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Skaifey

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He is the most successful driver in Australian motorsport history. One of the icons of the sport, ultimately a Holden hero after starting his career with Nissan: but there is much more to Mark Skaife than just that. Move past the numbers—more touring car round wins than any other driver, equal to the best in touring car titles, five Bathurst wins, three Australian Drivers' Championships, and numerous other accolades—and you'll find a driver with a deeply entrenched popularity in the sport. This is Mark's story in...

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Overview

He is the most successful driver in Australian motorsport history. One of the icons of the sport, ultimately a Holden hero after starting his career with Nissan: but there is much more to Mark Skaife than just that. Move past the numbers—more touring car round wins than any other driver, equal to the best in touring car titles, five Bathurst wins, three Australian Drivers' Championships, and numerous other accolades—and you'll find a driver with a deeply entrenched popularity in the sport. This is Mark's story in his own words, from before the time the motorsport bug first bit to the final days of his time with HRT and the desire to keep racing at Bathurst. He talks about the level of commitment he put in to become the very best while some of those around him tell how this changed the face of the sport in this country. Find out what motivated him to dominate, how teams he was involved with twice forced the rules to be changed to give others a chance, what he loved about the sport, and what he misses today. But also discover the other Mark Skaife. An accomplished businessman with runs on the board, a family man devoted to his three children, a road safety advocate, and much more. This is the only place you will read the true story of Mark Skaife and all that has gone on around him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741668995
  • Publisher: Random House Australia
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Skaife is one of Australia's greatest ever touring car drivers. In his legendary 22 year career, Mark won five touring car championships and five Bathursts. He remains the most successful driver in Australian touring car history surpassing the late Peter Brock’s record of 37 championship round victories.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Andrew Clarke 1

1 This is what we do 7

2 New scenery 57

3 Who do you think I am? 111

4 Getting into the fast lane 129

5 Climbing the peak 151

6 The best of times and the worst of times 157

7 The good and the bad 167

8 Winning is everything 187

9 Life on the edge 219

10 The things that matter 249

11 Spheres of influence 267

12 It can be a cruel sport 283

13 Other perspectives 301

Mark Skaife Chronology 335

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