september 10, 2016

It is with boldness and consistency that Louis-Philippe Dumoulin climbed to the top-3 yesterday during this 250-lap event, punctuated by eight neutralisations and a near hour-long interruption caused by heavy rain on the oval track of Autodrome St-Eustache. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has driven the #47 WeatherTechCanada/ Groupe Bellemare car from the fourteenth to third place until a suspension issue forced him to make a pit stop on lap 218.

The day has notably went by at the mercy of mother nature. After cancelling the qualifiers, the NASCAR Pinty's series officials have brought forward the event by 30 minutes. The starting grid was defined by the results of the first practice session. Having made multiple adjustments to the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare car for the end of the race, this decision was disadvantageous to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, who started the race in fourteenth place. On lap 63, fans were treated to a complete stop of the race. The drivers could only get back on track 53 minutes later.

"Our oval circuit program is efficient, we've proved it again. The pit stop strategy defined with Billy Burns, crew chief, and the crew was efficient and everything was in place to finish strongly. The moment we reached third place, a part of the suspension broke. With 40 laps to go, it wasn't enough to repair it. The #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare car is improving constantly, which is very encouraging for the future," shares Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

Last event of the season: Kawartha Speedway (Peterborough, Ontario), September 17, 2016

Save the date: September 19 - Happy hour- waiter for a night

The Dumoulin Compétition Great Romp fundraiser for the Quebec Cancer Foundation has continued successfully. The amount of $520 is now added to the previous $6,620 amount to bring the total to $7,140 to date. Only one more occasion left to come put your signature on the Dumoulin Brothers' cars, join us this upcoming September 17 on the circuit of Kawartha Speedway (Peterborough, Ontario) which will conclude the 2016 season of the NASCAR Pinty's series.

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!

“Passion – Performance – Partnerships”

Photo : Matthew Manor CSCG


WeatherTech Canada 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!

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).