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A TOP 5 FINISH FOR JF DUMOULIN. Two Spectra Premium NSCR100 radiators in the top 5

july 15, 2017

Jean-François Dumoulin had his best result of the season today at the Toronto Pinty's Grand Prix. Much like a silent warrior, through performance and respect, the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA car climbed up the ranks from twentieth to fifth place.

After the trials session, the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA team has modified the settings in order to reach predictable behavior when entering and exiting turns. The car was faster during qualifiers, and this certainly contributed to our success during the race, even despite the incident on the very first lap. A competitor got Jean-François Dumoulin stuck against the wall, causing a tire puncture, and a crooked back suspension. He had to adapt his driving to the car's behavior with a more used up tire than the other three, as well as the deficient suspension. This incident kept the crew chief, Robin McCluskey, from making valid comparisons between Jean-François Dumoulin's car and those of the leaders.

"We had a good start. The #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA team switched out the tire in record time and a neutralization that occurred at the same time allowed me to be back on track on the leader's lap. Despite the issues, I was able to optimize the car's behavior, and we were in a very good position in the final laps. It's a satisfactory fifth place, and the goal is to make sure it's performing even better for the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix", explains the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA car.

On the road to Western Canada - AN UNMISSABLE EVENT!

Autographs session at Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Monday, July 24, 2017

Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will take part in an autographs session organized by their partner, Delta Bessborough, this July 24th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. The trailers and #04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare /MIA cars, as well as the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare cars of the 2014 NASCAR Pinty's champion will also be on-location. Racing fans and the media are invited to meet the driver and take photos (in front of the Delta Bessborough's main entrance).

Thanks to the support of the company Finning, a cocktail with the Dumoulin brothers and the crew will be held following that at the Metric Garden Lounge @The Bess at the hotel between 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

"THE RACE AGAINST CANCER"

It's in Western Canada that the Great Romp for the Quebec Cancer Foundation will occur on July 26th (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and July 29th (Edmonton, Alberta).

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo: Matthew Manor, CSCG

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FEATS AND HIGHLIGHTS - JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN

  • First podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park)
  • 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 Program scout (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 7th position 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 1st place podium finish after having begun the race in 52nd position at the Molson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.

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