Club Spring Mountain News - January 2019

Club Spring Mountain News - January 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Reflecting on a Year filled with New Beginnings

01 newyearHappy New Year from all of us at Club Spring Mountain! In 2019 our resolution is to continue providing the highest-quality amenities, events and services for our valued members. Although Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is growing rapidly, our core values remain solid with sincere gratitude for the support and friendship from our valued members.

2018 was a year of important milestones and accomplishments, listed below:

02 miataThe first quarter of 2018 marked significant progress on the $13.7 Million Water and Sewer Treatment plant serving Spring Mountain Estates, the Commercial development and surrounding areas. Paving of the main road from the Aquatic center to members' homes was completed, and the water tanks to supply the development were installed. Water, sewer, electric and fiber services were connected for all trackside lots, and a six foot block wall was built along the top portion of the property.

Nevada Department of Transportation approved a separate entrance to the commercial center, and Silverton Resort & Casino's team of developers conducted traffic studies, drainage and electrical line surveys prior to the beginning of construction.

03 mapIn March plans emerged for the development of the 621 acres adjacent to the facility in the process of being acquired from the BLM. The proposed track on the northwest section of the new property will feature multiple options for configurations, both clockwise and counter clockwise, more open space with high speed straights, and a 200-foot elevation change. Future development will include a 7050 foot drag strip. Preliminary surveys and drainage studies for elevation and flood control determined the final layout of the course, the results of which were presented to the BLM as part of the acquisition process.

04 signApril brought a new electronic billboard soaring 30 feet into the skies at the entrance to the facility on Highway 160. The landmark measures 16x16 feet with a 12'x8' electronic display, featuring the Spring Mountain logo rising above the platform at the summit. The illuminated landmark lights up the area day and night.

The Sports Car Invitational was held May 4-6, with three memorable days of driving. Participants enjoyed time trials, bracket races, won prizes, ate gourmet meals, and received a commemorative windbreaker. Members showcased their one-of-a-kind cars at the Saturday night Concorso.

05 jackpotEscrow closed in July on approximately 7 acres of Commercial property at the entrance to the facility. The buyer is a leader in the industry, Majestic Realty Co. The largest privately-owned industrial developer in the United States, Majestic paves the way for our inaugural commercial offering with a major brand 110 room all-suite hotel and casino, restaurant and retail shops. Preparations are underway with Nye County for the start of construction. Also in July, the first members began construction on their homes in Spring Mountain Estates.

06 racingSpring Mountain Raceway was named as designated bidder in September on a 621-acre parcel of land north and east of the facility, which brings the total development to 950 acres. The acquisition of the two parcels, officially published in the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) registry, clears the way for our expansion. Currently the longest racetrack in North America at 6.1 miles, our plans are to become the longest road course in the world with a 16-mile total configuration.

In October our new website for Spring Mountain Estates, designed by Kristy Melgoza, went live, with information on available sites, home options, development news and more.

07 silvertonMajestic Realty, Developer of the Commercial project at the entrance to the facility, was granted a Conditional Use Permit in November for a 5-story Hotel and a Casino with a restaurant and Starbucks Coffee Company. The project was the first Commercial Development to be approved in Pahrump in 10 years. Included in the first phase of the project is a major brand 125-room all-suite Hotel and Silverton themed Casino with over 200 slots, 5 game tables, a sports book and café. Restaurant and retail opportunities will also be available on individual parcels fronting Highway 160.

08 letterNevada's Governor Brian Sandoval submitted a letter of support in December for the acquisition of 620 acres from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with a sale date set for January 18.

Read the historical timeline for a complete listing of our development since the purchase of Spring Mountain in 2004.

2019 will be a remarkable year with more news to be revealed in the coming months. Thank you for coming along on this exciting ride with us. We are looking forward to making more memories in 2019.

Welcome New Members & Veteran Racers

New Members and Radical Drivers Returning to Race

09 radicalPlease welcome the latest Club Spring Mountain members to join us for the new year: Chris Souliotis, Harry Li, Walter Lucchi, and Brian Reynolds. Brian will be joining us in our 2019 Race Series in his brand new Radical SR3RSX.

We are also happy to announce the return of a few of our veteran Spring Mountain Club members who will be joining us for the 2019 Club Spring Mountain Race series. George Kurtz and Gerhard Watzinger have purchased the amazing new Radical SR3RSX and are entering the race series this season. Look out for some heavy competition – our members are looking forward to racing with you.

10 crowdstrikeGeorge Kurtz (President & CEO, CrowdStrike) is co-founder of Crowdstrike Racing. George has seen great success in racing as 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GTSA Champion and another run at the title in 2018 driving a brand-new Audi R8 LMS GT4. Crowdstrike racing competed at the 2018 25 Hours of Thunder Hill this year in a Radical SR3 just falling short of a class win. George will continue to pursue his passion in racing competing in Blancpain GT World Challenge in 2019.

