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LOUIS-PHILIPPE DUMOULIN FINISHES HIS SEASON IN THE TOP-5. Tied in the NASCAR Pinty's series driver standings

september 18, 2016

The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team has finished its season on a positive note and signed its sixth top-5 appearance to date. The last weekend of the 2016 season has not gone soft on the teams, as the race which was scheduled to occur yesterday (Saturday, September 17), has been pushed back due to heavy rain on the oval track of the Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville, Ontario. Starting in ninth, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin used patience and consistency to climb up the ranks up to second place, and managed to avoid the four incidents that punctuated the race.

"We're ending out season with a top-5 finish. The WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car was fast for many laps, however the gear ratio wasn't perfectly tuned for the restarts. Tied in fourth for the championship is a satisfactory result for us, especially considering the rocky start to out season, and our first time doing car prep internally. This winter, the team will continue to tweak the adjustments to make sure we're back as strong as ever in 2017," explains the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car.

Special mention: Congratulations to Cayden Lapcevich who just became the youngest driver in the history of NASCAR to win a championship. "Succession in this sport is important, and it's encouraging to see young drivers of this calibre participating in the most competitive series in Canada," shares Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

THANK YOU… PASSION – PERFORMANCE – PARTNERSHIPS…

All members of the Dumoulin Compétition race team wish to share their great appreciation for your incredible support throughout the season. Your encouragement, thoughts, and presence at every circuit are always met with great appreciation. Please continue writing to us, through the various social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, or others.

Passion, performance, partnerships, is thanks to you!

TOMORROW! TOGETHER WE STAND AGAINST CANCER:

Waiter for a night happy hour event

The Dumoulin Compétition Great Romp fundraiser for the Quebec Cancer Foundation will close tomorrow night at the one-night-only happy hour event at "La Maison de Débauche par le Carlito", during which the two trunks of the Dumoulin brothers' cars will be put up for auction, all to raise funds for the Foundation. Come join us, many surprises are planned! Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639824726307854

“Passion – Performance – Partnerships”

Photo : Matthew Manor CSCG

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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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