june 14, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Round 2 - Oval track - June 16, 2018: « Rankin Construction 200 »

Jean-Francois Dumoulin is back this weekend on a track he really enjoys, the Jukasa Motor Speedway (Hagersville, Ontario) short oval. He finished fifth there last year after a hard-fought race and despite a slow leak in the last laps. As part of the preparation work, the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA team tested at Jukasa last week in preparation for this first oval race of the season.

"We have all been looking forward to this race, on an oval where I feel comfortable. We worked hard during the off-season and the major changes we carried out on the car looked great at our test at Jukasa last week, especially on longer runs. This was a great result, repeating last year's behaviour when the car was headed for a podium finish when we blew a tire in the last laps. We need to keep that high level of performance for the long runs, as well as come up with an even better qualifying run in order to start the race with the lead pack rather than be forced to run them down. That way, our car is even stronger at the end, when it really counts," explained the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA car.

Jukasa Motor Speedway

This « New » track has an interesting history. Operated as Cayuga Speedway from 1966 to 2009, the track was witness to some great racing, featuring NASCAR stars such as Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison, Kenny Schrader, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth, always putting on a show in some classic Visitors vs Locals battles. Area businessmen Kenny Hill and Jerry Montour took over the track in 2016 and turned it into the jewel that it is today, changing the banking all around and widening it to 18 m. to create a more exciting show. Source:

The weekend Schedule and the Race Central Live:

"THE RACE AGAINST CANCER" Sign up on the trunk lid of the car you favour and be one of our ambassadors!

The Dumoulin Competition campaign in favour of the Quebec Cancer Foundation continues this weekend. Let's fight against the disease together - each contribution is a step towards the vitally important podium! (See schedule on page 3). To make a donation online:

THE DUMOULIN CORNER : More history at the Gilles Villeneuve Museum

Dumoulin family racing milestone souvenirs will appear over the season on our social media.

Have you read about item #1? A trip back to 1972 showing family patriarch Richard Dumoulin racing his Austin Mini Cooper S at the Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix. Go to the team Facebook page for all the details:

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"


Spectra Premium Industries is a privately held company headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. Spectra Premium is a team of more than 1,300 dedicated employees that specializes in auto parts manufacturing and distribution. The Company owns and operates four manufacturing plants and 17 warehouses. With its international distribution networks and unparalleled customer and after sales service, Spectra Premium is the automobile manufacturers', auto technicians' and handymen's choice for reliable, quality parts and automotive systems. Trust your vehicle to Spectra Premium (

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 (

Group Bellemare: Competitive and dynamic, Thomas Bellemare's innovative and growing family team is ready to take on any challenge. With support from senior members and a qualified team of managers, the third-generation Bellemares are reaching new heights. Built upon a solid past, the company moves forward with an exceptional team of experts and seeks a select group of clients. Our clients continue to benefit from our wide variety of services that target a large number of sectors. As a result, our visibility is constantly on the rise. Working with the Bellemare team has become a measure of success. Start off right by choosing a winning team! (

MIA - Motorsports In Action: With over 50 syears of combined Motorsport experience, MIA is making a name for itself in the industry in "La Belle Province". Being trackside, situated at Autodrome St-Eustache, gives our clients "real time" results, testing their vehicles. One stop shopping is our strength, from high-end mechanics, exotic automotive maintenance, complete race car building and design to prestige paint and meticulous detailing. "Leave it, then enjoy it!" (

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 (


  • All-aluminum radiator, using optimally balanced material thickness to minimize weight
  • Heavy gage tubes for increased durability;
  • In-tank or external aluminum oil cooler as required;
  • Universal anchor points are available for faster installation and removal
  • no special tools required
  • Integrated lightweight fan brackets are available to provide a secure mounting point allowing for a wide range of electric fans to be utilized;
  • Universal connection inlet port offers a variety of coolant hose sizes to be utilized.

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.