To comply with social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders, we have temporarily postponed all Ultimate Driving Experience events. (Learn More)

FAQ


The Ultimate Driving Experience

Q: How old must I be to drive?
A: Drivers must be at least 18 years of age, with a valid license, to participate in Autocross and X Innovation Experience. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age, with a valid license, to participate in Street Drives and M Control Academy. Licenses will be checked onsite.

Q: Are there any limitations to how many times I can drive in the Autocross?
A: Drivers may only pre-register for one (1) Autocross session per city. Once onsite, should space be available, drivers may request to participate in one (1) additional Autocross session for a total of two (2) Autocross drives per city.

Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Yes, but all drivers must preregister online in their own name. You will receive a confirmation email, once your registration is complete, to verify your preregistered activity. All guests will be required to register as well when they arrive onsite.

Q: Why can’t I pre-register for Street Drives and X Innovations Experience?
A: These activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis and runs continuously throughout each day. Drivers just need to check in at registration onsite to take part in this activity.

Q: What does it mean if I am wait-listed?
A: Signing up for the wait-list allows drivers to obtain driving spaces in the event that pre-registered guests do not show up for their appointment. Similar to flying standby, wait-listed drivers must check in at registration at the assigned activity time and will be notified shortly thereafter if space is available. As a wait-listed guest, you are still welcome to enjoy the other onsite activities like Street Drives or X Innovations Experience.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: All BMW UDE programs are free of charge with the exception of the half-day M Control Academy, which costs $250 per session. M Control Academy is only available in New Jersey and Los Angeles.

Q: Can my family and friends ride in the car with me?
A: Once each person registers onsite, companions of all ages may only ride along in the Street Drive and X Innovations Experience programs (please note that the installation of car seats is prohibited). Only registered drivers are permitted in the track activity vehicles, but additional seating will be provided for companions to sit at the track tent as a spectator.

Q: Will there be additional passengers in the Autocross vehicle with me?
A: As a portion of our increased safety measures, no additional passengers will ride in the Autocross vehicle. The BMW Professional Instructors will coach all participants by radio. 

Q: What health and safety measures will be put in place for this year’s event?
A: Before entering the event, you will be asked to take a mandatory temperature check as well as answer a series of questions. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above, you will be unable to attend the event. In order to comply with government guidance and to promote a safe and healthy experience at the event, we ask that you only participate in this event if you can answer "NO" to all questions below: 

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19? 
  • Within the past 14 days, have you been ordered by a healthcare provider or public health official to self-quarantine? 
  • Within the past 14 days, have you experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other flu-like symptoms? 
  • Within the past 14 days, have you had any close contact (within 6 feet) with a person who has shown symptoms or received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis?
  • Would you self-identify as an individual at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as defined by the CDC? 

Masks will be mandatory and should be worn properly throughout your experience. When you arrive onsite we will provide you will a PPE mask, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Wash stations and contactless sanitizer stations will be widely available at multiple touchpoints.

M TRACK DAYS

Q: How old must I be to drive?
A: Drivers must be at least 21 years of age, with a valid license, for all activities. Licenses will be checked onsite.

Q: What time does the event start/end?
A: Events will accommodate two separate sessions – a morning session and an afternoon session. The morning session will begin with registration starting at 8:00am and end at 1pm. The afternoon session will begin with registration at 12:15pm and end at 5:15pm.
The full-day session will begin with registration starting at 8:00am and end at 6pm. 

Q: How much does it cost? 
A: Sprint Package is $495 per participant. Endurance Package is $995 per participant.

Q: Which vehicles are available to drive? 
A: M2 Competition, M5, M8, X5 M and X6 M.

Q: Can my family and friends ride in the car with me? 
A: Only registered drivers are permitted in the track activity vehicles, but companions may view from a designated spectator area.

Q: Are there any limitations to how many times I can drive in the program?
A: Drivers may only pre-register for one (1) session per city. 

Q: Is there a waitlist?
A: On the registration site you will be able to click on the waitlist if the session has already been filled. The link will direct you to a site where you can input your information to be contacted when a space becomes available.

Q: Will there be parking available at the event site? 
A: Parking will be available for all guests.

Q: What is the dress code? 
A: Casual attire. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for track driving. 

Q: How fast will we go? 
A: As fast as your capabilities allow. Plan to easily hit speeds upwards of 100 MPH out on the track.

Q: Will there be additional passengers in any of the vehicles with me?
A: As a portion of our increased safety measures, no additional passengers will ride in the vehicle with any other attendee. The BMW Professional Instructors will coach all participants by radio.

 

Q: What health and safety measures will be put in place for this year’s event?
A: Before entering the event, you will be asked to take a mandatory temperature check as well as answer a series of questions. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above, you will be unable to attend the event. I
n order to comply with government guidance and to promote a safe and healthy experience at the event, we ask that you only participate in this event if you can answer "NO" to all questions below: 

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19? 
  • Within the past 14 days, have you been ordered by a healthcare provider or public health official to self-quarantine? 
  • Within the past 14 days, have you experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other flu-like symptoms? 
  • Within the past 14 days, have you had any close contact (within 6 feet) with a person who has shown symptoms or received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis?
  • Would you self-identify as an individual at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as defined by the CDC? 

Masks will be mandatory and should be worn properly throughout your experience. When you arrive onsite we will provide you will a PPE mask, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Wash stations and contactless sanitizer stations will be widely available at multiple touchpoints.

Complimentary box meals will be provided to all guests.