First 2018 race in Quebec for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin

june 27, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Third race - Oval Track - Autodrome Chaudière - June 30th, 2018

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin along with every member of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team always enjoy racing at home, in front of fans and family. Everyone is looking forward to a competitive and always spectacular show at the Autodrome Chaudière (Vallée-Jonction) this coming Saturday, June 30. Racing with your partners, family and fans in attendance always adds extra motivation to the driver to push harder and get more out of the car while sharing the excitement with everyone who came to see you. This was the case last year, when Louis-Philippe Dumoulin put on a great show on the way to a podium finish.

« L'Autodrome Chaudière represents a special event for us. The organizers put on a great show, and we get to race on a fun track in front of our families, our friend and all our fans. Last year the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car fought for the win, and we are convinced that given the improved form we have displayed so far this season, we will be even closer to the lead than last year, especially on the most important lap, the last one. No doubt about it: Our goal is to win," according to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

Autodrome Chaudière

The NASCAR Pinty's Series visits several tracks that are modelled after famous United States short tracks. The Riverside International Speedway (Antigonish, Nouvelle-Écosse, 9th race - 18 août 2018) for example, is modelled after the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee). Similarly, The Autodrome Chaudière, AKA "The Small Quebec Bristol," emulates the Bristol high banking (highest in Quebec) on a shorter (quarter mile) oval layout.

"I really enjoy racing at Chaudière with its challenging geometry: Short, paved high banking wide enough to run quickly on the inside or the outside lane. Side-by-side racing makes for exciting shows for our partners, our fans and the spectators. Always lots of action here!" according to the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car.

A Two Parts 300-Lap Race

As the pits are situated on the outside of the track and difficult to access in racing conditions, the race is run in two segments, with a complete stop of racing activities at the midway point. "The stop-work-restart process adds to the challenge and to the stress for every team and driver. We all leave the track and go to our trucks where we take on fuel and four tires over a five-minute period, as well as decide and apply any set-up changes to maximize performance over the last part of the race. The cars are then placed in the racing order from when the race was stopped, and the race is restarted for the last 150 laps," explained Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. In addition, the cars are also allowed to pit under race conditions as required at any other time in the race.

Come see all of the action right in front of you next Saturday night at 8 pm.

Our Race Against Cancer Does Not Ease Up!

The "Grand défoulement à ma façon" Dumoulin Competition " fund-raising campaign in favour of the Quebec Cancer Foundation comes to Quebec for its first event of the 2018 season. Our goal is to repeat the highly successful event from 2017 and do our part in helping find a cure to this horrible disease that has an impact on half of Quebec residents. Your generosity is an essential part in this race to reach that all-important "Podium". To make a donation online:

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

Our #2 Historic Moment was on the team Facebook site this past June 21… Did you see it? Return to the year 2000, a picture of Jean-François Dumoulin and Richard Spénard…a team that produced multiple racing success stories. Go to the team Facebook page for all the details:

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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).