Spring Mountain News – January 2024

Spring Mountain News – January 2024

Happy New Year 2024

"To Finish First, you must First Finish" - Rick Mears

01 2024Are you ready for a spectacular New Year? Warmest wishes for a Happy 2024 to our members and friends at Club Spring Mountain. We look back fondly on the past year and ahead to the new year with anticipation and excitement. This year and always, our objective is to continue to provide the finest motor resort facility with top amenities and service for our valued members. 2023 was a momentous year, with significant developments and new partnerships formed to make your Club experience memorable and FUN.

Traditionally in January, we look back on the previous year to remember events, accomplishments, and milestones. The highlights of 2023 are listed below.

02 lineupJanuary 2023 – We embarked on the new year with exciting development projects and plans for big changes to the skyline at the facility. The Lake Spring Mountain area was set for a major redevelopment with 36 RV spaces, plans for a large, resort-style pool, and an expansion of the existing Aquatic center. Grading for this project began at the beginning of 2023; however, new zoning requirements halted the development in the fall. Additionally, construction commenced on a .80-mile pro-Kart Track, by the newly formed Spring Mountain Karting. Both projects, currently at a standstill due to stricter zoning requirements, will resume in the first quarter of 2024.

03 racersFebruary 2023 - To boost perimeter security, a state-of-the-art commercial drone was acquired. The drone increased safety around our 933-acre facility and gave our security team the ability to monitor distant areas quickly and efficiently without leaving their posts for extended periods. The Mavic 3 Enterprise 3T with night and thermal vision spots unwanted movement in the dark.

March 2023 - The state-of-the-art Race America Electronic flagging system was completed, under the supervision of Zac Dowdell, Director of Special Projects. Also in March, two 5,000-square-foot storage buildings were completed, along with the surrounding paving.

04 towerApril 2023 - Construction began on a multi-story control tower with a designated section for race spotters soaring 55 feet above the track, providing visibility of the entire Charleston Peak race circuit. 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.

June 2023 - Spring Mountain Karting engaged the services of Dave Hodsoll, owner of SIM Circuit, to create a simulator program to preview the exhilarating world of kart racing on Spring Mountain Karting’s new pro-track, enabling karters to drive the .80-mile pro-track before it’s built.

05 cheerOctober 2023 - The Club Spring Mountain Fitness Center was completely transformed, with the addition of the latest in high-tech weight-room equipment. New state-of-the-art fitness equipment includes a new elliptical, a new treadmill, a Peloton, and a TRX.

06 watchtowerNovember 2023 - New Clubhouse kitchen improvements and upgrades to our safety and security at Spring Mountain were completed, including: (1) A new walk-in freezer and refrigerator and kitchen equipment upgrades, increasing our food service capacity to meet our growing needs; (2) Newly refinished decks around the Clubhouse and Pool; (3) A new security camera system with instant feedback, including 100 cameras, a mobile viewing app, and more storage for security videos; (4) A new gate system, ensuring all who enter are approved to be on property, increasing the safety of our members and homeowners; (5) An on-track lighting system installed at Charleston Peak, giving us multiple tiers of flagging options; (6) Track cameras, allowing for faster assessment and reaction times, and instant playback for Race Directors to make calls on the fly; and (7) The addition of multiple mobile high-tech fire suppression systems, allowing us to respond to incidents quickly and extract the driver safely, minimizing damage to the race car and the track.

November 2023 – Construction on the multi-story luxury Control Tower was completed, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on November 30, during Race Weekend festivities. The tower features a section for race spotters and soars 55 feet above the track, providing perfect visibility of our newest premier race circuit, Charleston Peak.

To learn more about Spring Mountain’s journey, read our historical timeline from the purchase of the facility in 2004.

07 spectatorsBig plans for 2024! Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club continues to innovate the performance-driving world and we are happy to have you along for the ride. We are sincerely thankful for your support and belief in our vision for the Club. Wishing you and your family good health, good fortune, happiness, and more time on the race track in the new year.

We’ll see you at the track!

Debut of New Race Timing System

State-of-the art GPS tracking system Testing begins this Weekend

08 raceIn motorsports, milliseconds often define who is the ultimate winner of the race. That’s why it’s so important to use timing systems that help achieve the best and most accurate timing results for our races. This weekend we will begin beta testing a new GPS tracking system we're considering using here at Spring Mountain. This system takes our existing abilities with My Laps to the next level and would enable us to have live tracking of locations and speed of the vehicles around the track. The new system will provide better understanding to drivers on their segment times, overall lap times, and how to find that last second you've been chasing. We are in the early stages of understanding how this new tool can work within our existing systems around the track and would appreciate your participation by allowing us to put new GPS transponders in your cars while you are on track. Getting the transponders in multiple cars at race pace will be a good step in our understanding of how it will interact with the facility and infrastructure. We look forward to seeing how our new system will add to your overall experience at Spring Mountain.

Spring Mountain Expands Radical Racing Academy

Two-day Radical SR-3 driving school doubles its capacity for 2024

09 raceWe are pleased to announce an increase in program availability for our highly popular Radical Racing Academy, with a special discount for Club Spring Mountain Members. The program boasts the largest fleet of Radical SR3 racecars in the nation for racing drivers and the general public. Designed much like our Corvette and Cadillac driving programs, the Radical Racing Academy caters to aspiring racers and seasoned drivers alike, offering a progressive curriculum that will target and expand students ’ skills on a personalized level.

