Overview

Monticello Motor Club, North America’s Premier Automotive Resort and Private Racetrack, features 4.1 miles of billiard-smooth twisty asphalt dedicated to the driving pleasure of its members – individuals who are passionate about automobiles, who relish the driving experience, and who seek a place of belonging among like-minded people. Just 90 minutes from New York City, MMC is more than a racetrack. It is a luxury destination with an array of services and amenities such as professional instruction, track-side support, premium car storage, racecar rentals, private race schools for novice to experienced track enthusiasts, karting, corporate entertainment, fine dining, and five-star services.

Track & Facilities

The soul of Monticello Motor Club is our road course, comprising 4.1 miles of race-grade asphalt. Built to test a professional racecar driver, but designed to be safe for the first-time club member, the road course is set on 175 wooded acres of undulating terrain and features:

  • Grand corners reminiscent of great European tracks
  • Over 1.5 miles of straights, some of the longest in North America
  • 450 feet of thrilling elevation changes
  • A total of 22 turns including hairpins, increasing, and decreasing radius

With over four miles and a variety of layouts, the course is capable of operating as three independent circuits that can run simultaneously. With so many configurations possible, it’s almost like coming to a new venue every time. The complex includes two separate pit facilities in addition to a skid pad area. The design is the first combined effort of Brian Redman, world-famous driving champion and winner of 77 races in 12 countries, and Bruce Hawkins, the preeminent architect of next-generation racetracks.

KARTING TRACK

ALL NEW FOR 2014: The MMC Karting Track, along the North Straight, provides MMC Members and families with access to one of the Northeast’s finest karting facilities. It includes a 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) asphalt ribbon, 30 feet of total elevation changes, and a family-friendly karting clubhouse.

Our members enjoy multi-class races, endurance events, family camps, youth programs, and much more. Proper curbing, timing and barrier systems also allow for true Member high-speed performance Karting events.

A fleet of Sodi Karts are available for rental for members, guests, families, and private outings.  We also have Birel karts for members with karting experience looking for race performance.

AMENITIES

Monticello Motor Club has developed some of the finest motorsports facilities in the world to compliment our 4.1 mile roadcourse, 0.6 mile karting track, and expansive 5 miles of off-road trails for exclusive Land Rover Experiences.  Members and their guests have access to our South Pavilion, a stunning track-side clubhouse complete with classrooms, a dining area, bar, kitchen, members-only lounge, private locker rooms and showers, wireless Internet, a pro-shop, and attached temperature-controlled garages.  In addition, Members have access to our safe, heated car storage facilities, private garages, fuel serives (93, 100 octane), full automotive service center, karting services and kid’s lounge adjacent to our karting track, detailing center, and Heliport.  On-site security services are staffed 247.

ON-GOING DEVELOPMENT

We continue to expand our facilities with several projects in various stages:

  • Off Road Courses – 5 miles already completed for our Land Rover Experiences
  • A Winter Driving Series with ice/snow making capabilities on sections of our racetrack
  • Additional private garages – 60 more delivered for 2014
  • On-site overnight accommodations
  • Private residences
  • North Clubhouse

Motor Club Magazines & Newsletters

Motor-Club-Newsletter-2014-Vol1

Motor-Club-Magazine-Fall-2013

Motor-Club-Magazine-Spring-2013

Our Team

Performance Flight

Operating a fleet of 25 aircraft, Performance Flight and has been nationally recognized for its unique programs and emphasis on Aeronautical Decision Making, and maintaining a perfect safety record. They were just recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as one of the top 50 training centers in the United States. More information can be found here.

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club (SMMR)

With a dual membership with our sister track located less than an hour south of Las Vegas, our members have year-round access to the only true luxury motorsports country clubs in North America. Like MMC, SMMR has combined an incredible racetrack with resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, condominiums, private garages, racquetball court and more. From June through mid-September, when temperatures top 100 in Nevada, members of both clubs enjoy the mountain weather, luxury amenities, and 4.1 miles of racetrack at MMC. And from December through March, while MMC offers a handful of snow driving days, members of both clubs enjoy the mild weather of Nevada at SMMR with snow-capped mountains as the backdrop while relaxing in the outdoor hottub after a day of track driving. To learn more about SMMR, click here.

