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Condolences on the deaths of Jon and James Herbert

Jon and James Herbert, sons of US Top Fuel Dragster racer Doug Herbert, were killed in a road traffic accident on 26th January 2008, aged seventeen and twelve. Although a US racer Doug has many connections in Europe both on a personal level and through his business Doug Herbert High Performance Parts.

We have received the following tributes to Jon and James. To send your own tribute, E-Mail eurodragster.com@btinternet.com.

The most recently-received tributes are at the top of the page.



We send our kindest thoughts to Doug Herbert and his wife on these dark days. We also have a lost son due to a road accident and to think your loss was double to ours I can say no more. Stand tall, godspeed and be proud always.

-- John and Lyn Everitt and family


Our thoughts are with Doug, Sonnie, Jessie and grandparents Chet, Leanne and Carole all of their friends and family at home in Charlotte, across the US and in the UK. What a tragic loss of young lives and dreams, a sad, sad and bitter loss. May the hearts and souls of Jon and James, brothers and best friends drive on in the memories of all those who had the pleasure to know and love them and may the boys continue to share each others company in eternity, watch over each other and their family and rest in peace.

-- Sharon and Jon Hogarth and all at Specialists In Design


I send our condolences to Doug Herbert and his wife. I met Doug in 2006 when I bought my car from him and he is a great guy. I have two children of the same age as Doug and when I am out of town at a races I always hope that nothing happens with my family at home. So for me it's really hard and really brings me down to Earth. We will think of and pray for Doug.

-- Urs Erbacher, family and team


What terrible, devastating news and the, to lose one son in an accident is unthinkable, but two? The irony is their dad risked his life every week in a 300+ mph Top Fuel car. God bless the Herbert family in the dark days that lie ahead.

-- Barry and Ali Bohannon


What terrible, devastating news and the, to lose one son in an accident is unthinkable, but two? The irony is their dad risked his life every week in a 300+ mph Top Fuel car. God bless the Herbert family in the dark days that lie ahead.

-- Barry and Ali Bohannon


I'm saddened to hear of the death of James and Jon Herbert this morning. My thoughts go out to all of their family and friends. It is a sad day when anyone dies but to have two children's lives cut short is extremely sad indeed. Rest in peace.

-- Adam Charnley


I have met Doug a couple of times and I can only say what a great guy he is. Nobody deserves news like this. God bless you Doug.

-- Wayne Nicholson




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