Jean-François Dumoulin outstanding at GP3R!

august 8, 2022


"The Rousseau Metal 60 Laps presented by Julia Wine" - 2,44 km -
August 5 to 7, 2022


Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec)

Date /


Start / Finish

6th | 16th


The race weekend started on a promising note, as Jean-François Dumoulin set very quick times, including second fastest in Saturday's practice session. The driver of the #04 Casino Grand Royal Wôlinak | Groupe Bellemare | Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Omnifab car was on track for his first NASCAR Pinty's event of the season and the local racer was aiming for nothing less than victory.

After the practice session, Jean-François Dumoulin declared that; "it's going very well for the Dumoulin Competition team! My brother Louis-Philippe is quickest, and I am second. I was first for a good part of the session, really great car. Before qualifying, the car would understeer from the first lap. Sixth is a good starting position here in Trois-Rivières, but I know I will improve on that quickly. I've always been consistent, so we'll take it one lap at a time. If it rains, it will be an interesting race and if it's dry, we'll have some fun too."

Jean-François Dumoulin took the start of "The 60 laps of Rousseau Métal presented by Julia Wine" race with only one thing in mind: Victory!

"Louis-Philippe and I had excellent cars," according to Jean-François Dumoulin. "However, I got a drive-through penalty on a restart, which cost me several positions. When we came back on track, my goal was to preserve the brakes and the car. The #04 Casino Grand Royal Wôlinak | Groupe Bellemare | Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Omnifab car was particularly quick, allowing me to gain ground on every restart. We were having a great race!"

However, Jean-Francois Dumoulin's plans were thwarted with two laps to go when his race ended abruptly against a wall, and with the help of a competitor. "The driver of the #96 car was in my racing line and caught me, which caused me to spin into the wall. It's a shame because I had passed him cleanly just before. His behaviour is disappointing, especially as I was having a perfect race except for the penalty. It was my race, I wanted the win. On top of that, we have two cars to rebuild as I've run into my brother after hitting the wall."

Jean-François Dumoulin finished the race in 16th position. "It's only a matter of time before we win next year!" he concludes.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo credit: Matthew Manor CSCG


  • 2021 - NASCAR Pinty's Series - Podium, runner-upat Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres;
  • 2019 Season - NASCAR Pinty's Series two podiums, one top-5 & and a sixth-place finish in four road races;
  • 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 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 driversever 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 the Molson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.


The CasinoGrand Royal Wôlinak is a 35,000 sq. ft. entertainment centre managed and operated by the Wôlinak Abenaki First Nation. Housing a gaming lounge, over 450 slot machines, VIP poker tables and a wall of interactive games, the building also includes a high-end restaurant run by a famous Trois-Rivières chef and an arena that seats over 1,000 people for events. The restaurant and sports bar can seat over 200 people and features the latest sporting events, and the option to place sports bets on site or online -

Groupe Bellemare is a 3rd generation family business that has been serving clients since 1959. Today, the company has more than 500 employees and provides them with an innovative work environment facilitating work-family balance and a healthy and safe quality of life. With over a half-century of experience and its sustained R&D efforts, the Company offers high-quality products and services in areas as diverse as concrete, abrasives and minerals, dimensional load transportation, and recycling. Groupe Bellemare is also very involved in its industry and attaches great importance to its social and environmental role as a member of the business community. Groupe Bellemare makes a positive contribution to the quality of life of citizens in the communities it serves by supporting numerous social causes and promoting local purchasing through its responsible procurement practices -

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 -

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 -

Omnifab. Since it was founded in the 90s in Louiseville, Omnifab has continuously improved and reinvented itself to better serve its customers. This is essential in a sector such as industrial mechanics, where technologies and needs are constantly evolving. However, some things should stay the same. Our products and services have continued to meet high quality standards because we stay true to our vision and values and share them with our employees -

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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