Ohsweken dirt! A new challenge for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin

august 15, 2022


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Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ontario)

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RDS Saturday, September 10, at 1pm & TSN (Schedule TBD)


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Tuesday, August 16: Practice 6:30 PM | Qualifying (heats - 10 laps):
7:30 PM

Race: 9:35 PM (stage: 25, 25, 50 laps)

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car is looking forward with great anticipation to a new experience as he and the team head to Ohsweken Speedway today. The Dumoulin Competition team will discover a new oval track there, one that is added on the Pinty's Series schedule this year.

The Ohsweken Speedway is surfaced with dirt rather than the more usual asphalt! "I'm really looking forward to driving on the dirt, even though I don't have much experience on that surface," said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

"I did a learning race at Autodrome Granby in a Sportsman Modified car a few weeks ago. The race was run as part of their season championship, and my goal was to gain experience rather than fight and have an impact on a regular competitor's results," said Dumoulin.

The Ohsweken Oval is located 100 kilometres south-west of Toronto, near Hamilton. The 3/8-mile track provides action-packed entertainment for 25 years now. The prime location on the Six Nations Reserve allows over 8,000 spectators to come out and cheer on their favourite drivers on summer nights.

"We will put on a good show, even if it will not be easy for us drivers," adds Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. "Dumoulin Competition has worked very hard to set-up the car for racing on the loose surface, a very different one from what we are used to."

Indeed, because of the differences, the drivers will take part in two scheduled practice sessions on Monday night, the first at 6:30 PM and the second at 9:30 PM. The second session will feature the 'Qwick Wick Hot Lap' Challenge where the five fastest times will be rewarded.

The format of the Pinty's 100 race on Tuesday evening will also be new for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. The race will be divided into three stages of 25 laps, 25 laps and a final stage of 50 laps. "It's going to be a big learning curve in a short period of time, but we're ready to take on the challenge, I find the format very interesting," said the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car.

The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières was an intense event, to say the least, with action at all levels. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin could not achieve his goal at the end of that race. He is now looking forward to this event to rectify the situation, and it certainly look positive to him.

"Some drivers have considerable experience on this type of track; we are ready, and we will do well!" The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car is currently fourth in the NASCAR Pinty's driver standings. Everything is still possible, which is why the Dumoulin Competition team must run to perfection all day, as well as for the rest of the season.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Matthew Manor CSCG


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Dumoulin Competition. Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin founded the Dumoulin Competition Race Team in 2009. Working with financial, marketing, logistics and sports management experts, they built up a solid business structure. Dumoulin Competition prepares its own race cars in-house since 2016. Their motto: "Passion - Performance - Partnerships" expresses their will to perform on the track and offer their partners maximum visibility and profitability in return for their commitment. Their vision: To become Canada's leader in motorsports through on-track performance, an entrepreneurial spirit and human values.



NASCAR Pinty's Series

  • 2021: Pinty's Series Champion (1 victory, 3 podiums, 4 top-5 et 9 top-10 finishes in 10 events). Second championship with cars entirely prepared by Dumoulin Competition. Saw his name added for the third time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Wins "Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (2020) for his outstanding contribution.
  • In 2020, the sanitary situation forced the NASCAR Pinty's Series to present only 6 races in the "Pinty's FanCave Challenge". Louis-Philippe Dumoulin scored 1 win and 3 top-5 finishes.
  • 2019: Third in driver and owner championships (2 wins, 4 podium, and eight top-5 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2018: Pinty's Series Champion (3 victories, 7 podiums, 2 poles, eight top-5 in 13 events). Saw his name added for the second time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Wins "Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • 2017: Fourth in the driver championship (3 podiums, nine top-5 and eleven top-10 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2016: Joint fourth in the driver championship (4 podiums, six top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2015: Fourth in the driver championship (2 podiums, six top-5 and nine top-10 finishes from 11 events).
  • 2014: Pinty's Series Champion (2 victories, 5 podiums and nine top-5 finish from 11 events). Saw his name added to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Awarded the "Driver Of the Year", "Best Performing Driver" and "Gilles-Villeneuve" awards.
  • 2013: Fifth in the driver championship (2 victories, 3 podiums, four top-5s, six top-10s and five-time top-3 grid positions from 12 events).
  • 2012: Sixth in the driver championship (1 pole, three top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2011: Pinty's Series Rookie of the year.

Rallycross and Road Racing

  • 2015: Participated in FIA World Rallycross Championship round in Canada (Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières).
  • 2012: Second in class in the 12 Hours of Sebring (American Le Mans Series - GT3 Cup). The only Canadian driver on the podium.
  • 2004 to today: Front runner in the Grand-Am and Rolex Sports Car series, in Porsche, Ferrari and Daytona Prototype cars - Races in the 12 Hours of Sebring / and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA events.
  • 2002: Champion in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship.
  • 2001: Awarded the ''Gilles-Villeneuve'' and ''Quartz'' trophies.
  • Records: Holder since 2002 of Formula Ford Series records for most victories (6) and most pole positions (7) in a single season.