Amateur Driver killed at Road Atlanta

| August 5, 2015
Section of Road Atlanta course where driver was killed.  Fox Sports Photo

Section of Road Atlanta course where driver was killed. Fox Sports Photo

BRAZELTON — An amateur driver was killed when he lost control of his car last weekend at Road Atlanta, north of Atlanta near Brazelton.

Herbert Glenn Dick Jr., 56 of Birmingham, was killed on Saturday after crashing his Ford Mustang in a High Performance Driver Education 2 (HPDE 2) session with the National Auto Sport Association Southeast (NASA Southeast) at Road Atlanta.

The crash took place at Turn 10, a left-right chicane at the end of a long backstraight. The driver was estimated to have been travelling at over 120 mph.

The Gainesville Times reported that Hall County authorities responded to the crash at about 4 p.m., and that the driver was pronounced dead at the hospital later in the day. It added that no autopsy will be performed.

HPDE events are track day events held by NASA where any driver can take their car out onto the racetrack and – depending on the class they enter – drive around the circuit solo or with an instructor in the passenger seat.

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