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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

Track

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.

Amenities

Monticello Motor Club is developing some of the finest motorsports facilities in the world. Members and their guests have access to our South Pavilion, a stunning track-side facility overlooking the South Circuit 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, full automotive service center, karting services and kid’s lounge adjacent to our skid pad (a favorite activity for family outings to the race track), detailing center, and our Heliport.

Karting Track

Set to open for the start of the 2014 season is our new karting track.  Located on the interior of the track along the North Straight and Turn 1, a full time karting program has been a project regularly requested by members and their families.  This karting track features a one kilometer (.6 mile) asphalt ribbon, 30 feet of total elevation changes, and multiple configurations.  A fleet of karts will be available for members, guests, families, and private outings.

Future Development

To date, we have developed less than 200 of our 670 acres. Future plans include:

  • Off Road Courses
  • A Winter Driving Series
  • Year-round trails
  • Additional private garages
  • On-site overnight accomodations
  • Private residences
  • North Pavilion

Our Team

Corporate Partners

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.

Management

Alex Wolenski, Director of Site & Service Center Operations

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

Amy Tilley, Account Executive

atilley@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (914) 363-6999

Ann-Marie Sahloff, Executive Administrator/Controller

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

Ashley Novack, Operations Manager

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

Jeffrey Olander, SVP Sales Operations

jolander@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 707-2345

John Illanovsky, Sales

jillanovsky@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 423-1008

John Perruna, Director of Food & Beverage

jperruna@monticellomotorclub.com Phone: (845) 701-0696

Kyle Ehrmann, VP Business Development

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

Matt Gottlieb, VP Marketing

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

Driving Coaches

MMC’s Professional Racing Coaches are a select group of current racers that compete in the highest eshelons of professional racing and are well-known among road racing fans who follow American Le Mans, Grand-Am, World Challenge, and IndyCar. These pro-racing instructors work with MMC members who have prior racing experience – whether with the club’s private series or other amateur races – and teach and refine advanced racing techniques. Over 10 members, through advanced race instruction, have progressed to competing in a true professional races broadcasted on national TV.

Ashley Novack

As MMC’s Operations Manager, Ashley manages all events and racing coaches. 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.

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.

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. Throughout 2010 and 2011 Corey continued to work to secure funding to compete in Star Mazda and participated in several test sessions for the team. In 2012, he participated in the open test at Barber Motorsports Park and competed in races 7 & 8 in Toronto. Despite not having competed all season, Corey posted the 6th quickest lap time in practice session 1, qualified 8, and finished 12th when his handling went away. Recently, Corey raced Conti Challenge at COTA and ran in the top three during his stint.

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.

Justin Piscitell

Justin began his career with auspicious behavior. His career began with a speeding ticket that landed him at Skip Barber, where he proved a quick study and showed his talent by winning his first race, and regularly visiting the podium. Justin’s early successes earned him a place in the SCCA Pro Playboy MX-5 Cup series. Justin had 10 out of 11 Top 4 finishes, and spent the whole season in pursuit of the championship. Justin has also competed professionally in the Grand Am Continental Tire Series, and the Grand Am Contintental Sports Car Challenge.

 

Principals

John Barker, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

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

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.

Bill McMichael, Director

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.

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.

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.

Christopher Hooper, Partner

Christopher Hooper 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.

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 Straus 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 2009 to Lincare Holdings, Nasdaq:LNCR). Ari actively competes in the Grand-Am Continental and Rolex pro-racing series, Radical Cup, and Playboy Cup. He has also competed in Ferrari Challenge, IMSA Cooper Lites Prototypes, and PCA and SCCA club races. In addition to professional racing, Ari is an avid scuba diver and private pilot.

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.

Where to Stay

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Details

 

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.

Courtyard marriot

Details

 

Courtyard Marriott

24 Crystal Run Crossing, Middletown, NY 10941

Tel: (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.

Where to Eat

Looking to stop for breakfast on the way to MMC?

If you like Bagels, you will love a bagel from The Bagel Bakery, located at 475 Broadway. Stop in or go through the drive-through and get the best bagels around. Also on Broadway, Salt & Pepper the Kitchen (455 Broadway) is a popular choice for locals for a breakfast and lunch.

Bernies Holiday Restaurant

227 Rock Hill Drive 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”.

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.

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.

Other Area Activities

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 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.

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.

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.

Contact Us

Sales

cantrell

To inquire about Membership, Driving Experiences, or Events please contact:

67 Cantrell Rd, Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: 855-MMC-CLUB (855-662-2582)
Email: sales@monticellomotorclub.com

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Track & Operations

cantrell

67 Cantrell Rd, Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: (845) 796-7400 ext. 300
Email: info@monticellomotorclub.com

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Corporate Office

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For Accounting, HR, and Employment inquiries, please contact:

548 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: (845) 796-7223
Fax: (845) 468-7039
Email: jobs@monticellomotorclub.com

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Press & Media

For all press and media inquiries, please contact:

Matt Gottlieb, VP Marketing

Office: (877) 578-7223
Email: matt@monticellomotorclub.com

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