Alex Wolenski, Director of Site & Service Center Operations

awolenski@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 796-7400 x321

Ann-Marie Sahloff, Executive Administrator/Controller

asahloff@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 796-7223 x285

Ari Straus, President/CEO, Partner

ari@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 796-7223  x285

Ashley Novack, Track Director

ashley@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 707-1232

Kyle Ehrmann, VP Sales Operations & Business Development

kehrmann@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (973) 703-8306

Nat Mundy, Director of Karting

nmundy@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 796-7223

Matt Gottlieb, Director of Experience

mgottlieb@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 807-8881

Nick Longhi, VP of Motorsports

nic@grandprix.com Phone: (914) 954-4567

Nick Longhi, VP of Motorsports

Nick  is best known to United Sportscar (Grand-Am) fans as a two-time Continental Tire Challenge GS Champion with the Bacardi Rum Bum Team.  In addition to competing as a pro racing driver, Nick is also a highly respected coach for up-and-coming drivers in both pro racing and support series such as the Ferrari Challenge.  He is also the Chief Instructor at the Ferrari Driving Experience, which is held in North America at Mont Tremblant.

As MMC’s VP of Motorsports, Nick is the Race Steward for MMC’s private member race series, including the MMC Challenge Powered by Chopard and the Queally Miata Challenge.  He also manages the selection and development of MMC Staff Pro Drivers and visiting coaches.

Ashley Novack, Track Director

As MMC’s Track Director, Ashley is responsible for all track operations, including flag marshals and emergency response. She has been an active member of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) since before she could drive, winning PCA National Family of the Year in 1998 as well as many regional awards along the way. At 21, Ashley became the youngest PCA National Instructor. She has also instructed for the Ferrari Club, NASA and PBOC, at tracks along the east coast from Canada to Florida. Ashley made her professional racing debut in 2012 with Grand-Am.

STAFF PROS

Our full-time Professional Driving and Racing Coaches are a select group that compete in the highest echelons of professional racing and are well-known among road racing fans who follow American Le Mans, Untied Sportscar (Grand-Am), and World Challenge.  Our staff help develop MMC members, from novices with no prior track experience (which represent half of all MMC members prior to joining) to members preparing to compete professionally.  In fact, over 12 members, through advanced race instruction, have progressed from no experience to competing in a true professional races broadcasted on national TV.

Corey Lewis

By age 12 Corey won back-to-back Stars of Karting Regional Series Championships. In the fall of 2011, he joined Team GDT and won his first and Formula Mazda event.  Corey has been on a meteoric rise ever since and now competes as a professional racer in the Continential Tire Challenge (United Sportscar) piloting the #88 Rebel Rock Monticello Motor Club Porsche.

Jason Rabe

Possessed by racing at a young age, Jason has built a resume of driving experience with a wide variety of racecars.  A graduate of the Bertil Roos Racing School, he competed in their advanced racing programs, Roos F2000 Series, and eventually won their Rookie Runoffs.  He then went regional/national SCCA club racing and crewing on a team for seat time; Formula Mazda- (3 wins, 2 poles, NJMP track record).  Spec Racer Ford- (12hr NJMP endurance win, 5 top 5′s, NJMP track record).  Formula Atlantic- (2nd place in debut).  Producing these impressive results quickly earned him the SCCA South Jersey Region “rookie of the year” as well as funding for some “one-off” pro racing opportunities.  In 2012, with Jason’s budget he did some Pro F2000 Championship testing and rounds at NJMP where he earned a 7th in his debut.  In 2013, continuing to impress with every opportunity given, he secured more sponsorship.  Jason earned a 4th place SRF class result during the SCCA BFGoodrich Majors Tour at NJMP.  He then went on to test a Pro Mazda Championship car and competed in the Houston Grand Prix where he earned an 11th during his series debut.  Also in 2013, Jason earned a spot on Ford’s Octane Academy TV show representing Rally Cross superstar Ken Block.

