Louis-Philippe Dumoulin looking for return to winning form at Chaudiere

june 8, 2022

The #47 WeatherTechCanada | Groupe Bellemare
team aiming at a top podium finish this coming weekend.


« Autodrome Chaudière 250 » - ¼ mile


Autodrome Chaudiere (Vallée-Jonction, Québec)

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Open practice 11:20 AM | Qualifying 4:00 PM | Race 5:30 PM -

Autodrome Chaudiere will host the first 2022 NASCAR Pinty's Series event on Quebec soil, after two events held in Ontario this past month. It will also be an opportunity for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team to turn the tables after a rocky start to the year, and focus on their goal for the weekend: winning.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had a car fully capable of podium finishes at both Sunset Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, which did not happen in the end, but the Trois-Rivières driver still managed to score valuable points in the battle for the NASCAR Pinty's Series Championship.

The Autodrome Chaudiere is a very special short oval for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, who will be driving the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car on one of the last high-banked paved ovals in Quebec.

It's high time for the Pinty's Series to establish Vallee-Jonction as a regular event as it was before, especially given that the Series hasn't visited the Autodrome since 2019 due to the global pandemic and weather issues in 2021. In addition to the banking that makes the oval worthy of the famous Bristol Motor Speedway, the enthusiastic race fans make the event even more exciting.

"As a team, we want to perform well and finish on the podium. We are moving on from our early-season woes to get that win we are aiming for," says Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

"Chaudiere is a short track that I really like, and not only for the racing action, but also for the very friendly organization. It's a pity we haven't visited that track over the last two years, as the fans are great, and we can't wait to see them again. There is almost no banked paved oval left in Quebec since Saint-Eustache closed, so it is important for us to preserve this track and use it regularly. It's an oval with a lot of banking and we can run there, side-by-side competitively, which makes for some very close battles and a great show."

Autodrome Chaudiere
The "Autodrome Chaudiere 250" will take place on June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Vallee-Jonction oval track, which is less than an hour South from Quebec City. The 250-lap event will be split in two 125-lap segments, with a 5-minute break at the intermission to allow teams to make minor adjustments to the car.

Partnership renewal and induction
Good news has been piling up in recent weeks for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin as he was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 28. In addition, he announced a three-year extension to his partnership with WeatherTech Canada, which pleases the defending champion who already has 10 years of experience working with the leading maker of the finest automotive accessories for your vehicle.

Dumoulin Competition continues to cooperate in the development of the next generation of drivers.
On May 4, 2019, Dumoulin Competition announced its commitment to the next generation in motorsports with the "Dumoulin Compétition Partenaire de la relève" trophy, awarded annually to the Mini Sportsman Québec Series Champion. The team is also a partner in the Festidrag Development program, a new-talent development initiative led by Karine Albert and Martin D'Anjou.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Matthew Murnaghan


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Groupe Bellemare is a 3rd generation family business that has been serving clients since 1959. Today, the company has more than 500 employees and provides them with an innovative work environment facilitating work-family balance and a healthy and safe quality of life. With over a half century of experience and its sustained R&D efforts, the Company offers high-quality products and services in areas as diverse as concrete, abrasives and minerals, dimensional load transportation, and recycling. Groupe Bellemare is also very involved in its industry and attaches great importance to its social and environmental role as a member of the business community. Groupe Bellemare makes a positive contribution to the quality of life of citizens in the communities it serves by supporting numerous social causes and promoting local purchasing through its responsible procurement practices.

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.


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.

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.