june 25, 2017

The first podium of the season with the Spectra Premium NSCR100 radiator

The WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare Group #47 team finished in a spectacular third (3rd) place earlier today on the quarter-mile high-banked oval of the Autodrome Chaudière. Veteran driver Louis-Philippe Dumoulin never relaxed, charging past those in front of him up to a fighting second (2nd) place on lap 235, after starting from fifth (5th) spot on the grid. Along the way, LP had to recover from a lap-235 spin after a bump from a fellow driver. He also fought off hard challenges from the lap-299 restart to the finish on lap 310.

Third quickest during the earlier practice sessions, Louis-Philippe's fifth-quickest time in qualifying had convinced him and the team that his car set-up made it a potential winner in race trim over the 310-lap race. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was riding high after the race: "I am very proud of what our team has accomplished. Their hard work gave me a winning car and we all realized this after qualifying. The race was hard fought and clean throughout, usually against two or three cars at the same time", explain the driver of the WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare Group #47 car.

"We were in a position to win when I restarted from the outside lane on the last restart. I decided to go for the win rather than settle for a good points finish, and just missed out right at the chequered flag. We are fourth (4th) in the driver championship with 10 races to go, and right in there for a win and a strong run at the driver title.''

The first podium of the season with the Spectra Premium NSCR100 radiator

A great day for Spectra Premium Motorsport and for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and his team, who scored their first podium of 2017 in the NASCAR Pintys Series, the premier Stock Car racing series in Canada. Quite an accomplishment!

"It was a great day for the Spectra Premium Motosport and for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, a podium finish in the highly competitive NASCAR Pinty's Series is a real achievement. We designed and manufactured the Spectra Premium NSCR100 radiator and conducted on-track testing with the team during the off season, achieving a podium finish in only the third race of the year is truly a great accomplishment", said Jason Best, Senior Vice-President, Spectra Premium. "At Spectra Premium we are all extremely proud and wish to congratulate Louis-Philippe Dumoulin for his great on-track performance and the WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare Group #47 crew for providing LP with a winning car; together this group is a true testament to teamwork, perseverance and trust."

"THE RACE AGAINST CANCER" : Sign the car of your choice and come romp with us!

The NASCAR Pinty's race held today at Autodrome Chaudiere, launch the project for the Quebec Cancer Foundation (QCF). The response from the spectators and the teams was immediate, the trunk were covered with names and motivated encouragements as they were last year. Over $ 280.00 were collected, a great start towards equalling last years total of $ 13,611.75. This is obviously a great cause, as each 100 dollars collected pay for QCF one night stay in the foundations hotel. Come visit the team at one-day NASCAR Pinty's race at ICAR, held on July 8, 2017 in Mirabel, Quebec.

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Photo : Matthew Manor CSCG


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  • 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).