A great show of tenacity and integrity from L.P. Dumoulin

september 9, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Eleventh race - Oval track
Autodrome St-Eustache - September 8th, 2018

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin demonstrated again last night the importance of perseverance over the full distance of a 256-lap Pinty's race, broken up by 13 caution periods, and held at the Autodrome St-Eustache. The Quebec driver fought back from two spins caused by hard hits from another driver, one on lap 136 after which he made his way back into third position, and a second push on lap 246 when he drove back to a solid top-10 position in his perfectly running car after a green-white-chequered finish. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team still lead the driver's championship, after a clean race from Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

The day started with the car displaying a somewhat unstable behaviour in the first test session, very much unlike the car's behaviour in last week's private testing at this track. Things improved for the qualifying session, during which every driver reported a decrease in traction compared to the earlier practice session. Despite a persistent understeer, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin turned in the sixth quickest lap, a mere 0.123 sec. from the pole sitter.

"The team gave me a car that was certainly quick enough for a podium finish. We were in St-Eustache where all the drivers understand that 'Rubbin' is racing' and expect some contact. Things got a bit out of hand, however, as I was hit hard twice by the same driver. This is frustrating as we are in a very close fight for the driver championship and the subsequent spins and drops in the order neutralize the great work done by the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team and by our partners in fielding a top-flight car in the series. With two races left, we will continue to push hard towards great finishes and wins" added the driver with great confidence and still leading the 2018 driver championship.

Penultimate race of the season: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (September 21th and 22nd, 2018)
The NASCAR Pinty's Series will race outside of Canada for the first time when they visit the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, New Hampshire) mile oval for the "Granite 100" on September 21th and 22nd. This will be the #47WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare first outing on a track of this length, shape and shallow banking. The longish straight portions and slower low-banked corners mimic road course corners, with heavy braking at the entrance to corner 1 and 3, a slow transition to corner 2 or 4 close to the inside of the track and an exit using all the road right up to the outside wall.


Every contribution makes a difference! You all proved it again this weekend when a great number of you signed on the trunk lids of Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's cars. As of today, you have helped us contribute to the fight against cancer with a grand total to date of $ 10 242,15. To make a donation online:

The Dumoulin Corner:
49 years of history for you to relive

Look Back at 2007, when Jean-Francois Dumoulinscored his second 24 Hours of Daytona win with teammates Carlos de Quesada, Scooter Gabel and Marc Basseng. You can read all the details of this great stories

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Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • 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).