First high speed oval race for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin

september 18, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Race 12 - Oval track
New Hampshire Motor Speedway - September 22nd, 2018

The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team will be on track for the first ever NASCAR Pinty's event held outside Canada. The Granite 100 will take place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, New Hampshire, USA) 1.058-mile oval this coming September 21st and 22nd. The high-speed oval, with low banking and relatively long straights, offers up a new challenge for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, who is naturally eager to learn how to get the most speed out of his car on a very different track than the shorter bullrings visited by the Pinty's series across Canada.

"We have done the work and can't wait to see the results on track at the Friday morning practice session. The team was all in once again to come up with optimal base settings for the WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare #47 racer. We have had great cars every time out so far this year on oval as well as on road courses and are all confidants that we will hit the sweet spot again this weekend", according to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, the current leader in the Pinty's driver Championship.

Photo credit : Matthew Murnaghan

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Created in 1960 as Bryar Motorsport Park, a pure road course for car and motorbike racing, the track was replaced by a 1.058-mile oval in 1990, to bring NASCAR oval racing to New England. Originally modelled after Indianapolis with four distinct corners, the track corners were reshaped in 1992 into the more classic and safer long continuous corners at each end of the track. The 1.058-mile track (1 679 meters) has 1 degree of banking on the straights and 12 degrees of banking in the corners, close enough to regular roads to use a mix of oval and road racing driving techniques and offering a new set-up challenge to drivers and teams on their first race at the track.


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

You can also visit the Dumoulin corner at the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve... Where you can check out item #8, an original picture of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin on track at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières…His very first GP3R. Visit the team Facebook page to find out more about the

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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 inthirtheen 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).