historicracing

Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Mark Skaife
Mark Skaife
AUSTRALIA

Born
3 / 4 / 1967
Skaife started his circuit career in 1984 at age 17. The early part of the nineties was probably the most productive time for him, with victories at Bathurst in 1991 and '92, Touring Car titles in '92 and '94 and "Gold Star's" in the Australian Driver's Championship in '91 '92 and '93. A move to the Holden Racing Team upon the retirement of Peter Brock in 1997 has lead to the next successful phase of his career, finishing third in the V8 Supercar series in both 1998 and '99, before last year's success. In securing victory in 2000, Mark recorded four pole positions, four round wins, three seconds and a third in the thirteen round Championship. Perhaps his most memorable drive was at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide where after mechanical dramas in Saturday's first 250k leg, Skaife started Sunday's heat from the rear of the grid and overcame first heat then a thunderstorm to secure possibly the best win of his career. Off the track, Skaife involves himself in industry issues, including track safety and design (he was an advisor on the layout of the Canberra street circuit,) is on the Product Development Committee at Holden Special Vehicles and is a regular on Network Ten.