Club Spring Mountain News - January 2014

Club Spring Mountain News - January 2014

A New Year Begins at the Club

Highlights of 2013.....An Epic Year in Review

Happy New Year from Club Spring Mountain.....your destination for extreme fun in 2014! Reflecting on an historic year, monumental improvements were made to the facility along with new partnerships, milestones and services added for our valued members. Highlights are listed below.

February 2013 - A massive track expansion project01-TrackAerial IMG 2740-Editbegins, featuring over 2 miles of new road course surface and a 150,000 skid-pad. The new track is 40' wide and features an 81' elevation change high-speed spiral with a high bank, a blind ascent and extreme G-force turns. After the expansion Spring Mountain is the longest track in the country at 6.1-miles and the second longest in the world.

March 2013 - Announcement of a partnership with another "Sister Club,"Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, 02-NARRAChampions2013Inullllinois along with a reciprocal membership for Club Spring Mountain members.

April 2013 - Radical West, USA announces the inaugural season of the Radical Cup, a professional traveling racing series sanctioned by North American Road Racing Association (NARRA.) The six-round championship is run at top racing circuits in North America with Radical West and Powertec USA providing track-side support. Spring Mountain acquires a 4-vehicle transporter to support the new venture.

June 2013 - A 7200 square foot multi-purpose 03-TrainingandEventCenterTraining and Event Center is constructed adjacent to the new section of track, with development continuing on the track extension and skid pad.

July 2013 - Construction begins on a 14-bay air-conditioned Garage Building to accommodate new members' vehicles.

August 2013 - Grading begins on 80 residential home sites at the perimeter of the facility creating the exclusive residential community 'Spring Mountain Estates.' A new Control Tower is built for viewing the new section of the track.

04-C7StingrayMichelinBridgeSeptember 2013 - Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club is chosen as the host of the Official 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Dealer Sales Academy. The Sales Academy is a mandatory 1 1/2-day training program for C7 Dealers.

October 2013 - Tentative Subdivision Map Approval is granted by Nye County on 80 residential home sites at the perimeter of the facility. A Platinum Membership is created and offered to members who wish to purchase a home site at Spring Mountain Estates.

More improvements to the facility are 05-entryon the horizon including a completely remodeled entrance to the facility, two new buildings for vehicle storage, a lake and an Aquatic Center, plus fencing for traffic control and security. View our video model of a drive through the new entrance!

This June marks the 10-year anniversary of the purchase of the track, and through the vision of partners John Morris and Brad Rambo, Spring Mountain has evolved from a 2.2-mile driving school with tent structures to a world class destination for motorsports enthusiasts. Read the history of our incredible transformation! CEO John Morris, pictured at left, predicts that 2014 will be even more exciting with continued improvements and big announcements to be unveiled in the 06-johncoming months.

None of our progress would have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of our loyal Club Spring Mountain members who have supported our vision and fueled our progress through the years. We thank you sincerely for your business and we look forward to serving you during our continuing evolution.

Lotus Cup USA Finale

Final Lotus Event of the year held at Spring Mountain

On December 12, Spring Mountain Motor 07-Miata StartResort hosted the Lotus Cup USA final event of 2013. The race weekend featured several run groups, including Race, Time Attack, and HPDE sessions. Invited guests of Cars & Coffee were also at the event to take to the track in between the Lotus Cup sessions. On Saturday night entrants attended the Series Banquet in the Clubhouse.

The year-end event was enjoyed by all of the participants, and as Jonathan Moore of Speed Hunters reported in his lively event recap, "As with any one-make series, it might be fun and friendliness in the paddock, but everyone is serious once they hit the track."

Lotus Cup USA is the factory-backed, motorsports venue for Lotus enthusiasts across North America. The West Coast race series features the top Lotus drivers in the country, competing in a variety of modern Lotus racecars - Elise, Exige, 2-Eleven, and Evora. The series offers drivers a true developmental series with professional coaching, technical support, and more.

