuable asset for growing the race series. In return, our club will increase Blue Marble’s exposure to not only our members but to the thousands of driving school graduates, corporate partners, and guests that visit us every year.

John Morris stated “Indy Al has been a valued member for over 6 years and is also a race champion. He has been a great ambassador of our Club and we are of his company. Blue Marble Cocktails is a quality product that our members will enjoy drinking after the race.”

Alan Miller said “Blue Marble is an ultra-premium ready-to-drink cocktail, so we had to partner with an ultra-premium motorsport raceway.” “Last year we realized this series isn’t just about the awesome racing,” added Alan Miller “It’s about the camaraderie after the helmets come off, the lasting friendships that are built, and the memories that will last a lifetime. We’re honored to be a part of the Spring Mountain family, and fuel all the fun, both on and off the track, with our all-natural, ultra premium Blue Marble cocktails.”

Club Race Weekend February 8-9

Don’t Miss Next Weekend’s Club Races

10 winnersAre you ready for some brisk competition this month on the Mansell “E” 3.2-mile course? Racers, here’s your chance to participate in Club Spring Mountain’s first wheel-to-wheel multi-class race series, along with our regular Club racing. The Mansell-E is a fast and competitive configuration and the weather will be perfect for adrenaline rushes all weekend, with the forecast for highs in the 60's and lows in the 30's with mostly sunny conditions. Make your plans now to participate in all the events planned for your enjoyment.

11 lineupYour weekend begins Friday with Mandatory Drivers meetings for Sports Cars at 7:30 am and LSR (Radical and Wolf cars) at 8:00 am, followed by open sessions and qualifying for both categories. Track Maintenance is at 10:00 am, followed by Sports Car wheel-to-wheel race qualifying and LSR pregrid at 11:10 am. LSR Race #1 begins at 11:30 am and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:30 pm. Sports Car pregrid begins at 1:10 pm with the Sports Car wheel-to-wheel race at 1:30 pm. LSR pregrid is at 2:10 pm with the LSR Race #2 beginning at 2:30 pm. Track maintenance starts at 3:00 pm with open track until 4:00 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse from 11:30-1:00 pm, and the bar is open at 4:00 pm. Dinner in the Clubhouse will be served at 6:00 pm.

12 imsaDinner and Book Signing at the Clubhouse. Executive Chef Susan DeLisle is planning a feast for your enjoyment after a busy day of racing. Featured speaker Mitch Bishop will share inside stories of how his father, John Bishop, built the world’s greatest sports car racing series. Mitch's newly published book entitled “IMSA: 1969-1989,” is a fascinating account of of his father's vision, innovation, leadership and overcoming personal tragedy. Mitch will give a brief presentation, roll a video clip featuring images from the book and will be on hand for signings. If you already have your book, bring it with you on Friday. If not, Mitch will have a few at the Club that can be purchased and signed. You can purchase Mitch’s book online. Please use the discount code “IMSADEAL” at checkout for $5 off the $75 price.

13 racersSaturday's activities start at 8:00 am with open sessions for Sports Car and LSR followed by track maintenance and the Sports Car pregrid at 9:50 am. The Sports Car wheel-to-wheel race begins at 10:10 am, followed by track maintenance and LSR pregrid at 11:10 am. The LSR Race starts at 11:30 am with a Podium Presentation for all Classes at 12:10 pm. The track will be closed from 12-1:00 pm, and 25-minute open sessions for Sports Car and LSR will be run all afternoon. The track is cold at 4:00 pm and the Bar will be open at 2:30 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse from 11:30-1:00 pm.

14 friendsPlease RSVP to let us know if you will be attending Race Weekend as we use the information to plan meals, accommodations, events, purchase fuel and more. Thank you for your cooperation.

Read detailed information about February’s race weekend in the schedule for Friday and Saturday.

For the latest in points totals, along with photos and descriptions of last month’s race weekend, read our Race Recap, by the talented Spring Mountain marketing staff.

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

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thank You for your Support

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

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

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