Spring Mountain News – June 2023

Spring Mountain News – June 2023

Celebrating 19 Years of Accomplishments

Join us for the last Race Weekend of the Season

01-sm-mountainThe years have flown by since Spring Mountain partners purchased 193-acres of desert land in June 2004 with a 2.2-mile road course, a driving school with a fleet of 8 Corvettes, two tent structures and portable restrooms. Fast forward to 19 years later where a visionary’s dreams led us to the 933-acre destination now known as Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. Reality has surpassed expectations, and we are still striving to create a motorsports experience second-to-none in the world.

02-peopleDuring this journey we have been fortunate to work with the most incredible staff, some of whom have been with us since the beginning and share our passion for providing exceptional products and services to valued Club members, their families, and friends. The team works hard all year to provide smooth-running, fun, and successful events for our members and we cannot thank them enough for their tireless efforts. Our success is truly due to their loyalty and commitment to the Spring Mountain vision.

03-peopleOur 2022-2023 race season ends this weekend, and racers will have a final opportunity to earn points this Friday, June 16. That evening we’ll host a dinner and awards ceremony in the Clubhouse. After the trophies are awarded, we invite all of you to join us for a party in the pool area behind the Clubhouse, with complimentary cocktails and a DJ spinning some grooves. Don’t miss this fun event to celebrate an incredible race season!

Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the support of our enthusiastic Club members who encouraged our ideas and were with us every step of the way. Please join us in celebrating 19 remarkable years of growth, innovation, and achievements at Spring Mountain.

Facility Development Update

4-Story Tower Under Way, Redevelopment of the Lake, and Karting News

04-towerProgress is continuing with development at the facility this spring. Our 4-story luxury control 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. We look forward to hosting Club events with plenty of space for spectators to view the entire Charleston Peak area.

Construction is under way on this much-anticipated project. The newly-updated design 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.)

05-aerialLake Spring Mountain continues its major redevelopment with 37 RV spaces, a large, resort-style pool, a Pavilion with BBQ stations, and an expansion of the existing Aquatic center. Grading for the RV project, pictured here, is in progress, with approximately 6 weeks of grading expected for the RV pads and filling the lake for the resort-style pool. 20 Casita-style dwellings are expected to be built on the RV pads. The new, resort-style pool will be located between the old island and the Tiki Bar/Aquatic center, and the Aquatic center will be expanded and transformed into a luxury lounge. In addition, a new multi-purpose building of approximately 4,000 square feet, with a complete kitchen, will be constructed at the location of the sand volleyball courts. Replacing the island will be a large palapa with BBQ and fire pits. Four lighted Pickleball courts will be added near the Palapa in front of the multi-purpose building. Additional parking will be built, along with 9 acres of lush landscaping around the palapa. We are expecting the RV park to be completed by the end of summer, with the multi-purpose building to follow. The Pool and Aquatic Center are scheduled to be completed this fall. (Click to enlarge the photo.)

06-trackmapSpring Mountain Karting announces final designs and layout are underway for an initial .80-mile pro track, (pictured here) to be followed by another .50-mile track in the second phase for rental karts and kids. Running the full line of CRG karts on its 43-acre facility, Spring Mountain Karting will be offering a limited number of founder memberships, plus regular memberships to Club members, and is expected to be open 5 days per week, Wednesday through Sunday. The perimeter fence line has been completed along with the biologist study for the tortoise permit, with no turtles located. A migratory bird study was also performed to ensure there were no habitat interruptions. Grading and paving is expected to be completed this summer, with the operation of the kart track anticipated for the Fall of 2023.

A temporary kart track on the lower half of Charleston Peak paddock is available for this month's race weekend, where you can test drive our new CRG Centurion rental karts flown out from Italy. No personal karts will be permitted on the temporary track.

07-simulatorSpring 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. Now you can drive our .80-mile pro-track before it’s built! Tom Lovelady has been working directly with SIM Circuit and making the adjustments to the design as he’s been driving the course using several different types of karts on the simulator. We invite you to experience the latest version of the pro-track during the final Club Race weekend of the year, June 15-18. The simulator, manufactured by SIM Coaches, will be in the old administration classroom, and we will have specific hours during race weekend for members to come and try it out.

