PIRTEK Team Murray’s Matt Brabham has continued on from where he left off by winning today’s third and final Stadium Super Truck support event at the IndyCar double header at Belle Isle, Detroit, dedicating his victory to injured fellow Australian driver Matt Mingay.
Brabham, fresh from a successful debut in the 100th Indianapolis 500 last weekend, won Friday’s opening race, while yesterday’s second race was red-flagged after a serious accident involving Mingay on lap three.
Mingay was rushed to hospital with facial injuries and remains there in a serious, but stable condition.
Brabham, who beat home EJ Viso and fellow Australian Paul Morris, only had thoughts for Mingay after the race.
The 22 year-old was a replacement driver for series boss Robby Gordon in the Arctic Cat entry for the weekend.
“It was great to get the win today and really make it two from two, but our thoughts are with Matt (Mingay) and his wife Sheena,” said Brabham.
“It was a crazy weekend and all our thoughts and prayers are with Matt and his family. We were racing for him today.
“We were so happy to see him taken off the critical list, but obviously he has a tough road ahead of him for a while and we all just hope his recovery is a quick and as successful as possible.”
Brabham started today’s race from the back after his Friday victory, but had raced his way to the lead by mid-race.
Brabham is actively chasing more rides in the Verizon IndyCar Series this year and is hopeful of a full-time ride in the open-wheel series in 2017.
In the meantime he is hoping to continue his run in the Stadium Super Truck Series and anything else that might open up for him.
round of the Stadium Super Trucks Series will be at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 from July 8-10, which Brabham is hoping to be a part of.