Born in Johannesburg South Africa, Danny started his motorsports career competing in National motocross events in South Africa. In his final year of racing bikes, Danny won his state title before succumbing to a serious injury that put him in a coma for over a week.
Danny immigrated to the USA in 1993 and started racing cars in 2008 in Spec Miata, arguably SCCA's most competitive class.
The Spec Miata class has the highest car counts of all SCCA fields, and the cars are all built to a very tight specification, ensuring exceptionally close racing at all tracks.
These cars are "momentum cars" as they lack the horsepower to recover from small errors, and therefore maintaining momentum is critical to success in this class. This breeds a driver who understands how to get the most out of the car, how to maintain speed through the turns, and how to minimize the small errors that scrub speed.
Because of this the Spec Miata class is a an exceptional platform for driver development many of the top pro GT drivers have spent time behind the wheel of a Spec Miata.
As of June 21st 2015, in Spec Miata Racing, Danny Steyn's
race stats are .......
|◊||62||Race Wins (33%)|
|◊||51||Starts from Pole Position (27%)|
|◊||3||ARRC Wins - Five ARRC podiums|
|◊||2||June Sprints Wins - Four June Sprints podiums|
|◊||1||SCCA Runoffs Podium|
|◊||1||NASA Championships Podium|
|◊||10||Track Records (Sebring, Watkins Glen, VIR, PBIR, Barber (4x), Road Atlanta, CMP)|
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Motor racing is an expensive sport and Danny is very grateful for the support he has received from his sponsors over the years.
Rossini Racing Engines offer top shelf pro built engines for motor racing drivers and street enthusiasts. From their origin as a factory AMA motocross support program, Rossini has transitioned into motor racing with amazing success. Over the past four years, Rossini Engines have powered their drivers to countless championships, wins, podiums and track records. Moreover, Mike Rossini takes care of his customers.
OPM Autosports is a proven race and championship winning race car prep shop that specializes in trackside support. OPM has literally built hundreds of race cars, and currently specializes in Mazda and Honda, as supports all classes including Spec Miata, Improved Touring classes ITA, ITS, Super Touring Classes STL and STU, as well as Prod cars. They offer a complete arrive and drive program with rental Spec Miata's, and also offer trackside support for all SCCA races in the South East, and offer trackside support to visiting racers.
Traqmate is a vehicle data acquisition device designed for pros or track day enthusiasts who want to record their day, play it back with their HD video, and analyze their performance to get the most out of their car and themselves. It uses a high-speed GPS receiver and high resolution accelerometers to track and record the speed of a vehicle, its absolute location, and forces acting on the vehicle. The Traqview analysis program uses advanced mathematical algorithms to translate this data into visual form where it is easy to spot differences between drivers, vehicles, and sessions.
Carbotech Brakes are a high performance brake manufacturer based in the USA and are owned and operated by the great Puskar family. Carbotech performance brakes feature a unique brake pad technology that is now being used by pro racers, club racers, and tuners throughout the USA. They offer amazing initial bite, strong anti-fade stopping power, but more imporatantly they provide great pedal feel that minimizes flat spots in the high threshold braking areas. Overall they help reduce lap times and win races.
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2013 SCCA Runoffs Podium
2013 June Sprints, Spec Miata Race 2 podium.
Danny Steyn, 2011 ARRC Champion Spec Miata
Danny Steyn, 2010 June Sprints Champion Spec Miata