Club Spring Mountain News - Oct 2017

Club Spring Mountain News - Oct 2017

01 clubWelcome to your World

We're Passionate about Motorsports at the Club

Greetings from Club Spring Mountain, your destination for adrenaline pursuits and fun! Our 6.1-miles of challenging road course was designed with the discriminating motorsports enthusiast in mind. Satisfy your need for speed and mingle with friends in a beautiful desert setting. A big welcome to our new members who have joined us this season.

02 invitationalThe Spring Mountain Racing Invitational, originally scheduled for October, has moved to December 7-10, 2017 on our regular monthly Race weekend. Please RSVP online for this big event on the Mansell 3.4-mile course as soon as possible. It is important that we know exactly which dates you will be attending and in which races you will participate. Remember, this is open to both Members and Non-Members who drive Wolf and Radical cars so invite your friends to attend this fun event for the holidays! Highlights of the weekend include an Enduro race and over 10 hours of track time over 4 days! For complete details about the Invitational, view the daily schedule.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Facility Development Update

Spring Mountain Estates and Water/Sewer Project

02 jeffrey cheng constructionConstruction on our Water/Sewer Treatment project is moving along, and more members are planning their trackside homes. Russ Meads, General Contractor, reports the water and sewer are over 70% installed along the residential lots and the water storage tanks are nearing completion for the rough installation. All of the main water distribution lines will begin installation in 2 weeks. The tunnel is complete to the Waste Water site, and all of the block walls between the track and homes have been completed. There are several house plans nearing completion and we will start to see more homes popping up soon. Construction on Jeffrey Cheng's mixed use dwelling is underway and ready for sheet rock and stucco next week.

03 pavingActivity has gained momentum this season at Spring Mountain Estates, our exclusive residential development with 80 home and mixed-use parcels. Mike Weeks, VP of Sales, reports that each week more members are purchasing home sites for building their dream home at the track.

Negotiations for developing a portion of the 22 acres at the entrance to the facility are still in process. The contract includes construction of a major hotel property with a casino, restaurant and retail shops. We will continue to provide updates on this exciting project in the next few months.

Choice lot locations at Spring Mountain Estates are available to Club members in in a range of prices and are moving fast. For additional information, contact Mike Weeks, mike@racespringmountain.com or by cell 949-235-7810.

Race Weekend October 13-14

Join us on the Andretti 4.0-mile course!

04 lineupThe Andretti (B) 4-mile road course is the location for October's race contest, and we're expecting sunny skies, highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's for the competition. Bring your friends and family to cheer you on and to enjoy the beautiful weather. We're looking for a great turnout from members and guests with a full grid of contenders vying for points and year-end trophies.

Our weekend begins Friday at 8:00 am with 25-minute sessions for Sports Car (Miata and Lotus) and LSR (Radical and Wolf) Open Sessions followed by Track Maintenance and Qualifying sessions for Sports Car and LSR. Mandatory Drivers-Only meetings in the Administrative building will precede the Sports Car Race at 2:00 pm and the LSR Race at 2:40 pm. Podium Presentations for all classes will be held at 3:15 pm, with Open Track until 4:00 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse between 11:30 - 1:00 pm and the bar will open at 3:00 pm.

05 lotusPlease join members Terry and Monica Carlson in the Radical Showroom at 5:30 pm for a champagne toast honoring the life of Terry's mother, Carol, who passed away September 11.

Dinner in the Clubhouse. Susan DeLisle, Executive Chef, is once again preparing a feast for members and guests, featuring Lobster Bisque, Spinach Salad, Weekend Ribs and Citrus glazed salmon. View the menu for Club Race weekend. Buffet breakfasts are included in your race fees. Lunches are 15.00 with pre-registration or $20.00 at the event, and Dinner is $35.00 with pre-registration or $40.00 at the event.

