Club Spring Mountain News - October 2019

Club Spring Mountain News - October 2019

Adrenaline Rushes Guaranteed

Join us for the Spring Mountain Racing Invitational!

01 racingNeed an adrenaline boost? Look no further...Club Spring Mountain's lightning fast track is guaranteed to make your heart pump. During this month’s race weekend on October 17-20 you will drive the Mansell (B) 3.5-mile “fast and furious” course, and we are excited to host invited guest Light Sport Racer competitors at our Spring Mountain Racing Invitational. Competitors from the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America series will also be joining us before their final race in November. Mark your calendars, as this will be an exciting weekend and a great opportunity to see these racers compete alongside our members.

02 cockpitWe would like to extend a very warm welcome to new members Vivian and Kevin Nguyen, who purchased Lot 21 at Spring Mountain Estates. Also, Josh Esfahani, President, Regan Steedman and Josh Tongcan of Boden Autohaus are new Corporate members who will be joining us at Club events. Boden Autohaus is a premier provider and installer of high-end aftermarket parts in Costa Mesa. We are happy to have new members who share our passion for motorsports and fun.

03 cyclingWith perfect driving conditions in this beautiful autumn weather, now is the time to visit your own private oasis. Call Elizabeth McGee, Membership Director, today to schedule your visit to the Club. Elizabeth can be reached via email clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

Are you a planner? Make a note of our 2020 race weekends now so you won't miss any of the excitement.

We appreciate your enthusiasm, friendship and support, and thank you for your confidence as we continue to provide a phenomenal Club experience for you and your guests.

Spring Mountain Estates Update

More Lots Sold and Homes Completed

04 soldSpring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development at the facility with 80 home and mixed-use lots, is going strong with several lots sold last month. Vivian and Kevin Nguyen purchased Lot 21; Jon Hirshberg is the proud new owner of his 3rd parcel at the facility, Lot 26; and Jim Mason closed escrow on Lot 30.

Alain Derzie, a long-time Club Spring Mountain member, recently completed his home away from home at the track, and it exceeded his expectations. A busy surgeon in New York City, Alain appreciates his down time while at the track and loves having friends and family stay with him at his spacious retreat. Below are photos of his beautiful new race house.

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Choice parcels are still available for building your own trackside home at Spring Mountain Estates, but they're going fast. For additional information, contact Mike Weeks, VP of Sales, at (949) 235-7810.

Hero Employee Saves Student's Life

Cooper Weyen Intervenes in Choking Incident

08 heroIt was a typical Sunday in the Clubhouse…driving school students were enjoying their lunch with kitchen staff, including Cooper Weyen, working in the bar area. Suddenly one of the students got food lodged in his airway and began to choke. Club member Larry Ricci and his friends were watching the game when they noticed Cooper grab the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and head to the struggling individual. Ricci, a Radiology Specialist at a University Hospital, was impressed by Cooper’s quick response and take-charge attitude, reporting “The elderly victim was large in stature and a much smaller person was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver while this choking man was slumped over in his chair. Cooper took over and did not stop until he saved this man's life. It was a true act of heroism.”

Cooper Weyen is 23 years old and has worked at the Club for over two years, this being his first real job. His duties include dishes, setting up and tearing down meals, general kitchen cleanliness and organization. Cooper’s supervisor, Executive Chef Joe Verzani says “Cooper goes the extra step to make sure all duties are accomplished and all the guests are taken care of.” Now there’s an understatement! In addition, Cooper is always cheerful, has impressive sports knowledge and an ability to recall an abundance of stats.

09 memberAs Ricci points out, “It's a rare occurrence when someone actually has the opportunity to save a life and it's usually a very scary and high stressed situation, but Cooper took control and responded like it was a daily occurrence. There is no doubt in my mind this wouldn't have ended well if it wasn't for Cooper. This man was turning blue and was not far from going down.”

Cooper’s ability to remain calm and focused in an emergency saved the day, and we are thankful he is part of the Club Spring Mountain family.

Chevy Reveals the Mid-Engine Corvette Convertible

Feel the wind in your hair for under $70,000

10 c8 drivingThis week, Chevrolet revealed the C8 Convertible, the first with a power-folding hard top. According to Chevy, in addition to a cleaner look, the hard top will offer better aerodynamics than a cloth top would. With the spoiler, the coupe and convertible will have the same drag coefficient.

