The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team ends its season with a great finish on the podium

september 24, 2017

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin finishes fourth in the driver championship

After taking the start from last place (20th) on the grid yesterday, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin put on an incredible show for the 90 guests from WeatherTech Canada in attendance at the Jukasa Motor Speedway to provide support for their driver and team. Everyone on the team was under a great deal of pressure and working hard all day on suspension settings to correct an understeer problem and then changing engines between practice and the race.

The complex engine change was not completed in time for the qualifying session, forcing Louis-Philippe Dumoulin to start from last place in the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car, and then working his way through the field up to a fantastic third place finish.

The 200-lap race was strewn with incidents and yellow flag interruptions. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the team made the most of their two pit stops during caution periods. The team put on two new right-side tires and fuel on laps 46 and 122, almost precisely when they wanted that to happen. Billy Burns, the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare crew chief then made a crucial decision: stay on track late in the race during the last caution period to gain track positions rather than stop for tires. This put Louis-Philippe Dumoulin in third position on the track, where he finished after managing his pace to perfection and holding position in front of quick cars with newer tires running him down.

After the race, the happy driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car told us that "We had to change engines, and the team was up to the challenge. That was big! A podium finish was exactly what we needed to close out the season on a great note. I had good fights with my brother Jean-François and the other lead cars throughout the race, and I am very proud of our team."

Thank you

As the 2017 season comes to an end on a positive competitive note for Dumoulin Competition, we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our partners, the Dumoulin extended family, all our friends, and our all-important team members and their families whose real sacrifices makes it all possible. We obviously also owe a debt of gratitude to all our fans and to members of the media, who together create a level of excitement that helps make all if this possible.

We will be back stronger next year, with more and exciting projects as we continue to live by our motto, "Passion - Performance - Partnerships" as you all do. And please stay in touch on our Facebook, Twitter and Internet sites, where we love to hear from you.

SET THE DATE ASIDE: October 9th, 2017 - "BBQ Party"
To benefit the Quebec Cancer Foundation

The "Le Grand Défoulement Dumoulin Compétition" fund raiser for the Quebec Cancer Foundation will continue over this last race of the season. Every contribution from you is a step towards the podium for the all-important "Race Against Cancer". We are also holding a great BBQ Party on October 9, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, with the complete Dumoulin Competition team personnel and drivers in attendance. Come meet everyone, buy a souvenir and take pictures of the race cars and rigs.

Place: "Provigo Le Marché de Trois-Rivières", 3925 Boulevard des Forges (Quebec)

Date: October 9th, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

Come join us!

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo : Matthew Manor CSCG


WeatherTech Canada designs, develops and produces high quality, digitally custom fit automotive accessories; including FloorLiners, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Liners, TechLiners and No-Drill Mudflaps. Engineers use the newest technology available to measure the geometric complexity of the vehicle ensuring a constantly perfect fit. WeatherTech… Where Technology and All Weather Protection meet!

Groupe Bellemare: Competitive and dynamic, Thomas Bellemare's innovative and growing family team is ready to take on any challenge. With support from senior members and a qualified team of managers, the third-generation Bellemares are reaching new heights. Built upon a solid past, the company moves forward with an exceptional team of experts and seeks a select group of clients. Our clients continue to benefit from our wide variety of services that target a large number of sectors. As a result, our visibility is constantly on the rise. Working with the Bellemare team has become a measure of success. Start off right by choosing a winning team!



  • In 2016, he finished exequo with the fourth position of the NASCAR Pinty's Series (4 podiums and six top-5 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).