Club Spring Mountain News - January 2021

Club Spring Mountain News - January 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

Cheers to a Year of New Beginnings

01 2021Wishing a very Happy New Year to our friends at Club Spring Mountain, where our resolution is to provide the most spectacular motor resort facility and services. Needless to say, 2020 was an unprecedented year, but despite a global pandemic and shut down of many businesses, including our own, we were able to forge ahead with development and new partnerships to make your Club experience more enjoyable.

Please join us in welcoming our newest member, Ray Shashaani. We look forward to seeing Ray around the Club this year!

Traditionally in January we go back in time to report on last year's accomplishments and milestones. The highlights of 2020 are listed below.

02 constructionIn February, officials in the road paving industry gathered for a live presentation from leaders in pavement recycling and paving solutions. Wulfenstein Construction, exclusive paving company for Spring Mountain, along with Topcon, featuring 3D Intelligent compacting systems, and Pavement Recycling Systems, which provides state-of-the art recycling solutions, combined their talents on a portion of the south track to showcase their latest technology. The newly repaved track has no “seams,” which is a result of 3 pavers laying down the asphalt simultaneously using a 3D controller. Members drove the newly paved section during February's race weekend.

03 simonIn March, Simon Payne from Badger Race Tech was appointed as the Chief Designer of the new section of track at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. Simon is in charge of facilitating the design of the new road course, supervising the overall layout, creating configurations, formulating the asphalt mix, and liaising with the vendors. Under his agreement Simon continues to provide race services at all Club Race weekends

04 corvetteAlso in March, we announced that the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School would be offering enhanced two-day consumer programs featuring the all-new mid-engine Corvette. The iconic sports car marques all-new 495 horsepower mid-engine masterpiece was named 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year and 2020 North American Car of the Year.

On March 18, Spring Mountain closed the facility as mandated by the Governor. For the health and safety of our members, students and staff, all Spring Mountain driving programs and services ceased operations. The track and limited Clubhouse facilities reopened to our members on May 15.

05 constructionIn May, Wulfenstein Construction embarked upon a major project to re-pave the facility’s North-South 2.2-mile track, the original racecourse in use when Spring Mountain was acquired in 2004. For this project GPS technology was utilized to create a 3D model for corners to be more consistent throughout the grinding and pacing process. After smoothing over certain worn areas of the track, the 3D model was used again for accuracy to ensure the new surface was smooth and consistent.

06 gridlineIn June, Gridliance, an independent electric transmission utility holding company based in Dallas, TX, and Valley Electric Association, Pahrump's own local utility company, announced they were upgrading their sub-station at the south end of the facility to ensure clean renewable energy options for Spring Mountain and the entire south end of Pahrump. The sub-station is located on property recently purchased from the BLM, and an agreement was signed for 8 acres of Raceway land to be sold to the power companies to facilitate the project.

07 trackIn October, after years of efforts by Spring Mountain representatives and governmental consultants, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service opened a 30-day public comment period on the proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for our racetrack expansion. The move followed Fish & Wildlife’s listing of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan document on the Federal Register. Issuance of the coveted Tortoise permit allows us to proceed with the racetrack expansion expected to commence in Spring of 2021.

08 pickleballOctober brought the newly constructed Pickleball Court for property owners in Spring Mountain Estates with groups of enthusiastic players. The latest improvement was a custom 1/4" Cushion Extreme Plus court surface, built by Dan Hanks of Cushion Tennis Courts. Dan installed his signature surface at well-known clubs such as the Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, Chelsea Pier, Match Point Club, Pickleball Zone, and the U.S. Open.

09 radicalIn December, we unveiled the Radical SR-10, Radical’s new 425 bhp, 380 lb-ft long-life powertrain model at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club. The SR10 delivers more power and torque than has ever been featured in Radical’s SR line-up, with a new engine and drivetrain package optimized for both performance and durability. Members were one of the first in North America to experience the Radical’s pure extreme performance with fellow Club members.

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

2020 has been a memorable year, and we are sincerely thankful for your support and belief in our vision for the Club. Wishing you and your families good health, good fortune, and happiness in 2021. Looking forward to making unforgettable memories with you in the future. Stay tuned for news about future development to be revealed in the coming months, and we’ll see you at the track!

Club Race Weekend – January 14-16

Join Your Fellow Members for Fun and Competition on the Andretti "B"

10 lineupThe Spring Mountain 2020-21 Race Series, presented by Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails, Dakine and Vertra, continues this month on the Andretti "B" 4-mile race course. Beautiful race conditions will prevail on the track with highs in the high 60’s, lows in the 30’s and mostly sunny skies for January's event. Please be advised we are strictly adhering to our health and safety practices and limiting the number of people in the Clubhouse so pay close attention to the posted schedule while you are on the property as it is subject to change.

11 miataYour weekend begins Thursday at 9:00 am with open track featuring Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Prototypes at the bottom of the hour. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. Again from 1:00-4:00 pm open track will be available with Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Protytypes at the bottom of the hour. The Bar opens at 4 pm with a limited menu served from 5-7 pm in the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse closes at 8 pm.

12 radicalFriday starts at 7:00 am with Race Day Registration and Tech Inspections, Mandatory Drivers meetings for Sports Cars at 7:30 am and Prototype (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 Time Attacks races, the Prototype Pregrid and the Prototype Race #1 at 11:30 am. The track will be closed from 12-1 (lunch will be served in the Clubhouse for Sports Car drivers from from 11:30-12:15 pm and for Prototypes from 12:30 - 1:15 pm) with the Sports Cars W2W Race at 1:30 pm. At 2 pm Track Maintenance and Pace Car Warm-up begins, followed by Prototype Pregrid and Prototype Race #2 at 2:45 pm. The track will be closed at 3:15 pm. The bar opens at 4 pm, Dinner will be served in the Clubhouse from 6:00-7:00 pm, and the Clubhouse closes at 8 pm.

12 racersSaturday's activities begin at 7:00 am with race day registration and tech inspections, followed by open sessions for Sports Car and Prototype categories. Track maintenance followed by the Sports Car Time Attacks races begin at 10:00 am, with track maintenance and Prototype pregrid at 11:00 am. The Prototype Race #3 starts at 11:30 am, with podium immediately following. The track will be closed from 12-12:50 pm, with lunch served from 11:30-12:15 pm for Sports Car drivers and from 12:30-1:15 pm for Prototypes. At 12:50 pm, the Sports Car W2W pregrid will be held followed by the Sports Car W2W race at 1:10 pm and podium immediately following. Beginning at 2:00 pm, 25-minute open sessions for Prototype and Sports Cars will be held until 4:00. The Bar opens at 2:00 pm.

14 radicalSunday begins at 9:00 am with open track featuring Sports Cars at the top of the hour and Prototypes at the bottom of the hour. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. At 4:00 pm the track will be closed.

For specific details about race weekend activities, visit the Race Schedules pages for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

15 startLast month we had 14 Prototype and 12 Sports Car drivers on grid for an epic battle to close out the year. Read the RACE HIGHLIGHTS from December's race weekend, including race results and points standings, produced by our awesome Marketing team.

View the photos from December's race weekend, and the Radical SR-10 Reveal photos by Rhea Miller.

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thanks for Your Support

16 miataWe 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 follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest developments.

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

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