Louis-Philippe Dumoulin just short of a podium finish in the "WeatherTech 200"

september 4, 2022


WeatherTech200 - 2.6 miles - September 4, 2022


Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Clarington, Ontario) - Road course

Date / Broadcast

TSN (Schedule TBD) and RDS Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Start / Finish

6th | 4th


Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team put on a typical "Dumoulin" cerebral performance on Sunday, finishing fourth in the WeatherTech 200 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was quick in Saturday morning's practice, setting the third quickest time. In qualifying, a 0.4 sec gap behind pole position placed Louis-Philippe Dumoulin sixth on the very tight grid. "Our car was set up to be optimal over long runs." The WeatherTech 200 race at CTMP is 51 laps long, which is one of the reasons why the teams prepare cars that allow the drivers to still pass competitors at the end of the race.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's bet paid off as the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car finished the event at the foot of the podium in a race that was up to the usual standard of the Ontario track, which always hosts exciting shows.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin started his rise through the leaders in the early laps. A caution period allowed him to visit the pits for fuel and tires. Starting in 13th position, he made his way up to the leaders, taking advantage of the fights for position among them that slows the competitors down and allowed the experienced driver to close the gaps and move up through the tight pack.

By the end of the race, all eyes were on Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and on the #18 who had a clean battle. The #17 invited himself to the game and on lap 45, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin got the better of the #18.

"We wanted to gain more positions on the restarts," said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after the race. "We fought long and hard with the #18 and when the overtaking was completed, we moved on and gained another position."

He went on to explain that; "Given one more lap, we could have finished on the podium. We had the speed to fight with the cars ahead of us. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin passed the #20 car with three laps to go in the race.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was keen to highlight the excellent work of the Dumoulin Competition team; "I'm proud of our team, we made effective pit stops. We will come back stronger next year because we are not done yet," concluded the driver who is still hungry for victory.

Last race of the season: Delaware Speedway (Delaware, Ontario - September 25, 2022)

The team is busy preparing the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car for the Delaware Speedway oval that will close out the 2022 NASCAR Pinty's Series season. Join us for what promises to be an action-packed finale.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Stéphane Bergeron


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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 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 on-track performance, an entrepreneurial spirit and human values.



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.

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: 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.