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CALL 435-27-SPEED [77333]

The best way to learn what's included in an ST Octane Academy — such as the amount of track time — is to call us.

 Note: If you purchase a Guest Experience your guest does not drive the Ford Focus or Fiesta ST cars.

Frequently Asked Questions about ST Octane Academy

You've got questions. We've got answers.

The following FAQ's cover the basics and provide a quick look at the program. The best way to stay up to date on new information is to sign-up for more information about ST Octane Academy. If you are ready to Register for your ST Octane Academy you may do so here.

Click an FAQ to see the answer:

What is Your Weather Policy?

Weather Policy

MMP is an all-weather facility. If extreme weather conditions prevent MMP from safely executing the Event, every effort will be made to reschedule the Event. MMP reserves the sole right in determining whether an Event will be cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions. In such case, MMP will retain and apply Client's deposit to the rescheduled Event. If the Event is cancelled due to weather and a mutually-agreeable date cannot be determined, MMP will refund the entire deposit.

If I miss the welcome reception, can I still attend class the next day?

Yes, if you miss the evening Hoonigan Welcome Reception you may still attend the On-Track Day One starting the next morning at 8:00am. Please arrive no later than 7:45am to check-in at the Welcome Center.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a 90% refund on ST Octane Academy [STOA] upgrades.

Reschedule Policy

Reschedule requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a one-time credit toward attendance at a future STOA as long as the date falls within 12 months of the Fiesta/Focus ST delivery date. A $150 rescheduling fee will be charged. If a guest experience and/or a 2nd day option has been purchased, an additional rescheduling fee of 10% will be charged.

No refund or credit toward a future program will be offered if a cancellation or request to reschedule occurs less than 31 days prior to your event. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of all event fees and the ability to attend future ST Octane Academy programs.

Cancellation and reschedule requests must be made by calling ST Octane Academy Client Service Representative Kaycee Hobbs: 435-277-8783, or Diva Hadley: 435-277-8788, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST.

Weather Policy

MMP is an all-weather facility. If extreme weather conditions prevent MMP from safely executing the Event, every effort will be made to reschedule the Event. MMP reserves the sole right in determining whether an Event will be cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions. In such case, MMP will retain and apply Client's deposit to the rescheduled Event. If the Event is cancelled due to weather and a mutually-agreeable date cannot be determined, MMP will refund the entire deposit.

Is there an age requirement to take the course?

Participants must be at least 16 to participate in any activity on the race track and possess a current, valid driver’s license. Drivers under 18 will need to have a parental consent form signed on-site. The minimum age requirement is fourteen+ (14+) years to ride along on a hot lap.

Are there automatic transmission vehicles available?

All Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST cars used in the program will be manual transmission only. This is also true for any optional add-on programs that may use our school Mustang GT. Participants must be proficient and show competency in driving a manual transmission.

Do you provide helmets and racing suits?

We do provide helmets for the course but participants are welcome to bring their own if it is rated Snell 2010 or newer. We also provide one layer driving suits.

Who is eligible to attend?

Anyone who purchased and took delivery of a 2013 or 2014 model year Ford Focus ST or Ford Fiesta ST prior to April 1, 2014 will have one year from the date of the first available class in 2014 to register and attend an ST Octane Academy program. Anyone purchasing and taking delivery of a 2013 or 2014 model year Ford Focus St or Ford Fiesta ST after April 1, 2014 will have one calendar year from your delivery date to register and attend an ST Octane Academy program

List of eligible participants who can attend STOA in place of the buyer:

Members of the immediate family of the buyer. "Immediate family" means the following relatives of the buyer:

  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Spouse's parents
  • Grandparents
  • Spouse's grandparents
  • Sons and daughters (including in-laws and step-children)
  • Grandchildren
  • Brothers and sisters (including in-laws, half and step)
  • Same-sex domestic partners
  • Immediate family members of same-sex domestic partners

Can I bring a guest?

Yes, you may bring a paying Guest.

