Masterful victory for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at Edmonton

july 29, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series - Seventh race - Edmonton - July 28th, 2018

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin made full use of his patience and strategy last evening on the short Edmonton International Raceway oval. Qualified fourth after a very productive practice session earlier in the day, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin kept his #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car in the lead pack for the duration of the race. With only 17 laps left in the 300-lap race, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin slipped by the two leaders in handbook fashion and ran out the race from there.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin displayed his tenacity by pushing the leader from mid-race until lap 268 when a caution flag was displayed. Restarting from the outside file on the front row, the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare driver let the pole sitter and second row (inside) starter fight it out on well used tires. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was then able to slip by both drivers on the inside and grab the lead of the race, which he held on to until the checkered flag came out 17 laps later.

This highly tactical victory is testimony to the outstanding work from every member of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team. "We won! I am especially happy for the team, after the problems we encountered in Saskatoon. The fight with Tagliani and Lacroix was clean, and the car was perfect thanks to the fantastic work of the team. Now we go on to Trois-Rivières in a strong position," according to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after the race.

This mid-season victory moves Louis-Philippe Dumoulin back into the lead for the NASCAR Pinty's Series driver championship, a great situation when going to his home race, the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (10th to 12th August).

Home sweet home: Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières - The Can-Am 50 tours (Trois-Rivières, Québec)

Here we are! It is with great pride that the #47 WeatherTechCanada | Groupe Bellemare team will present themselves at the mythical event which is the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, on the August 11-12th weekend. This race always holds special importance for the Dumoulin brothers, as it takes place in their native town, imprinted with memories and success.

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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 positions in one season (2002).