Club Spring Mountain News - Holiday Edition 2011

Club Spring Mountain News - Holiday Edition 2011

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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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!



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!