Podium for Jean-François Dumoulin: A fighter on and off the track

august 15, 2021

All three Dumoulin Competition entries in the top-10: One on the podium, one in the top-5 and one in 9th place - NASCAR Pinty's Series - August 13 to 15, 2021


Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières


Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec)


60 laps - one mandatory pit stop

Start / Finish

5th / 2nd

Television replay

TSN - Sunday, August 22, 1:00 PM

Jean-Francois Dumoulin and his #04 Groupe Bellemare | Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi | Omnifab | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat put in their best qualifying lap ever in the NASCAR Pinty's Series to date. Fifth on the starting grid of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres "Les 60 tours des Anges Gardiens", Jean-Francois Dumoulin had one objective in mind only: to win! He showed relentless determination, fighting like the warrior that he is for the lead, and giving his all to reach the podium. Off the track, Jean-François also excelled in his role as General Manager of Dumoulin Competition and can be proud of all the members of the team who led all three drivers to top-10 finishes.

"The team members have been working hard for the past three weeks to prepare the three cars. The #04 Groupe Bellemare | Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi | Omnifab | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat was performing well at the beginning of the race as the driver took it easy on the car, especially on the brakes. I was concentrating on not making any mistakes and we had a battle over several laps with the #74 car. I managed to overtake him on a restart on lap 34. I then switched to protect mode to make sure I kept that position to the end. We are all very happy with the podium, and see you next year for a victory," explains the driver.

Weekend Summary

Jean-Francois Dumoulin had his hands full throughout the weekend. The General Manager of Dumoulin Competition was responsible for the preparation of three cars, including that of Louis-Philippe Montour who drove the #07 Kamloop in his first Pinty's start. On track for Saturday morning's practice session, Jean-Francois Dumoulin attacked the track and set the 6th best time in the first moments of the session. Then, in early-afternoon qualifying, Jean-François achieved a top-5, and signed his best qualifying result ever in this series.

Jean-Francois Dumoulin likes above all to drive and to enjoy himself by pushing to his maximum on each lap and for as long as possible on-track session, which has earned him an enviable reputation in the world of professional endurance racing, particularly in the United States, where he has taken several victories. In the Pinty's series, he is known for his lap-race sprints especially on road courses as he overtakes competitors at will with a car that has become seemingly irresistible.

Louis-Philippe Montour #07 Kamloop

The young Montreal driver raced in two classes this weekend, the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) as well as making his NASCAR Pinty's Series debut in the #07 Kamloop car prepared by Dumoulin Competition. The order was a tall one and Louis-Philippe Montour was able to pull it off. "I felt at ease in the car right from the start and improved as I learned how to drive it harder and enjoy it more". Thirteenth on the starting grid, Louis-Philippe Montour tamed the Trois-Rivieres track at every level: battles on the track, overtaking, "rubbin" and more.

"My first weekend in NASCAR Pinty's, an unforgettable experience! It's part of my 2022 plans to do road courses with Dumoulin Competition. They gave me a very good car to race all the way through the event, with a strong car right to the end of the race. Finishing in the top-10 is what I was aiming for. Mission achieved! » according to the rookie driver.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Podium - Matthew Manor CSCG

Summary - Highlights in Jean-Francois Dumoulin's career

  • 2019 Season - NASCAR Pinty's Series two podiums, one top-5 & and a sixth-place finish in four road races.
  • 2018 Season - NASCAR Pinty's Series one podium, three top-5 & five top-10 on 10 races. First championship with cars entirely prepared by Dumoulin Competition;
  • 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.


Groupe Bellemare is a 3rd generation family business that has been serving clients since 1959. Today, the company has more than 500 employees and provides them with an innovative work environment facilitating work-family balance and a healthy and safe quality of life. With over a half century of experience and its sustained R&D efforts, the Company offers high-quality products and services in areas as diverse as concrete, abrasives and minerals, dimensional load transportation, and recycling. Groupe Bellemare is also very involved in its industry and attaches great importance to its social and environmental role as a member of the business community. Groupe Bellemare makes a positive contribution to the quality of life of citizens in the communities it serves by supporting numerous social causes and promoting local purchasing through its responsible procurement practices (

Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi is proud to be one of the first Mitsubishi dealers in Canada (opening in 2002). The commitment from Mitsubishi is defined by the quality, reliability and durability of its vehicles, notably with their 10-year warranty, the best in the industry! Pride, integrity and respect are the values of the Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi team (

Omnifab. Since it was founded in the 90s in Louiseville, Omnifab has continuously improved and reinvented itself to better serve its customers. This is essential in a sector such as industrial mechanics, where technologies and needs are constantly evolving. However, some things should stay the same. Our products and services have continued to meet high quality standards because we stay true to our vision and values and share them with our employees (

MIA - Motorsports In Action: With over 50 years of combined Motorsport experience, MIA is making a name for itself in the industry in "La Belle Province". Being trackside, situated at Autodrome St-Eustache, gives our clients "real time" results, testing their vehicles. One stop shopping is our strength, from high-end mechanics, exotic automotive maintenance, complete race car building and design to prestige paint and meticulous detailing. "Leave it, then enjoy it!" (

Bernier Crepeau Chrysler Fiat: With 25 years of experience, the family business has built an enviable reputation in the field of vehicle acquisition. If the future of this company is linked to the loyalty of its customers, it is also held by the reliability and strong communication of its team. This team is at your disposal, ready to listen to you, to hear you. Passion, care, and determination. A team willing to go the extra mile, with its ears wide open (

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 on 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 track performance, entrepreneurial and human values (


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