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A PODIUM FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN EDMONTON!

july 24, 2016

For the third year in a row, the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team has crossed the finish line in second place on the circuit of the Edmonton International Raceway. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has demonstrated all of his skills and fighter tenacity by fiercely defending his position throughout the entire 300-lap event which was punctuated by nine neutralizations.

The mechanical team has done exemplary work, especially having had to change the carburetor and engine of the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car. During today's race, it was with great efficiency that Billy Burns, crew chief, has deployed a winning strategy. In fifth place on the starting grid and spending the majority of his time in the top-3, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was able to skillfully maneuver his way through the multiple incidents that occurred in the race.

“The boys have worked really hard on the car yesterday, and I'm very proud of them. We were forced to reintegrate a used engine which had already been used for six races. I was competitive, and the strategy was to make sure we had good positioning for restarts, and to stay in the top-3 to finish strong. It's not over, we want to win races, and we're taking it one race at a time,” shares the determined driver of the #47 WeatherTechCanada / Groupe Bellemare car.

Seven event of the season: Velocity Prairie Thunder 250

The second and last stop in Western Canada will occur on Wednesday, July 27 on the track of the Wyant Group Raceway (Saskatoon, Sask.). Known for being a steep and fast track, it is with determination and consistency that the whole #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare team wishes to perform strongly and honor their major partners.

AN UNMISSABLE EVENT!
Autograph session at Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Monday July 25, 2016

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will participate in an autograph session organized by his partner, the Delta Bessborough on July 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare trailer and car of the 2014 NASCAR Pinty's series champion will also be on-site. Racing fans and the media will be invited to a meet and greet with the driver, as well as to take pictures (in front of the main entrance of the Delta Bessborough).

A cocktail with Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will then take place at the hotel's Metric Garden Lounge @The Bess between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. Martin Gilbert, general manager, will offer a free drink to each person present at the autograph session.

From East to West, the ambassadors are here to support the cause!

Generosity knows no borders, multiple fans have answered the call in Alberta, and we were able to raise an additional $360 for a total of $2010 to date. Join us this Wednesday, July 27 on the Wyan Group Raceway circuit (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan).

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WeatherTech Canada designs, develops and produces high quality, digitally custom fit automotive accessories; including FloorLiners, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Liners, TechLiners and No-Drill Mudflaps. Engineers use the newest technology available to measure the geometric complexity of the vehicle ensuring a constantly perfect fit. WeatherTech… Where Technology and All Weather Protection meet! www.weathertech.ca

Groupe Bellemare: Competitive and dynamic, Thomas Bellemare's innovative and growing family team is ready to take on any challenge. With support from senior members and a qualified team of managers, the third-generation Bellemares are reaching new heights. Built upon a solid past, the company moves forward with an exceptional team of experts and seeks a select group of clients. Our clients continue to benefit from our wide variety of services that target a large number of sectors. As a result, our visibility is constantly on the rise. Working with the Bellemare team has become a measure of success. Start off right by choosing a winning team! www.groupebellemare.com

Summary – Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • In 2015, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship in fourth place (2 podiums and six top-5s in eleven events.)
  • 2014 champion of the NASCAR Pinty's series: 5 podiums and 2 victories, as well as 9 top-5s in eleven events. It is the first time that a team made up entirely of Quebecers wins this championship.  (Prep. team: King Autosport, managed by Martin Roy).
  • Won the Gilles Villeneuve Trophy in 2014 and 2001. This trophy symbolizes the fighting spirit and on-track excellence of a Quebec-native driver throughout the season that just ended. It is the first time that a recipient of the Trophy wins it twice throughout their career.
  • Won, in 2013, the only Ontarian event to this day made up of an all-Quebecer podium (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – NCATS series);
  • The only Canadian who climbed on the podium in 2012 during the prestigious event of the 12 hours of Sebring (2nd place - American Le Mans Series - GT3 Cup – WeatherTech Racing Team);
  • Won the title of rookie of the year in 2011 in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series despite having only participated in 8 races out of 13 (scoring four top-10s and two top-5s);
  • Crowned Canadian champion in Formula Ford 1600 in 2002;
  • He still owns the record in Formule Ford 1600 for the highest amount of victories and pole positions in one season (2002).

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