Spring Mountain News – February 2023

Spring Mountain News – February 2023

Your Sunny Winter Paradise

Celebrate the Season with your Loved Ones

01 racingWelcome to winter at Club Spring Mountain…the ultimate destination for you and your loved ones to enjoy adrenaline-fueled activities, with nearly 300 days of sunshine per year. Offering a complete racing experience for you and fun for everyone, the Club is the perfect place to be – especially during the winter months. Challenge your skills on the longest track in North America and enjoy the luxurious amenities at your disposal as valued Club members.

Don't miss the “Super Bowl of Racing,” February 9-12, where members will drive the Charleston Peak 2.63-mile South Course on our next Club Race Weekend.

02 massageLove is in the air this month....surprise your sweetheart or treat yourself to a relaxing massage by our talented therapist, Tina Seavey. Members and guests love Tina's beautiful spirit and healing touch. To celebrate Valentine's Day, Tina is offering 90-minute hot stone massages for the month of February at a special low price of only $165.00. Reserve your massage in advance so you're not disappointed on race weekend.

03 friendsStarting off the new year with a bang, please join us in welcoming our newest members, Brian Camacho and his fiancée Jessica Lemus, from Las Vegas. We are looking forward to seeing our new members on the track and at the Club.

We are grateful for your enthusiasm, friendship and support, and we love seeing you at the Club enjoying all the amenities. As always, our goal is to continue to provide a phenomenal Club experience for you and your guests. See you at the track!

Facility Development Update

Continued Progress on Development Projects

04 towerProgress continues with development plans and changes to the skyline at the facility. A 4-story control tower with a designated section for race spotters soaring 55 feet above the track will provide perfect visibility of the entire Charleston Peak race circuit. Construction will begin soon on this much-anticipated project. The tower consists of a lower lounge area on the first floor, with the second and third floors designated for track viewing and the fourth floor utilized for race control. (Click to enlarge the drawing.)

Our state-of-the-art Race America Electronic flagging system is in the process of being installed under the supervision of Zach Dowdell, Director of Special Projects. Currently, all of the light stations are working and they will be will be up and running for our February race weekend.

05 videoTo boost perimeter security, with recommendations from members Patrick Smith, Victor Di Cosola and his BaseCamp video team, Spring Mountain purchased a state-of-the-art commercial drone. The drone will not only increase safety around our 933-acre facility, it will give our security team the ability to monitor distant areas quickly and efficiently without leaving their primary post for extended periods of time. The Mavic 3 Enterprise 3T with night and thermal vision will spot unwanted movement in the dark. Check out this video from Victor’s TNVC to see the drone in action.

06 racingPlans are underway for the Lake Spring Mountain area to undergo a major redevelopment with 36 RV spaces, a large, resort-style pool, and an expansion of the existing Aquatic center. Grading for this project will begin in February with a completion date for the RV spaces of May 2023. The Pool and Aquatic Center are expected to be completed this summer.

07 radicalOur 30-acre go-kart track is making progress, as we expect a final tortoise permit soon. Tortoise fencing will begin after the permit is granted, and we will wait for the tortoise hibernation period to end in March before proceeding with the construction of the kart track. Final designs and layout are underway, and we expect grading and paving to be completed this summer, with the operation of the 1-mile kart track anticipated for the Fall of 2023.

Other projects at the facility continue their momentum, with all flood prevention work completed with new drainage ditches capable of handling a 1000-year event. The two 5,000-square-foot storage buildings will be completed soon, along with the surrounding paving.

Radical Racing Academy is Back

Advance your skills in the all-new Radical SR3 XX

08 lineupOur Radical Racing Academy is back and better than ever! Drive the all-new Radical SR3 XX and pair your knowledge of the track with its superior race technology. The Radical Racing Academy caters to aspiring racers and seasoned drivers alike, offering a progressive curriculum that will target and expand your skill sets on a personalized level.

Spring Mountain's Radical Racing Academy hosts the largest fleet of Radical SR3XX'S in the US. These are the same Radical Sports cars that club member Patrick Liddy used to win the Radical World Finals 2022 Pro 1340 class on Charleston Peak in November. Students may also obtain their SCCA license upon completion of the course.

