Podium finish for Jean-François Dumoulin

july 15, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series, Fourth round - Urban Track Layout- Honda Indy Toronto
July 13 and 14, 2018

Jean-François Dumoulin and his #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA teammates went all in to achieve their podium finish: determination, performance and passion could almost be felt throughout the Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto. Starting from sixth on the grid, the Quebec driver never let any one of his competitors get by. Jean-François Dumoulin even got up to second place at the green-white-checkered restart that ended the race on lap 36, and fighting off strong attacks to end up third overall. Dumoulin Compétition totals three podium finishes after four races so far in 2018, using the Spectra Premium high-performance radiator.

The team set the car up for the first testing session using the settings from the 2017 race here, on the newly repaved track over most of its length. We then proceeded to fine tune the main settings (Toe-in, caster, camber, and cross weight). "The changes all workd and we ended up with a very quick and efficient #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA race car", according to Jean-Francois Dumoulin after the session.

The podium finish came about thanks to the growing synergy within the team, from dedicated individuals who always believed in the team's potential. "We have been expecting this one for a while" according to Jean-François Dumoulin. "I fought off the #59 for most of the race. We were quicker than him and I finally got by him cleanly on lap 29." The driver of the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA car always finishes races with a strong push. "I seem to always get the best out of old tires, happily for me as the other guys are trying to cope with worn out tires and brakes." Jean-François Dumoulin fought off the attacks over the four restarts, especially the last one when things got very physical as he worked to protect his podium finish.

Western Canada Tour, July 25th and 28th

Jean-François Dumoulin and the #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA team will unfortunately not take part in this year's western swing due to previous commitments. This decision was taken in accord with principal partner Spectra Premium, to allow the team and driver to concentrate on their home race, the upcoming Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (August 10th to 12th). This work will include the preparation of a #07 Spectra Premium, a second car on the team for visiting driver Frédéric Gabillon, a participant in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series who will become Jean-François Dumoulin's teammate for this major event.


"The race against cancer" continues! Thanks to the generous contribution of Jason Best, Senior Vice President, After Market at Spectra Premium, the amount raised so far for our "Grand Défoulement" to the benefit of the Quebec Cancer Foundation is $ 3,365.00. It's a rendezvous for the next race of the season in Western Canada. To make a donation online:

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

The Historic Moment #3 was posted on the Dumoulin Competition Facebook site on July 5: Podium! "Retour en 2012," a picture of the fire suit worn by Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at a very special event… Check out our team Facebook for all the details, at

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Summary - Highlights in Jean-François Dumoulin's career

  • First podiumin the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park);
  • NASCAR Pinty's Series Championship since 2015;
  • The first Quebec-born driver to win twice the Rolex 24 in Daytona; 2004 (SGS and 2007 (GT);
  • Caught the attention of the renowned Player's Driver Development Program scout (Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic), became one of the youngest driversever to be recruited, and was touted as a strong contender for the championship title in Formula Ford (1996 and 1997 seasons);
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS, USA in 2003 (9 podiums);
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge ST, USA in 2002 (5 podiums);
  • In Montreal's 2009 edition of NASCAR Nationwide, he finished his first race in 7thposition aboard a badly damaged car and won the hearts of numerous fans and reporters;
  • In 2000, he was the Motorola Cup Series Vice-Champion, during a season that included a 1stplace podium finish after having begun the race in 52nd position at the Molson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.
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