Club Spring Mountain News - March 2019

Club Spring Mountain News - March 2019

Spring is in the Air

Longer Days, Races and Major Events this Month

01 club spring mountainAfter a cold winter, it's time to celebrate the beginning of a new season at Club Spring Mountain! We spring forward on March 10, with more hours of sunshine and driving time on the track with the weather (finally!) beginning to warm. You and your guests can enjoy all the comforts of home in the Clubhouse, work out, pamper yourself with a massage, relax in the spa, enjoy the outdoor fire pit, have a drink at the bar, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

02 lvpcaWith so many activities to experience along with the thrills of driving on the track, no wonder more members and guests are spending time at the Club.

This month is filled with exciting activities and events. The LVPCA (Las Vegas chapter of the Porsche Club of America) ran with us on March 2-3. Our own race weekend is March 8-9 and we are looking forward to another fantastic turn-out of members.

03 vestThe second annual Sports Car Invitational is just a few weeks away! The Invitational, held on the Mansell (C) 3.4-mile course, is open to members and non-members racing sports cars only. Please invite your friends to join us March 29-31 for this exclusive event. For 3 days, drivers will experience over 7 hours of open lapping sessions, competitive time trials and bracket road racing. Remember, you must sign up for this event, and attendees will receive a commemorative vest.

Refer to the Event Calendar to choose the dates of your visit, and we look forward to seeing you very soon.

Facility Update


04 facility updateRuss Meads of Double M Construction, General Contractor, reports that the Spring Mountain Water & Sewer Treatment project is nearly signed off at the Nevada Division of Water & Power. Meads traveled to Carson City to meet with the NDWP to obtain signatures for the $13.7 Million project last week, which was the last of the governmental red tape involved in the treatment project. The plant will serve the Spring Mountain Estates community and surrounding areas.

Construction on members' homes is going strong, with more housing starts this month. Pictured is Richard Carlson's home in Spring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development with 80 home and mixed-use sites, at the facility.

A Tale of the Desert Tortoise

How California's State Reptile Affects our Expansion Project

Spring Mountain Motor Resort has been entrusted with the protection of the Mojave Desert Tortoise since the purchase of the facility in 2004. The desert tortoise, known as Gopherus Agassizii, is found throughout the Mojave, Sonoran, and Colorado deserts in the southwest US. Tortoises in Pahrump Valley are part of the Mojave population listed as threatened under the United States federal Endangered Species Act and is considered “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

It is estimated that desert tortoises have existed for 15 to 20 million years, and they occupy a wide variety of habitats, with a preference for desert valleys and alluvial fans. Spring Mountain is located on an alluvial fan on the east side of Pahrump Valley, in an area characterized as desert pavement. Spring Mountain is dedicated to protecting the habitat of this threatened species and abiding by all associated regulations under Federal laws.

06 tortoise carttoonCurrently we are applying for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for activities associated with our expansion project. The permit allows us to relocate 8 tortoises found on the property to approved areas. In addition, we submitted a Habitat Conservation Planto the US Department of Fish & Wildlife, including a plan to survey for and safely remove tortoises from the project site before surface disturbing activities; and to install a permanent tortoise exclosure fence prior to construction to keep tortoises out of the project site. Some of our members may remember similar events during our acquisition of 120 acres in 2012.

Upon approval, we can begin construction on the tortoise fence and development of the newly acquired BLM land. Time is of the essence as we would like to start construction on the new 3.02-mile track this spring. "Slow and steady wins the race" is particularly relevant in dealings with the Federal Government, and we are thankful to be working with knowledgeable Consultants who are helping to facilitate our development for the benefit of our members.

Club Race Weekend March 8-9

Don’t Miss This Month's Club Races

07 time attack raceDon’t miss all the fun on the Clark “B” 3.12-mile race course this month. Sports car drivers, here’s your chance to drive in a Time Attack race for all car types. A race prepped sports car is not required to participate. Please RSVP to Elizabeth McGee to join in all the festivities! Weather conditions look perfect for racing with the forecast for highs in the 60's and lows in the 30's with mostly sunny skies.

08 racer supportYour weekend begins on Thursday at 9:00 am with Open Track featuring sports cars at the top of the hour and LSR 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 LSR at the bottom of the hour. At 4:00 pm the bar will be open with a limited food menu in the clubhouse.

09 race lineupFriday starts out at 7:30 am with Mandatory Drivers meetings for Sports Cars at 7:30 am and LSR (Radical and Wolf cars) at 8:00 am, followed by open sessions and qualifying for both categories. Track Maintenance is at 10:25 am, followed by Sports Car Time Attack race qualifying and LSR pregrid at 11:10 am. LSR Race #1 begins at 11:30 am and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. Sports Car pregrid begins at 1:10 pm with the Sports Car wheel-to-wheel race at 1:30 pm. LSR pregrid is at 2:10 pm with the LSR Race #2 beginning at 2:30 pm. Track maintenance is from 3:00 – 3:15 pm with open track until 4:00 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse from 11:30-1:00 pm, and the bar is open at 4:00 pm. Members and Guests Dinner in the Clubhouse will be served at 6:00 pm.10 race

Saturday's activities begin at 8:00 am with open sessions for Sports Car and LSR followed by track maintenance and the Sports Car pregrid at 9:50 am. The Sports Car Time Attack race begins at 10:10 am, followed by track maintenance and LSR pregrid at 11:10 am. The LSR Race starts at 11:30 am with a Podium Presentation for all Classes at 12:10 pm. The track will be closed from 12-1:00 pm, and 25-minute open sessions for Sports Car and LSR will be run all afternoon. The track is closed at 4:00 pm and the Bar will be open at 2:30 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse from 11:30-1:00 pm.

11 race supportPlease 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. Thank you for your cooperation.

Read detailed information about March’s race weekend in the schedule for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Catch up on February's points totals for the LSR and Sports Car series. For a complete description of last month’s race weekend with photos and standings, read our Race Recap, by the talented Spring Mountain marketing staff.

View the photos by Rhea Miller from February's race weekend.

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thank You for your Support

12 thanksWe 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 Elizabeth McGee, Club Coordinator. Elizabeth can be reached via email clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

We'll See You at the Club!