Born and raised in Belgium, Eric was one of the most promising and prominent junior open-wheel drivers in Europe in the 1980s. He was also an extremely diverse driver, competing in the stock car-based ProCar Championship, the 24 hours of Le Mans, Formula 3000, Indy Lights, and eventually, CART and IRL. Arguably his biggest achievement was winning the 1991 Indy Lights Championship, a feat that truly put him on the US map as a superstar of the sport. But driving wasn’t the end-all, be-all for Eric. He had a dream, a dream to run his own team in the U.S. Forsaking his life in Europe, Eric and his family made the big full-time move to the US in 1996 and started Conquest Racing. It was only a matter of months before Eric had his first race car in the shop, an Indy Lights car that would compete in the 1997 Indy Lights Championship. The rest, as they say, is history. Recently, Eric has been consulting for Scuderia Corsa as their Managing Director with the goal of restructuring the organization. In the midst of closing out the 2016 season with Scuderia Corsa, he is embarking on heading the establishment and management of New Country Competizione, New Country Motor Car Group’s all-new Ferrari Challenge race team.