Pole and podium for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at Saskatoon

july 25, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series - Three oval races - Western Trip - July 25th and 28th, 2018

Starting from third position and from the pole respectively for the two 125-lap races, the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car displayed its full potential at the Wyant Group Raceway. This was Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's second pole position on an oval track and his third podium finish of the season, in a display by the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team of its high level of performance and their determination.

Off the start of race 1, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin kept his 3rd starting position for the first 30 laps, before engaging in an intense battle that brought him up to 2nd place by lap 60. A long chase to run down the leader got Louis-Philippe Dumoulin within "bumping" distance by lap 90 when the first caution flag came out. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin held on to second spot on the lap 96 restart, but his luck then turned when he was forced into the pits a few laps later with a flat tire. That stop dropped Louis-Philippe Dumoulin down to 16th at the finish - definitely not what he and the team were looking for!

All was not lost however, as Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's fastest lap in race 1 gave him pole position for race 2. Quick off the start, he defended his leading position effectively until the first caution flag on lap 79. Restarting from third place, the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car got up to second place and was attacking the leader hard right up to the end of the race and a strong second place finish.

"I am very proud of the great work done by the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team, who give me a car capable of winning races since the beginning of the season. The car was really quick out there today, leading the most laps in the second race, and the team certainly demonstrated that we had a potential winner in both races."

Edmonton International Raceway

The seventh race of the 13-race Pinty's season, the "LUXXUR 300 presented by Bayer" will take place at the Edmonton International Raceway, a quarter-mile oval. As was the case at the Autodrome Chaudière, the field in this 300-lap (75 miles) race will be sent to the pits for a five-minute period midway through the race. This will allow the teams to fuel the cars and change tires in a safe environment. The cars will then be put back into the race order from when the race was interrupted and then go back to racing.

Help in the race against cancer. The Dumoulin brothers ask fans at every NASCAR Pinty's event to sign up to this cause by adding their name on the trunk lids of their cars. We are naturally looking to repeat last year's success for this western tour and are asking everyone to join us and sign up again this year. To make a donation online:

The Dumoulin Corner: 49 years of history for you to relive. Our Historic Moment #4 refers to a milestone in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career. Back to 2002 shows a historic trophy and includes a funny anecdote. Go to the team Facebook page for all the details:

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Photo: Matthew Murnaghan


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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).