august 20, 2016

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin used patience and strategy to defend his position with his legendary tenacity throughout the entire race on the oval track of the Riverside International Speedway yesterday. After a rocky start during which he avoided on-track incidents, the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team climbed onto the second step of the podium for the third time this season in the NASCAR Pinty's series.

On the starting grid in fourth place, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has once again demonstrated the range of his talent by confidently carving his way to the top-5 on the race's 131st lap. He was then able to get to the front of the pack and remained among the leaders through the end of the 300-lap race.

“The powerful #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare car was ready for all 300 laps. The team has done excellent work in the pits, showing speed and efficiency. It was a battle of inches with Kennington, Lapcevich, and Hathaway in the last 50 laps. With a third podium this season, we're continuing to climb the ranks and our sole objective is victory,” explains Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. 

Don't miss the race's replay this upcoming Sunday, August 28. You'll understand the excitement the team has felt throughout the race.

Tenth event of the season: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – September 3-4, 2016

This upcoming September 3-4 weekend, the #47 WeatherTechCanada / Groupe Bellemare team will be on-track at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road circuit. This event is synonymous with success for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

“Passion – Performance – Partnerships”
Photo: Matthew Murnaghan


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!

Summary – Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • 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).