Club Spring Mountain News - November 2018

Club Spring Mountain News - November 2018

Welcome to The Ultimate Driver's Paradise

Our Members are the Heart and Soul of Our Resort Community

01 club smWelcome to Fall at Club Spring Mountain, with ideal desert temperatures and plenty of opportunities for fast-paced activities with your peers. Racers, get ready for some big competition this weekend, with large starting grids in the LSR and Sports Car categories. If you’re not racing, relax with your friends and family at the Clubhouse, work out in the fitness center, enjoy a massage from Tina, or try some off-roading in the desert. There’s something for all members of the family here, and our staff is at your service to ensure you are enjoying YOUR club.

02 prince oliverRace weekend is here, and this month we will be going through the paces on the Fittipaldi-F 3.4-mile configuration. Join your fellow members in all the fun! A special tribute to Club Member Prince Oliver, who died tragically in 2016 following a motorcycle accident, will be held lakeside this weekend, so make your plans to stay for the celebration on Saturday afternoon, November 10, at Lake Spring Mountain.

03 jeffery jessicaCongratulations and the very best of wishes to Platinum Members Jeffrey and Jessica Cheng. A few weeks ago Jeffrey married the lovely Jessica in a beautiful and meaningful lakeside ceremony. Terry Goodkind, Platinum Member, officiated at the nuptials, and Jeffrey & Jessica’s daughter, Liana, served as a flower girl. We wish Jeffrey and Jessica all the love and happiness in the world as they begin this stage of their life together.04 scott gibson

We're adding to our Club Community! Welcome to our newest member Scott Gibson, and to our new Corporate Member Guntherworks, LLC. Our Club members are the backbone of our community, and we are thankful for their loyalty and dedication.

Progress on our residential community, Spring Mountain Estates, the Casino, Hotel, Restaurant and shops at the entrance to the facility, and the 600-acre land acquisition from the BLM is continuing at a brisk pace. Stay tuned for December's Club news for some major announcements. Club Member driving days are held every Thursday – Monday on various configurations of our 6.1-mile track, so we welcome your attendance and look forward to seeing you at the Club!

Member News

Record Breaking Track Times and Radical Cup Champions

05 record track timesOur members are extraordinary drivers, but last month there must have been something in the air, as several racers logged record-breaking times on the Clark B road course. Ron Eckhardt broke Terry Carlson’s previous record (2:09.656) in his Wolf with 2:06.889 on Friday, and then broke his own record the next day with 2:06.658. "Indy Al" Miller broke his previous record of 2:10.871 with a new record of 2:09.637. In his MX5, Teddy Landau broke his previous record of 2:32.857 with a new record of 2:31.618. Congratulations to our fast and furious Club members!

And, in Radical Cup news....congratulations to our Members, Alan Miller and Gregg Gorski, for their wonderful finishes in the Radical Cup North American race series. Al Miller secured the 2018 Champion position in the 1500 Class, followed by Gregg Gorski who took 2nd in the class. Al Miller also took home the coveted overall Series Champion trophy! We're proud of our members' outstanding racing performances in the Radical Cup.

Club Race Weekend - November 8-11

Join your friends on the track for some fun and competition

06 race weekendWe hope you're ready for some brisk competition this weekend on the Fittipaldi-F 3.4-mile course! Racers, you only have a few more contests left in 2018 to add to your year-end points totals. The Fittipaldi-F is a fast and competitive configuration and the weather will be perfect for adrenaline rushes all weekend. The weather forecast is for highs in the low 70's and lows in the 40's with plenty of sunshine. Make your plans now to join in all the events planned for your enjoyment.

07 track practiceYour weekend begins Thursday with open track practice sessions from 9-12, featuring Sports Cars at the top of every hour and LSR at the bottom of the hour. Lunch will be served from 12-1 pm, and open track sessions will again be held from 1-4 pm with the same schedule. At 4:00 pm the bar will be open with a limited food menu in the clubhouse. You are invited to join your fellow members to practice for the big race.

08 race startFriday is Race Day, beginning at 8:00 am with 25 minute run sessions for Sports Cars and LSR, followed by track maintenance at 10:55 am. Miata and Lotus Qualifying is at 11:05 am, and the track is closed from 11:30-12:30. Qualifying for LSR begins at 12:30 pm for Group 1, and 1:00 pm for Group 2, followed by track maintenance. 10-minute Mandatory Driver's Only Meetings will be held at 1:25 and 1:35 for Miata and Lotus, and LSR, respectively, in the Radical Showroom. The Miata and Lotus Race will be held at 1:55 pm, followed by Track Maintenance and the LSR Race at 2:35 pm. Podium Presentations for all classes will be held at 3:10 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse between 11:30 - 1:00 pm.09 miatas

Dinner at the Clubhouse. Once again our incredible Executive Chef Susan DeLisle is planning a feast for our members to enjoy after a fun day at the track.

Saturday begins at 8:00 am with 25-minute open sessions for Sports Cars and LSR, followed by Track Maintenance and Qualifying for LSR, Group 1 at 9:40 am and Group 2 at 10:05 am. After a track maintenance session, open track will be held at 10:40 am, with a Mandatory Driver's Only LSR meeting in the Radical Showroom at 10:55 am. The Miata and Lotus Race will be held at 11:30 am and the track is closed between 12-1 pm. The LSR Race will be held at 1 pm, followed by a Podium Presentation for all classes at 1:45 pm, and open track from 2-4 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse between 11:30 - 1 pm and the bar is open at 2:30 pm.

10 prince oliverPrince Oliver Day. Celebrate the life of Prince Oliver von Anhalt on Saturday from 2:30-5:00 pm with a BBQ at Lake Spring Mountain. After dark, Oliver's mom and other family members will be hosting a lantern lighting ceremony to honor the memory of this very special member.

Sunday features open track sessions from 9-12 pm and 1-4 pm, with Sports Cars at the top of every hour and LSR at the bottom of the hour. The track is closed from 12-1 pm with lunch served in the Clubhouse.

11 track chatFor complete information about November’s race weekend, view the schedules for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the photos from October's race weekend! Read our awesome race recap, including points totals, from last month's contest.

We look forward to seeing all of our members at the next Club weekend!

Spring Mountain Racing Invitational

Mark Your Calendars for this Exciting Event

12 invitational logo13 thanksgivingDon't miss the 2nd annual Spring Mountain Racing Invitational, December 13-16, 2018. Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend this adrenaline-packed weekend on the Mansell “B” 3.5-mile road course, featuring an Enduro race and over 10 hours of track time in 4 days! Radicals, Wolfs, and other closed-wheel prototypes are invited to participate. Bring your friends and family, and participate in 4 fun days of racing and camaraderie. For more information, contact Elizabeth McGee, Members Coordinator.

A Thanksgiving Wish

Giving Thanks for our Valued Members

The management and staff at Club Spring Mountain would like to extend our sincere best wishes for a Thanksgiving filled with joy and a meaningful holiday season. 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 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!