08-model homeSpring Mountain Estates, our luxury residential development at the facility with 80 home and mixed-use lots, has several projects in the planning stages, according to Russ Meads of Double M Construction. Pictured here is a rendering of the beautiful new home planned for Jeffrey and Jessica Cheng, expected to break ground in the next few weeks.

Other projects at the facility include a renovation of the Fitness Center behind the Clubhouse, with the addition of the latest in high-tech weight-room equipment. This project is expected to be completed in the next few months.

For the Record...Correction

09-miataIn the September 2021 newsletter, we reported that Club members Benn and Marly Godenzi acquired 20 parcels in Spring Mountain Estates for developing trackside homes. The correct name of the purchaser was Stained Glass Lantern, LLC. Club Spring Mountain regrets the error.

Fall Race Schedule Announced

10-peopleDrivers, mark your Calendars now to ensure you don't miss the first few Club Race Weekends for the Fall season, 2023!

September 14-17, 2023
October 12-15, 2023
November 9-12, 2023
December 1-2, 2023

Summer Hours

11-spectatorsTo benefit from additional daylight and to "beat the heat," Summer Hours will be observed effective Friday, July 7. The track will open at 7:00 am and close at 12:00 pm, with sign-ins starting at 6:30 am. If you have any questions about summer hours, please contact our Club Coordinator, Reyna Christen.

Monthly race weekends will resume in September, and regular hours begin Tuesday, August 29. We wish all our valued members a safe and happy summer season. Hope to see you at the track!

Club Race Weekend – June 15-18

Join Us to Celebrate the End of a Phenomenal Race Season!

12-racingThe Spring Mountain 2022-2023 Race Series, presented by Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails, Dakine, and Vertra, concludes this month on the Charleston Peak 2.76-mile North Course. Plenty of sunshine and beautiful pre-summer race conditions are expected, with temperatures ranging from the low to mid 90s to the mid 60s to low 70s. Racers, this is it - one more race before the awards ceremony on Friday, June 16th! 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 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.

14-constructionFriday begins at 6:45 am with Race Day Registration and Breakfast in the Charleston Peak Members Lounge. A Mandatory Drivers meeting begins at 7:25 am in the New West Track Classroom, followed by open sessions and qualifying for all categories. Track Maintenance is at 10:20 am, and Lunch will be held in the Clubhouse from 12:00-1:30 pm. The Radical Cup qualifying is at 11:20, 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 2:00 pm, the Radical Cup Pre-Grid and Radical Cup Race #1 will be held, followed by Track Maintenance at 2:50 pm. The Open Club Pre-Grid begins at 3:00 pm, followed by the Open Club Race #1. The track will be closed at 4:00 pm, and the Clubhouse will be CLOSED from 4-6 pm, to prepare for our year-end Dinner and Awards Ceremony. You won't want to miss this celebratory event, featuring an after party with a DJ spinning tunes by the pool behind the Clubhouse, with complimentary drinks. We look forward to seeing everyone at this fun celebration.

15-miataSaturday's ENDURO RACE activities begin at 7:30 am with race day registration, followed by open sessions and qualification for all Enduro race cars. The Enduro race Pre-Grid begins at 10:10 am, followed by the Enduro Race at 10:30 am. The Podium for the Enduro race will be held at 12:15 pm. Lunch is between 12:30 and 1:30 pm in the Clubhouse. Beginning at 1:30 pm, Time Attacks Open Session will be held for 30 minutes, followed by Track Maintenance and Time Attacks Races for Groups 1, 2 and 3. The Podium for all Time Attacks Races will be at 3:30 pm, and the track will be closed for the day at 4:00 pm, at which time the and the bar will be open.

16-driverSunday 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.

18-lineupWatch our May 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 May's race weekend by Gianni Kameehonua.

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 at the last Club Race Weekend of the season!

Thanks for Your Support

18-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) 235-3414. Contact Reyna by email clubcoordinator@racespringmountain.com, or by cell (702) 335-5450.

We'll See You at the Club!

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