PROGRAM

FIVE LEVELS OF TRAINING. ONE EXHILARATING RUSH.

Five tiers of high-performance dynamic driving awaits. Gain top-level skills from expert instructors. Test the limits of some of Mercedes-AMG’s most legendary models. And push to finish first in an unforgettable experience that will literally turn you into a fast learner.

BASIC

In just one day, go from motorist to driver. This comprehensive, action-packed driving experience will have you cornering, practicing line technique and hitting speeds you never thought possible. In the end, you’ll be a better driver, and most likely, raring for ADVANCED Training. 

In the morning, learn the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and controlled maneuvers using customized exercises. Once you perfect vehicle control and handling, you’ll progress in the afternoon to a set of high speed exercises that make use of the entire track.

One-day event: $1,895

REGISTER

This intense one day track program focuses on performance driving dynamics.

PREREQUISITES:

No prerequisites required.

* Please see FAQs for more details on qualified performance driving schools.

BASIC COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

7:45 am
Arrival at the Racetrack and Breakfast

8:15 am
Welcome Introductions and Technical Classroom

9:00 am – 12:20 pm
Drive Modules 

  • Lead/Follow 1
  • Lead/Follow 2
  • Lead/Follow 3 with Video
  • Skid Pad 
  • ABS Brakes on Lane Change
  • Timed Slalom

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Drive Modules

  • Lead/Follow 1
  • Lead/Follow 2 
  • Lead/Follow 3 with Video
  • Skid Pad
  • ABS Brakes on Lane Change
  • Timed Slalom
  • Slalom Competition
  • Taxi Rides

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Victory Ceremony and Farewell

BASIC COURSE
2017 SCHEDULE:
Laguna Seca Raceway

Thu, Mar 30
Fri, Mar 31
Sat, Apr 1
Sat, Sep 30
Sun, Oct 1
Mon, Oct 2
Tue, Oct 3
Wed, Oct 4
Thu, Oct 5
Fri, Nov 3
Sat, Nov 4
Sun, Nov 5
Mon, Nov 6

Road Atlanta

Wed, May 17
Thu, May 18
Fri, May 19
Sat, May 20

Circuit of the Americas

Thu, Jun 22
Fri, Jun 23
Sat, Jun 24
Sun, Jun 25
Thu, Dec 7
Fri, Dec 8
Sat, Dec 9

Lime Rock Park

Wed, Aug 16
Thu, Aug 17
Fri, Aug 18
Sat, Aug 19
Mon, Aug 21
Tue, Aug 22
Wed, Aug 23
Thu, Aug 24

ADVANCED

Picking up where BASIC Training leaves off, ADVANCED Training allows you to shift your skills into the next gear. Featuring two days of detailed training and technical on-track instruction, drivers also receive onboard diagnostics and computer analysis so you can capture your progress (and your feats) down to the millimeter and second.

Two-day event: $3,995

REGISTER

Your first day on the track concludes with a welcome reception and dinner.
 

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must complete AMG Driving Academy BASIC program or another qualified* performance driving school.

* Please see FAQs for more details on qualified performance driving schools.

ADVANCED COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

7:45 am
Arrival at the Racetrack and Breakfast

8:15 am 
Welcome Introductions and Technical Classroom

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Drive Modules

  • Timed Slalom 
  • Skid Pad (Wet Cornering)
  • Lead/Follow GT Experience
  • Dynamic Handling

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm 
Lunch

1:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
Drive Modules 

  • Lead/Follow 1
  • Lead/Follow 2 
  • Line Talk Classroom
  • Autocross Practice
  • Group Lead/Follow

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm 
Driver Debrief and End of Day Activities

6:30 pm 
Driver Reception and Dinner

ADVANCED COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

8:00 am
Arrival at the Racetrack and Breakfast

8:15 am
Introduction and Driver Briefing on Day's Events

8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Drive Modules

  • Lead/Follow 1
  • Lead/Follow 2 with Video/Data
  • Data Classroom
  • Skid Pad
  • Autocross Competition

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Drive Modules

  • Lead/Follow 1 
  • Lead/Follow 2 with Video/Data
  • Data Classroom
  • Skid Pad
  • Autocross Competition
  • Taxi Rides                 

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Victory Ceremony and Farewell 

