Van Halen, or something like that

Posted by Iannucci | 3/25/2009 | 7 comments »
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Kudos to Junior Open Wheel Talent for finding this story in the nether reaches of The Suncoast News, which indicates that another Champ Car refu...err, transition driver may soon be in the IRL fold. This one, however, appears headed for the Indy Lights.

A new driver will also be manning the Team E cockpit this season. Belgian-born former Champ Car driver Jan Heylen, 28, plans to take over. Heylen drove in the 2008 24 Hours of Daytona.
Might as well jump to the junior series, right?

*waiting for the cacophony of groans*

OK, how about I just link the David Lee Roth Soundboard and end the post? Cool.


  1. Anonymous // March 25, 2009 11:17 PM  

    Van Halen references for Jan Haylan: CHECK

    DLR soundbyte website: CHECK

    Valerie Bertinelli People magazine bikini cover: ??? Jenny Craig freakin' worked!!!

  2. Migue // March 26, 2009 3:04 AM  

    Jan Heylen is a fine driver. I never was very impressed with im in his two years in ChampCars, until one of the last races in Assen, when he finished on the podium after a very good drive.
    Still I doubt he's good enough for IndyCars, ChampCars was sucking in its last few years.

  3. Anonymous // March 26, 2009 5:12 AM  

    Would people complain about the lack of American drivers if they were all named after classic American bands? Like Franz N. Roses and Wilhelm von Ratt?

  4. The SpeedGeek // March 26, 2009 5:18 AM  

    Hey, yeah, I heard that unlike EJ Viso, this guy gets his funding from...Panama. I also heard that Camara was up for this ride, but since he lost out, Jamie's Crying. I'm here all week, folks. Tip your wait staff.

  5. The American Mutt // March 26, 2009 6:48 AM  


    What about Arie O. Speedwagon?

  6. Anonymous // March 26, 2009 8:54 AM  

    Actually it's Arie O'Speedwagon. He's Derek Daly's cousin.

  7. Anonymous // March 26, 2009 7:22 PM  

    Come on... google an updated VH photo!!!

    I want a balding David Lee Roth, short haired Eddie, a neck braced Alex, & the chubby VH kid who replaced Mike Anthony!!! :) :) :)