 If you purchase a Guest Experience your guest does not drive the Ford Focus or Fiesta ST cars.

During your registration, you may purchase a Guest seat for the "Guest Experience."

If you are staying for the optional second day, you may sign up a Guest for the "GT Performance Clinic" on this second day.

If you selected not to bring a Guest to the Hoonigan Reception / Day 1 [referred to as the 'Guest Experience'] during your registration, you clearly understand that you are not allowed to bring any guest to the evening Hoonigan reception, or to the next day's activities — which includes classroom sessions, on-track experience, karting, and meals — at the racetrack.

Please call 435-27-SPEED [77223] if you have questions or wish to upgrade your registration.

Please note: all participants and guests will be required to sign track waivers.

Can I purchase an additional day of driving?

Yes.

You can upgrade to a second day "GT Performance Clinic" in the ST Octane Academy at Miller Motorsports Park.

The GT Performance Clinic puts you behind the wheel of one of the Ford Racing Mustang GT's used in the Ford Racing School on a world-class track. The very same asphalt scorched by the best drivers in the American LeMans Series, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. You'll receive both in-class and on-track instruction. Driving sessions include lead-follow, instructor ride-alongs and solo drive sessions on our world-class track. Fulfill your dream of driving a racecar.

The GT Performance Clinic Features:

  • Drive a Ford Racing Mustang GT on a world renowned racetrack
  • Classroom instruction
  • Instructor feedback
  • Two morning track sessions (20 minutes each)
  • Two afternoon track sessions (20 minutes each)
  • Catered Lunch
  • Lots of track time

PURE. ADRENALINE. RUSH.

How much time is spent in the classroom vs. track time?

Participants will spend roughly 20% of the time inside in the classroom, including lunch. The remaining 80% of the day is spent behind the wheel. These times are approximate and may vary slightly.

What is the daily schedule of activities?

We will be finalizing the daily activity schedule as the ST Octane Academy program takes shape in early 2014.

Are travel and accommodations included?

No.

Please visit the “Planning Your Stay” web page for assistance with trip planning. This page contains host hotel, and related travel info.

Do I need to bring my own car?

No.

We provide the cars for the course. As the ST Octane Academy program takes shape we will update the specifications on the Ford Fiesta ST’s and Focus ST’s which will be used in the program.

What should I wear?

Comfortable, seasonal attire is recommended. We also recommend you wear soft-soled shoes, such as driving or tennis shoes. No open-toed shoes are allowed when driving.

What is your reschedule policy?

Reschedule Policy

RReschedule requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a one-time credit toward attendance at a future STOA as long as the date falls within 12 months of the Fiesta/Focus ST delivery date. A $150 rescheduling fee will be charged. If a guest experience and/or a 2nd day option has been purchased, an additional rescheduling fee of 10% will be charged.

No refund or credit toward a future program will be offered if a cancellation or request to reschedule occurs less than 31 days prior to your event. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of all event fees and the ability to attend future ST Octane Academy programs.

Cancellation and reschedule requests must be made by calling ST Octane Academy Client Service Representative Kaycee Hobbs: 435-277-8783, or Diva Hadley: 435-277-8788, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a 90% refund on ST Octane Academy [STOA] upgrades.

Reschedule requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a one-time credit toward attendance at a future STOA as long as the date falls within 12 months of the Fiesta/Focus ST delivery date. A $150 rescheduling fee will be charged. If a guest experience and/or a 2nd day option has been purchased, an additional rescheduling fee of 10% will be charged.

No refund or credit toward a future program will be offered if a cancellation or request to reschedule occurs less than 31 days prior to your event. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of all event fees and the ability to attend future ST Octane Academy programs.

Cancellation and reschedule requests must be made by calling ST Octane Academy Client Service Representative Kaycee Hobbs: 435-277-8783, or Diva Hadley: 435-277-8788, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST.

What is my liability?

There is an option to purchase a property damage waiver option to limit financial responsibility for damage done to the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST cars used in the ST Octane Academy program. This option will also be available for the cars and trucks used in optional second driving day upgrades.

