june 26, 2019

The 100th start by the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare in the NASCAR Pinty's Series will take place before Quebec race fans this coming Saturday, June 29 at the Autodrome Chaudiere (Vallee-Jonction). We can expect Louis-Philippe Dumoulin to demonstrate his combination of smooth driving and outright speed, especially as he will be performing before all his partners, his family and his friends in attendance to show their support. Much as he did over the last two seasons, the Quebec driver expects to put on a great show on the track and finish the race on the podium.

"We are confident that our team is ready for the Autodrome Chaudiere race this weekend. We came up with effective suspension settings at the track test last Tuesday that will produce consistent lap times and a strong point finish. This is virtually a home race for us and the support from the Quebec fans will make it a fun day for everyone," mentioned the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car.

Autodrome Chaudiere

The NASCAR Pinty's Series visits several tracks that are modelled after famous United States short tracks. The Riverside International Speedway (Antigonish, Nova Scotia), the 9th race of the Pinty's season (August 17, 2019) for example, is modelled after the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee). Similarly, the Autodrome Chaudiere, also known as "The Quebec Mini Bristol" emulates the Bristol high banking (steepest in Quebec) on a shorter (quarter mile) oval layout.

"I really enjoy racing at Chaudiere with its challenging geometry: short, paved high banking, and wide enough to run quickly on the inside or the outside lane. Side-by-side racing makes for exciting shows, especially on race restarts after a caution period. Always lots of action here!" according to the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car.

A Two Parts 300-Lap Race

As the pits are situated on the outside of the track and difficult to access under race conditions, the event is run in two segments, with a complete stop of racing activities at the midway point. "The stop-work-restart process adds to the challenge and to the stress for every team and driver. We all leave the track and go to our trucks where we take on fuel and four tires over a five-minute period, as well as decide and apply any set-up changes to maximize performance over the last part of the race. The cars are then placed back in the racing order from when the race was stopped, and the race is restarted for the last 150 laps," explained Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. In addition, the cars are also allowed to pit under race conditions as required at any other time in the race.

Raphael Lessard and Dumoulin Competition

The day's events will also feature the first start in a NASCAR Pinty's Series event for young driver Raphael Lessard, racing with the support of Dumoulin Competition who prepared the car and will run his race from the pits. « Dumoulin Competition now prepares cars for other drivers, and we are thrilled to have Raphael Lessard with us for this great event. He certainly demonstrated his talent during our test session last week," added Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

The multiple challenges faced by both drivers will ensure plenty of action
Come and join us for the start of the Pinty's 300-lap event, starting at 5:30 pm.

Sign the car of your choice. Our Race Against Cancer Does Not Ease Up!

The "Grand défoulement à ma façon Dumoulin Competition" fund-raising campaign in favour of the Quebec Cancer Foundation comes to Quebec for its first event of the 2019 season. Our goal is to repeat the highly successful event from 2018 and do our part in helping find a cure to this horrible disease that has an impact on half of Quebec residents. Your generosity is an essential part in this race to reach that all-important "Podium.

To contribute online, go to: The race against cancer

"The Dumoulin Corner" exhibit at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum

On May 8th, 2018, the brothers Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin proudly unveiled "The Dumoulin Corner" (L'Espace Dumoulin), an exhibit at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum as part of the "50 Years at the Wheel" celebrations.

Those who missed the exhibition last year can see it this year, along with the creations of Luc Pilon, who inspired the "50 Years" logo.

Stay informed at all times on our social networks: @dumoulincompetition / @dumoulinDC

Passion - Performance - Partnerships


WeatherTech 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!

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!

Dumoulin Competition. Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin founded the Dumoulin Competition Race Team in 2009. Working with financial, marketing, logistics and sports management experts, they built up a solid business structure. Dumoulin Competition prepares its on race cars in-house since 2016. Their motto: "Passion - Performance - Partnerships" expresses their will to perform on the track and offer their partners maximum visibility and profitability in return for their commitment. Their vision: To become Canada's leader in motorsports through track performance, entrepreneurial and human values (

Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • 2018 NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion: 7 podium finishes including 3 winsand 8 top-5 finishes in 13 events. First championship with cars entirely prepared by Dumoulin Competition;
  • In 2017, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship in fourth place (3 podiums and ninth top-5s in thirtheen events.);
  • In 2016, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship exequo with the fourth position (top-5 six times in 12 events);
  • 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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