2018: A season with many tasks for Jean-François Dumoulin

december 11, 2018

First NASCAR championship for the Spectra Premium high-performance radiator

The 2018 season allowed Jean-François Dumoulin and the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA to consolidate the achievements of the past two years. Notwithstanding the mechanical issues encountered in the first two races, the team did draw the best of the car's potential in the subsequent races. In addition, the Canadian participated in the first Canada-European NASCAR exchange, which allowed Spectra Premium to promote and certify their high-performance radiator in NASCAR's European division.

During his 25 years on the track, Jean-François Dumoulin has shown an unwavering determination, winning races and titles at the national level as well as in international endurance series. His technical knowledge also allowed him to optimize suspension settings and then drawing the most performance out of it, while always taking great care to avoid the small glitches that can ruin a race. Knowledge put to good use, especially since car preparation is done in-house at Dumoulin Competition (since 2016). We can also add the administrative management of the Dumoulin Competition workshop to Jean-François Dumoulin's accomplishments this season.

The 2018 Season

Team #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA quickly rebounded from the difficulties encountered in the first two races, responding by preparing competitive cars for the rest of the season. Positive results followed quickly, with a podium, three top-5 and five top-10 finishes over 10 races, a result comparable to front running drivers in the Pinty's series. The Dumoulin brothers' cumulative result for 2018, with the season's championship won by Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, demonstrates Dumoulin Compétition's effectiveness in preparing cars and managing their races.

"The team reacted in an exemplary way to the difficulties encountered at the beginning of the season, bringing the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA back to the front in the third race. The podium in Toronto confirmed that we are already at the top performance level on road courses. We have also been able to improve our performance on oval tracks. Everything is in place to perform even better "declare a pilot as determined as ever.

"I want to congratulate Jean-François for his tenacity. Despite a difficult early season full of technical issues, he bounced back and competed at the front with the championship leaders for the rest of the season", mentioned Jason Best, Senior Vice-President Aftermarket, Spectra Premium.

Canada-European Exchange

The ambassador of the Spectra Premium brand finished his season in the final round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro series, which took place on the legendary track of Zolder (Belgium), a circuit full of meaning in connection with his idol Gilles Villeneuve and the fact of reconnecting with a European circuit. Jean-François Dumoulin received congratulations from the other teams for his driving skills and for his ability to adapt quickly to the complexity of this circuit.

First Championship for Spectra Premium's High-Performance Radiator

More and more teams from different professional series are moving to the new high-performance radiator from Spectra Premium, taking full advantage of its quality and efficiency. Developed specifically for racing in collaboration with the Dumoulin Competition technical team, this radiator offers important advantages: light weight, ease of fitting and integration into various chassis, and resistance to crash damage. Its increased heat removal capacity facilitates the optimization of the coolant temperature and therefore engine efficiency.

As an ambassador for Spectra Premium, Jean-Francois Dumoulin has raced the new radiator in North America and Europe, where it has just been launched, since the 2016 NASCAR Pinty's season in Dumoulin Competition cars. Brother Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has also benefited from the many advantages of the high-performance track radiator, winning the 2018 NASCAR Pinty's Driver Championship, his second and the first to be won by the new Spectra Premium radiator.

"Congratulations to everyone on the Dumoulin Compétition team for this 2018 season, and for winning the first championship for the Spectra Premium high-performance radiator at its third year in the series. It's extraordinary that the same team which closely collaborated to its development was the one to earn the top honours", stated Jason Best, Senior Vice-President Aftermarket, Spectra Premium.

Jean-François Dumoulin's 2019 year promises to be just as busy as the last one: racing, marketing Spectra Premium's high-performance radiators, managing Dumoulin Competition, along with advanced driver coaching in North America and Europe.

The Dumoulin Competition family wishes you a very Happy Holidays
See you in May 2019!


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Summary - Highlights in Jean-François Dumoulin's career

  • 2018 Season - NASCAR Pinty's Series: One Podium, three top-5s and five top-10s over 10 races;
  • First podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park);
  • NASCAR Pinty's Series Championship since 2015;
  • 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 Programscout (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 7thposition 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 1stplace podium finish after having begun the race in 52nd position at theMolson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.


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