Danny Steyn, 2011 ARRC Champion Spec Miata
Danny Steyn, 2010 June Sprints Champion Spec Miata
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.
Championships and Race Results
In just four years of racing Steyn has attained a record of
◊ 8 Championship Titles
◊ 2 ARRC Wins
◊ 1 June Sprints Wins
◊ 5 Track Records
◊ 44 Race Wins
◊ 79 Podiums
◊ 25 Poles
Motor racing is an expensive sport and Danny is very grateful for the support he has received from his sponsors over the years. Danny is currently sponsored by:-
◊ Adept Studios - Full Service photography studio in South Florida
◊ OPM Autosports - Professional race car prep shop and track side support
◊ Rossini Racing Engines - Championship winning Spec Miata and Mazda race engines
◊ Traqmate Data - Cutting edge GPS based data acquisition system for driver improvement