july 5, 2017

Fourth race of the 2017 season of the NASCAR Pinty's Series: The Ecko Unlimited 75 at ICAR

The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team has set the highest possible objectives for itself at the upcoming NASCAR Pinty's Series round scheduled for this coming Saturday (July 8) at the ICAR (Mirabel, QC) road course. Since 2011, veteran driver Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has accumulated five Top-5 finishes at this track, including two podium finishes in 2013 and 2014. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin came to NASCAR from road racing roots and has shown his considerable skills and experience on such tracks over the years. The team and driver are well placed to reach their goals over the coming weekend: a strong finish and a good points harvest leading to a series championship at the end of the season.

ICAR has reconfigured the track and changed the race schedule for this year's event. The race will take place over one day, Saturday, July 8, will start at 7pm, and will use a shortened version of the track to ensure that the spectators can see all the action from all seating areas. Scheduled for 75 laps of the new shorter and tighter track, the spectators can expect a lot of "rubbin" and spectacular passing moves from green to checked flags.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has participated in a great evolution with his team in 2016: "We learned a lot about team preparation and management over 2016, our rookie year as an independent team. We could feel this build up over every race last year and I still feel the positive evolution at every race this year. Our team has grown into an effective, well-integrated unit and we can all see and feel the difference every time out. I look forward to contributing to the great synergy we have built up, especially at ICAR, a track I enjoy very much at the wheel of the WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare #47".

Racing in the evening is nothing new for Dumoulin, who raced in daylight and darkness at major international events such as the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. He added that "The short, tight track and racing under the lights does not affect my driving. We have done well in similar situations in the past, and we are certainly aiming for a win on Saturday".

Sign-up on the car of your choice and "live" the race with your team!

The "Race Against Cancer" was launched last May 31st. Join one of our lead teams (Or both) by signing your name on the rear trunk cover of Louis-Philippe's #47 (WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare)or on his brother Jean-Francois #04 (Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA) car. Just look for our teams when you get to the track on Saturday.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Crédit photos : 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!


  • In 2016, he finished exequo with the fourth position of the NASCAR Pinty's Series (4 podiums and six top-5 in 12 events).
  • 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).