High performance driver education events are intended to teach you how to be a safer driver when out on the track first and foremost, and a faster driver second. Even these safe driver events can go wrong, though, and a sad story out of Georgia this week serves as a reminder of this.
Herbert Glenn Dick Jr., 56, of Birmingham, Alabama was killed after crashing his 2003 Ford Mustang while participating in a National Auto Sport Association HPDE event at Road Atlanta, The Gainesville Times reports. The crash happened at Road Atlanta’s notorious Turn 10, a sharp left-hander placed at the end of long straight, with a downhill braking section to top. Dick was estimated to be travelling at speed of 120 mph when the crash occurred.
“NASA Southeast offers our sincerest condolences to the family of Glenn Dick of Birmingham, (Ala.) who passed away from injuries suffered on Saturday at Road Atlanta,” a statement released by the governing body said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones in this trying time.”
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