Louis-Philippe Dumoulin Back in the Trans Am Series with Peterson Racing

april 27, 2022

Sonoma Raceway - April 29th to May 1st, 2022


Trans Am Championship - TA2® Class


Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA, United States - 2,52 Miles)

Schedule (EST)
Live Timing

Friday, April 29, 2022

· TA2® Testing: 7:35 - 8:15pm EST

Saturday, April 30, 2022

· TA2® Practice: 1:30 - 1:55pm EST

· TA2® Qualifying: 7:25 - 8 :00pm EST

Sunday, May 1, 2022

· TA2® Race: 4:40 - 5:50pm EST (40 laps or 75 minutes)

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin is looking forward to driving in his second Trans Am series TA2® class event over the coming weekend at Sonoma Raceway (April 29 to May 1). He will be reunited with the #89 Ford Mustang of the Peterson Racing team which he drove smoothly up from 15th place on the grid to 5th place on March 19th at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (Roval track), before being the victim of an incident on the last lap of the race.

The synergy between the team and the driver was quickly established at the Charlotte event and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will once again replace Mike Skeen, the winner of the round held at Road Atlanta (Braselton, GA) on March 27 and committed to another team for the Sonoma weekend. The Peterson Racing cars have already collected two wins (Road Atlanta and Sebring) and a second-place finish in the first three races this season, which bodes well for the three-time NASCAR Pinty's champion.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin is delighted with this opportunity to repeat the experience. "I really enjoyed my first Trans Am outing on the Roval circuit in Charlotte. I know the Sonoma track well, having taught driving there on several occasions. That experience and some pre-race simulation sessions will help me get up to race pace quickly, in the first laps of the first test session."

The TA2® class car is similar to the NASCAR Pinty's car, with some 500 hp, 300 lbs less, better brakes and tires, and aerodynamics that generate more downforce.

"I expect the experience in Sonoma to be just as enjoyable as it was on the Charlotte Roval. The team is professional, and I felt like a member of the team from the moment I arrived at the track. The team members are familiar with NASCAR racing in Canada and the level of driving and competitiveness up here. A win would make the picture perfect for Doug, the team and me", added Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photos Credit: Bruce B Miller Photo Historian

Additional Information

Trans Am Series
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is America's Road Racing Series and dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series, like Dan Guney, Parnelli Jones, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach Jr. who have all won championships under the Trans Am name.

The TA2® class brings back the "Muscle Car Wars" of the 60's and 70's, when revered brands like Chevrolet, Dodge, American Motors and Ford released souped-up versions of their Camaro, Challenger and Mustang to try to demonstrate who made the best American high performance road cars. The competition today is incredibly close, thanks to rules that keep an equal eye on the bottom line as well as the finish line.

Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma Raceway is a combination road course and drag strip located 48 km north of San Francisco. The high-speed road course features 12 turns on a hilly layout with a total vertical variation of 49 meters. The technical track also hosts NASCAR, IndyCar and motorcycle races.

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 own and rental 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 as well as entrepreneurial and human values.

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.
  • Inducted into 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 fourth in 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.

Rallying 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: Champion in 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.