Club Race Weekend - January 25-26

Join us for the FIRST race weekend of 2014

Don't miss the next action-packed Club race weekend! Attention racers, NOW is your chance to get a head start on the points totals for this year's championship. The extended forecast calls for plenty of sunshine with highs in the 60s ... come out, enjoy the sunshine and 08-RadicalsLinedupDec2013Seriesbegin the new year with a visit to the Club. Your race weekend begins on Saturday with a Drivers Meeting at 8:00 am, followed by 25 minutes of Orientation laps at 50 mph speeds (flashers required.) 25-minute sessions (Radicals, Sports Cars and non-racers) for practice, fun and qualifying will run throughout the day. Once again this month we will feature TWO separate Radical races...a rookie race and an SR3/Unlimited Contest.

09-ChampionsFalbKurtz2013RadicalSeriesMore flaggers, additional corner worker stations and a Professional Race official from NARRA will be on hand for rule enforcement. This month we run the Mansell "C" 3.4-mile road course on Saturday, and the Stewart "C" 2.9-mile configuration on Sunday. Your Thursday and Friday morning practice sessions will be held on the all-new 2.1-mile track, and on Friday afternoon (after the GM program) the complete race course will be open for your enjoyment all weekend.

Please note the Club Condominiums will not be available for rental on Thursday evenings for the duration of the Corvette Dealer program. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday rentals are available by reservation through Erik Odegard, Members Coordinator. Please contact Erik for Thursday 10-ChampionLeeMixonMiataSeries2013night room options. Members will have full use of the Clubhouse for administration, restrooms, pool, jacuzzi, fitness center and massages at any time during the GM program, even during the week. The only restriction is during actual meal times and just a portion of the clubhouse will be affected.

Our new interior road allows direct access to the new section of the property from the front gate. Executive Chef Susan will be hosting member lunches on Thursdays and Fridays on race weekends in the multi-purpose building adjacent to the new track.

11-ChampionToddSnyder2013RookieSeriesSaturday night Awards Banquet! Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and camaraderie at the Clubhouse on Saturday night, with a delicious menu by Chef Susan. Throughout the race weekend, buffet breakfasts are included in your race fees. Lunches are 15.00 with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and Dinner is $35.00 with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event.

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Miata and12-ChampionKenMelgoza2013RadicalSeries Radical Race Champions! The winners of the Radical SR3 and Unlimited Class categories, John Falb and Ken Melgoza, were awarded an all-costs paid drive at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium by our friends at Radical Sports Cars in England.

For more information about the January race weekend, please view the Saturday and Sunday race schedule. For the latest race results, check out the final 2013 points standings for the Radical Race Series, and the final 2013 points totals for the Miata Series.

View all the photos from December's Club Race weekend.

We look forward to seeing all of our members at the Club in 2014!

Own a Home Site at the Club

Choice Home Sites now available at Spring Mountain Estates

How nice would it be to watch the sunset from your home at Spring Mountain after a long day at the track? Now you can choose a home 13-Sunsetfromlotssite at Spring Mountain through our Platinum Membership upgrade. The first custom residential homes at the facility will be under construction soon, including the residences of CEO John Morris and Charter Member Jeffrey Cheng. Several model homes with choices of floor plans will be built and open for viewing in the spring. Home sites of 1/3 acre, with a building pad of 110'x100' (depending on the location) are now available for pre-order, and you will have first choice of the location of your parcel with your Platinum upgrade. We have received Tentative Subdivision Map approval by Nye County, Nevada, and development continues at full speed on parcel improvements.

Any membership that is currently in good standing at Club Spring Mountain can be upgraded to Platinum status. In addition to the benefits included in your regular membership, an upgrade to a Platinum membership offers you first choice of the location of your parcel, exclusive private access to the beach and cabanas, more guests allowed per month on your membership, gate passes, and much more. 100% of the $25,000 initiation fee will be applied to the purchase of your parcel. For complete details on the Platinum upgrade, please contact Mike Weeks, Vice President of Sales, at 949-235-7810, or mike@racespringmountain.com.

Comments and Suggestions Please!

We 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 Erik Odegard, your personal Country Club Representative. Erik can be reached via email erik@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

See you at the Club!