Mini Performance Motoring School Revs Up


  • Mini Performance Motoring School Picture

    Mini Performance Motoring School Picture

    The Mini Performance Motoring School debuts this summer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. | April 01, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The Mini Performance Motoring School debuts this summer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • The one-day program is $995.
  • Participants will get behind the wheel of the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — The Mini Performance Motoring School debuts this summer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The one-day program is $995. A so-called "double-up option" is also available for an additional $250, allowing a participant to share the driving time in their vehicle with a guest.

Participants will get behind the wheel of the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop.

The Mini driving school is an extension of Mini's partnership with Miles Ahead, a teen driving program that was set up in 2011. The new Mini Performance Motoring School includes exercises for slalom/handling, precision braking, skid control, timed sector runs and instructor-driven hot laps.

"It is for the fans who really want to experience what a Mini is capable of doing, as well as test and refine their own motoring skills," said Jim McDowell, vice president of Mini USA, in a statement.

Miles Ahead features a unique spin. It is the only driving school in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway licensed to conduct driver training on the racetrack's grounds.

All participants must be over 18 and have a valid driver's license. For more details, go to www.BeMilesAhead.net.

Edmunds says: Mini follows in the big footsteps of Porsche, Mercedes-Benz AMG and BMW as it launches its own performance-driving program.

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