Born in Johannesburg South Africa, Danny started his motorsports career competing in motocross, supercross, enduro and hair-scramble 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 V8 Panoz cars in 2007 before switching to the Spec Miata class, 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 sports car drivers have spent time behind the wheel of a Spec Miata.
Danny has also raced several pro events including IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and Mazda Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup.
For the 2017 Season Danny is campaigining in both Spec Miata and Super Touring Lite classes.
As of Dec 21st 2016, Danny Steyn's race stats are .......
|Race Wins (38%)|
|Starts from Pole Position (35%)|
|American Road Race of Champions Titles (ARRC)|
|June Sprints Titles, plus Four June Sprints podiums|
|SCCA Runoffs Podium|
|NASA Championships Podiums|
|Track Records (Sebring, Watkins Glen, VIR, PBIR, Barber (4x), Road Atlanta, CMP, Dominion Raceway)|
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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.
Mazda Motorsports sets the standard by which all companies are judged in terms of their commitment to motorsports, and especially the grass-roots motor racing community. On any weekend there are more Mazda's racing than any other make of car, and at some events, more than all the other makes combined. Mazda has produced more than 1Million of the legendary Miata's, one of the most successful racing platforms of all time, and Mazda has the only open-top one-marque class in the world, the incredibly popular Mazda Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Car. Moreover Mazda provides a very generous ladder scheme called Mazda Road to 24 Program to assist talented and aspiring drivers to ascend to the pinnacle of the pro ranks, and compete in the Daytona 24 hours.
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.
G-LOC Brakes are a high performance brake manufacturer based in the USA and are owned and operated by the Puskar brothers Chris and Danny. G-LOC 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.
Traqgear Innovations is a motorsports apparrel and equipment company. Its revolutionary fireproof lightweight driver underwear sets a completely new standard for driver comfort and safety. It also produces innovative driver cooling systems and accessories.
Adept Studios is a full service commercial and family photography studio serving South Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands. Operating out of a state of the art 4000sqft studio, Adept Studios specializes in commercial and product photography, as well as personal and family photography including weddings and engagements, family portraits, headshots, model portfolios and more.
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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