june 21, 2017

3rd event of the NASCAR Pinty's series: Autodrome Chaudière
The #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team is ready to go for the first event on oval track of the year taking place in front of Quebec racing fans. With the same usual determination and perseverance, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be present at Autodrome Chaudière (Friday June 23th , Vallée-Jonction, Québec), with the goal of climbing to the top of the podium.
The #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare car is fast, and the Quebec native driver is hoping to find success this weekend. "Last year, we qualified for third place and in 2014, we finished the race in fifth. We're confident we can lead the race and fight for the win. This being the first race of the season in Quebec, it's particularly motivating to compete in front of our fans, friends, and family. We're really eager", highlights the series' 2014 champion.
"CRS Trucking 300" : mandatory pit stop halfway through
Much like the Riverside International Speedway track (Antigonish, Nouvelle-Écosse, 10th event- August 19, 2017), which is considered a near-replica of the famous Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee, USA), the Autodrome Chaudière is nicknamed "Le petit Bristol Québécois" (the little Bristol of Quebec). This asphalted oval track (a quarter mile) is also the most steeply inclined in Quebec.
The pits are located outside the track, requiring a full stop of the race planned by the series at approximately the 150th lap. The drivers are also authorized to make pit stops at any point during the race; however, it's an extra challenge as all teams will need to make a simultaneous pit stop for fuel replenishment and the tire change. The cars will then get back into place for the race's second start.
See you at Autodrome Chaudière! "This oval track is popular in stock-car in Quebec. It'll be a good show for partners and fans alike, we have quite a show planned!" shares the driver of the #47 Dodge WeatherTechCanada / Groupe Bellemare.
Sign the car of your choice and come romp with us!
Following up on the success of the 2016 fundraiser, Dumoulin Competition renews its vow to support an important cause: the Grand défoulement of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. The winning formula seen last year will continue to be supported by the Dumoulin brothers, who once again invite fans to come to any race of the NASCAR Pinty's season to sign their car for the cause.
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Photo : Matthew Manor CSCG
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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!
Autodrome Chaudière has entered the major leagues by partnering up with NASCAR for its 25th anniversary (2016), Vallée-Jonction is now part of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.
  • 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 positions in one season (2002).