Club Spring Mountain News – May 2021

Club Spring Mountain News – May 2021

Welcome to Your Drivers Paradise

The Race is On for The Northern Track Expansion Project

01 racecarBe a part of all the excitement this month at Club Spring Mountain, your destination for adrenaline-fueled adventures, racing competitions, camaraderie and fun. There’s something for everyone here at our 946-acre facility, so invite your friends and family to stay and play in the desert sunshine, watch the races and enjoy the beautiful amenities we have to offer. We pride ourselves on our 5-star service, and as a valued member of "The Club" you are a part of our motorsports family. Now is the time to enter the gates of this desert paradise and enjoy the Club lifestyle.

02 raceSpring Mountain’s massive 3.2-mile track expansion project is now under way, and Russ Meads of Double M Construction gives us all the latest news in the Facility Development Update below. Simon Payne and the team have completed the track design, and the results of all their hard work and planning will be revealed to our valued members in the very near future. We are still on track (pun intended) for grading to begin in June, with paving estimated for July, and our plans are to run the first race weekend of the 2021-2022 season on the new road course in September.

03 sm estates homeWhile you're here, take a tour of Spring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development at the facility, where you can own a parcel on or near the track with high performance driving in the backyard. Build the home of your dreams and relax in your own space while enjoying access to the finest road course in the nation. With a limited number of home sites available for purchase, Club members can be part of the elite few who have fully embraced trackside living.

04 racecarOnly two race weekends remain in our 2020-2021 racing season, so come join the fun and participate in the contests or cheer on your favorite competitors! At Club Spring Mountain, you and your family will make friends and memories to last a lifetime. Use the Club Spring Mountain Member App to plan and RSVP for your next visit. Looking forward to seeing you very soon.

Facility Development Update

Track Expansion Project and SM Estates News

05 mapThe Northern Track Expansion Project, located on the newly acquired 230-acre parcel of the 553.27 acres of property north of the existing facility is officially under way. Immediate plans include a 3.2-mile track extension, a new paddock area, new entrances, an interior road connecting the new property with the original facility, and a kart track. Installation of protective fencing to prevent the desert tortoise from entering the area has just been finalized. Russ Meads, Director of the Spring Mountain Development team, reports that seven biologists are now walking the entire property to carefully remove any tortoises and eggs, relocating them to a safe environment. Click to enlarge drawing.

The final design for the 3.2-mile track expansion is complete, including specific radius considerations and meticulously planned corners and straights. The drawing also indicates crossover transitions into the existing course. After the new track is built, the length of the longest configuration at Spring Mountain will be 9.13 miles (watch out Nurburgring!) Tortoise clearing will be completed in 2 weeks, at which time the center line of the track will be staked while making final adjustments for grade and embracing the natural topography of the desert landscape. After clearing is complete, the property will be ready for construction of the new road course.

06 racecarsFinal asphalt mix designs have been submitted for the surface of the new track and will undergo extreme testing over the next several weeks to determine densities, rutting, and compactions. Highly polymerized oils to withstand heat, yet maintain grip, will be used for the first time at Spring Mountain, adding to the rich history of the facility's extremely dense aggregates while embracing the latest engineering to provide the ultimate driving experience for our valued members.

Gridliance, an independent utility company with a mission to improve the reliability and resilience of the grid, has started construction on a much-needed substation expansion. Located on the southern-most portion of the newly acquired BLM land, the Gridliance substation will continue a great partnership to supply power to the facility.

07 sm estates homeSpring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development at the facility with 80 home and mixed-use lots, continues to evolve with more members planning and building their own homes at the track. Last month one of our new members purchased a parcel in the development. Three new homes will break ground on Lots 22, 29 and 56, and design projects are in progress on 5 additional parcels, which should be ready for construction soon.

To own your own parcel in Spring Mountain Estates, contact Mike Weeks, VP Sales, via email mike@racespringmountain.com or by phone at 949-235-7810.

08 garagesComing soon to the East Paddock...a 14-bay garage building for our members' vehicles, including 6 single- and 7 double-sized spaces, with three of the double car garages extra deep. Each unit will be air conditioned and heated, with construction beginning this month and completion scheduled for late August. Click to enlarge image.

Club Race Weekend – May 21-23

Don’t Miss the Fun on the Andretti "F" 3.6-mile track

09 raceThe Spring Mountain 2020-21 Race Series, presented by Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails, Dakine and Vertra, continues this month on the Andretti "F" 3.6 mile race course. Warmer race conditions will prevail on the track with highs in the high 80’s, lows in the 60’s and sunny skies for May's event. Please be advised we are still 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.

10 podiumYour 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.

11 gamesFriday 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 7:50 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 11:15-12:00 pm and for Prototype drivers 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 back by popular demand, a fun and competitive Cornhole tournament will be held on the putting green.

12 one minuteSaturday'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 11:10 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 11:15-12:00 pm for Sports Car drivers and from 12:30-1:15 pm for Prototype drivers. 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.

13 supportSunday 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 Member App for race schedules.

14 podiumApril’s race weekend competition took place on the Mansell (C) 3.4-mile course where our members not only battled each other, but also our whirlwind weather. We had 15 Prototype and 12 Sports Car drivers on grid for an epic and breezy weekend as time draws closer to the series finale. Read the RACE HIGHLIGHTS from April's race weekend, including race results and points standings, produced by our talented Marketing team.

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

We are grateful to our Club Spring Mountain Race Series sponsors – Blue Marble Cocktails, Dakine, Vertra, and Michelin. Thank you sincerely for your support.

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thanks for Your Support

15 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 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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