Louis-Philippe Dumoulin 9th at Sunset Speedway after a problem in the pits

may 15, 2022


"NTN Ultimate Bearing Experience 250" - 1/3 mile


Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ontario)

Date / broadcast

TSN5 Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. ET & RDS2 Saturday,
June 4 at 7 p.m. ET


Start 3 | Finish 9 - NPS Results

At the wheel of his familiar #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare racer, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin drew upon his knowledge of the Sunset Speedway oval on Saturday night (May 14) to position himself well throughout the practice session, qualifying and the first half of the 250-lap race. The NTN Ultimate Bearing Experience 250 race was action-filled, as the experienced driver battled with the leaders in the first half of the race and defended his position afterwards in a car that was becoming increasingly complex to drive.

"We were third on the grid and the race was developing as planned for me. Everything was in place for a top-5 finish, a podium or even victory. Treyten Lapcevich won the race, and our lap times were similar. Some adjustments had to be made during the mandatory mid-race pit stop and a mistake occurred during the break: first off, a spring rubber was correctly mounted in the left rear suspension spring. However, a right-side tire was then installed on the left side of the car, so that the car was now fitted with two right-side tires at the back, an unworkable situation because of the different tire and suspensions setting on each side. Unfortunately, the car was now uncompetitive and really undrivable! We win as a team, and we lose as a team. Knowing that we could have done so much better, finishing with this result is disappointing. Now we look ahead, and the focus is on Mosport," explained the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car.

Practice and qualifying

The team is renewed this year and a new synergy is already there, especially with Benoit Laganière who, after 12 years with Dumoulin Competition (logistics and then mechanics), has been named Crew Chief this season. "We are used to working together and our planning has paid off. The times in practice were good and we improved on them in qualifying. The track temperature will drop between now and the start of the race. The key is to anticipate as closely as possible how the car will behave through those changes during the race. I can't wait to see how it goes, it's a long race and we are a new team," added Louis-Philippe Dumoulin before the race.

Next Race

The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare will be back on track on May 21 and 22 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) circuit, for the first of the two Pinty's events scheduled there this season.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Matthew Manor CSCG


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Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's Career

NASCAR Pinty's Series

  • 2021: Pinty's Series Champion(1 victory, 3 podiums, 4 top-5 et 9 top-10 finishes in 10 events). Second championship with cars entirely prepared by Dumoulin Competition. Saw his name added for the third time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame(Charlotte, NC) / Wins"Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • Inductedinto the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (2020) for his outstanding contribution.
  • In 2020, the sanitary situation forced the NASCAR Pinty's Series to present only 6 races in the "Pinty's FanCave Challenge". Louis-Philippe Dumoulin scored 1 win and 3 top-5 finishes.
  • 2019: Third in driver and owner championships (2 wins, 4 podium, and eight top-5 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2018: Pinty's Series Champion(3 victories, 7 podiums, 2 poles, eight top-5 in 13 events). Saw his name added for the second time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame(Charlotte, NC) / Wins"Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • 2017: Fourth in the driver championship (3 podiums, nine top-5 and eleven top-10 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2016: Joint fourthin the driver championship (4 podiums, six top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2015: Fourth in the driver championship (2 podiums, six top-5 and nine top-10 finishes from 11 events).
  • 2014: Pinty's Series Champion (2 victories, 5 podiums and nine top-5 finish from 11 events). Saw his name added to the NASCAR Hall of Fame(Charlotte, NC) / Awarded the "Driver Of the Year", "Best Performing Driver" and "Gilles-Villeneuve" awards.
  • 2013: Fifth in the driver championship (2 victories, 3 podiums, four top-5s, six top-10s and five-time top-3 grid positions from 12 events).
  • 2012: Sixth in the driver championship (1 pole, three top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2011: Pinty's Series Rookie of the year.

Rallycross and Road Racing

  • 2015: Participated in FIA World Rallycross Championship round in Canada (Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières).
  • 2012: Second in class in the 12 Hours of Sebring(American Le Mans Series - GT3 Cup). The only Canadian driver on the podium.
  • 2004 to today: Front runner in the Grand-Am and Rolex Sports Car series, in Porsche, Ferrari and Daytona Prototype cars - Races in the 12 Hours of Sebring / and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA events.
  • 2002: Championin the Canadian Formula Ford Championship.
  • 2001: Awarded the ''Gilles-Villeneuve'' and ''Quartz'' trophies.
  • Records: Holder since 2002 of Formula Ford Series records for most victories (6) and most pole positions (7) in a single season.