september 15, 2016

This Saturday, September 17, the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team will participate in the last event of the 2016 season on the Kawartha Speedway circuit, Peterborough, Ontario. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was in reach of a victory four times this year and is still hoping for a first win. Being only seven points away from the top-3, the Quebec native is hoping to finish the season on a positive note.

The driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare car is a seasoned competitor. A chance to be among the top three in the championship is unmissable. “Competition is very strong in NASCAR Pinty's, with many great drivers among its ranks, and that's what the series is known for. We don't take anything for granted and work consistently to improve our performance on track with each new racing weekend, with a team focused on victory. The adjustments made to the oval track car performed well, and I'm approaching the Kawartha race with lots of confidence,” shares Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

The 2016 season has special importance for Dumoulin Compétition. Notably with internal mechanical prep, and the addition of crew chief Billy Burns to help potentialize the strategy of the #47 WeatherTechCanada/ Groupe Bellemare team. Overall, we can say it was mission accomplished, both in terms of the rank in the championship and of the team synergy. Louis-Phillippe Dumoulin adds to his record to date: six starts in the top-5, and four second place finishes.

Only a few days until the event: Waiter for a night happy hour event

The Dumoulin Compétition Great Romp for the Quebec Cancer Foundation will continue this weekend. Let's fight together against cancer, as each gesture is one step closer to the podium. Save the date: This upcoming September 19, “La Maison de débauche par le Carlito” will host the one-night-only happy hour event where the Dumoulin brothers' car trunks will be put up for auction. All funds raised will go to the Foundation. Come join us, many surprises await! Link to the event:

“Passion – Performance – Partnerships”

Photo: Matthew Murnaghan


WeatherTech Canada designs, develops and produces high quality, digitally custom fit automotive accessories; including FloorLiners, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Liners, TechLiners and No-Drill Mudflaps. Engineers use the newest technology available to measure the geometric complexity of the vehicle ensuring a constantly perfect fit. WeatherTech… Where Technology and All Weather Protection meet!

Groupe 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!

Summary – Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • 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).