may 9, 2019

After winning the NASCAR Pinty's Series Championship in 2018, Dumoulin Competition is moving to the next level for 2019. In addition to preparing Raphael Lessard's car (Autodrome Chaudière, June 29th), Jean-François Dumoulin, General Manager of the team, announced today that Jean-Frederic Laberge will compete in all four races of the NASCAR Pinty's Series on road circuits in car #91 (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 19th and August 25th, Toronto on July 13th and Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières on August 11th). The Quebec City native has won several championships and has competed in various series in Canada and Europe.

Founded in 2009, Dumoulin Competition specializes in the NASCAR Pinty's Series, is taking charge of the entire construction, maintenance, preparation and race support since 2016 of the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA | Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi and #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare, driven by brothers Jean-François et Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. The championship won by Louis-Philippe Dumoulin in 2018 testifies to the efficiency and quality of the work accomplished by the specialists at Dumoulin Competition.

"We are delighted with Dumoulin Competition's evolution towards preparing cars for other drivers. We did it last year with Frederic Gabillon [A European driver] and signed with Raphael Lessard a few weeks ago. And now, it is with pleasure that we welcome Jean-Frederic Laberge to Dumoulin Competition for four races. I already worked with Jean-Frederic in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada, as a driving instructor with the Speed Merchant team, and we won the 2012 championship. We also competed in F1600 together. He is a very good driver and we are happy to have him on the team," explained Jean-François Dumoulin.

From Canada to Europe: a summary of Jean-Frederic Laberge's career

Jean-Frederic Laberge started his career in karting and won the Quebec title in F125 in 1999, before moving to F1600, where he met Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin (The Canadian F1600 champion in 2002). Jean-Frederic Laberge won the 1999 rookie of the year title in the F1600 series, in addition to racing GT cars in Quebec, then in the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC), and thus learning to manage increasingly high-performance cars. His results in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada from 2011 to 2015 were noteworthy, especially as he won the driving title in 2012 and the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada race at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in 2013.

  • Birthdate: January 28th, 1974
  • 45 years old
  • Canadian
  • Current series: 24H Series (Endurance races)
  • Starts: 28
  • Victories: 8
  • Podiums: 13
  • Pole: 4
  • Fastest lap 8
  • Victories: 28% of race starts
  • Podiums: 46% of race starts

Jean-Frederic Laberge then heard the call of Europe and its exciting endurance events on legendary circuits (Monza, Paul Ricard, Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamp, Nurburgring and Dubai) in the Blancpain series aboard high-end car prepared according to FIA GT3 rules. These are exciting GT cars with some 500 to 600 horsepower (Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, Audi, Aston-Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini).

"Last year I raced for the first time in the NASCAR Pinty's Series at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Alex Tagliani, with whom I have been racing in Europe for several years, insisted that I race in this series and I found the experience interesting and the level of competition high. I particularly appreciate the road courses layouts that I know very well," says Jean-Frederic Laberge.

"Jean-François and I have known each other for about 20 years, and I raced on the same team as Louis-Philippe in F1600. I have confidence in them, it is important for me to encourage a Quebec team, and they are people I know very well. Renting a car prepared by Dumoulin Competition was thus the right choice for me. They are passionate about their racing, their cars are competitive, and they know how to win. »

"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! (

Spectra Premium Industries is a privately held company headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. Spectra PremiumTM is a team of more than 1,300 dedicated employees that specializes in automotive parts design, manufacturing and distribution for heating & cooling, fuel delivery, ignition and engine management, climate control and undercar. The Company owns and operates four manufacturing plants and 18 warehouses. With its distribution networks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, and its unparalleled customer and after sales service, Spectra PremiumTM is the automobile manufacturers', auto technicians' and handymen's choice for reliable, quality parts and automotive systems. Trust your vehicle to Spectra PremiumTM (

Bernier Crepeau Chrysler Fiat: With 25 years of experience, the family business has built an enviable reputation in the field of vehicle acquisition. If the future of this company is linked to the loyalty of its customers, it is also held by the reliability and strong communication of its team. This team is at your disposal, ready to listen to you, to hear you. Passion, care, and determination. A team willing to go the extra mile, with its ears wide open (

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! (

MIA - Motorsports In Action: With over 50 years of combined Motorsport experience, MIA is making a name for itself in the industry in "La Belle Province". Being trackside, situated at Autodrome St-Eustache, gives our clients "real time" results, testing their vehicles. One stop shopping is our strength, from high-end mechanics, exotic automotive maintenance, complete race car building and design to prestige paint and meticulous detailing. "Leave it, then enjoy it!" (

Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi is proud to be one of the first Mitsubishi dealers in Canada (opening in 2002). The commitment from Mitsubishi is defined by the quality, reliability and durability of its vehicles, notably with their 10-year warranty, the best in the industry! Pride, integrity and respect are the values of the Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi 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 (


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Summary - Highlights in Jean-François Dumoulin's career

  • 2018 Season - NASCAR Pinty's Series one podium, three top-5 & five top-10 on 10 races. First championship with cars entirely prepared by Dumoulin Competition;
  • 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 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 theMolson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.

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).