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Spring Mountain reaches milestone in track expansion

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club completed a major milestone in moving to the next phase of its planned expansion in Pahrump.

Spring Mountain Raceway LLC successfully bid on a 553-acre parcel held by the Bureau of Land Management adjacent to its current facility with a bid total of $1,257,000 in the first of two sales. The modified competitive sealed-bid sale, where Spring Mountain was the sole bidder, took place in the second half of January, according to information from the BLM.

John Asselin, public affairs specialist for the BLM, Southern Nevada district office, said in an email that the “amount is above fair market value and was accepted by the BLM.”

“We’re thrilled to continue this development to further our vision of Spring Mountain as a world-class motor-sports facility,” said CEO and co-owner of Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club John Morris in a news release. “The acquisition of the latest parcel of land from the BLM will allow us to immediately begin our track expansion for club members, driving school students and guests.”

Morris continued, stating, “Deepest thanks to the staff at the BLM who worked tirelessly on behalf of this acquisition, which is a result of years of planning and the cooperation of multiple governmental entities. The new land and the expansion bring us to grow closer to our goal of becoming the longest racetrack in the world.”

The sale was phase one of a two-part sale.

The second phase of sealed bidding will occur Aug. 16-23 on 68 additional acres of land. The bids will be opened on Aug. 30.

“Spring Mountain Raceway LLC paid 20 percent of the sale price on January 18, and has 180 days to complete final payment for the BLM to issue patent on the land,” according to Asselin.

If both sales come to completion, that will add roughly 621 acres to the current facility.

According to a news release from Spring Mountain, the additional 553 acres will give the facility a footprint of 866 acres.

What’s planned

Spring Mountain is planning to make immediate improvements to the new property, starting with a 3.02-mile track extension, according to a news release from Spring Mountain.

“With this addition, Spring Mountain can run more simultaneous track configurations and multiple long track variations for country club members, driving school operations, track rentals and corporate events, with the longest configuration estimated to total 9 miles in length,” the release stated.

Phase two of a planned two-part extension of the racetrack will bring an additional 7 miles of new track. Once that occurs, Spring Mountain will be “home to the longest road course in the world,” the release stated.

“Until then, phase one expansion will also include new buildings and a paddock area to be used for a myriad of track operations,” a release stated. “Also, an interior road located near the West Track will be constructed to connect the existing tracks to the new road course and future road courses.”

Wheeler Road, just adjacent to the race facility, will be paved “to accommodate a future entrance into the facility for spectators and track rentals,” according to the release.

The track was founded in 2004 by partners John Morris and Brad Rambo.

The facility not only contains a racetrack, but also a clubhouse, luxury condominiums, a freshwater lake and the Spring Mountain Estates, a housing development.

The facility’s services includes “performance driving instruction, track rentals, team-building activities, performance vehicle sales and more,” according to a news release from the facility.

Go to racespringmountain.com for more information or call 800-391-6891 or 775-727-6363.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

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