The Longest Racetrack in the World is Being Built in America

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
the longest racetrack in the world is being built in america

John Morris has big plans for Spring Mountain Resort & Country Club.

Longest Racetrack in the World

Located in Pahrump, Nevada, Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch is slowly becoming the destination for racing enthusiasts. Its owner, John Morris, acquired it in 2004 when it was just a 2.2-mile racetrack. Since then, Morris has transformed it into a luxurious resort that one of its club members calls “an adult Disneyland.” Morris is a semiretired internet entrepreneur and initially thought it would be fun to own a racetrack. Now it’s becoming so much more, as he intends to make it the world’s longest racetrack in the coming years.

Last year, Morris paid an undisclosed sum to purchase 150 acres of land on the track’s west side and will soon lease more land from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Once he has the land from the bureau, the resort will encompass 900 acres and house the longest racetrack in the world.

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The world famous Nurburgring is currently the longest racetrack at 13.1 miles. But when Morris is done building out his dream, Spring Mountain will have a track at least 15 miles long. And those paying to become members of the club will have access to much more than just that. Morris plans on transforming Spring Mountain into its own city with luxury homes on 200 trackside lots, a hotel, restaurants, theaters, a car wash, a coffee shop, a water treatment plant and likely more things he hasn’t even thought of yet.

And that doesn’t even include what’s there now, like an 18-million-gallon lake Morris built in 2014, where visitors can enjoy stand-up paddleboarding. There’s also an indoor shooting range and a landing area for jets that doubles as a drag racing strip.

The club is currently home to Corvette’s driving school and Cadillac recently opened its performance academy on the grounds. According to Bloomberg, members pay $45,000 to join and $5,000 a year in dues but that’s hardly the start. From there, they purchase race tracks and lots of land for private homes. One member even purchased eight cars and a lot of his first day of membership.

[Source: Bloomberg]

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  • Johdaxx Johdaxx on Apr 01, 2017

    Kinda be neat to do a national level event there... say two laps for the main race. =:-o

  • Scallywag151 Scallywag151 on May 01, 2017

    This track will fail for one simple reason! It will NOT be open to the public! This track will be for the wealthy and stupid rich. I lived in Germany for 12 years and raced the Nrburgring Nordschleife every chance I had. I paid 28 euros per lap and raced to my hearts content. The Germans call the track a MAUT Toll Road so you are covered by your insurance companies too. The only reason and continuing reason Nordschleife will stay open and maintain its most popular credit, is due to its openness to the public. Good luck Nevada but your dream will soon have a devastating financial outcome in the end.

    • Steven Cook Steven Cook on Jun 24, 2017

      that's what people use to say about country clubs with large golf courses which are only for wealthy people and those who are invited yet look at how successful they are. You seem to think only public businesses can survive... public clubs fail more often than private clubs.