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LP DUMOULIN AND WEATHERTECH CANADA RENEW THEIR PARTNERSHIP FOR THE 2017 AND 2018 SEASONS - NASCAR Pinty's series

may 10, 2017

WeatherTech Canada and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin are excited to announce the renewal of their partnership for two additional years in the NASCAR Pinty's series. Their mutual passion for racing led to the start of their business relationship in 2012, which will now continue to allow the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare driver to once again showcase his talents in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
WeatherTech Canada is pleased to announce their continuing partnership with Dumoulin Competition. "The quest for excellence runs deep within LP and the entire Dumoulin Competition team, and it is that quest that strikes at the heart of our commitment to design, develop and deliver the ultimate in automotive accessories", say business owners, Tony Page and Joe Magri.
2018 will mark the seventh complete season alongside our major partner, WeatherTech Canada. It goes without saying that this kind of win-win relationship is very rare in the world of Canadian motorsports, and it has been a successful one from the start. "I am privileged for having completed five seasons with WeatherTech Canada, and am aware of the exceptional quality of this partner, as well as Groupe Bellemare, that have been present from the start. The best way to thank them is to rack up victories and do everything in our power to win the championship", shares an enthused Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
It's been one lap after another for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin since he's won the rookie of the year title in 2011, and that of Champion of the NASCAR Canada series in 2014. The Dumoulin Competition race team has also reached several milestones allowing it to prep its own cars internally. Furthermore, the 2015-2016 winter has been dedicated to building the team, recruiting some talent, structuring the logistics, and to developing the knowledge base of these newcomers. We've been able to see the fruits of our labor by adding four podiums and six top-5 appearances since (tied in fourth place in the championship).
"The NASCAR Pinty's series is very competitive, and I'm more than happy to have the opportunity to fight on-track against talented drivers and teams in 2017 and 2018. By November 2016, we knew we'd reach an agreement with WeatherTech Canada. Having founded our very own prep team has allowed us to build a secure strategy in the medium term", explains the 2014 champion of the NASCAR Canada series.
Trials at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP)
Determination and enthusiasm were certainly present on May 3rd, during the first official trials of the NASCAR Pinty's series. "Throughout the winter, the mechanics team has capitalized on the learnings of the 2016 season and the results have been encouraging. We'll be even stronger this year", mentions a determined Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
On May 21st, this very track will be the host to the first race of the 2017 season for the Victoria Day Speedfest (Can-Am 200 race at 1:00 PM). A circuit synonymous with victory for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, who is certainly gearing up for another stand-out performance at the wheel of the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare. Will you be with us?
Until then, keep up with the news through our social media channels @dumoulincompetition / @dumoulinDC.
The Dumoulin family, as well as the whole Dumoulin Competition team would like to extend their appreciation for the unconditional support of all its partners, family members, friends, fans, and media who are all essential in the pursuit of our leitmotif objectives: Passion Performance Partnerships.
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Photo: Matthew Manor CSCG
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Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career
  • 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).