Spring Mountain Raceway is the designated bidder on a 621-acre parcel of land north and east of the facility, which brings the total development to 950 acres. The acquisition of the two parcels, officially published in the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) registry, clears the way for us to expand with new track, more paddock area, structural improvements, and an airstrip for landing our members’ jets. Pictured is the preliminary layout of our future 2.67-mile road course, including a runway and taxiway. The proposed design will continue to evolve over the next few months. Currently the longest racetrack in North America at 6.1 miles, our plans are to become the longest road course in the world by 2020 with a 16-mile total configuration.
The first phase of the sale is expected to close January 20, and grading will begin in February 2019. Construction on the new track and runway must be completed by April 10 in time for our friends, the desert tortoise, indigenous to Mojave Desert, to emerge from hibernation and begin their natural migration patterns. Spring Mountain makes every effort to protect this threatened species from potentially harmful activity on the property.
Tune in to this video interview of John Morris by the Las Vegas Review Journal about the upcoming expansion.