David Brabham scored his eighth consecutive American Le Mans Series podium to cap the celebrations surrounding his 100th ALMS race start at Mosport International Raceway.
The Australian's fourth second-place finish of the season sees Brabham and Patron Highcroft Racing team-mate Simon Pagenaud head into the final round of the year with a 16-point lead over CytoSport's Klaus Graf.
Consistent form has delivered a faultless run of podium finishes so far this season, with Sunday's result at the only Canadian round on the ALMS calendar taking Brabham's impressive race tally to 97 top ten finishes and 59 podiums in 100 races.
The Brabham name has been synonymous with the highest echelons of motorsport for over 50 years, so it was fitting that David celebrated the major milestone at the circuit where his father, Sir Jack Brabham, won the first Canadian Grand Prix the same weekend 43 years ago.
Continuing his own legacy befitting of the Brabham name, David has contested the majority of races since the ALMS' inception in 1999 and his first race in the Panoz GTR-1. He is the only man to take pole positions and race wins in the ACO-sanctioned classes of GT1, GT2, LMP1 and LMP2 — a feat that cannot be repeated.
Triple F1 world champion Sir Jack led the messages of congratulations pouring into Mosport International Raceway. Sending his special message from his home in Australia, he commented: “Many congratulations of achieving your 100th race with ALMS, a great achievement with really consistently fantastic results.
“The whole family is extremely proud of you, not only for the huge talent you have for your racing, but also for the way you are living your life and the excellent contribution you are making to society as a good role model for the younger generation coming along.
“I am so sorry that I am unable to be there for the celebration, but I am thinking of you and hope it is a happy time for you.”
David's brother Geoff, who raced with IMSA and was multiple champion in the now defunct Camel GT Series, joined his father in leading the congratulations.