april 4, 2016

2016: 5th Full Season - 12 Races – Successful Formula

In 47 days, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will begin his fifth full season in the NASCAR Pinty's series. In collaboration with renowned crew chief Bill Burns, who has known success for over 20 years in the world of stock cars, the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare driver will overcome new challenges within the Dumoulin Competition racing team.

Crew chief: Bill Burns

 Dumoulin Competition and the #47 Dodge WeatherTechCanada/ Groupe Bellemare crew will benefit, among other things, from Bill Burns' impressive expertise. He who has already shared with the media that he “hates losing”, and who's numerous victories acquired since entering the world of stock cars in 1992 can vouch for it. He has worked with multiple teams, including those of Don Thompson Jr, Kevin Dowler, Cole Pearn, Derek and Shaun Polack, and Andrew Ranger for multiple years.

“Bill Burns has won multiple championships and races. When the opportunity to recruit him presented itself, it was a no-brainer. We're very happy to have him with us, it's a real plus-value for me and for Dumoulin Competition,” shares an enthused Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and Bill Burns have known each other for several years. It was with him and Jimmy Brière that Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had won the title of rookie of the year in 2011.The synergy between the two quickly built up, and the #47 Dodge WeatherTechCanada/ Groupe Bellemare driver wanted to continue their professional collaboration. "In 2012, the partnership with WeatherTechCanada allowed us to get our cars prepared by a top of the line team and Scott Steckly already had a structured team in place. It was only a matter of time before we started working together again,” explains the 2014 champion of the NASCAR Pinty's Series. 

The two teammates are very experienced in the world of motorsports, and they're very much hoping to use that expertise to make the 2016 season a success.

A new design for the #47 Dodge WeatherTechCanada/ Groupe Bellemare

This new image underlines the fifth season which is about to begin for the Trois-Rivieres who, beyond having been crowned champion in 2014, now has four victories, 24 top-5s, and 38 top-10s in 59 total starts in the NASCAR Pinty's series. “We can't wait to see it on the track!” mentions Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. “The car's new design was developed in collaboration with Les Enseignes F.X. Boisvert, the same Trois-Rivieres local company that created the lettering for the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team's trailer. We're very happy with the result.”

Dumoulin Compétition as a preparation team

Since 2009 (incorporation of the business), Dumoulin Competition has had the objective to prepare its own cars. The collaboration with Scott Steckly (2013-2013) and King Autosport (2014-2015) has been very fruitful and enriching, notably helping win the series championship in 2014. At the beginning of 2016, after insuring the project's perennity and by capitalizing on the acquired experience, the decision to create an internal mechanical team became a no-brainer. With the acquisition of new cars (for both road and oval circuits) and equipment, everything is now in place to realize the full potential of resources and performances.

2016 NASCAR Pinty's season kickoff

The first race of the 2016 season will take place this upcoming May 22nd at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (The Victoria Day Speedfest). Until then, stay tuned for new announcements coming within the next few weeks…

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. All products are made in the USA on North American machinery and are sold to both end user consumers as well as car manufacturers. 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! Meet LP Dumoulin on

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!

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