Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch - Fall 2011 Newsletter

Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch - Fall 2011 Newsletter

Seeing is Believing at Spring Mountain

If youíre looking for some high adrenaline excitement this Fall, visit Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country ClubA world-class destination near fabulous Las Vegas, Spring Mountain is home to the exclusive Ron Fellows Performance driving school, as well as driving programs for the Radical SR3 and more. We have something for every driver, from entry-level to expert. For Corvette enthusiasts, we offer a brand new fleet of Corvettes, Camaros and support vehicles for our Ron Fellows Performance Driving School operations and are recognized as The Official Performance Driving School of Chevrolet. If formula-style racing is more your speed, we have a NEW Radical Fleet of extreme sports cars from England for our Radical Racing Schools.

Spring Mountain's road course is faster and more fun than ever, thanks to the latest .6-mile track extension completed last summer. The skyline has changed dramatically with multi-million-dollar developments completed on the road course and country club, 42 Luxury Condominiums for rent or lease for our Club Spring Mountain members and for student accommodations, a Michelin Pedestrian bridge, sky-high timing tower, lush new landscaping, and more paddock area for class exercises.,

Planning a trip to Fabulous Las Vegas before the end of the year? Check out our Holiday Specials on driving programs for great low prices. If you book a school from November 15 - December 31, receive a $300 discount from the regular pricing for the 3-day Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, or the Ron Fellows ZR1 School. A trip to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School is even more convenient with the completion of 16 NEW luxury condominiums, adjacent to the school. Our students have been enjoying cocktails and special events in the resort-style Clubhouse after class - a perfect setting to relax after a day on the track. Contact us to reserve your spot in class this season. For more information, call today at 800.391.6891 to speak to one of our sales representatives and ask for the "Holiday Special."

At Spring Mountain, we are dedicated to providing you with the most innovative and exciting programs and services available in the motorsports industry. Find out why an experience at Spring Mountain's amazing road course with our Motor Resort and Country Club is second to none. We would be happy to give you a tour of our facility - simply call one of our sales representatives, or just drop by. As always, we appreciate your business and support, and thank you for helping us grow to serve you better. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our school programs, track rentals, country club, future development or anything else on your mind. Call us TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891.

We'll see you at the Track!


New Resort-Style Condominiums Open for Business

16 New Condos for Driving School Students Now Complete!

We are pleased to announce the completion of our beautiful new 16-unit Condominium/garage building next to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School headquarters. The new condominium complex, with rooms now available for rent, features 16 deluxe units: half with double queens and half with king-sized beds. All units include private baths, wet bars, and are professionally decorated with high-end furnishings. Five of the units will have rear balconies with great views of turns 1 and 2 and with only 60 feet between your window and the road course. The new resort condos are a great vantage point for watching all the action, and a perfect place to relax after a day driving on the track. Simply walk from the classroom to your own private sanctuary.

The garages on the first floor are large enough to accommodate multiple cars and extra vehicles, great for the multicar race teams or groups of friends who like to share set-up tips, and are ready for a classroom setting. The building also includes additional restroom facilities for public access. The best feature of this building is its location in the center of the Motor Resort for large event weekends when the upper paddock is busy. For students of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School this will be the new location for the Drivers meetings. The Condominiums are ready NOW for move-in, so call us to schedule your next visit.


Ron Fellows Inducted into the 2011 Hall of Fame

We're so proud of our own Ron Fellows, who last month, along with Clare "Mac" MacKichan, a key designer for the first and other early Corvettes, and Ray Quinlan, donor of a 1953 Corvette to the Museum, were inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame during the 14th Annual Corvette Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2011. The Corvette Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the Museum for significant contributions to the past, present and future of Corvette.

During a ceremony and banquet on September 2, 2011 Ron was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame, during the Museum's 17th Anniversary Corvette Celebration festivities September 1-3, 2011 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Mike Weeks, Vice President of Sales at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, was also on hand to witness the event.

