- Date of Birth: February 20, 1992
- Home: Los Angeles, California
- Website: http://www.austindyne.com
- 2015: 12 starts, 1 podium, 2 heat wins, 277 points, 9th overall (Supercars)
- 2014: 10 starts, best finish 5th, 2 heat wins, 150 points, 11th overall (Supercars)
- 2013: 6 starts, 1 podium, 66 points, 6th overall (Lites)
- CAREER: 22 starts, 1 podium, 4 heat wins, 427 points (Supercars); 6 starts, 1 podium, 66 points (Lites)
Was there anyone more quietly competitive in Red Bull Global Rallycross than Austin Dyne last year?
Sure, the livery was loud (neon paint splatters will do that to a car). But the sophomore driver and Los Angeles native spent much of the season posting impressive results without drawing too much attention. In fact, he left Washington DC and headed to his hometown doubleheader fourth in the championship, ahead of such names as eventual 2015 champion Scott Speed and two-time series champion Tanner Foust.
A plague of bad luck that set in all at once at the end of the year dashed his title hopes, but Dyne was quicker and more consistent as a sophomore than he was in his 2014 rookie season. His runner-up finish in Daytona gave Bryan Herta Rallysport its first Supercar podium, while two heat wins and his first career pole position in Barbados proved Dyne is well-suited to finding speed on the series’ larger tracks.
All the more impressive was how quickly Dyne found a rhythm with a brand new car. In only his second season in Red Bull GRC, he was able to make the most of his new machinery to the point where he ran up front most weekends, or at least salvaged decent points. Until Los Angeles, he finished eighth or better in every race, a testament to the quick work in adapting.
2016 will once again be looked at as a growth year, one where Dyne will look to add a few more podiums and hopefully his first race victory to the stat sheet. If all goes to plan, he’ll hold onto a top five spot in the standings all season long this time around.