Tributes flow for DJRTP co-owner Brabeck

  • 29/01/2018
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

A host of Supercars drivers and teams have paid tribute to Steve Brabeck following news of the DJR Team Penske co-owner’s death.

Brabeck, 60, passed away overnight following a 24-year battle with cancer.

The Crimsafe founder had been a key supporter of Dick Johnson’s Supercars squad for almost a decade, owning 20 percent of the outfit under its current DJR Team Penske guise.

Those to pay tribute to Brabeck today on social media included the team's current drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard.

23Red Racing’s Will Davison, who drove for DJR in 2006-08, described Brabeck as “one of the nicest guys in pitlane”, a sentiment another former DJR driver in James Moffat echoed.

Crimsafe’s initial sponsorship of DJR in 2009 included full-car backing for Grant Denyer’s Super2 Series entry.

The company went on to enjoy a long association with the television personality, who says Brabeck “helped me realise my wildest racing dreams”.

Although keeping a relatively low public profile, Brabeck made many friends in the pitlane.

Rival teams also passed condolences to Brabeck’s family and DJR Team Penske.

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