Jean-François Dumoulin makes the most of his race at Jukasa

september 29, 2018

A mix of anticipation and nervousness was apparent when the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA team arrived at Jukasa Motor Speedway for the final race of the season in the NASCAR Pinty's Series. For his part, Jean-Francois Dumoulin had a double mission as he took the start of the 200-lap race: a strong finish and managing the unbridled efforts of certain drivers with unrealistic, perhaps over-the-top ambitions. Mission accomplished for the veteran driver as he adjusted to the chronic understeer behaviour of his car, while also using some savvy positioning of his car to defend against attacks from competitors, on his way to a smart finish.

Jean-François Dumoulin's car suffered from significant oversteer during the first practice session, a key issue as it forced him to delay full throttle coming out of corners and slowing the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA car on the straights. The team was unable to fully rectify the problem, but the good news was that the condition would solve itself as the track temperature dropped at nightfall, giving Jean-Francois a quicker car in the last part of the race. This came about as predicted by the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA specialists, allowing Jean-François Dumoulin to lap within tenths of a second of brother Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's times.

"We had a great race, with my brother and I running side-by-side often. My team was faultless in the pits - quick, efficient and error-free, allowing me to come back on track with the required tires, fuel and adjustments as we needed them at any given point during the race. It gets even better, as their speed and accuracy allowed me to come back on the track in the best possible place for the restart.

"I was still fighting against some residual understeer, as I resisted attacks from behind, notably from Alex Tagliani who bumped me several times before pushing me onto a spin. This was a bit too much and NASCAR officials agreed with my analysis, assessing Alex with a drive-through penalty. The stress level was high for everyone, as my brother was fighting for a championship against the selfsame Tagliani. Louis-Philippe won his title in the end, so I was super happy that Dumoulin Compétition won a real team victory, using high-performance radiators from Spectra Premium, so everyone won in the end," explained the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA team.

Motor racing can often appear unfair, passing out wins, titles, failures and accidents arbitrarily. Jean-François Dumoulin demonstrated often that he was one of the quickest drivers in the Pinty's series, especially late in a race when the car is working properly. "We ran across some rough patches in 2018 but let me tell you that we will be back stronger yet in 2019."


"The race against cancer" always continues! Rendezvous in May 2019 to sign the trunks of the cars! In the meantime, you can keep on supporting the Quebec Cancer Foundation. To date, since the beginning of the 2018 season, we have raised $ 10,242.15. To make a donation online:

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 photo :

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Summary - Highlights in Jean-François Dumoulin's career

  • First podiumin 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 7thposition 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 1stplace podium finish after having begun the race in 52nd position at theMolson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.


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