A Birmingham, Ala., man died Saturday after a crash at Road Atlanta raceway in Braselton, where he reportedly drove more than 120 mph in a high performance driver’s education course.
Herbert Glenn Dick Jr., 56, was participating in the driver’s course at the Braselton race track. Hall County authorities responded about 4 p.m. Saturday to the crash, where Dick Jr. lost control of his Ford Mustang.
“Herbert Dick Jr. struck the wall in turn 10 and was pronounced deceased at the hospital,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes wrote in an email. “It was estimated that Dick was traveling at speeds approximately 120+ mph.”
The National Auto Sport Association Southeast put on the two-day weekend event at Road Atlanta, which included sprint races and time trials.
“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,” the racing group said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones in this trying time.”
Attempts to reach Road Atlanta for comment were unsuccessful.
No autopsy will be performed, Bailes said.