Stevan McAleer

Stevan began racing karts as a kid growing up in Glasgow, Scotland. By 2002, he won every Karting Championship in the U.K. In 2005, Stevan earned a full scholarship with Skip Barber where he took 2nd in their 2006 Regional Championships with 11 podiums over 14 races. When not racing, Stevan continues to instruct both children and adults in karting and high-performance driving. In 2012, Stevan won the professional racing series, “Playboy Cup”, driving an MX-5 with CJ Wilson Racing. Stevan took many first place finishes including Sebring, Mid-Ohio, and Road Atlanta, the series’ final race. Stevan recently competed in the 2013 Grand Am Continental Sports Car Challenge with CJ Wilson Racing and won the Rookie of the Year award.  Stevan continues to compete as a professional racer with CJ Wilson Racing.

Anthony Borcich MD, Partner

Anthony Borcich is a one of the top Gastroenterologist’s in Manhattan, an avid car enthusiast, and a fan of the American-built Corvette.

Ari Straus, President/CEO, Partner

Ari serves as MMC’s operating partner. Earlier in his career, he worked for Deloitte Consulting and later founded the online retailer, Figleaves.com (sold 2000). Ari also served as a General Manager of Walmart.com and founded mdINR, a healthcare software and service provider (sold 2010 to Lincare Holdings, Nasdaq:LNCR). Ari actively competes in various professional racing series including United Sportscar (formerly Grand-Am), IMSA Cooper Lites Prototypes, and Goodyear Mazda MX-5 Cup (formerly Playboy Cup.)  He also continues racing in various support and amateur series including Radical Cup, Porsche Club, NASA, and SCCA.  In addition to professional racing, Ari is an avid scuba diver and private pilot.

Bill McMichael, Director, Partner

William McMichael is an entrepreneur and founder of several health care companies. He also founded and managed a commercial/residential real estate development company. Mr. McMichael sold his last company to Walgreen’s in 2006. He is an auto enthusiast and racer. Mr. McMichael participates in various charities and founded the “Cops for Kids” annual event at MMC that has raised tens of thousands for a variety of Sullivan County, NY-based children’s charities.

Chris Hooper, Partner

Chris is a private equity investor, currently working at San-Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2011. Prior to joining Golden Gate, Mr. Hooper worked at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a New York-based private equity firm, alongside MMC co-founder Paul Queally. Previously, Mr. Hooper was an investment banker in the restructuring group at Lazard. Mr. Hooper has a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa). Mr. Hooper is an avid race fan and is a graduate of Skip Barber racing school.

Dan Rosenblatt, Partner

Dan Rosenblatt is a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman, where he and John Barker co-manage the Large Cap Disciplined Growth product. Dan has lived in Manhattan since graduating Yale in 1980.

John Barker, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Partner

John Barker is the managing director at Neuberger Berman, an active philanthropist and a trustee of The Blythedale Children’s Hospital. He is also a member of the Alumni Association of St Raymond High School for Boys through which he funds academic and athletic scholarships. Mr. Barker is a collector of classic automobiles.

Paul B. Queally, Co-Founder & Director, Partner

Paul B. Queally is co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Prior to joining Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Mr. Queally was a general partner at the Sprout Group (the private equity arm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation). He is a board member of United Surgical Partners, Inc., Concentra Inc., MedCath Inc., Aptuit, Inc., and several private companies.

Paul Orwitz, Partner

Paul Christopher Orwitz is a Founding Member and initial investor in the Monticello Motor Club. He has been fascinated with cars since childhood. His interest spans all forms of motorsports from F1 to go-karts. In 1998 he realized his dream of racing sports cars with the BMW Car Club of America Club Racing program, entering a BMW M3. Over the years he progressed throughout the ranks in BMW CCA, EMRA, and Porsche Club of America events. Highlights of his racing career include competing in the 2005 24Hours of Daytona and a 4th place overall finish in the 2005 IMSA Challenge by Michelin race series. Paul is a veteran money manager at SAC Capital in Stamford, CT and he graduated from New York University in 1990 with a BS in Finance. He was a two time Junior National Cycling Champion and National Cycling Team Member in 1986-7. He currently resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife and four children.

