Scott Atherton: "One of Jack’s most notable achievements has to be when he pushed his broken race car across the finish line at the 1959 U.S. Grand Prix at Sebring."
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –“On behalf of the entire International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) community, I want to offer sincere condolences to the family of Sir Jack Brabham, a global motorsports icon and innovator, who passed away yesterday,” said Scott Atherton, IMSA president and COO. “He was a unique personality who had success across nearly all aspects of the motorsports industry.
“While all three of his sons, Geoff, Gary and David, achieved success in different eras of IMSA sports car competition, one of Jack’s most notable achievements has to be when he pushed his broken race car across the finish line at the 1959 U.S. Grand Prix at Sebring to record a fourth-place finish that confirmed him as World Champion. He was one of the giants of our industry and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Brabham family at this difficult time.”