Jan Heylen

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Jan Heylen
Nationality Belgium Belgian
Born (1980-05-01) 1 May 1980 (age 34)
Geel, Belgium
Champ Car World Series
Years active 2006-2007
Teams Dale Coyne Racing
Conquest Racing
Starts 23
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 14th in 2006
Previous series
2005
2004
2004
2003
2003
2001-2002
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
International Formula 3000
German Formula Three
Formula Three Euroseries
Spanish Formula Three
British Formula Ford
Championship titles
2005
2002
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
Formula Ford Festival

Jan Heylen (born 1 May 1980 in Geel) is a Belgian racing driver. He competed in the Champ Car World Series between 2006-2007.

Racing career[edit]

Early career and F3000[edit]

He began karting in 1992 and was the 2005 Renault Eurocup champion. He also won the 2002 Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and has competed in the Formula Three Euroseries. In 2004 Heylen drove in the first four Formula 3000 races of the season with Team Astromega before being replaced by Olivier Tielemans.

Champ Car World Series[edit]

He beat out Nicky Pastorelli for the 2006 Champ Car World Series season at Dale Coyne Racing by bringing sponsorship from the Muermans Group and BergHOFF Worldwide. Heylen ended the season 14th in the standings with a best finish of 5th at the Cleveland Grand Prix. He was unable to find a ride for the first 3 races of the 2007 season, but was brought on to Conquest Racing to replace Matt Halliday from the fourth race onwards. Despite finishing 2nd at TT Circuit Assen, the race would be his final one for the team as he was replaced for the final two races by funded driver Nelson Philippe.

After Champ Car[edit]

In 2008 he drove in the first two Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series races, including the 24 Hours of Daytona, in the Synergy Racing GT-class Porsche 911. He also competed in five FIA GT series endurance races in a Prospeed Competition Porsche 911 in the G3 class with teammates David Dermont, David Loix, and Franz Lamot. In 2009 he signed on to compete in the Firestone Indy Lights series, driving for Team E.[1] However, the team nor Heylen never appeared on track all season. He attended the 2010 IndyCar Series preseason meetings with Conquest Racing but has not yet announced a deal with the team.[2] However, the 2010 season saw him drive for Team E, which never happened in 2009, in the 2010 Indy Lights season opener in St. Petersburg. Ironically, he finished second, as he did in his final Champ Car race, to Lights rookie Jean-Karl Vernay. In 2011 Heylen drove in the 24 Hours of Daytona for Starworks Motorsport and made six starts in the FIA GT3 European Championship for Prospeed Competition and finished 27th in points.

Heylen competed in a Trans-Am Series race in the GGT class and two Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races driving a Dodge Challenger, three Rolex Sports Car Series GT-class races in a Dodge Viper, one American Le Mans Series LMP2-class race for Conquest Endurance, and one Pirelli World Challenge race in 2012.

He currently resides in Tampa, Florida.

Motorsports career results[edit]

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2003 Kolles Dallara F302/076 Mercedes HOC
1

20
HOC
2

18
ADR
1

19
ADR
2

15
PAU
1

10
PAU
2

DNS
NOR
1

11
NOR
2

17
LMS
1

15
LMS
2

15
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
A1R
1

20
A1R
2

21
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
28th 0

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2004 Team Astromega IMO
11
CAT
11
MON
8
NUR
9
MAG SIL HOC HUN SPA MNZ 16th 1

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Champ Car[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2006 Dale Coyne Racing LBH
7
HOU
13
MTY
16
MIL
12
POR
15
CLE
5
TOR
16
EDM
16
SJO
11
DEN
11
MTL
9
ROA
9
SRF
14
MXC
13
14th 140
2007 Conquest Racing LVG LBH HOU POR
Ret
CLE
Ret
MTT
Ret
TOR
Ret
EDM
10
SJO
9
ROA
6
ZOL
13
ASN
2
SRF MXC 16th 104

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2010 Team E United States
STP
2
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
KTY
United States
HMS
24th 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team E Plans to Field Jan Heylen". Junior Open Wheel Talent. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Cavin, Curt (15 January 2010). "More questions than answers after IndyCar Series meeting". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

http://janheylen.com/

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alan van der Merwe
Formula Ford Festival Winner
2002
Succeeded by
Joey Foster
Preceded by
Luca Rangoni
(Renault Sport Clio Trophy)
Eurocup Mégane Trophy Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Jaap van Lagen