Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Occupation: Self Employed
While living in South Africa, Danny competed at national level in many sports including
He has held state and/or national titles in each of these sports.
Danny got into motocross at the age of 21, and made up for his lack of experience with enthusiasm and a fearless attitude, and embraced the theory that if you're not crashing you're not going fast enough, and you will never find your limits. One race announcer commentated at the 1982 Kings Park Supercross event ... "there goes Danny Steyn. He's really fast between crashes!" But it paid off and soon Danny was winning championships and picking up sponsors.
At the peak of his Motocross career, Danny was part of the wonderfully talented Blue Stratos Kawasaki Team that was the dominant force in motocross in South Africa in the 1980's. This team produced some well respected winners including Greg Albertyn (World Motocross Champion in 1992, '93 and '94, AMA Champion '99), Colin Dugmore and Robbie Herring (Multiple UK Champion and manager of the UK Motocross Des Nations Team).
In 1983 Danny won his State Championship with 13 wins in 14 races. Danny also competed in the famous Roof of Africa 3-Day Rally in 1984 and 1985, and raced Enduros, Off Road races and Hare Scrambles.
Unfortunately a really bad motocross accident in a race at Eshowe, Kwazulu in 1987 hospitalized Danny. During surgery he lapsed into a coma, and was in intensive care for over a week. Despite being administered his last rites, he made a full recovery, and went back racing 6-months later.
Unfortunately he never got back to full speed and retired from motocross in 1988.
As of Dec 21st 2016, racing in multiple classes, Danny Steyn's race stats are .......
Steyn started road racing in the Panoz Championship,
Sebring International Raceway 2007
Danny Steyn on the podium at the 2013 SCCA Runoffs, with
winner Jim Drago and 2nd place finisher Voytek Burdzy.
2013 June Sprints, Spec Miata Race 2 podium. Danny Steyn
(2nd place finisher) shares the podium with race winner Erik
Stearns and 3rd place finisher Craig Berry.
Engine builder Mike Rossini joins Danny Steyn on the winners
podium at the 2011 ARRC Road Atlanta
Steyn - 2010 June Sprints Champion
Steyn winning the 2011 ARRC at Road Atlanta
Steyn leading the Spec Miata field at the 2011 SCCA Runoffs
Steyn taking the race win at Barber Motorsports Park, 2009
Steyn leading the Spec Miata field at VIR, 2009
Road racing legend
Tommy Kendall presenting
the IWC AMG Ingenieure
watch to Danny Steyn in