ADVANCED COURSE
2017 SCHEDULE:
Laguna Seca Raceway

Sun, Apr 2 - Mon, Apr 3
Tue, Nov 7 - Wed, Nov 8

Road Atlanta

Sun, May 21 - Mon, May 22

Circuit of the Americas

Mon, Jun 26 - Tue, Jun 27
Sun, Dec 10 - Mon, Dec 11

PRO

For those who wish to truly accelerate their learning curve, PRO provides drivers with two days filled with intensely focused instruction and technical skills reserved for the highest level of driving. PRO offers increased coaching while challenging and improving capabilities and skills to a much greater degree. As speeds increase and skills improve, open lapping provides the maximum challenge and thrill. Utilizing a time-honed curriculum, AMG Driving Academy's experienced instructors prepare participants to confidently welcome the challenges of any race track.

Two-day event: $4,495

REGISTER

Your first day on the track concludes with a welcome reception and dinner.

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must complete AMG Driving Academy ADVANCED program or another qualified* performance driving school.

* Please see FAQs for more details on qualified performance driving schools.

PRO COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Arrival at Racetrack and Breakfast 

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Welcome Introductions and Safety Briefings

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Driver Fitness and Grouping

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Drive Modules

  • Skid Pad
  • GT Experience / Trail Braking
  • C63 Experience / Line Talk
  • Timed Slalom

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch (Flag Talk)

1:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Drive Modules

  • Lead/Follow with Track Analysis 
  • Lead/Follow with Video 
  • Auto-X Practice
  • Data Class
  • Skid Pad

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Team Auto-X

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception

PRO COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

7:45 am - 8:30 am
Arrival at Racetrack and Breakfast 

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Driver Briefings & Fitness

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lead & Follow

10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Drive Modules

  • Free Practice
  • Data Class 
  • Skid Pad

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch (Flag Talk)

12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Drive Modules

  • Free Practice
  • Data Class
  • Skid Pad 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Track Consistency & Auto-X Competition

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Taxi Rides

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Victory Ceremony & Farewell 

PRO COURSE
2017 SCHEDULE:
Laguna Seca Raceway

Thu, Nov 9 - Fri, Nov 10

Road Atlanta

Tue, May 23 - Wed, May 24

Circuit of the Americas

Wed, Jun 28 - Thu, Jun 29
Tue, Dec 12 - Wed, Dec 13

PRO+

As the top tier of the AMG Driving Academy curriculum in the United States, PRO+ offers an intensive training for experienced drivers with extended track time. Small groups with individual coaching by world class instructors help to further develop your on-track skills and increase your speed and consistency behind the wheel. In addition, with data acquisition and review, race starts, passing exercises and racing strategy, PRO+ can provide the tools necessary for an individual wishing to pursue a racing career. Upon successful completion, students will have the foundation necessary to apply for a SCCA Competition Racing License. 

Three-day event: $5,995

REGISTER

Your first day on the track concludes with a welcome reception and dinner.

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must have successfully completed an ADVANCED or PRO AMG Driving Academy course within the last 18 months and all PRO+ registrants will be evaluated prior to acceptance into PRO+. 

* Please see FAQs for more details on qualified performance driving schools.

PRO+ COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Arrival at Racetrack and Breakfast 

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Welcome Introductions and Safety Briefings

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Driver Fitness and Grouping

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Drive Modules

  • Skid Pad
  • GT Experience / Trail Braking
  • C63 Experience / Line Talk
  • Timed Slalom

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch (Flag Talk)

1:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Drive Modules

  • Lead/Follow with Track Analysis 
  • Lead/Follow with Video 
  • Auto-X Practice
  • Data Class
  • Skid Pad

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Team Auto-X

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception

PRO+ COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

7:45 am - 8:30 am
Arrival at Racetrack and Breakfast 

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Driver Briefings & Fitness

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lead & Follow

10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Drive Modules

  • Free Practice
  • Data Class 
  • Skid Pad

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch (Flag Talk)

12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Drive Modules

  • Free Practice
  • Data Class
  • Skid Pad 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Track Consistency & Auto-X Competition

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Taxi Rides

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Victory Ceremony & Farewell 

PRO+ COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Arrival at the Racetrack and Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Theoretical Course and Test

8:30 am - 8:45 am
Driver Fitness

8:45 am - 10:00 am
Lead/Follow with Track Analysis

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Practice with Individual Coaching

