Born on this day (29th - April)
1916 - 1988
1941 - 2008
1957 - 2001
1967 - 1992
Died on this day (29th - April)
1874 - 1925
1913 - 1978
1936 - 2002
1917 - 2002
1923 - 2008
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.