Born and raised in a small town in Yorkshire, England, Dan followed his passion from Kart Racing at 8 years old to racing the fastest race cars in the World in America.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of family, friends, and music and entertainment promoter, Chas Cole, Dan was able to realise his racing dream. Promoted into open wheel racing full-time in 2001, he progressed through British Formula Ford and Formula 3 becoming a frequent race winner and winning the prestigious Formula Ford Festival World Championship event in 2004.

America became the next target in 2006 and Dan was hired to race in the Champ Car World Series (CART). He immediately fought with the front runners in his rookie season and soon earned the nickname “Speedy Dan” that stuck with him since.

Following on from that, Dan represented Great Britain in the A1GP World Series. Then upon returning to the US in 2010, he competed in the Firestone Indy Lights series scoring podiums for the famed Indycar team, Walker Racing.

Since 2011, Dan broadened his horizons and participated in a variety of sportscar and Nascar types from the Nascar Nationwide series to winning the 2012 ITC Porsche Cayman Championship with Isringhausen Motorsports. Extra curricular racing also includes competing with teams in the 24hrs of LeMons and the Chump Car World Series (A play on the name of his old series Champ Car World Series) which are some of his most enjoyable races.

2014 saw Dan race in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in a Porsche 911 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course as his sportscar resume continues to grow.

 

1993-2000 Multiple UK Karting titles (50+ wins)

2001 BRDC Formula Ford Champion (5 wins, 12 top5s)

2002 UK Junior Formula Ford 4th in pts (2 wins, 7 top5s)

2004 UK Formula Ford 2nd in pts (1 win, 18 top5s)

2004 Formula Ford Festival World Champion

2005 British Formula 3 5th in pts (1 win, 11 top5s) 

2006 Champ Car World Series Rookie Runner-up (1 Pole, 3 top5s) 

2007 Champ Car World Series (2 top5s)

2009 A1GP World Series – Team GBR driver (3 top10s)

2010 Firestone Indy Lights Series 7th in pts (2 2nds, 5 top5s)

2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series - Road course races

2012 Intercontinental Trophy Cup Cayman Champion

2013 Isringhausen Porsche Cayman Team Driver

2014 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge - Porsche 911