Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch - Winter 2013 Newsletter

Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch - Winter 2013 Newsletter

Major Track Expansion Project

Spring Mountain to have longest track in the U.S.

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club embarked on a massive expansion project last month, including over 2 miles of new track surface, a 150,000 square foot skid-pad, a multi-purpose building for Cadillac school operations, a sewer and water plant and more.

The track expansion is located on a new 120-acre parcel acquired last year, and can be run separately or as part of the existing road course. John Morris, Owner and CEO, states "This project has been years in the planning stages, and we are thrilled it's finally under way. Between two new high-speed long corners with positive banking, plus an intense bowl banked at 8-10% with a drop of nearly 100 feet, our clients, students and club members are going to love driving the new challenging and exciting track configurations."

The project guarantees more extended road course variations with the longest configuration at 6.1 miles, making Spring Mountain the longest track in the country and second longest in the world. Russ Meads, General Contractor reports there will be a total of 11,064 feet of track added at 40 feet wide and 464,160 square feet of new track surface. With the 300' x 500' skid pad a total of 614,160 square feet of new asphalt will be added to the facility. The new track extension will be 40 feet wide and extremely smooth, due to a special emollient mixed with the asphalt to provide more grip and a smooth surface.

"Slow and steady wins the race." The track expansion project, originally set to begin last year, was delayed by strict governmental regulations to protect the desert tortoise. The tortoise permit was finally received from the U.S Department of Fish & Wildlife, clearing the way for improvements on the 120-acre parcel adjacent to the track acquired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM.) Construction on the tortoise fence is complete, and grading has begun, after clearing the land of any remaining tortoises. The rough clearing of the track will be completed within the first week, noticeable from the air, and ready for tours within the month. Changes will be completed this Spring.

Plans are in place for subdividing a portion of the facility into residential lots this summer, and we will keep you apprised of further developments. In addition a tentative subdivision map is being prepared for the commercial property in front of the facility to include a Gas Station, restaurants, a hotel and more.

Our progress is only possible with your support and enthusiasm, and we thank you sincerely for your business through the years. We're looking forward to serving you now and in the future as Spring Mountain continues to grow and develop into the finest motorsports facility in the world.


First Cadillac V-Series Academy Classes

Test Your Limits in one of our Stunning New Cadillacs

We held the first official Cadillac V-Series Academy last month, and this is a unique opportunity to put the race-inspired Cadillac CTS-V through its paces. The course, designed by legendary race car driver Ron Fellows, will teach you the skills you need to get every ounce of performance out of these phenomenal vehicles. Visual scanning, threshold braking, corner preparation and car control are just some of the skills you will learn. And with extensive track time, you will have ample opportunity to practice and perfect these new skills. The Cadillac V-Series Academy has one and two day programs to fit every driver's schedule.

Read last month's Men's Journal article about the experience.

Sign up for some fun at the Cadillac V-Series Academy! Call us today TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 to register for your class, or contact us.


New Transporter Acquired for Radical Cup Series

Traveling Radical Cup Series Announced

Radical West, USA, the #1 Radical Extreme Sports Car Dealer in the World, recently announced the acquisition of a 4-vehicle transporter, complete with crew sleeping facilities, transportation for 4 vehicles, 44 tires, plus tools and spare engine parts. Our traveling race team will provide complete food, beverage and hospitality services for racers and their support crew, including a full-sized awning and comfortable padded flooring.

The transporter will be used to move Radicals across the country for the 2013 Radical Cup Series. The 2013 Radical Cup Series is a professional support series that will be sanctioned by NORTH AMERICAN ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (NARRA), one of the most respected race series sanctioning and management bodies best known for their SRT Viper Cup and USGTC Series. The Radical Cup is open to all Radical SR3 and SR8 owners who have prior racing experience and hold a current racing license with SCCA, NASA, IMSA, FIA or Grand-Am. (The Chief Steward may also approve drivers with club racing experience in a Radical.) A handful of arrive-and-drive options in an SR3 and SR8 - offered through Radical West - are also available.