Local

Sullivan County offers a wide variety of accommodations including some wonderful B&B’s just a few minutes from the racetrack. For a complete listing, visit the Sullivan County Visitor’s Association website by clicking here.

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The Sullivan

283 Rock Hill Road

Rock Hill, NY 12775

(845) 796-3100

Located just 10 minutes from MMC, this 70 room hotel provides accommodations and amenities in a rustic country setting with easy access to some great local restaurants and bars. Walk to Dutch’s Tavern to soak in the local bar scene, listen to some great live music, and enjoy some great food…or take a short drive to the famous Old Homestead Restaurant for some of the best steaks in New York. Please request the MMC corporate rate.

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Courtyard Marriott24 Crystal Run Crossing

Middletown, NY 10941

(845)-695-0606

The Courtyard Marriott offers MMC guests a special discounted rate.  In order to receive this special rate, you must request the “Monticello Motor Club Rate” upon reservation. Located 35 minutes from MMC, this hotel provides upscale accommodations and amenities.  Close to restaurants, shopping and nightlife, this is the perfect place to setting down before and after your visit to the track.  Amenities include a full service bar and lounge and a Bistro Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner daily.

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Red Cottage Inc.Bush Kill Park
Monticello, NY 12701

(845)-985-7153

Founded in 2007, Red Cottage Inc. has amassed an exciting collection of wonderful houses we have loved sharing with our loyal customers. The carefully curated group includes great rustic cabins, bright country farmhouses and luxurious estate-quality properties. With a variety of locations and amenities to choose from, we hope you’ll find even the process of choosing your vacation rental a positive experience.
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Bernies Holiday Restaurant

227 Rock Hill Road

Rock Hill, NY 12775

Distance from MMC: 16 Minutes

(845) 796-3333

They offer a variety of seafood, a meatloaf worth mentioning, a stocked bar, and the famous “Dodge Inn Steak.”

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Benji and Jakes – Brick Oven Pizza and Gourmet Food

5 Horseshoe Lake Road

Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Distance from MMC: 20 Minutes

(845) 583-4031

They Offer Brick Oven Gourmet Pizza, Great Appetizers and Entrees, Outdoor Seating on Beautiful White Lake.

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Dancing Cat Saloon and Distillery

2037 Route 17B

Bethel, NY 12720

Distance from MMC: 23 Minutes

(845) 583-3141

Community, music, art and fun – Getting people together for great food and cocktails. They offer locally distilled “Peace Vodka”, dinners, drinks and live music located near Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center.

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Bethel Woods Concert Center and Museum

200 Hurd Road

Bethel, NY 12720

Distance from MMC: 25 Minutes

(866) 781-2922

Located at the site of the ‘69 Woodstock Festival, Bethel Woods has weekly concerts with top artists, a Woodstock museum, and a summer harvest festival in the fall.

forestburgh

Forestburgh Playhouse “The Best of Broadway in the Catskills.”

39 Forestburgh Road

Forestburgh, NY 12777

Distance from MMC: 10 Minutes

(845) 794-2005

Watch popular musicals and plays at the playhouse with matinee and evening shows. Stay a little later for a cabaret after every evening show.

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The Chapin Estate

2902 State Route 55

White Lake, NY 12786

Distance from MMC: 22 Minutes

A private wooded lake community with summer activities to do with family including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, bike riding, fitness classes, yoga and pilates.

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Holiday Mountain Fun Park

99 Holiday Mountain Road Monticello, NY 12701

Distance from MMC: 15 Minutes

(845) 796-3161

The kids will love coming to Holiday Mountain Fun Park. Close to MMC, this is a great place to enjoy some great outdoor and indoor activities. With bumper boats and cars, mini golf and batting cages, arcades, and a climbing rock wall, Holiday Mountain is the place for kids.