LP Dumoulin comes home leading the driver championship

august 6, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Eight Round - Urban track - Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières - August 10 to 12, 2018

49th edition of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières - 49 years of passion for the Dumoulin family

This is the time in the season when the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team's core values of "Passion, Performance and Partnerships" take on their full meaning as they prepare to take part in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières this coming weekend (August 10th to 12th). This is where Louis-Philippe Dumoulin discovered racing and where he lived through some successful moments as a driver. We all want to share more great moments with him as he celebrates his 25th year in motor racing this coming weekend.

"We certainly take nothing for granted, but showing up to race in our hometown, in front of our partners, family and friends, especially while leading the driver championship, makes for a lot of fun for me. The obligatory stop for fuel gets the whole team directly involved in the actual race and forces us to use a different race strategy from past years - all good as far as I am concerned. We certainly will do our best to win, but equally important, to put on a great show for fans and for our supporters", declared the ready-to-go driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car.

He added that: "We race between solid walls, with very little run off areas, forcing us to run a thinking man's race. Our car's 2018 set ups work extremely well, and I can't wait to get on the track."

49thGrand Prix de Trois-Rivières and 49 years of passion for the Dumoulin family

Both the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières and the Dumoulin family are on their way to a half-century (50 years) of racing (2019). Collectively, they reach the incredible total of 64 appearances (Richard (father): 13 | Jean-François: 23 | Louis-Philippe: 20 et Gérald (uncle): 8) and are certainly the Grand Prix most fervent supporters both locally and internationally.

Moreover, a third Dumoulin will be on the track, uncle Gérald Dumoulin, winner of the PRO-AM class in 2016. He will participate in the F1600 Canada events held on Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.

The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières NASCAR Pinty's Series main event will be BROADCAST LIVE on RDS2 on Sunday, August 12th at 2 pm Eastern Time, and on the Internet at

War Against Cancer BLITZ!

Back home in Trois-Rivières… where we want to cover the trunk lids of all three Dumoulin Competition team cars with your signatures and your support. Take up the Challenge with us!

Our fight against cancer continues:

  1. Come see our volunteers near our paddock installations starting Friday and contribute to our campaign.
  2. Get up on our podium along the Shopper's Lane for a souvenir picture.

To make a donation online:

The Dumoulin Corner: 49 years of history for you to relive

Historic Moment#5 was posted on the team's Facebook page on August 2nd. Flashback to a 2001 Podium shot of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after a FF1600 race at Trois-Rivières. Would you like to find out a funny story about that moment? Visit the team's Facebook site for the full story:

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Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • In 2017, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship in fourth place (3 podiums and ninth top-5s in thirtheen events.);
  • In 2016, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship exequo with the fourth position (top-5 six times 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 positio