Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch - Spring 2012 Newsletter

Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch - Spring 2012 Newsletter

Driving School Deals at a Luxury Destination

Cool Summer Specials on Ron Fellows Performance Driving Schools

Come to Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club this season where the fun and new development never stops. A world-class destination Motor Resort and Country Club, 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 drivers of all levels. 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, with continuing plans for track expansion this year (see article below.) 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 tropical landscaping, and a large paddock area for class exercises.

Planning a trip to Fabulous Las Vegas this season? Summertime is SAVINGS time at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch with our COOL NEW SUMMER DRIVING SCHOOL SPECIALS! Treat yourself and your friends to our 3-Day Ron Fellows Performance Driving School or the Ron Fellows ZR1 School and save TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS off the regular price plus THREE NIGHTS FREE LODGING at our Club Spring Mountain Luxury Condos. (If you prefer not to stay in our Luxury Condos, you'll receive a $300.00 discount.)

Begin each day with a delicious Continental Breakfast at sunrise. Summer Classes begin at 7:00 am and run until 3:00 pm each day, and a catered lunch is available during the program. Later, enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool and jacuzzi at Club Spring Mountain's luxurious new private resort-style member Clubhouse with a spacious lounge area, spa and exercise facility. 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 summer. For more information, call today at 800.391.6891 to speak to one of our sales representatives and ask for the "Summer Special."

At Spring Mountain, we continue to provide you with the most innovative and exciting programs and services available in the motorsports industry. Find out why an experience at Spring Mountain 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!


Spring Mountain Acquires 120 Acres for New Development

Track Extension Planned on the New Property

We are happy to report that Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club has finalized the acquisition of a 120-acre parcel adjacent to the facility. The parcel, acquired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was purchased by modified competitive sealed-bid sale. CEO and co-owner John Morris personally attended the sale at the Pahrump Field Office on Torrey Pines Drive in Las Vegas on Monday, May 7, 2012. With the addition of the new parcel, the total size of the facility will now include 313 acres.

We are planning to immediately improve the property, beginning with a 1.6-mile track extension on the new parcel, along with a .5-mile extension on the original 2.2-mile road course, at turn 4. The new track extension will be 50 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide an excellent grip and smooth surface, with exceptional banking, including 102 feet of elevation change with a banked bowl. With this addition, we will be able to run 4 simultaneous track configurations and multiple long track variations for Country Club members, with the longest configuration totalling 6 miles in length.

"We've accelerated our development to realize our vision of Spring Mountain being a world-class motorsports facility," says CEO John Morris. "The acquisition of the new parcel of land will allow us to immediately begin our track expansion and to build a lake for the enjoyment of the public. After the track addition is complete, Spring Mountain will be the second-longest race track in the world."

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. In Fiscal Year 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

For more details about the new property and development plans, read the press release.


Protecting the Desert Tortoise

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

At Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club we are committed to protecting the desert tortoise, which has recently become a threatened species. The desert tortoise is a large herbivore and the official reptile in the states of California and Nevada. No other tortoise in North America shares the extreme conditions of habitats occupied by the desert tortoise. The desert tortoise is able to live where ground temperatures may exceed 140 degrees F because of its ability to dig underground burrows to escape the heat. It is one of the most elusive inhabitants of the desert, spending up to 95% of its time underground to escape the heat of the summer and the cold of winter. They live in burrows which they dig, ranging from 3-6 feet deep. The tortoise will spend November through February in a torpid or dormant state in their underground burrows. The population of the desert tortoise has declined by 90 percent since the 1980s, and they are protected from threat of extinction by Federal law.

We recently completed a "Turtle Study' on our newly acquired property according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service protocol, and the results have shown we are in a low impact zone with no tortoise sightings which is good news for future development.


Corvette News & Events

Congratulations to Marc Benson, who is the lucky winner of a 3-day Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. All Corvette owners who sign up to be part of the Corvette Corrals at selected American Le Mans Series races are eligible to win. Marc attended the Long Beach ALMS event last month.

The latest winner is Larry Mickey, who also won a 3-day Corvette school this past weekend in the Corvette Corral at the Laguna Seca ALMS event on May 11, 2012! Congratulations to both of our winners. We look forward to seeing you in class.

For more information about the American Le Mans Series, visit their website.


Apparel Specials

HUGE Sale on Driving Shoes

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is pleased to offer a great selection of Logo Apparel, Driving Accessories including helmets, driving gloves, head socks, Hans devices, and footwear for the ultimate driving experience. All of these items are available in our online store for immediate purchase.

Just in time for the summer season, we are having a blow-out sale on our available stock of driving shoes. We are currently offering select Puma, Oakley and ALL Piloti driving shoes on sale for only $50! Sizes are limited so hurry and grab yours before they run off.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Apolinar by phone TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 or by email at Stephanie@racespringmountain.com.


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! For the latest news and updates, "like" us on Facebook.