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Louis-Philippe Dumoulin dominates at Autodrome Chaudière

july 1, 2018

Second place for the 47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare Team

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Third race - Oval Track - Autodrome Chaudière - June 30th, 2018

This race augured well for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin with a first pole position on an oval track for the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare Team at this third race of the 2018 NASCAR Pinty's Series season, held on Saturday night at the Autodrome Chaudiere (Vallée-Jonction). Louis-Philippe Dumoulin followed up his pole-winning performance with a domination of the race, leading 167 of the 220 laps that were run before abundant rain forced the officials to cut the race short while he was fighting for the lead.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin knew after the practice session that he had a car capable of grabbing the pole position. In the late afternoon, a well-earned pole position made of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin a good predictor of overall performance, thanks in good part to his experience and his smooth driving.

This first pole position on an oval track for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare came after multiple testing sessions and the development of better suspension set-ups. "The car wants to turn into the corners and actually steers itself - it feels like we are working as one!"

The race turned out almost exactly as Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had predicted, with the car handling perfectly throughout the race, such as it was. After the race, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was philosophical: "I had the best car and was managing the race. The rain and the red flag took everyone on the team - including myself - by surprise, and I ended up second at the end. We led the race with the best car in the field. This happy circumstance will continue for the rest of the season. I am sure that we will win more than our fair share and be in the hunt for the Championship," added the driver who is back at the top of the season in the season driver ranking.

The next event will take place at the Honda Indy of Toronto (July 13 to 15).

A Team Win!

"The Race against Cancer" makes it to its podium thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team. This week's success is due not only to the generosity of the fans, but to the hard work of Martin D'Anjou, Karine Albert and their team,who promoted the campaign in assistance of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. This past weekend, we collected $ 225,00, bringing our total amount to date at $ 2 365,00. To make a donation online: lacoursecontrelecancer.ca

The Dumoulin Corner : 49 years of history for you to relive

Our #2 Historic Moment was on the team Facebook site this past June 21… Did you see it? Return to the year 2000,a picture of Jean-François Dumoulin and Richard Spénard… a team that produced multiple racing success stories. Go to the team Facebook page for all the details:
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Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • In 2017, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship in fourth place (3 podiums and ninth top-5s inthirtheen events.);
  • In 2016, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship exequo with the fourth position (top-5 six times 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).