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LP DUMOULIN ON-TRACK FOR THE FIRST OVAL CIRCUIT EVENT OF THE SEASON

june 16, 2016

Following the delay that hit last weekend's race, the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team is more motivated than ever ahead of this first oval track event of the season, set to occur this upcoming Saturday, June 18 on the Sunset Speedway track in Innisfil, Ontario. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin can't wait to be on the track and offer a performance worthy of his skill.

“Sunset Speedway is a beautiful track with a steep incline. With this many cars on the track, it's going to be quite a show. Last year, we had a few issues with the car and we're making sure it doesn't happen again. Mark Dilley and his team are working hard to offer fans the best possible show. These are an environment, a circuit, and people that I very much appreciate, and we're convinced that it's going to be a fun weekend,” shares the enthused pilot of the #47 WeatherTechCanada / Groupe Bellemare car.

Since its acquisition by new owners in 2009 (circuit operating since 1968) – NASCAR Pinty's veteran Mark Dilley being one of the co-owners – the track has undergone a lot of improvement work (enlargement, pit road, and more) in order to be more accessible for fans and to be host to multiple important series.

Meet us on Saturday to see the #47 WeatherTechCanada / Groupe Bellemare car in action!

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Photo: Christian Auger Photographe

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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 

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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).