Pole position and 4th place finish for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at Chaudiere

june 12, 2022


"Autodrome Chaudiere 250" - ¼ mile


Autodrome Chaudiere (Vallee-Jonction, Quebec)

Date / Broadcast

TSN Saturday, June 18 / 3 p.m. ET| RDS2 Friday, June 27 / 8 p.m. ET

Start / Finish

Pole position | 4th


Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team came to Autodrome Chaudiere with the firm intention of finishing at the front of the pack. On the grid from the pole position, the three-time series champion led the event for several laps and stayed out of the numerous caution and red flags to fight among the leaders. Hovering between first and second place for most of the event, the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team had a car prepared to finish on the podium.

"We were fast on the track, however when the sun went down, the car started to understeer and be more difficult to drive on the long runs. We fought for the podium throughout the race. On a restart at the end, we should have started 3rd instead of 4th, which would have allowed us to start on the inside row. We will meet with the officials about this issue. In the meantime, we will take the points for 4th place and the WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team will now focus on the next event," said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

Practice and Qualifying

After two years away from Autodrome Chaudiere, the one-hour practice session was essential to develop different scenarios for the race. "We worked on set-up and tires in a series of short runs to establish how the WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car would perform, especially during long stints at the beginning and end of the race. In addition, we practiced with hybrid settings that should position us well for the final laps of the race," explained the three-time series champion.

Pole position for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin: "The work we did to get to a hybrid suspension was effective. I was able to get the tire pressure and temperature up just enough to achieve maximum grip for the first timed lap."

Next event: Eastbound International Speedway (Avondale, Newfoundland)

The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team will head to Eastern Canada. The fourth race of the season will be held at the Eastbound International Speedway oval in Newfoundland. The PRO-LINE 225 event will be run on Saturday, June 25th as part of the Come Home 2022 celebration and will mark the first NASCAR Pinty's Series race in that province.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Raymond Vigneault


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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.


Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's Career

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.