Spring Mountain News – May 2023

Spring Mountain News – May 2023

The Ultimate Driver's Paradise

The Fun Never Stops at Club Spring Mountain

It's a monumental season of development at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, with expansion forging ahead in multiple areas of our over 900-acre facility. You are invited to enjoy our unique environment, exceptional staff, and unrivaled hospitality, with more opportunities for fun and excitement as we continue into the spring and summer seasons. As we approach the 19th anniversary of service to the motorsports community, we are thankful for your continued interest and support.

Look for Porsche drivers on the track this month, with the POC running with us May 12-14 on the Charleston Peak 3.23-mile Full course, and drivers from the Las Vegas Region of the Porsche Club of America here on May 26-27 on the Charleston Peak Full 3.23-mile configuration.

Our next race weekend is just a few weeks away, May 18-21, and will include a cornhole tournament, so we hope you can join us for the fun and competition. Looking ahead to June…Elizabeth and Reyna are making plans for the final Race Weekend of the season, set for June 15-17, featuring an Endurance race open to all Club members, and a DJ spinning tunes for the after-party following the year-end awards ceremony. Friday of the June race weekend is the last day for drivers to earn points towards the season, and then Saturday will be a fun track day. It's not necessary to participate in the race season to attend our awards banquet and after-party. Just let us know you're coming, and make your plans now to attend the last few events of the season!

Please join us in welcoming our latest new members, Kha Phan of Cedar Rapids, IA, (referred to us by Club member Mark Ramsey,) and Bruce Semler and Dee Tyler of Bisfork, MT. We look forward to seeing our new members on the track and at the Club!

Please help us verify and update our Club member records. Our Club Coordinator, Reyna Christen, recently sent an email with a fillable PDF file. Please fill out the form and return back to Reyna so that our records are accurate. Thank you

Make your plans to visit Club Spring Mountain and witness for yourself all the changes and improvements in progress this season. We are grateful for your enthusiasm, friendship, and support, and we look forward to seeing you at the Club. 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

4-Story Tower Breaking Ground, Redevelopment of the Lake, plus Karting Demos

We're continuing to make progress with development at the facility this spring. Our 4-story control tower features a section for race spotters and soars 55 feet above the track, providing perfect visibility of the entire Charleston Peak race circuit.

Construction is beginning 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.

Lake Spring Mountain is undergoing a 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.

Karting Demos! A temporary kart track on the lower half of Charleston Peak paddock is available for the May-June race weekends, 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. Final designs and layout are underway for an initial .80-mile pro track, to be followed by another .50-mile track in the second phase for rental karts and kids. The design of the kart track is inspired by the X-Plex Racetrack in Las Vegas, which closed in 2006. Running the full line of CRG karts, 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. Installation of the tortoise fence, pictured here, has now begun; grading and paving is expected to be completed this summer, with the operation of the kart track anticipated for the Fall of 2023.

Spring 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 Lot 32, which is currently in Engineering and will be ready to break ground in June.

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.

New Online Apparel Center

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new online store featuring your favorite Spring Mountain apparel. Congratulations to our Spring Mountain Marketing Team, headed by Todd Crutcher, who created a phenomenal online shopping experience. Click to shop online!

Fall Race Schedule Announced

Drivers, 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

Introducing Reyna Christen

Spotlight on our New Club Coordinator

Many of you have already met our new Club Coordinator, Reyna Christen, and we thought you might enjoy learning more about her background. Reyna Christen is a California native who was the first in her family to graduate high school, attend college, move out of state, and to break many generational cycles. After graduation, Reyna studied and was licensed as an Cosmetologist in 2013. After her first child was born months later, Reyna focused on being a mother and left the shears behind. In January 2015, Reyna moved to Las Vegas with her child to start a fresh chapter of their lives.

Reyna met her husband, Nathan Christen (a Radical shop tech) in 2015, while they both worked at the same company. Nathan had a son from a previous relationship, and the new couple blended their young families together. Reyna missed her family, so the couple moved to California in February 2019, and had their first child together in August, tying the knot in October after a 3-year engagement. In November 2021, they added their last little girl to the family. In 2022, they sold their house in California and bought a new home in Pahrump.

Reyna is currently attending College, majoring in accounting, with aspirations of becoming a CPA and owning her own firm. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, learning new skills, and trying new food dishes. She is of Mexican and Italian descent, so she loves all the foods.

Reyna joined us only a few months ago and members are already commenting on her friendly and efficient manner. She enjoys working at the Club and loves meeting our members and their guests – especially on race weekends. We’re thrilled to have Reyna on our team!

Club Race Weekend – May 18-21

Last Few Chances to Accumulate Points before the Final Race of the Season

The 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 beautiful spring race conditions are expected, with temperatures ranging from the 80's to the 50’s. Racers, don't miss this chance to add to your points totals before the final race of the season, next month! 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.

Your weekend begins Thursday 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. 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.

Friday 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 11:20 am, and Lunch will be held in the Clubhouse from 12:00-1:30 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 fun and competitive Cornhole tournament begins at 6:00 pm, followed by our Member dinner. and we look forward to seeing everyone at this fun event.

Saturday'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 12:00-1:00 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.

Sunday 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.

Watch our April 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 April'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 this month!

Thanks for Your Support

We 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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