10 leMansFeaturing Le Mans prototype-style machines, attendees will drive the cutting-edge Radical SR3 and experience its unparalleled race technology. No previous experience driving a Radical is required. By utilizing its integrated data and feedback while performing car control exercises and open-lapping sessions, students will become better technical drivers with increased confidence on the track.

Tuition for the two-day program starts at $5,495, and enrollment includes breakfast and lunch prepared by Spring Mountain’s onsite chef. Charter Members will receive a 15% discount, and Corporate Members will receive a 20% discount on the price of the course. For more information, Club members can call Brooke Bailey directly at (800) 391-6891 Ext 225.

Stunning New Home for Sale in the Estates

Jeffrey & Jessica Cheng's Beautiful Home is now on the Market

11 new homeIndulge in luxury living at Spring Mountain Estates. This 3,330 square foot home boasts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, featuring impeccable design with quartz countertops and custom cabinets. Park your collection in the impressive 10-car garage. Step outside to an expansive back patio, offering breathtaking views of Spring Mountain Raceway. This residence seamlessly combines elegance with a picturesque setting, creating the perfect haven for both comfort and style.

Please contact Aaron Sharp with First Choice Realty at 208-534-8175 or email absharp79@hotmail.com with any questions or interest.

To build a dream home of your own in Spring Mountain Estates, please contact Mike Reed, Director of Special Projects at 971-235-1304 or via email mike.reed@racespringmountain.com.

Club Race Weekend – January 11- 14

Charleston Peak 2.63-mile South Course is the site for Enduro #2

12 trophiesThe Spring Mountain 2023-2024 Race Series, presented by Dakine, Vertra, and Safe Life Defense, continues this month on the Charleston Peak South 2.63-mile Course, featuring #2 of the 3 Enduro races we will host this season. Mostly sunny and dry race conditions are expected, with temperatures ranging from the mid 50's to the mid 20'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.

13 lineupYour weekend begins Thursday at 8:00 am with sign-ins, followed by an open track at 9:00 am, 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 4:00 pm with a limited menu served from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Clubhouse, and the building closes at 8:00 pm.

14 friendsFriday begins at 7:00 am with Race Day Registration and Breakfast in the Clubhouse. A Mandatory Sports Car Drivers meeting begins at 8:00 am in the West Track Classroom, followed by open sessions for Members and Enduro Guests, Sports Cars and Radical Racers. The Mandatory Radical Drivers meeting begins at 9:10 am followed by open track for members. Track Maintenance is at 10:25 am, followed by qualifying for Members and the Radical Cup. Lunch will be served in the Clubhouse from 12:00-1:30 pm. Sports Car Pre-Grid is at 1:15 and Sports Car Race #1 will be held at 1:35 pm followed by Podium for Sports Cars, Open sessions for members and enduro guests and track maintenance. Beginning at 2:55 pm, the Radical Cup Pre-Grid and Radical Cup Race #1 will be held, followed by Podium for the Radical Cup race. The track will be closed at 4:00 pm for the evening, and the bar will be open. Be sure to join us for our Friday night "Pub Style" dinner, with cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres served from 5:30-6:30; dinner from 6:30-8:00 pm; and the bar will close at 9:00 pm. The Friday night festivities feature a Dart Tournament at 6:00 pm - don't miss all the fun!

15 miataSaturday begins at 7:00 am with Race Day Registration in the Clubhouse, followed by a Mandatory Race Meeting in the West Track Classroom. Track maintenance will be held at 9:00 am, followed by a 45-minute qualification session for all Enduro Race cars at 9:45 am. Lunch is served in the Clubhouse from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. At 12:10 pm the Enduro Race Pre-Grid will begin and the 3-hour Enduro Race begins at 12:30 pm. At 3:45 pm the Enduro Race Podium will be presented, and the Bar opens at 4:00 pm.

16 racecarSunday begins at 8:00 am with sign-ins, followed by an open track at 9:00 am 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.

17 racersDon't miss December's Race Highlights Video with exciting clips of the races, interviews with our members, and more, courtesy of our Spring Mountain Marketing team. This month features a special tribute to member Michael Abbate.

View the photos from December's race weekend, and the photos of December's Enduro by Gianni Kameehonua.

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

Looking forward to seeing all of our members in the new year!

In Remembrance...Sgt. Michael Abbate 1985-2023

Beloved Club Member Killed in the Line of Duty November 30

18 winnersSgt. Michael Abbate was more than just a Nevada state trooper. He was a devoted husband, a caring father, a loving brother, an adored son, a loyal friend, a respected Club Spring Mountain member, and a racing fanatic who loved anything that involved a motor. We first met Michael several years ago when he took over as the lead instructor and coordinator for the Nevada Highway Patrol EVOC training, where we worked with him to schedule their on-track driver training.

19 kenny northrupGrowing up in racing himself, Michael was an occasional guest driver of Kenny Northrup and Jim Balestrieri until he became an official member himself less than six months ago. He joined his sister Michele who has been a member for several years. In the short time of his membership, it was fun to see him competing with his sister on the track.

We were saddened to learn that on November 30, Michael and his partner Trooper Alberto Felix were killed in the line of duty. Our condolences go out to his parents, his sister Michele, his wife Vanessa, and his son Vince. Michael's competitive and joyful spirit will live on with us during every lap. View the December Race Highlights Video for a special tribute to Michael.

Thank You for Your Support

20 winnersWe 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.

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 at elizabeth@racespringmountain.com, or by cell at (702) 235-3414. Contact Reyna by email at clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, or by cell at (702) 335-5450.

We'll See You at the Club!

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