FAQS

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


PERFORMANCE program – No prerequisites required

Participation in the ADVANCED program requires prior attendance at one of the following:

- AMG Driving Academy PERFORMANCE, Stage I, ADVANCED, PRO, or Masters

- An accredited professional driving or racing school program based on review (Bondurant, etc.)

Participation in the PRO program requires prior attendance at one of the following:

- AMG Driving Academy ADVANCED or PRO (US or European programs)

- An accredited professional driving or racing school program based on review (Bondurant, etc.)

Participation in the PRO+ program requires successful completion at one of the following within the last 18 months:

- AMG Driving Academy ADVANCED or PRO (US or European programs)

NOTE: All PRO+ registrations will be evaluated prior to acceptance

Participation in the DRIFT program requires:

- No previous driving experience is required, but a valid driver's license is required and you must be 21 years or older.


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 PERFORMANCE 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!

Seats issued or bought together for an AMG Driving Academy event are non-transferable and must be used by the first-intended recipient.

Purchase Reward Credit may not be used in combination with the AMG Private Lounge discount on a single reservation. As an AMG Private Lounge member, you may use the AMG Private Lounge 20% discount on multiple reservations in your name, but it cannot be used on an already discounted reservation. Purchase Reward Credit and the Private Lounge discount only apply to reservations in the owner or member’s name. Discounts cannot be extended to family or friends’ reservations.

Purchase Reward Credit only applies to new Mercedes-AMG purchases from U.S. dealers. Although we recommend enrolling in courses abroad, Purchase Reward Credit cannot be applied to courses outside the U.S. program.

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

Depending on what program you are attending, it runs from approximately 8 am to approximately 5:30 pm.

The program runs from 8 am to approximately 5:30 pm each day with roughly 15% of your time spent in classroom sessions. The remaining 85% of the day is spent on the track.

Yes, a catered group breakfast and lunch will be served during the event.

No, Mercedes-Benz will provide a fleet of Mercedes-AMG vehicles for you to drive.

All AMG Driving Academy programs are taught by a group of professional instructors that are past champions or current race winners. The instructors cover a broad spectrum of motorsport backgrounds from open wheel, sports car and sedan racing in North America and Europe, in addition to offering many years of experience instructing both novice and advanced drivers.

PRO/PRO+ incorporates a brief review of fundamental techniques to lay the foundation of teaching new more advanced strategies.

NOTE: 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+.

While the ADVANCED program incorporates a brief review of fundamental techniques for the purpose of teaching new, more advanced strategies, it does not involve the same level of instruction as PERFORMANCE.

Yes, however you must complete AMG Driving Academy program in order of PERFORMANCE, ADVANCED and PRO/PRO+.

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+.


Yes, the ADVANCED and PRO program offer an evening welcome reception and dinner with costs being included in the program. The PERFORMANCE program does not have an evening function.

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

No, only one paying guest per paid registration is permitted.

If an event date is sold out you will be placed on a wait list and will be notified if/when a spot becomes available.

Be sure to have with you:

-Your confirmation email or printed thank you page from the website

-Your valid driver’s license

- Dress in cool, comfortable clothing.

- Footwear should be flat, thin-soled shoes such as driving shoes or sneakers; sandals, open-toe shoes, or extreme high heels are not recommended.

- It’s a good idea to bring a hat or ballcap as well as a windbreaker or fleece jacket to anticipate any weather changes during the day.

No, unfortunately accessories and Mercedes-AMG merchandise are not available for purchase at the event. However, you may purchase the hottest new AMG accessories now at accessories.mbusa.com.

Please email us ahead of time with your request and we’ll try our best to accommodate.

info@amgacademy.com

Yes, you are allowed to take photos and video while at AMG Driving Academy. Please note the use of personal dash or windshield mounted cameras (such as GoPro cameras) are prohibited for safety precautions.

Be sure to get a good night rest, since the day starts early and is packed full of activities.You may also want to limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages the night before your event.

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 PERFORMANCE, 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 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 PERFORMANCE 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!


AMG Driving Academy supersedes AMG Challenge and is a true performance driving school designed to improve your individual driving ability and knowledge at a high level.
Trained by professional racers and instructors, through demonstrations and behind the wheel repetition, attendees will experience and learn the principles of vehicle dynamics, car control and high performance driving techniques on the track to develop skills to the next level.

Attendees will learn various driving techniques including vehicle weight transfer, throttle management, the limits of adhesion, threshold breaking, as well as driving line theory and practice to maximize the on track performance.

AMG Driving Academy takes participants through a graduated approach beginning with vehicle dynamics and car control combined with various on-track segment training, and progressively building skills to high speed lapping on some of the best tracks in the US.

No, if you are bringing a non-driving guest you are responsible for payment of the appropriate guest fee that corresponds to each specific program (PERFORMANCE - $250, ADVANCED AND PRO - $500, PRO+ - $750).  Guests are welcome to dine with you however,  non-driving guests will not be permitted at drive modules nor able to drive or ride in a vehicle with you. We do request that all guests stay within our hospitality and designated areas throughout the day.

We regret that no discounts will be applied to guest drivers attending with you.

Please allow 5 – 7 business days to see the credit reflected to your account.

Congratulations and welcome to the World's Fastest Family!  Your full VIN, purchase date, model year and dealership will be required during registration in order to apply your credit of $1,895 to your seat reservation.Please know that AMG Purchase Reward eligibility will be verified and subject to the redemption rules and restrictions.

Each purchase of a new Mercedes-AMG includes eligibility to attend a complimentary PERFORMANCE course valued at $1,895 within 12 months of the purchase date.

Yes, a credit of $1,895 can be applied to ADVANCED or PRO Training, provided the course prerequisites have been met. You will be required to pay the admission fee variance (for ADVANCED, the discounted price per Purchase Reward redemption is $2100; for PRO, the discounted price per Purchase Reward redemption is $2,600 and PRO+ is $4100.)