A: The track is located at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Highway 581 (the Carstairs overpass). This is approximately a 20 minute drive north of Calgary city limits, a 120 minute drive south of Edmonton city limits, and approximately a 45 minute drive south from Red Deer.
A: The current planned timeline is to have the track available for exclusive use to members late in the 2018 season. The track will then be fully operational and open to both members and the public at the start of the 2019 season.
A: Yes. The track is being designed to be both challenging and safe for motorcycles.
A: No. In the Bylaw that the County passed to approve the development specific clauses were inserted during the approval process that prohibits drag racing or a drag strip.
A: Phase 1 of the track is designed to be 4.0 KM in length. The long-term plan is to extend the track length in phase 2 to exceed a total distance of 5.5 KM.
A: The track is designed by world class German design firm Tilke (Circuit of the Americas, Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi), and takes advantage of the location’s natural terrain to maximize the excitement and driving challenge. The resulting layout boasts over 50 meters of elevation change per lap while maintaining the required standard of safety for cars and motorcycles during lapping or competition.
A: It is a high priority for RMM to balance the use of the track by its members with the ability of the public to access the facility. Public access will be available via a number of different avenues, including: car and motorcycle club rentals, performance driving schools and public time attack sessions/track days. We expect these avenues to account for approximately 50% of RMMs total available track time, with the remainder reserved for RMM’s members.
A: Yes. The track will be available for private rental on a daily basis or in hourly blocks. Private track rental will be assessed on a case to case basis.
A: RMM individual membership is offered in three distinct levels: Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. In addition, RMM will be offering limited Corporate memberships. The attributes and cost of each are outlined below:
GOLD LEVEL MEMBERSHIP
The Gold membership is our most basic level which includes the following attributes:
The total cost of a Gold membership is $37,500, with additional annual dues of $3,500.
PLATINUM LEVEL MEMBERSHIP
The Platinum membership is our premium level which includes the following attributes:
The total cost of a Platinum membership is $52,000, with additional annual dues totaling $5,000.
DIAMOND LEVEL MEMBERSHIP
The Diamond membership is our equity level and includes the same attributes that Platinum members are entitled to with some enhancements. In addition, Diamond members will own equity in Rocky Mountain Motorsports Corporation and are therefore required to qualify as accredited investors as defined by the Alberta Securities Commission. Diamond level investment has a total cost of $225,000. Please contact us for more information if you are interested.
CORPORATE LEVEL MEMBERSHIP
The corporate membership structure is still a work in progress as we meet with interested parties to better understand how to accommodate this membership level. Please contact us if you are interested.
A: We are expecting to allocate approximately 50% of total available track time to all membership levels, with at least 35-45% available to individual members. Member track time will be available in 4-6 hour blocks that include morning, afternoon, and evening sessions on both weekdays and weekends to accommodate as many member schedules as possible.
A: Yes. All members will be allocated a specified number of guest passes each year dependant on membership level. Members will also be able to purchase additional guest passes provided that the member session has the capacity available for additional guests. The member passes may also be converted to immediate family passes at a ratio of 1:2 guest:family.
A: We expect that the primary season will be 180 – 200 days per year dependant on the weather. The approved hours for the track are:
Winter operations would be much more limited, but we expect to operate some winter driving schools.
A: Yes. The governing Bylaw contains sound limits at the perimeter of the development that are not to be exceeded. Sound monitoring equipment will be installed at both the development perimeters and at the traditional distance of 15M from the track to ensure the noise limits are not breached. It is expected that for most track days vehicles should not exceed 96 dBA as measured at 15M, but there may be circumstances that require slightly lower limits for vehicles. Vehicles that exceed the limits will be removed from the track and the owner will be provided an opportunity to adjust their vehicle to meet the limits before they are permitted to return to the track.
A: This is a function of the type of activity and the experience of drivers in the field. However, the noise studies were developed based on a maximum of 30 vehicles on track at any time and the maximum will therefore be within this range dependant on the type of vehicles being used.
MORE ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT
A: In addition to the track, RMM plans to develop the following features and amenities through a phased approach:
A: RMM is currently accepting expressions of interest for the purchase of a car condo through the Facility page of our website, which can be accessed here. The first right of refusal to a unit will be allocated first to Diamond members, second to Platinum members and then to Gold level members. If there are units that are not requested by members then they will be available to non-members.
A: It is expected that the first phase of car condos will be available in 2019 and that additional phases will be built in the subsequent two to three years. This timeline may be accelerated if there is enough demand.
A: The car condos are currently expected to be available in three sizes of approximately 650 sq. ft., 1,200 sq. ft. and 1,800 sq. ft. The overall cost of a unit will include a contribution to common costs associated with the RMM development and the cost to construct access roads, landscaping and security fencing. Our working estimate is that the all-in cost will be approximately $220/sq. ft. Additional customization of the interior of the unit would also be available at additional cost.
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