Harsh Weekend for Jean-Francois Dumoulin and The #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA team

may 21, 2018

Jean-François Dumoulin and the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA team turned up at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the opening race of the 2018 NASCAR Pinty's season full of justified pride for the preparation work accomplished during the winter and spring test sessions. Outright speed in the car and team motivation were at a peak, but mechanical problems prevented all that work from turning into a positive result at the end of the day.

Motor racing is a real character builder for its participants. Building and managing a group of the best specialists and with the necessary equipment and investment does not guarantee winning results. Reality has told us over time that a modicum of luck remains essential to great results. No one can predict the outcome of a race, as on-track incidents can completely turn the results of a race upside down, taking away a victory or handing out an unexpected one.

The #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA team ran into some bad mechanical luck today, preventing Jean-François Dumoulin from finishing the race. The quality of the work performed by the team over the winter, including going to a very different suspension, a much improved and a more powerful engine clearly made the car quicker, as shown during testings. All the variables were in place for a favourable, competitive result, a top-5 or a podium finish as a stretch goal.

« The weekend frustrated every member of the team, myself included, » as Jean-François Dumoulin told us after the race, « We were ready to perform and optimize the car for every circumstance possible. The crew did some great work to repair our car and then resolve the issues that eventually ruined our day. We changed the transmission and the driveshaft today (Sunday) without fully resolving the issue. Our technical team will analyze what happened in depth, and come up with a permanent solution," added the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA car.

Next event: Jukasa Motor Speedway, Hagersville, Ontario

Jean-François Dumoulin will once again be on-track for the upcoming event on the Jukasa Motor Speedway oval circuit, this coming June 16th (start of the race at 8 PM).

Results of the race:

"THE RACE AGAINST CANCER". Sign the car of your choice and ride with us!

Following up on the success of the past two years, Dumoulin Competition renewed for 2018 its support of an important cause: the Grand défoulement of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. The Dumoulin brothers will continue to support the winning campaign, inviting fans to the NASCAR Pinty's races, and sign their car for the cause. To make a donation :

DUMOULIN BROTHERS GIVE BACK TO THEIR SPORT. The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum adds a "Dumoulin Corner"

Racing brothers Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin launched the "Dumoulin Corner" at the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve on May 8th. The new feature is a great addition to the exciting development plans for the Museum. The addition will allow visitors to enjoy a mix of items from the beginning of the brothers' careers to today. Right from the beginning, Dumoulin Competition has been turning their motto, "Passion, Performance, Partnerships" into reality. The museum also believes in those guiding principles and the exhibit will highlight the team's accomplishments as well as reflect their future goals and actions.


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Summary - Highlights in Jean-François Dumoulin's career

  • 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.