Jan Heylen Pilots Team E Racing Machine In 2010 Season-Opener
"Team E could not be more pleased with a second place finish at the
Heylen qualified fourth for Sunday's event, but fell back in the field at the start of the race to avoid an early crash. He and the Team E Racing crew struggled a bit with their set-up throughout the weekend, but were able to work their way back up to second before the race was red flagged due to severe weather.
"The entire Team worked so hard this past weekend and I am extremely happy to be able to provide them with a second-place podium finish," said Heylen. "During the race, the weather certainly put a wrench in our vehicle set-up, but I gave it everything thing I had and pushed the vehicle as hard as I could. It was a great opportunity to get back behind the wheel and to push myself as a driver. I am unsure what the future will hold with myself and Team E Racing, but I am grateful to Neil Enerson and the entire Team to have been able to put in a good showing in
Prior to this weekend's event, the 2007 season marks the last time Heylen competed in an open-wheel car, when he fulfilled driving duties for Conquest Racing in two events in the Champ Car World Series. That year, Heylen would earn a second-place finish at Assen,
When not pursuing his own racing career, which has included Championship wins in the former Renault Eurocup and British Formula Ford Festival and a stint in the Champ Car World Series, Heylen serves as the chief driving instructor for the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series. He is also the lead testing and development driver for the Series. The Series' 2010 season-opener will be held at VIRginia International Raceway on April 24th.
Jan Heylen is supported by the following sponsors:
Sponsors: VW Motorsports
About Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup
The SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup was launched in 2008 as way to introduce clean diesel technology to the
The Jetta TDI Cup car is powered by a 2.0-liter, 170 hp, four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine mated to a six-speed, double-clutch, automatic DSG transmission. The car is only slightly modified from stock with Pirelli racing tires, race suspension and brake components, drivers racing safety seat, FIA roll cage and an on-board fire extinguisher system.
Fans can log on to watch live timing and scoring during Jetta TDI Cup events at: http://livetiming.net/scca/VW.
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