09 racingThis course was designed with members in mind, giving you the chance to advance your skills from sports cars to world-class race cars. Kickstart your progress, fuel your passion for motorsports, and prepare yourself for racing competition with the Radical Racing Academy. If you have friends, family or corporate groups interested in racing, this is the perfect course. Contact our Sales Manager, Brooke Bailey, for more information at 800-391-6891.

Club Race Weekend – February 9-12

Join us for Fun and Competition on the Charleston Peak 2.63-Mile Course

10 roadsideThe Spring Mountain 2022-2023 Race Series, presented by Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails, Dakine, and Vertra, continues this month on the Charleston Peak 2.63-mile South Course. Plenty of sunshine and mild winter race conditions are expected next weekend, with temperatures ranging from the low-60's to the low 30’s. Please be advised we are still adhering to our health and safety practices and limiting the number of people in the Clubhouse so pay close attention to the posted schedule while you are on the property as it is subject to change.11 spectators

Your weekend begins Thursday at 8:00 am with an open track featuring 45-minute sessions for Sports Cars and Formulas/Prototypes. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. From 1:00-4:00 pm, 45-minute sessions will again be held for Sports Cars and Formulas/Prototypes. The Bar opens at 4 pm with a limited menu served from 5-7 pm in the Clubhouse, and the building closes at 8 pm.

12 racingFriday begins at 6:45 am with Race Day Registration. A Mandatory Drivers meeting begins at 7:25 am in the New West Classroom, followed by open sessions and qualifying for all categories. Track Maintenance is at 11:20 am, and Lunch will be held in the Clubhouse from 11:30-1:00 pm. The Radical Cup qualifying is at 11:30, and at 1:10, Sports Car Pre-Grid and Sports Car Race #1 will be held followed by Track Maintenance at 2:05 pm. At 2:15 pm, the Radical Cup Pre-Grid and Radical Cup Race #1 will be held, followed by Track Maintenance at 3:10 pm. The Open Club Pre-Grid begins at 3:20 pm, followed by the Open Club Race #1. The track will be closed at 4:00 pm, at which time the bar will open. Our Friday night dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

13 racingSaturday's activities begin at 7:30 am with race day registration, followed by open sessions for Open Class, Radical Cup, and Sports Cars. Track Maintenance begins at 10:25 am, followed by Sports Car Pre-Grid, Sports Car Race #2, and Sports Car Podium. Lunch is between 11:30-1:00 pm in the Clubhouse. Radical Cup Pre-Grid begins at 1:00 pm, followed by Radical Cup Race #2 and Radical Cup Podium. At 2:20 pm Open Club Pre-Grid begins, followed by Open Club Race #2 and Open Track at 3:15. The track will be closed for the day and the bar opens at 4:00 pm.

14 lineupSunday begins at 9:00 am with an open track featuring 45-minute sessions for Sports Cars and Formulas/Prototypes. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and the track will be closed from 12:00-1:00 pm. At 1:00 pm, 45-minute open sessions will again be held for Sports Cars and Formulas/Prototypes. At 4:00 pm the track will be closed.

For specific details about race weekend activities, refer to the Club Spring Mountain Member App.

15 racecarWatch our January Race Highlights Video, with exciting clips of the races, interviews with our members, and more, courtesy of our Spring Mountain Marketing team.

View the photos from January's race weekend by Gianni Kameehonua.

View the Radical World Finals highlights video.

We are grateful to our Club Spring Mountain Race Series sponsors – Blue Marble Cocktails, Dakine, Vertra, and Michelin. Thank you sincerely for your support.

Looking forward to seeing all of our members this month!

Thanks for Your Support

16 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, or Reyna Christen, Club Coordinator. Contact Elizabeth by email elizabeth@racespringmountain.com, or by cell (702) 335-5450. Contact Reyna by email clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, or TOLL FREE at 800.391.6891 ext. 241.

We'll See You at the Club!