may 20, 2018

The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare Team won the « Clarington 200 » at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park after an incredible battle, especially over the last 15 laps of this 51-lap race. From his second starting position, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin pulled away from a small pack of drivers that were working hard to get up to him and pass him. This was after persistent rain on the Saturday had forced the cancellation of the single qualifying session, and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had shown his potential by recording the quickest time (1:23.446) of a late practice session.

From second place on the grid, based on his points total from 2017, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin set a pace that kept him in front of the pack until his first pit stops for fuel and tires on Lap 16. Back on track, the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car rejoined the pack fighting for the lead in an intense, fair fight that showed how a little « Rubbib » produces some spectacular racing for the spectators.

The on-going battle came to a messy conclusion at corner 5B, the most important corner on the track as it leads to the long back straight and a good corner exit help top speed and hold competitors behind you. Two cars collided ahead of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and opened the way for him to go from a close third place to the win, a fair prize for his patience and persistence over race distance.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was still working on realising that he had won the race at the start of the post race press conference. The question brought him back to reality and he reverted to his precise, articulate self quickly. "Things may have looked under control from the outside, but I was busy in the car, pushing as hard as I could from green to checkered. I was also dealing with a broken shifter, a windshield that was caving in at high speed, a slow leak with the first set of tires, and my boot laces caught on the throttle pedal - the sort of thing that would normally distract me from driving as precisely as I should. I left nothing on the table, and our great new engine was there to help me stay with the leading group to the bitter end. I was even talking to myself "Come on, let's go buddy". Every member on the team gave his and her all. The WeatherTechCanada | Groupe Bellemare Team is now up to the standards of the elite group of potential winners every time out." Explained an enthusiastic Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

As a final note, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin added that "I have found the winning feeling again, just like we all had when we won the championship in 2014."

Next event: Jukasa Motor Speedway, Hagersville, Ontario

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will once again be on-track for the upcoming event on the Jukasa Motor Speedway oval circuit, this coming June 16th (start of the race at 8 PM).

Results of the race:

"THE RACE AGAINST CANCER" : Sign the car of your choice and ride with us!

The Pinty's May 19 and 20 event held at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park saw an exciting continuation of the imaginative fund raising activities of Dumoulin Racing in favour of the Quebec Cancer Foundation (FQC). Fans reacted to the appeal just as generously this year as last year, covering the trunk lid of both race cars with signatures and messages of encouragement, and generating a total contribution of $ 310. Every $ 100 pays for a one-night stay at an FQC lodging facility for a cancer patient or support person. We will see you next at Jukasa Motor Speedway on June 16 for the second FCQ eventTo make a donation:

DUMOULIN BROTHERS GIVE BACK TO THEIR SPORT. The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum adds a "Dumoulin Corner"

Racing brothers Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin launched the "Dumoulin Corner" at the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve on May 8th. The new feature is a great addition to the exciting development plans for the Museum. The addition will allow visitors to enjoy a mix of items from the beginning of the brothers' careers to today. Right from the beginning, Dumoulin Competition has been turning their motto, "Passion, Performance, Partnerships" into reality. The museum also believes in those guiding principles and the exhibit will highlight the team's accomplishments as well as reflect their future goals and actions.


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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).