RACER #299: Love to Drive Fast?

RACER #299: Love to Drive Fast?

Inde Motorsports Ranch in southeast Arizona is a destination race track that’s just over three hours drive or a quick flight from Phoenix, and only an hour from Tuscon.

Spread over 1,700 acres of high desert in the shadows of the Galiuro Mountains, this private motorsports club features a 2.75-mile, 21-turn road course with 200ft of elevation change and a 2,200ft-long main straight. In all, it can be configured 34 different ways, including running clockwise and counter-clockwise.

If driving a high-performance street or track car, or a thoroughbred racecar is your thing, that information alone may be enough. But like all the best private driving clubs, Inde Motorsports Ranch offers so much more.

It’s the only track in North America to have its own FAA private airport on the premises, with a 3,800ft runway and helipad. What’s more, you don’t have to be among the fortunate few to have access to private aviation. The club routinely organizes charters to various regions of the country, where members can share in their portion of the cost.

Upon arrival, there’s no need to leave for anything other than to return home. Inde’s hospitality staff go to great lengths to ensure that all members feel like the club is a home away from home during their stays.

2019 brings two new major facility upgrades. First, is the incredible opportunity to build custom garages with second-floor office, lounge, kitchen, etc., plus a balcony overlooking the North Circuit and the Winchester Mountains. Owners can design their interiors to suit their own tastes and requirements. A total of 10 pads will be built, of which just over half have already been reserved. The second upgrade will be complete by September and features a 5-acre performance skidpad and karting track.

There are also luxury casitas for members to use during their stays, as well as the ability to build their own home on the property. Plus, there are 62 individual garage bays totaling 40,000sq.ft for member vehicle storage.

When it comes to driving, there are no restrictions on the type of vehicle, provided it meets safety and maintenance standards. And when they say no restrictions, that even includes no sound restrictions. So if you’re the proud owner of a late ’90s F1 car with a wailing V10 capable of exceeding 17,000rpm – no worries.

The club also brings a unique approach to instruction. Rather than a one-size fits all curriculum, pro driver Andy Lee works one-on-one with members to develop a program targeted at their own needs, which could range from high-performance driving to drifting and road racing, as well as young driver programs.

Best of all, the total memberships will be capped. This ensures that both the track and the facility always feels like your own private retreat.

Living the Dream

Inde Motorsports Ranch is the only nationally-certified SCCA track in the Southwest. Inde benefits from its high desert climate, providing members with 300 days of sunshine and temperatures rarely breaking 100 degrees.

Memberships start at $25,000 with annual dues of $5,000 Inde is also the perfect destination for hosting corporate retreats that include all-inclusive casitas, track car rentals, group coaching, and gourmet meals for up to 10 guests.

Enthuses one member, “For every car enthusiast who’s into motorsports, there’s no better feeling than being on track – except when you’re on a track you call home. Its challenging layout, incredible surroundings, and the unlimited track access during the year made the decision to join Inde easy.”

Ten vintage Cold War fighter jets dot the Inde landscape. Most are American jets like the F-111 Aardvark or A-4 Skyhawk, but there a couple of MIGs as well.

Inde Motorsports Ranch was made for supercars and racecars to come out and play. It’s fun for all.

For more on Inde Motorsports Ranch, North America’s motorsports oasis, go to indemotorsports.com