Welcome back racers! Club Spring Mountain is back in action with the start of our 2020-2021 Race Series! This month, members took on the Mansell (B) 3.5-mile course, with beautiful weather in the 90s all weekend long for our 18 Prototype and 16 Sports Car drivers – the perfect way to kick off our new season. For the first time ever, our racing season will start in September and end in June for 10 continuous months of racing towards the championship!
The energy in the air was electric as the track buzzed once again. We loved seeing all our members hanging out and competing, as well as some new faces joining us at the track. Please welcome Adam Adelson (GT2), Nick Groat (GT3), and Ofir Levy (P2), new members who all raced with us for the first time and secured places on podium! Furthermore, two track records were broken over the weekend; congrats to Patrick Liddy for beating his previous record in the P1 class with his Wolf Turbo and Teddy Landau for taking the lead in the GT2 class with his brand new Ginetta.
We are proud to announce our brand-new title sponsorships with Dakine and Vertra for the Sports Car division of our race series. Dakine and Vertra will also be supporting sponsors of the Prototype division. Dakine builds outerwear packs and products for people who live active lifestyles, while likewise, Vertra keeps the action sport market in mind with their premium line of suncare products. Additionally, we are happy to welcome back Blue Marble Cocktails for yet another season as the title sponsor of the Prototype division; we can’t get enough of their ultra-premium, ready-to-drink, pre-mixed cocktails! Blue Marble will also continue as the supporting sponsor of the Sports Car division. We are very excited to work and race alongside these great brands!
As we settle in to our new normal at the track with new health and safety protocols in place, we are so thankful to all our members that made the trip out for the start of the season. Thank you to Blue Marble Cocktails and Michelin for their continuous support, as well as Dakine and Vertra for joining our sponsor lineup. As always, a huge thank you to Spring Mountain Racing for ensuring all racecars were track-ready, and to all of our amazing staff that made our race weekend such a success. We are eager to see which racers begin to create a gap in their point leads as the series continues!
P1 – Wolf GB08SM Turbo – 2:08.649: Patrick Liddy (9/18/20)
P2 – WOLF GB08SM – 2:13.860: Ron Eckhardt (12/14/18)
P3 – Radical SR3 –2:18.294: Tony Bullock (2/7/20)
GT1 – Lotus – 2:28.223: Scott Gibson (2/8/20)
GT2 – Ginetta – 2:27.534: Teddy Landau (9/18/20)
GT3 – Lotus – 2:39.713: Mike Dean (12/14/18)
GT4 – Miata MX5 – 2:42.068: Randy Wonnenberg (2/7/20)