The six round championship will take place at top racing circuits in North America (Miller Motorsports Park, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, VIR, AutoBahn and Monticello), and Radical West and Powertec will provide optional track-side support at each round to ensure every competitor gets the most out their racing. Both racing classes - SR3 and SR8 - will run simultaneously.

Experience the excitement of wheel-to-wheel competition in the Radical Cup! For additional information, please contact Simon Shepard at simon@radicalwest.com or refer to the online information package.

Radical's unique range of sports cars cater to a wide range of drivers, from the novice track day drivers who simply want a car that is fast, fun and safe, to the seasoned professional. Visit our showroom today to view the new Radical cars, or work with one of our consultants who can assist you with ordering a Radical from the factory, custom built to your own specifications. Call TODAY TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 or Contact Us.


Chevrolet News

Sleek New Models and Contest Winners

2014 Stingray Unveiled

The hot new 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray was revealed on January 13 at the Detroit Auto Show, and a month later the car made its debut in Canada. Hosting the Stingray's Canadian reveal was Kevin Williams, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada, and Corvette Racing legend Ron Fellows.

At the event, Ron was asked how the new C7 stacks up against previous generations of Corvettes, and he reported "The New C7 Stingray is a fantastic extension of the years we've been in racing full time with the Corvette, which began in 1999. The C6 generation was a spectacular generation of Corvettes, where you saw an incredible amount of upgrades in connection with the race program. This is the culmination of a lot of passionate engineers and racers, and we're all as racers drooling over the C7." It looks like GM has got a winner with their latest model. Watch Ron's interview with Wheels.ca editor Norris McDonald.

Two styles of the C7 will be available when the car reaches dealerships in late summer: a base C7 called Stingray and a higher-performance Z51. Both C7 styles are built on a new all-aluminum chassis, a major switch from the C6, where the lighter aluminum chassis was the exclusive domain of the more expensive Z06 and ZR1 variants.

To see the C7 for yourself, check out the new fleet of sexy Stingrays arriving at Spring Mountain in the early fall for the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School!

Facebook Contest Winners Visit Spring Mountain

To celebrate the Corvette Facebook page reaching 1 million fans, Chevrolet asked Corvette enthusiasts to submit stories of their favorite Corvette moments for a chance to win a trip to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain. After reviewing innumerable stories, five people were selected for a day of high-performance driving in the Nevada desert.

Contest winners Julia Roberts, Joseph Walker, Nick Guzman, Daniel Stopka, and Manny Masias had a memorable day and a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the Spring Mountain track, with classroom instruction and on-track driving programs with our talented instructors Rick Malone and Ricardo Apolinar. View the video of the contest winners on the track.


Spring is in the Air at Spring Mountain

More Options for Fun in the Desert

Visit Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, a world-class destination for motorsports enthusiasts. We are fortunate to have an ideal desert climate of more than 300 days of sunshine every year, and we have ALL-NEW vehicles for you to try out on the track. For Corvette fans, we have a brand new fleet of Corvettes, Camaros and support vehicles for Ron Fellows Performance Driving School operations. If formula-style racing is more your style, try an extreme sports car from England in a Radical Racing School. Cadillac fans will enjoy our all-new Cadillac V-Series Academy. Our road course is faster and more exciting than ever, thanks to the latest 3/4-mile track extension completed last fall. The year ahead is filled with monumental developments, including a brand new 2-mile track surface, buildings for driving school operations, skid pads and more.

If you haven't been here lately, you may not recognize us! During your visit to our desert oasis you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations and five-star meals. Chef Susan DeLisle offers a delectable menu in our resort-style Clubhouse, and after class, relax in our Studio Condominiums, directly adjacent to the driving school. Call today to sign up for one of our exhilarating driving programs. Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day Corvette or Radical Racing School, or a Cadillac V-Series Academy course. We've got a price for every budget, and an ideal location near fabulous Las Vegas, so give us a call TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 to sign up today!



Thank You for your Business!

At Spring Mountain, we are dedicated to providing you with the most innovative and exciting programs and services available in the motorsports industry. On behalf of the management and staff, we THANK YOU for reading the latest Edition of the Spring Mountain Motorsports News. We appreciate your business and support, and look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events!