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THE #47 WEATHERTECH CANADA/ GROUPE BELLEMARE TEAM SIGNS ITS FOURTH PODIUM IN FIVE RACES

september 4, 2016

It was quite a performance that was delivered by the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team today on the road circuit of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario. Arriving in second place, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin pulled off some exemplary overtakes which allowed him to pull ahead for six laps. Currently in fourth place in the championship, the gap is tightening quickly and foreshadows plenty of action for the last two events of the season.

Following the qualifiers, the team has worked tirelessly last night in order to patch up an oil leak coming from the differential. In fourth place on the starting grid, the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team was more determined than ever to pull away with the victory. Two very fast pit stops allowed Louis-Philippe Dumoulin to position himself well for the end of the race.

"From the beginning of the season, we've successfully faced multiple challenges, and I'm very proud of my crew chief, Billy Burns, and the guys who've worked so hard to make sure the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare car performed. Today, we're back on the podium. The pit stops were efficient, and I can assure you that I tried all on-track combinations in order to catch up to Kevin Lacroix. We've shown that our program is just as powerful on oval track. There are now only two races to go and we want to win them at any cost," shares the enthusiastic driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare car.

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 race during which Louis-Philippe Dumoulin finished at the foot of the podium.

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!

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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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