Ron Fellows' impressive skill as a driver for the Corvette Racing Team has earned him the respect of Corvette fans everywhere. His 27 wins, three ALMS championships and two wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with his unprecedented four consecutive "Most Popular Driver" awards from ALMS fans, testify to his track record of success. Although he has not raced for the factory team since 2008, he remains one of the most recognizable, respected and popular personalities to ever represent Corvette's racing heritage. As evidence of his enormous popularity, GM paid tribute to Ron by creating the "Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06" in 2007.

The National Corvette Museum established the Corvette Hall of Fame in 1998 to confer the highest honor and recognition upon the most influential individuals in the history of the Corvette. The award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to their respective fields, each having reached the highest level of accomplishment. Inductees must also reflect the highest standards of integrity and character to positively enhance the prestige of the Corvette and the National Corvette Museum.



Road & Track Magazine Features Spring Mountain in 24-Hours of Rapide

The editors at Road & Track Magazine wanted to do something more than a standard road test or a sedate cross-country odyssey with the V-12 Aston Martin Rapide, the stylish and very fast 4-door sports car that Aston introduced late last year. So they came up with a unique challenge: a 24-hour endurance test to be run in conjunction with the Aston Martin Rapide race car running the 24 hours of Nurburgring. The comparisons were made between the two cars during the 24-hour run of the street car at Spring Mountain while the race car ran at the famous Nurburgring track in Germany. They choose Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club as the site of this summer quest.

Twenty-four hours later, with 496 laps, 1339.2 miles driven, six sets of front tires and three sets of rear tires replaced, one flash fire extinguished and 279.3 gallons of gasoline consumed, their goal was accomplished. The test began at 8am Saturday and ran through the night until 8 am Sunday morning.

In this video, John Morris, CEO of Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, reports on his experience testing the Aston Martin Rapide on the 2.7-mile road course at Spring Mountain.

Read more about the 24-Hours of Rapide Challenge.


Chevrolet News & Corvette Happenings

On September 8, 2011, 300 of the top Chevrolet dealers from Mexico convened at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club to be introduced to the latest models of Corvette, Camaro, Cadillac, and Volt at with an intensive driving training circuit showcasing each model. Our expert driving instructors ran a very successful all-day program. We would also like to thank members of Club Spring Mountain who assisted us as instructors at this big event.

Ron Fellows' Spring Mountain Special Edition Z06 Corvette.

We are proud to announce that Chevrolet designed a special one of a kind Carbon Z06 Corvette to commemorate Ron Fellows' achievements. The Z06 "Spring Mountain Special Edition" features many of the options available on the 2012 model, including the full body, white racing stripes and the carbon fiber hood. Other Corvette model elements were also borrowed including the Centennial Editionís black wheels with the red stripe and seats with the special "100 Years" embroidery; and the custom Grand Sport hash marks reminiscent of the 2007 Ron Fellows Z06 which also had the Canadian Maple Leaf seen on this model. The special edition was further customized for the Hall-of-Famer with a reworked carbon graphic displaying Ronís Corvette Racing Number 3 and the words "Hall of Fame," as well as graphics from Mosport Raceway - a Canadian Track that Fellows co-owns - and the Ron Fellows Performance driving school.


The video features the unveiling of the Ron Fellows Special Edition 2012 Corvette Z06.

The Ron Fellows Spring Mountain Edition Z06 will be on display in the Clubhouse at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club,
and at the upcoming SEMA convention. The car was unveiled at the National Corvette Museum over Labor Day weekend. The car will be on display at Spring Mountain for a limited time.

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event - Las Vegas.

On September 22-24, 2011 Spring Mountain instructors assisted General Motors in providing over 2500 "Hot Laps" in ZR1's at the GM Exhibit in the Mandalay Bay parking lot. GM had their complete product line on display for the attendees at Barrett-Jackson to drive on a separate course.


We Appreciate Your Support

On behalf of the management and staff, we would like to THANK YOU for reading the Official Newsletter of Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. We appreciate your business and support, and look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events!