AMG® Driving Academy with Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville

Driving a Mercedes-AMG® is an experience unlike any other. As the AMG® brand serves as the pinnacle of Mercedes performance, fully understanding and experiencing the full spectrum of that performance takes not only time, but training.

With the AMG® Driving Academy, Mercedes-AMG® owners and enthusiasts alike can receive that training. The Academy offers five levels of training in the U.S., all of which give drivers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a range of AMG® vehicles and pilot them alongside world-class instructors.

As if that wasn’t exhilarating enough, here at Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville, we are hosting a driving experience at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Salinas, CA from March 3 to March 5, and we invite you to join us for the once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Though all are invited to attend, if you purchased a new Mecedes-AMG® in the last 12 months, your ticket to the PERFORMANCE Training program is already covered as part of the AMG® Purchase Reward Program. More details on the Purchase Reward Program can be found by clicking the button below.

AMG® Purchase Reward Program


The Itinerary

The trip will begin on the afternoon of March 3, when all drivers will make the flight down to California to prepare for a full day of training on the track. Our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville will be providing transportation to and from each location, which makes things hassle-free for you. Here is the full three-day itinerary:

March 4

12:55PM – Arrival on Alsaska Flight AS 408

1:30PM – Collection at SJC, transfer to the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

3:00PM – 3:30PM – Arrival at the hotel

6:30PM – Transfer to restaurant

7:00PM – 9:30PM – Dinner / Reception

9:45PM – Transfer to hotel

March 5

7:00AM – Transfer to Laguna Seca

7:45AM - 8:15AM - Registration Check-In and Breakfast

8:15AM - 9:00AM - Welcome Introductions and Technical Classroom

9:00AM - 6:00PM AMG Driving Academy (Full PERFORMANCE Schedule)

6:15PM – Transfer to hotel

8:00PM – Transfer to dinner

March 6

6:00AM – Transfer from Monterey Plaza to SJC

9:10AM – Wheels up on Alaska Flight AS 407

If you have not yet registered, but want to get on board, it is not too late. You can click the button below to be directed to the registration section of the Mercedes-AMG Academy website.

Register for AMG Academy

More Information on AMG® Academy

There is a lot that goes into AMG® Academy, and we want to make sure that your experience is as smooth as a ride in a Mercedes-AMG®, so feel free to reach out with any and all questions that you have on registration, accomodations, the itineraty and anything else.

For assistance with all things AMG® Academy, we encourage you to contact Jeff Maddox, our AMG® Brand Manager here at Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville. You can reach Jeff by clicking the button below. Simply fill out the form, and Jeff will contact you with more details.

We hope to see you at this year's AMG® Academy!