With kinks worked out of the new 39 car, Steyn was finally able to take the new car to its maiden race weekend. And all indicators pointed to a really stellar debut.
In the three dry qualifying sessions, Steyn was 2nd, 4th, and Pole. In the fourth wet qualifying session, Steyn took out worn intermediates to find out what the track really had to offer and as expected was way off the pace.
In Saturday’s race, Steyn led for two laps but was struggling with the setup on his new car, and slowly dropped back to finish 7th. The top 7 cars crossed the line within 3 seconds of the winner!
Sunday’s Race 2 was held in soaking rain. Steyn, normally fast in the wet, took time to get used to the new Hoosier H2O’s. Steyn lost a lot of time when he had a huge moment spinning off at South Bend, but recovered, and while everyone around him was flying off the track, Steyn kept calm, kept it on the track and finished 2nd to Todd Buras.
◊ Watch Danny Steyn’s in-car video from Saturday’s rain race. Danny has a huge moment at 9:25. Subscribe to Danny Steyn’s YouTube Channel to receive notifications of the latest race videos.