Club Spring Mountain News - January 2012

Club Spring Mountain News - January 2012

A New Year Begins with New Experiences at the Club

Happy New Year from your friends at Club Spring Mountain...your destination for extreme fun in 2012! As we reflect on an exciting and memorable 2011, we closed the year with many wonderful new members, added races to the Club series (Miata and Bracket-Style), more improvements to the facility, including a 16-unit Condominium building for overnight guests, launched a world-class website, value-added vendors, additions to our programs, services and much more. It has been our pleasure to serve our valued Club members, and we look forward to welcoming a year filled with continued development, more activities, and many more reasons to visit the track for excitement this year.

Why not make a resolution to schedule more visits to Spring Mountain this year! In 2012 we are planning more events, more Club races and more amenities for all to experience. It's going to be another GREAT year. The economy is on the upswing and our membership continues to grow at a steady rate, thanks to referrals from our loyal and enthusiastic members (you know who you are!) This year we will make memories with members and friends old and new. More development is planned at the facility this year with the upcoming acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the property. The future looks bright for members of Club Spring Mountain, and we hope you will be joining us more often in 2012.

None of our progress would have been possible without your support and enthusiasm, and we thank you sincerely for your business through the years. We're looking forward to serving you now and in the future


We'll see you at the Club!


Special Condo Rates Exclusively for CSM Members

CondosClub Spring Mountain can be your home away from home this season - at lower prices! We now offer a total of 42 Luxury Residential Condominiums at the facility, and those not already leased can be yours for overnight stays at special "members-only" pricing. Our latest building, near the Ron Fellows Driving School operations, features 16 luxury condominiums with kitchenettes, and many of the units have two queen beds to accommodate larger families.

The special pricing, exclusively for Members only for a limited time, is available on the weekdays at $105 per night and weekends at $115 per night. Please note that check-in time is at 3:00 pm and check-out time is at noon, to avoid additional charges. We look forward to seeing you at the Club.


2012 Member Directory - Coming Soon!

Sabrina Fares, our Country Club representative, is compiling and publishing an electronic directory of Club Spring Mountain members, by popular request. Please note that your privacy is important to us, so if you would prefer NOT to have your name and contact information published in our directory, let us know via email or phone as soon as possible and we will honor your request.


Club Race Weekend - January 28-29, 2012

Join us for the FIRST Big Race Weekend of the Season

It's time to celebrate the New Year at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. RadicalTrackJoin us to watch and/or participate in first two big race events of the year....the Radical Series and the Bracket Races to be held on January 28-29, 2012. There's something for everyone - Radical or Sports Car fans, enjoy your fellow members and participate in all the excitement. Start your weekend early as once again this month our valued members will 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 Radicals and Sports Cars at the race, with drivers competing for points and trophies at the end of the year. Now is your chance for a fresh start in the new year! SR3 PodiumThe Bracket-style race for sports cars will be held both Saturday and Sunday, which includes ALL makes of Sports Cars! Please note 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 mark your calendars to attend this big event, which will include a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:00 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on Sunday, 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, January 28, 2012 with a live comedy show. On Saturday we will be running the 2.9-mile track, and on Sunday the 3.4-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 with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event, not including alcoholic beverages at the bar.

Karting Competition on Saturday, January 28! Join us Kartingfor a fun karting competition on the skid pad on Saturday, January 28 from 1-3 pm. Prizes will be offered for the fastest kart driver (lady or gentleman), and members must RSVP for this special event. Please note we are using Spring Mountain karts only for this competition.

Sunday Tire Raffle! Win a set of Dunlop Tires in a special raffle after the Sunday race. Members who have participated in both day's events are eligible for this special raffle.

Saturday Night Banquet. ComedyOn Saturday night, January 28 you are invited to join your fellow members for celebratory Cocktails in the bar between 5-7 pm, followed by a catered Italian dinner and a very special entertainer. Sabrina's friend, Lou Magelwitz, known as 'The Hilarious Hunk," will entertain us with his comedy routine from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, during dinner. Celebrate the beginning of the 2012 race season with old and new friends, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Club members. Don't forget to RSVP for lunch and dinner to ensure enough food will be prepared for you and your guests. Members can RSVP with Sabrina Fares directly at by phone or text at (702) 335-5450 or by email at Sabrina@racespringmountain.com. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Club members are cordially invited to participate in both the Radical and Bracket-style races. SR3 ChampsThe cost for the Radical 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.