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Race Start & Passing 

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free Practice with Data

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Victory Ceremony & Farewell

Handover Racing License Information

PRO+ COURSE
2017 SCHEDULE:
Laguna Seca Raceway

Thu, Nov 9 - Sat, Nov 11

Circuit of the Americas

Wed, Jun 28 - Fri, Jun 30
Tue, Dec 12 - Thu, Dec 14

DRIFT EXPERIENCE

The DRIFT EXPERIENCE** program at the AMG Driving Academy offers gymkhana style training for all who want to master an AMG….sideways. On our custom designed drift tracks, drivers will work with AMG Driving Academy instructors on unique exercises that focus on vehicle control and proper technique in drifting, while also providing the speed and thrills that are part of the AMG Driving Academy’s DNA. All of the training and practice culminates in a drift challenge at the end of the day where drivers will put their newfound skills to the test.

One-day event: $1,195

REGISTER

PREREQUISITES:

No previous drive experience is required*, but a valid drivers license is required and you must be 21 years or older.

* Please see FAQs for more details on qualified performance driving schools.

**AMG Purchase Rewards cannot be applied towards the Drift Experience program

DRIFT EXPERIENCE COURSE AGENDA:
Schedule Subject to Change

9:15 am - 10:00 am
Registration and Breakfast

10:00 - 10:30 am
Welcome and Safety Briefing

10:45 am - 1:15 pm
Drive Modules

  • Corner and Circle Drift
  • Basic Drift Course

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drive Modules

  • Figure 8 Drift Course
  • Drift Challenge

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm 
Victory Ceremony and Farewell

DRIFT EXPERIENCE COURSE
2017 SCHEDULE:
Laguna Seca Raceway

Sat, Nov 11

Circuit of the Americas

Fri, Jun 30
Thu, Dec 14

AGE/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a current valid driver license.

CANCELLATION POLICY

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR NON- AMG PURCHASE REWARDS PARTICIPANT

In the past, participants have cancelled last minute or were "no shows," limiting the opportunity for those on our waiting lists. In order to be fair to all of our customers, we strictly enforce this policy.

AMG Driving Academy will provide a confirmation e-mail at time registration which serves as notification that you are scheduled for an upcoming event. Any additional correspondence is a courtesy and does not serve as a confirmation or reminder of your upcoming event.

In the event that you cannot attend your registered event, you can contact us via e-mail at info@amgacademy.com to cancel. We must receive your cancellation in writing. Notification of your cancellation received up to 30 days prior to the event date will receive a full refund for Basic, Advanced and Pro courses. There are no refunds issued for cancellations received within 30 days of your registered event.

PRO+ cancellations must be received 60 days prior to your registered event for a full refund, otherwise no refunds will be issued within 60 days of your registered course.
Drift Experience is non-refundable.

You are welcome to re-register for a future event. If your desired date is full, then you may join a wait list, however there are no guarantees that you will be confirmed.

THIS POLICY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED AND THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS! 

AMG PURCHASE REWARD CANCELLATION POLICY 

Due to the increasingly high demand to attend this program, MBUSA requires a $250 credit card hold for all AMG Purchase Reward customers to confirm a seat. After you attend your event, this hold will be removed.

In the event that you cannot attend your registered event, you can contact us via e-mail at info@amgacademy.com to cancel. All cancellations must be in writing. Any cancellation received prior to 30 days of your scheduled event will receive a full refund. Cancellations received within 30 days of your registered course date are non-refundable. If you are using AMG Purchase Rewards towards a Basic course and cancel within 30 days, a $250 cancellation fee will be charged.

You are welcome to re-register for a future event. If your desired date is full, then you may join a wait list, however there are no guarantees that you will be confirmed. In addition, AMG Purchase Rewards credits cannot be extended.

THIS POLICY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED AND THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS! 

 

GUEST POLICY

We strongly encourage you to not bring a non-driving guest. The reason is there is very little to occupy them while you are on the track. However, it is possible to register one non-driving guest per paid registration. They must be 21 years of age or older (proof of age is required at time of registration) and sign a waiver upon arrival. Please note that the guest will not be able to ride in a vehicle with you.

The cost for a guest at BASIC or DRIFT EXPERIENCE is $250, ADVANCED and PRO is $500 and PRO+ is $750. The cost for the ADVANCED, PRO and PRO+ guest includes attendance at the evening function.