Gerhard Watzinger (Chairman of the Board, CrowdStrike) raced at the Michelin Cup racing in Le Mans France just before the start of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gerhard also competed with Crowdstrike racing at the 2018 25 Hours of Thunder Hill this year in a Radical SR3. Gerhard and George are pictured here (in white) with their partners in the 25 Hours of Thunder Hill.

Club and Facility News

Acquisition, Housing Starts and Maintenance

11 clubentranceThe acquisition of 621 acres from the Federal Bureau of Land Management is expected to be complete this month, and our development team is currently refining plans for the new section. The current layout includes two new buildings, one for Driver’s Meetings and Classrooms, and the other for Service, with bays for mechanical staff. A paddock area of 400 x 900 for classroom exercises, and a 3.02-mile road course is also being mapped out. To connect the sections, an interior road (near the kart building) is planned to the new road course, including paving Wheeler Road.

12 lakeBuilding within Spring Mountain Estates, our luxury home development with 80 residential and mixed-use lots, continues, with several new housing starts this month. Members starting construction in the next few weeks are Eric Collins, John Melsom and Lot 9. Members’ homes in the framing stage include Monica, Terry & Richard Carlson, and Alex Nicola. Larry Ricci’s home is ready for hanging drywall this week, Brandon & Chelse Rambo’s home is completed, and Alain Derzie’s is nearly complete.

To protect our resort-like environment, we established a new maintenance company to oversee Spring Mountain Estates, the condominiums, the streets and common area landscaping to be sure our 5-star resort remains in a pristine condition. First on the agenda was to upgrade the carpets in our luxury loft-style condominiums. Painting the condos is next, followed by numerous additional upgrades.

Club Race Weekend – January 11-13

Start the Year with some Racing Excitement

12 richie hearnJoin your friends and fellow competitors for the first race weekend of the year. The debut of the 2019 racing season will be held this weekend, January 11-13 on the Andretti (F) 3.4-mile course. Elizabeth McGee, Club Coordinator, reports some exciting changes for the new year. We are thrilled to welcome Richie Hearn as our new Race Director for both the LSR and Sports Car series. A former Indy Car driver, a 7-time Indy 500 starter, Richie also won the inaugural IRL race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Clearly this race veteran understands his sport. Race meetings will now include all drivers, and for additional information on the changes beginning this year, refer to Elizabeth’s email of December 29, or contact us.

13 race lineupThe excitement begins Friday morning at 7:30 am with a Mandatory Drivers Meeting for ALL Drivers and ALL cars in the Radical showroom. 25-minute open and qualifying sessions for all categories begin at 8:00 am, followed by Track Maintenance and the LSR Race #1. The track will be closed from 12-1 pm followed by the Sports Car Time Attack race. Open Track for the Sports Car category is at 1:45 pm, with the LSR Race #2 held at 2:30 pm. The Podium presentation for all classes is at 3:30 pm, with open track from 3:15-4 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse between 11:30-1 pm. The Bar is open at 4 pm with Dinner in the Clubhouse at 6 pm. A delectable feast by Executive Chef Susan DeLisle will be enjoyed by all who join the celebration.

14 racingSaturday begins at 7:30 am with a Mandatory Drivers Meeting for all drivers and all cars in the Radical showroom. 25-minute Open sessions and qualifying sessions for all classes begin at 8 am, and the first race – the Sports Car Time Attack Race – begins at 10:10 am. The LSR race begins at 11 am followed by Podium Presentations for all classes. The track will be closed from 11:30-1 pm, with Open Sessions for all classes for the remainder of the afternoon. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse between 11:30-1 pm. The Bar only will be open at 2:30 pm.

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2018 Racing Season! The participants celebrated last month at the year-end Awards banquet, and the top points earners are listed below.

15 17 winners

LSR1: Denis O’Leary 399pts, John Melsom 226pts, Brandon Rambo 163pts

LSR2: Ron Eckhardt 367pts, Mark Rohrwasser 344pts, Jeffrey Cheng 118pts

LSR3: Ron Fletcher 388pts, Mitch Bishop 384pts, Indy Al Miller 310pts

LSRR: Jim Mason 344pts, AJ Miller 311pts, Jon Hirshberg 299pts

Miata: Ron Fletcher 331pts, Michael Lorenz 308pts, Dennis Kane 153pts

MX5: Teddy Landau 378pts, Mark Saroyan 350pts, Dennis Russell 284pts


18 spectatorsPlease note it is important for you to 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. Also, the 2019 Helmet Stickers are now available, so please see Elizabeth for Helmet inspection. Thank you for your cooperation.

For detailed information about January's race weekend, view the Friday and Saturday schedules.


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