Plan ahead for 2012....View the Club Spring Mountain Radical Race Schedule for 2012 here!

Congratulations to the winners from December's Club Race Weekend.

Saturday December 3, 2011Miata Podium
Unlimited: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd - Jeffrey Cheng; 3rd - Ken Melgoza
SR3: 1st - David Megdal; 2nd- Ryan Carpenter; 3rd - Randy Carpenter
Rookie: 1st - John Falb; 2nd - Oliver Von Anhalt
Miata: 1st - Michael Von Quilich; 2nd - John Falb; 3rd - Lee Mixon

Sunday, December 4, 2011
Unlimited Fun Race: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd - Ron Fletcher; 3rd - Bob Majorino
SR3 Fun Race: 1st - George Kurtz; 2nd- Gerhard Watzinger; 3rd - David Megdal
Rookie Fun Race: 1st - John Falb; 2nd- Jay Torres; 3rd - Gary Torres
Miata: 1st - Lee Mixon; 2nd - Michael Von Quilich; 3rd - Salomon Braun

Congratulations to the Champions for the 2011 SeasonJeri

Unlimited Series: 1st - Terry Goodkind; 2nd - Ken Melgoza; 3rd - Jim Balestrieri
SR3 Series: 1st - Doug Ramirez; 2nd - Lee Siefert; 3rd - George Kurtz
Rookie Series: 1st - Oliver Von Anhalt; 2nd - John Falb; 3rd - Jeffrey Cheng
Miata Series: 1st - Michael Von Quilich; 2nd - John Falb; 3rd - Lee Mixon

At the banquet, special recognition was also given to several wives of the Club racers, who have consistently supportive of their husbands through the season.....Jeri Goodkind, Debra Siefert, Virginia Von Quilich and Jackie Braun. Thank you for your exceptional support, beautiful ladies!

Be sure to RSVP to Sabrina Fares, your personal Country Club Representative, to reserve your space for all the weekend festivities. Sabrina can be reached by phone or text at (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! Or, Schedule your trip to Club Spring Mountain today with our easy online RSVP Form.


New Radicals for Sale and a January Powertec Dyno Special

Radical West, USA, the #1 Radical Extreme Sports Car Dealer in the World, has a nice selection of 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. New RadicalsThe 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 THREE new Radicals just in from England.... Brand New 2011 Radical SR3 RS 1500 cc's. The models each include a Graphics Package, V8 Bodywork, 1500cc Dry Sump Engine, Paddle shift kit, Fuel injection, Hot weather cooling kit, wide V8 wheels, V8 big brake upgrade, High Downforce kit, and much more! The hot new Radicals are eligible for 'C' Sports and Radical SR3 class racing. Call today TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 and you could be driving this hot car in January's big race.

January Powertec Special! Find out the horsepower of your car with a Powertec Dyno at a low price of $150.00. This special is valid through the month of January and is available by appointment only. Please contact Sean McGray at 702-420-3317 to schedule your appointment. The Powertec Dyno machine shop features state-of-the-art equipment by Dyno Jet.


Club Member News

Spotlight on Joe Collura and Marlene Livings

Most of our members know Joe Collura and Marlene Livings as loyal Members of the Club since June, 2007 (they are Member #29) - before the Clubhouse was even built. They drive a 2007 Shelby Cobra and a 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 on the track and enjoy socializing in the Clubhouse.

Sophia Loren once said, "Everything you see I owe to spaghetti." Chicago JoesJoe and Marlene might agree....their acclaimed restaurant - Chicago Joe's, in Las Vegas, has been a vital part of their history....offering the best in Italian dining and catering some of our Club weekend banquets with their sumptuous Italian fare.

Joe's story begins with his grandmother, who was born in Palermo, Italy and came to the states in the early 20's. Chicago was the location of her first restaurant in the 50's, and seeking a warmer, drier climate the family moved to Vegas. Chicago Joe's began in 1975, and with the cozy ambiance of an Italian casa (the family converted a home into the restaurant) it soon stood out above the glitzy "Las Vegas-style" dining. Little Joe worked in the restaurant since he was a young boy. Joe originally worked in the pizza parlor in Chicago all throughout high school, so when they relocated to Las Vegas he helped turn the restaurant into what it has become today. He converted the home into a restaurant, and was also the first dishwasher! Joe worked in the kitchen, waited tables, and managed the restaurant when Uncle Joe passed away in 1988.