06 miatasSaturday begins at 8:00 am with 25-minute Open Sessions for Sports Cars and LSR categories, Qualifying sessions and mandatory Drivers-only race meetings in the administrative building. The Sports Car race will be held at 2:00 pm and the LSR race at 2:40 pm, followed by Podium Presentations for all classes. Enjoy an open track from 3:15 - 4:00 pm. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse between 11:30 - 1:00 pm, and the bar will open at 3:00 pm.

Rentals of our luxury-style loft condominiums can be arranged through Elizabeth McGee, Members Coordinator. Our condominiums feature all the comforts of a high-end hotel with the perfect trackside location, so invite your guests to stay with us on race weekend and enjoy all the amenities we have to offer.

07 podiumRace fees are $200 per day for members participating in the LSR Race plus a $250 track support fee per day. The Miata race fee is $75 per day for members. Remember that in order to provide sufficient race support staff on hand for the weekend we need your RSVP as soon as possible. Please contact Elizabeth with the details of your visit. Elizabeth will ensure you have accommodations for yourself and your guests, along with anything else you may require during your stay.

For more information, please refer to the Friday and Saturday race schedules.

View the latest points standings for the Light Sport Racer Series and the Miata series.

Read the race highlights from September's Club race, and browse through the photo album on Flickr.

We look forward to seeing all of our members at October's Club weekend!

Member News

Passings, Weddings and Italian Car Testing

Sad news this month about the loss of two special friends of the Club...Carol Carlson and Gary Goulet. They will be missed by members and staff at Club Spring Mountain.

08 carlson familyCarol Carlson, mother of Platinum Member Terry Carlson, passed away peacefully on September 11 in Pahrump, Nevada. Born in 1932, Carol was a huge supporter of her son Terry, his beautiful wife Monica, and the Club Spring Mountain experience in general. She loved being at the track and attended nearly every race, spending time with members and staff dispensing her sassy sense of humor. Nearly everyone had a funny story about Carol, and she was known for "eating her weight in cookies" when she visited the clubhouse.

You are invited to join Terry and Monica in the Radical Showroom Friday night, October 13 at 5:30 pm for a champagne toast to honor Carol's memory.

09 gary goulet fred chinClub Member Garrett W. Goulet passed at home July 30 from Cancer. Gary was born in Salem, Oregon in 1941, and grew up on a hop farm. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. While in Seattle, he met and married Dee Ann Day, his wife of forty-eight years. Gary and Dee Ann lived in Boise for over 40 years. Gary loved Porsches and bought his first one at age forty.

Member Fred Chin has known Gary for 10 years and loved his heart of gold and passion for Porsches. Fred shares his memories of Gary. "I remember chasing him around the course in his then black 997 GT3, my skills insufficient to negotiate a clean pass around him. Also I remember our discussions in the paddock where he relished how much he enjoyed driving. It was at that time I knew Gary was truly one of a kind."

"His enjoyment of driving and the ability to share those moments over cocktails will be my eternal memory of him and his love of Porsche. Gary, you will be in my fondest memories whenever I step into my Porsche. I hope to be driving with as much enjoyment, zest and enthusiasm as you showed me and as I complete each lap of life."

10 mike heather weddingJust Married...Mike and Heather

Congratulations to Club Members Mike Courtney and Heather Richard, who were married this week in New Mexico. In attendance at their wedding was Club member Bill Brown, making a statement in his racing suit. The happy newlyweds are both drivers and competitors. Heather and Mike are pictured at right with Bill at the ceremony.

Ron Eckhardt Visits Wolf Headquarters

11 eckhardt bellarosaRon recently spent some time getting the royal treatment in Italy while testing a Wolf turbo racing machine. Ivan Bellarosa reports that Ron was the fastest tester on the track. Ron enjoyed his time at the Wolf facilities, saying "Ivan, Maurizio, Giovani, and the Wolf team created a fantastic day of testing Wolf Turbos. A wonderful company that makes incredible race cars. Thank you so much!" Ron is pictured at left with Ivan Bellarosa from Wolf Racing Cars.

Thanks for Your Support

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, Members Coordinator. Elizabeth can be reached by 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!

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