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AN UNEXPECTED END TO THE RACE FOR JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN

september 4, 2016

At the wheel of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare/ MIA / Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi car, Jean-François Dumoulin quickly made his way to the leaders today on the track of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario. Oscillating between seventh and second place, he was headed for a certain appearance in the top-5 until the 32nd lap, where his engine broke and brought his race to an abrupt end.

"We know the car is fast, as we did accomplish the fourth best time in the trials. We had much higher expectations than tenth place for the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare/ MIA/ Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi car in the qualifiers. Up until mid-race, everything was going quite well, but I started feeling vibrations in the engine about five laps following the pit stops, and I was forced to stop on the track," explains Jean-François Dumoulin.

The NASCAR Pinty's series is now headed to Quebec this upcoming September 10 for the second-to-last event of the season on the oval track of Autodrome St-Eustache. In 2015, we were treated to a spectacular event during which Jean-François Dumoulin had defended his eighth place with a real ruthlessness. "We're confident for the race in St-Eustache. The trials went well last week, and our lap times are encouraging," mentions the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare/ MIA / Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi car.

Once again this weekend, generosity was showcased
Save the date: September 19 - Happy hour- waiter for a night

The Dumoulin Compétition Great Romp fundraiser for the Quebec Cancer Foundation continued with great success. An amount of $350 was added to the previous $6,270 total, for a new grand total of $6,620 to date. There are two more events for you to come sign your name on the cars of the Dumoulin brothers, come join us on September 10 (St-Eustache, Québec) and 17 (Kawartha, Ontario)!

Save the date: On September 19, the waiter for one night only happy hour event will take place at "La Maison de débauche par le Carlito", at which the two trunks of the Dumoulin brothers' cars will be put up for auction, all going to the fundraiser for the Foundation. Come join us, many surprises are planned!

“Passion – Performance – Partnerships”

Photo : Matthew Manor

ABOUT PARTNERS

Spectra Premium Industries is a privately held company headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. Spectra Premium is a team of more than 1,300 dedicated employees that specializes in auto parts manufacturing and distribution. The Company owns and operates four manufacturing plants and 17 warehouses. With its international distribution networks and unparalleled customer and after sales service, Spectra Premium is the automobile manufacturers', auto technicians' and handymen's choice for reliable, quality parts and automotive systems. Trust your vehicle to Spectra Premium. www.spectrapremium.com

Bernier Crepeau Chrysler Fiat: With 25 years of experience, the family business has built an enviable reputation in the field of vehicle acquisition. If the future of this company is linked to the loyalty of its customers, it is also held by the reliability and strong communication of its team. This team is at your disposal, ready to listen to you, to hear you. Passion, care, and determination. A team willing to go the extra mile, with its ears wide open. http://www.berniercrepeau.com/.

Group 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

MIA – Motorsports In Action: With over 50 syears of combined Motorsport experience, MIA is making a name for itself in the industry in “La Belle Province”. Being trackside, situated at Autodrome St-Eustache, gives our clients “real time” results, testing their vehicles. One stop shopping is our strength, from high-end mechanics, exotic automotive maintenance, complete race car building and design to prestige paint and meticulous detailing. “Leave it, then enjoy it!” http://motorsportsinaction.com.

Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi is proud to be one of the first Mitsubishi dealers in Canada (opening in 2002). The commitment from Mitsubishi is defined by the quality, reliability and durability of its vehicles, notably with their 10-year warranty, the best in the industry! Pride, integrity and respect are the values of the Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi team. www.troisrivieresmitsubishi.com

FEATS AND HIGHLIGHTS JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN

  • First podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park)
  • The first Quebec-born driver to win twice the Rolex 24 in Daytona; 2004 (SGS and 2007 (GT).
  • Caught the attention of the renowned Player's Driver Development Program scout (Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic), became one of the youngest drivers ever to be recruited, and was touted as a strong contender for the championship title in Formula Ford (1996 and 1997 seasons).
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS, USA in 2003 (9 podiums).
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge ST, USA in 2002 (5 podiums).
  • In Montreal's 2009 edition of Nascar Nationwide, he finished his first race in 7th position aboard a badly damaged car and won the hearts of numerous fans and reporters.
  • In 2000, he was the Motorola Cup Series Vice-Champion, during a season that included a 1st place podium finish after having begun the race in 52nd position at theMolson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.

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