Marlene and Joe met at the restaurant in 1989. Marlene has worked in restaurants and catered, and had her first experience in the kitchen at Chicago Joe's. Having been taught at age 4 how to fry an egg and boil water by her mother, who promised "when you can do both of those successfully, you can do just about anything," Marlene went on to prove her mother's prediction. Marlene had to earn her way into Chicago Joe's kitchen, and Joe's mother finally agreed to allow her to learn the family recipes. Marlene has been the chef ever since.

Chicago Joe's menu consists of three generations of family recipes, including Grandma's famous Pasta e fagioli soup, Chicken Angelo, Shrimp Parmigiana, and Chicago Style lobster. On the more traditional side the Eggplant Parmigiana, the Meat Lasagna, and Calamari - one of the few restaurants that make it Sicilian style in traditional red sauce. In the middle of a desert, this is by far the best seafood anyone could ever have!

Chicago Joe's menu will be featured at the January 2012 Club Weekend event.


Santa Visits Club Spring Mountain

Ernest Hons has been a Club Member since May 2008, and with his jovial manner and long, white beard he is a natural to play Santa Claus, which he has done professionally through the years, including gigs with the Scouts, The SantaWashington Post, and Fast Eddies billiard parlor chain. This holiday season Ernest made wishes come true for fans in a Henderson, Nevada mall through Las Vegas Entertainment Productions, where they have already asked him back for next year. A few days before Christmas, Ernest arranged for a private visit to Club Spring Mountain, just to speak to three-year-old Savannah (Michael Von Quilich's employees' daughter) who is new to the area. Savannah's family bought their home from Todd Joyce (contact Todd at 702-208-4124) who works our Club Race weekends and as a local real estate professional who helps members find homes in the area. Pictured here is Santa with a delighted 3-year-old Savannah.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ernest spent his early years involved in SCCA as a volunteer in pit and paddock and corner worker positions, giving him the opportunity to see and be a part of races at IRP, Mid Ohio, Grattan, Road America, and others. Ernest took his first driving school in 1995 and became hooked on performance driving. At the driving school, he learned the right techniques that really work, and he has always loved Corvettes.

Ernest spent about 30 years in the Washington DC area as a Federal Contracting Officer/Contacts Manager. He retired in 2006 and relocated to Pahrump in 2008. Currently Ernest resides in Mountain Falls, Bella Sera, and is a Bachelor, but is happy with occasional relationships.


Introducing Sabrina Fares

It's hard not to notice our new Country Club Coordinator, Sabrina Fares. Her dazzling smile and vivacious energy light up the Clubhouse as she enters the room. SabrinaNot only is Sabrina smart and resourceful, she is extremely service oriented and and accommodating to our valued members. We are thrilled to have Sabrina on the staff at the Club and thought you should know a little more about her.

Sabrina hails from New York City, and she moved to Las Vegas in 2005. Going from a big city to the desert is big change, but Sabrina has thrived in her current environment (although she still prefers apartment living to single family housing.) Currently living in Las Vegas, Sabrina flourishes in the energy of the city.

A friendly 'people person' who loves building relationships, Sabrina worked in the Hotel/Hospitality Industry for 7 years, most recently at the new Cosmopolitan Hotel, specializing in Events and Wedding Planning. A self-confessed typical Leo, Sabrina was born on August 14 and has two younger sisters. Competitive in nature, she enjoys playing all sports, especially softball, and looks forward to taking on some of our members in autocross in the near future. Best to stay out of her way!

There's no challenge too difficult for Sabrina. She is full of fun new ideas for changes in our programs and services and she has already made some positive changes at the Club. Sabrina comments on her new position, saying "I love my job and always try to make our Club members' experience at the track as rewarding as possible. We've got a lot of great things happening this year at Club Spring Mountain." Sabrina looks forward to meeting and working with our members during the coming year. If you don't introduce yourself to Sabrina next time you're at the Club, it's not a problem - Sabrina will make it a point to meet you.



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!