Driver killed during track day event at Road Atlanta

Herbert Glenn Dick Jr., a 56-year-old resident of Birmingham, Alabama, 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 reports 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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