Without the limited liability, the student assumes full financial responsibility up to full replacement value of the vehicle for any and all damage they do to the vehicle.

This option can be purchased on during registration on this website or prior to attending or at check-in upon arrival at Miller Motorsports Park.

ST Octane Academy Event Waiver/Liability:

POLICIES

1. PARTICIPANT AGREES TO ASSUME FULL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY UP TO THE LIMIT AGREED FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE. PARTICIPANT ALSO AGREES TO FULL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE EVENT(S) WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF PARTICIPANT OR OTHERWISE. ONLY PARTICIPANT NAMED ABOVE IS AUTHORIZED TO DRIVE THE ASSIGNED CAR.

2. IF THE CAR SUFFERS MECHANICAL FAILURE, MILLER PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS WILL PROVIDE, TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES, A BACK UP CAR.

3. AT ANY TIME, AND IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, MILLER PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE THE DRIVER FROM THE RACE CAR FOR ANY REASON. MILLER PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL CAR AS BACK-UP, RESULTING FROM ASSIGNED VEHICLE BEING DAMAGED. ANY ADDITIONAL VEHICLE ASSIGNED WILL REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY FEE, IF OPTION IS SELECTED, OTHERWISE,PARTICIPANT WILL BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEWLY ASSIGNED VEHICLE. REFUNDS WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF MILLER PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS.

VEHICLE DAMAGE WAIVER:

In consideration for Miller Motorsports Park and the Miller Performance Training Center (Collectively known as MMP) to agree to allow Participant to drive, practice, qualify and/or race in its vehicle and on its track, Participant agrees to hold harmless, indemnify and defend MMP against any and all claims, demands, actions (including attorney's fees and costs) liability, losses, damages, injuries (including, without limitation death and dismemberment) and accidents of whatever kind resulting in any way from participating in events at MMP. Participant further understands and agrees that he/she assumes full financial responsibility up to full replacement value of the MMP vehicle assigned to Participant (as described below) for any and all damage Participant does to the vehicle. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Participant may elect (where designated herein) a property damage waiver option and pay an additional fee to limit his/her financial responsibility to Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for damage done to the vehicle.

*Purchase Limited liability with School selection.

Where is Miller Motorsports Park?

Miller Motorsports Park
2901 North Sheep Lane
Tooele, Utah 84074
435-27-SPEED
(435-277-7333)

Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) is about 30 minutes west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Salt Lake airport is the nation's main Delta hub so flights are readily available.

Where do I check in at Miller Motorsports Park?

After parking, you will check in at the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum/Performance Schools Welcome Center – the building on your left/south at the main security gate.

Where do I park at Miller Motorsports Park?

Turning into Miller Motorsports Park, look for and follow the signs to park in the Performance Schools parking lot (first parking lot on your left/south side inside the main gate – before the Performance Schools Welcome Center/Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum building).

When does the Welcome Reception start?

ST Octane Academy begins with the evening Hoonigan Welcome Reception at 6pm MST.

Is there a dress standard for the Welcome Reception?

The dress standard for the Welcome Reception and ST Octane Academy is casual.

When does class start and end each day?

ST Octane Academy begins with the evening Hoonigan Reception at 6pm MST, followed by your On-Track Day One starting the next morning at 8:00am. Please arrive no later than 7:45am to check-in at the Welcome Center. Sessions run until about 5:00pm.

If you purchased an optional second day in the GT Performance Clinic this session begins at 8:00am. Please arrive no later than 7:45am to check-in at the Welcome Center. The GT Performance Clinic runs until about 5:00pm.

Which airport is most convenient to the Miller Motorsports Park?

Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) is 30 minutes to Miller Motorsports Park, door to door.
Four easy turns away – freeway on, freeway off, one right and one left.

Is there an age requirement for Hot Laps?

Yes. The minimum age requirement is fourteen+ (14+) years to ride along on a hot lap.