july 20, 2017

NASCAR Pinty's series: 6th, 7th, and 8th events of the season

The #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team will fly to Western Canada this Monday, where it'll take part in the next three events of the NASCAR Pinty's championship. Synonymous with success for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, this mid-season moment is more than appreciated by the Quebec driver. The first stop on the oval track of the Wyant Group Raceway (July 26 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) will make way for an additional challenge. Contrary to previous years, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will have to face his rivals over the course of two distinct, 100-lap events instead of one. The Western Canada tour will then conclude with a race at the Edmonton International Raceway (July 29 - Edmonton, Alberta).

New for 2017

Pit stops and overtaking moves, among others, will need to be thought out differently given the one-day three-race schedule, all on oval tracks. The Saskatoon event is run on a tight schedule, with only 2 hours and 30 minutes between the races, leaving little time for repairs of any first-race damage. The starting grid for the second race at the Wyant Group Raceway will be determined by each driver's fastest lap from the first race.

For Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team must plan every activity carefully throughout the week in order to best cope with any eventuality. "The important thing is to make sure the car hasn't been damaged and to react properly between the two races. This is especially true this year, as the new schedule means that we are losing a day of preparation between Saskatoon and Edmonton. This heightens pressure on the team, putting an emphasis on our team's internal synergy and efficiency, and we're confident we can outdo ourselves," explains the driver currently ranked third in the championship.

An Unmissable Event

Autograph session at Delta Bessborough - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - July 24, 2017

Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will participate in an autograph session organized by his partner, the Delta Bessborough, on July 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare /MIA and the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare hauler and cars will also be on-site. Racing fans and the media will be invited to a meet and greet with the driver, as well as to take pictures in front of the main entrance of the Delta Bessborough.

Caterpillar dealer, Finning Canada has partnered with the Delta Bessborough and will provide bottled water during the autograph session taking place at the hotel's entrance which will be followed by cocktails in Metric Garden Lounge @ the Bess from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Martin Gilbert, the Delta Bessborough's General Manager, is very excited that the Dumoulin team is returning this year and believes the event will be even better with the addition of Finning Canada to the event.

Become our ambassadors and engage with us in the race against cancer!

Throughout the whole NASCAR Pinty's season (calendar on page 4), the Dumoulin brothers are inviting everyone at every race to come sign their cars for the cause. We hope to renew the success from last year in Western Canada, where racing fans came in great numbers to sign our cars.

The race will be broadcast on TSN on Saturday, August 5 at noon as well as on RDS on Sunday, August 20 at 5 pm.

« Passion - Performance - Partnerships »


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!

Finning Canada is a division of Finning International Inc., the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Finning Canada sells, rents and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and a portion of Nunavut. They serve a diverse range of industrial markets, including mining, forestry, construction, pipeline/oil field construction, agriculture, government sector, marine, transportation, fisheries, and the commercial transport industry.