Overview

Monticello Motor Club, North America’s Premier Automotive Country Club and Private Race Track, features 4.1 miles of smooth race-grade asphalt dedicated to the driving pleasure of its members – individuals and families who are passionate about motorsports, 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 race track. It is a luxury family destination with an array of services and amenities, such as professional instruction, track-side support, premium car storage, racecar rentals, a complete karting facility, an expansive off-road course, private race schools for novice to experienced track enthusiasts, corporate entertainment, fine dining, and five-star services.

Track & Facilities

The soul of Monticello Motor Club is its 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 670 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 race tracks.

Full Course – 3.6 mi.

TRACK CONFIGURATIONS

Mushroom Course – 0.7 mi.

North Course – 1.9 mi.

South Course – 1.6 mi.

66 Course – 2.6 mi.

The MMC Karting Track, along the North Straight, provides MMC members and their families with access to one of the Northeast’s finest karting facilities. It includes a 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 lighting, 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.

Karting Track – 0.6 mi.

AMENITIES

Monticello Motor Club has developed some of the finest motorsports facilities in the world to compliment our 4.1-mile road course, 0.6-mile karting track, and 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 services (93, 100 octane), full automotive service center, karting services and kid’s lounge adjacent to our karting track, detailing center, and helipad. On-site security services are staffed 24/7.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

  • Additional private garages
  • On-site overnight accommodations
  • Private residences
  • North Clubhouse

News

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Test Drive – July 10, 2015

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Road Test – July 08, 2015

2015 Range Rover Sport SVR First Review: Burns rubber, slings mud – June 17, 2015

2016 McLaren 570S First Look – June 2015

PCA Club Racing at Monticello Motor Club – May 12, 2015

Hard not to be impressed with the Lexus RC F coupe – Feb. 13, 2015

Inside the Gates of America’s Not-So-Secret Private Racetracks – Feb. 13, 2015

2015 Pagani Huayra Reviewed at The Monticello Motor Club – Dec. 18, 2014

The Jaguar F-Type Out Performs Competition at Monticello Motor Club – Dec. 02, 2014

Jaguar debuts 2016 F-Type R Coupe Featuring Instinctive All Wheel Drive! – Nov. 05, 2014

Pagani Huayra hits the Monticello Motor Club Circuit – Oct. 28, 2014

Jaguar F-Type Review – Fast, Sexy, But Not So Silent – Oct. 24, 2014

2015 Mclaren unleashed at the Monticello Motor Club – Oct. 24, 2014

Pagani Day at Monticello Motor Club in Pictures – Oct. 08, 2014

Halda Watches and Monticello Motor Club Raise $110,000 for Kids in Need – Aug. 16, 2014

Five Questions with John Weisberg After Indianapolis P1 Finish

Fox Business – Ari Straus Demonstrates How to Handle a High-speed Emergency – June 25, 2014

A Legend Revived, Its Spirit Intact: The 2015 Camaro Z/28 on MMC’s Track – June 13, 2014

MMC Driving Instructor Corey Lewis Races Rebel Rock Racing Porsche Cayman – June 04, 2014

Physics-defying 458 Speciale Zips Past Excess – June 02, 2014

Track Day at Monticello Motor Club

McLaren Track Day at Monticello Motor Club with 650S’s – May 21, 2014

Community Foundation to Honor Monticello Motor Club and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Apr. 24, 2014

VIDEO: The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro takes a spin around Monticello Motor Club – Apr. 16, 2014

Monticello Motor Club Brought A Slovakian Race Car To NYC – Jan. 31, 2014

MMC Brings Praga Race car to NYC – Jan. 31, 2014

Monticello Motor Club featured on CNBC – Oct. 16, 2013

15 Year Old Radical Driver – Sept. 28, 2013

MMC Expansion Plans Announced – Sept. 27, 2013

Road and Track Praga Test Drive – Sept. 17, 2013

Monticello Motor Club to Expand With Kart Track, ‘Autominiums’ – Sept. 17, 2013

A High-Speed Joyride In The World’s Fastest Convertible

The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina and P4/5 Competizione come to MMC – Aug. 29, 2013

Lamborghini Classic Diablo Zooms to 202 MPH Exotic Dream – July 10, 2013

Motor Club Magazines & Newsletters

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Our Team

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.

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.

  • Chris Duplessis, Track Manager
  • Jason Rabe, Lead Pro Instructor
  • Ben Haymann
  • Stevan McAleer
  • Alex Piscitell

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 Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant or Brew for some of the best steaks in New York. Please request the MMC corporate rate.

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Courtyard Marriott

24 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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Hampton Inn

20 Crystal Run Crossing

Middletown, NY 10941

(845) 344-3400

Centrally located in New York’s Hudson Valley, Hampton Inn Middletown is situated close to a wide range of popular attractions as you relax and unwind on a care-free vacation. Whether cruising the Hudson River or sipping on fine wine at nearby Hudson Valley Wineries, Middletown, NY has something to offer everyone.

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Microtel Inn & Suites

19 Crystal Run Crossing

Middletown, NY 10941

(845) 692-0098

Enjoy the best of warm hospitality and great value when you make a reservation at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Middletown hotel. Located by the junction of Interstate 84 and Highway 17, our pet-friendly Middletown, NY, hotel offers you friendly service as well as easy access to top attractions and great restaurants.

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Inn at Lake Joseph

162 St. Josephs Rd.

Forestburgh, NY 12777

(845) 791-9506

The Inn at Lake Joseph is a premier Upstate New York escape, and one of Monticello Motor Club’s close neighbors. There’s so much for you to see and do right on their lakeside property, any time of year.
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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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Brew

280 Rock Hill Dr.

Rock Hill, NY 12775

Distance from MMC: 12 Minutes

(845) 796-2222

Brew is Coffee by Day, Craft Beer by Night and so much more in between. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including take out, dine in & drive thru.


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Barrio Kitchen

1 Horseshoe Lake Rd.

Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Distance from MMC: 18 Minutes

(845) 583-3113

Barrio Kitchen is a lakeside eatery located in the beautiful Catskill mountains just minutes from the Bethel Woods performing arts center and the origional ’69 Woodstock site.


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The Local Table and Tap

3 Horseshoe Lake Rd.

Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Distance from MMC: 18 Minutes

(845) 583-3020

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful New York state Catskill region, The Local Table and Tap is a bold yet refined eatery where community and quality matter. A thoughtful menu and well rounded beverage selection reflects the bounty of the region and is artfully prepared.


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Bubba’s BBQ

1568 Route 17B

White Lake, NY 12786

Distance from MMC: 17 Minutes

(845) 583-4333

Bubba’s BBQ is the perfect location to sit back and relax. Take a seat on one of two expansive decks and enjoy a meal, a drink and the scenic view.

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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.


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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.