The top folds using six electric motors in 16 seconds and operates at speeds up to 30 mph, stowing under the cover and above the engine, preserving all of the coupe's available cargo space. Chevy's marketing department notes there will be space enough for two full-sized golf bags (or two race bags,) with additional storage at the front for an airline-spec carry-on and a laptop bag.

11 c8"We put the world on notice when we introduced the first mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette a few months ago, and now we’re raising the bar with the first-ever hardtop Corvette convertible,” said Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. vice president. “And the convertible will be priced only $7,500 more than entry 1LT Stingray coupe.”

Club Spring Mountain members will have the opportunity to view the convertible up close as we are slated to take delivery of four of these beauties at the facility. Production is slated to start later in the first quarter of 2020 at GM's Bowling Green, Kentucky facility. Photo by Jan Wagner.

Club Race Weekend October 17-20

Time for the Spring Mountain Racing Invitational!

12 lineupThe Spring Mountain 2019 Race Series, presented by Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails, continues its momentum on the Mansell “B” 3.5-mile race course. This month we are excited to host the Spring Mountain Racing Invitational and to include the Radical Cup West Coast Crown! The Invitational is open to members and non-members racing Radical Sports cars and Wolf Racing Cars. Sports car drivers will compete in our Fall Mazda race for all Miata and MX5 race cars. Over 20 MX5s and several Miatas are on-site, so come on out and enjoy the fun. The weather is looking beautiful with highs in the mid-90's, lows in the 60's and sunny skies.

13 fistbumpYour weekend begins on Thursday featuring Open Track beginning at 9:00 am with 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.

14 crewFriday starts at 7:30 am with Mandatory Drivers meetings for Miata/MX5 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 10:55 am, followed by the Pace Car Warm-up, LSR Pregrid and the LSR Race #1 at 11:30 am, followed by the Podium for the LSR Race. The track will be closed from 12-1 (lunch will be served in the Clubhouse from 11:30-1:00 pm,) with the Miata/MX5 Race Pregrid at 1:10 and the Miata/MX5 Race at 1:30 pm. At 2 pm the Pace Car Warm-up begins, followed by LSR Pregrid and LSR Race #2 at 2:30 pm, followed by the podium. After Track Maintenance at 3 pm, open track will be held from 3:15 – 4:00 pm. The Bar is open at 4 pm, followed by Backyard BBQ Festivities at the Clubhouse at 6:00 pm.

15 bbqFriday Night Backyard BBQ Tailgating Party!
Join us for some tailgating fun on Friday night after a big day of racing. Wear your favorite College or Pro Team jersey or T-shirt and enjoy cocktails, passed appetizers, a sumptuous dinner, cornhole tournaments, dancing to a DJ, and more! This event will be a celebration for the entire family, so bring your loved ones, let loose and have some fun. Be sure to contact Elizabeth to let her know you’re coming.

16 kitchen staffMembers and guests have been raving about the quality of the meals coming from the kitchen this season. Our kitchen staff is second to none, and we would like to welcome newly promoted Executive Chef, Joe Verzani. Joe was born and raised here in Pahrump, and at the age of 17 started as a prep cook at Mountain Falls Grill Room. In 2012 he joined us as our lead cook, and was promoted to his current position this summer. When he’s not at the Club, Joe throws darts competitively and spends time with his 3 year old rescue dog, Lokey.

One of Joe’s dreams is to visit Italy so he can sample all of the local cuisine. Joe is well liked by both members and staff; he always remembers our Club members, their favorite sports to watch, favorite foods and more. We are lucky to have someone as kind and attentive as Joe Verzani in the Spring Mountain family and wish him the best in his new role.

17 garageSaturday's activities begin at 8:00 am with open sessions for Miata/MX5 and LSR, followed by track maintenance and the Miata/MX5 pregrid at 9:50 am. The Miata/MX5 race begins at 10:10 am, followed by track maintenance and LSR pregrid at 11:10 am. The LSR Race #3 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, with lunch served from 11:30-1:00 pm. Beginning at 1:00 pm, 25-minute open sessions for LSR and Sports Cars will be held until 4:00, after which the track will be closed for the day. The Bar will be open at 2:30 pm.

18 offroadRead the race highlights from last month's Club Race weekend, complete with photos of the competition, results and points, prepared by our Marketing Staff.

For a complete listing of all the weekend's events, view the Race Schedule for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thank You for your Support

10 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. 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!