Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sharon Loves Wayne ... and Mark

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sharon Loves Wayne ... and Mark

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Byline: Mark Bode

WAYNE Whitfield seems fairly relaxed for a guy who shares his wife with another man.

His better half, Sharon, gets excited just thinking about V8 Supercar star Mark Skaife, and her emotions will go into overdrive today when she watches him tackle Mount Panorama in the Bathurst 1000.

"There's three people in the relationship - at least there is on race weekends," Sharon said.

She got hooked on motor racing while watching Bathurst with her father as a child, and got hooked on Skaife when he burst on to the scene in the late 1980s.

Up until that time the late Peter Brock was her idol.

"I've watched Bathurst ever since I can remember," she said. "I come from a Holden family."

Sharon has met Skaife several times, and hubby is always there with camera in hand.

The couple's Sippy Downs home has been turned into a virtual shrine to Skaife, with signed and framed T-shirts and photos of them together.

Sharon admits she is obsessed with the five-time Bathurst winner. …

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