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THE #47 WEATHERTECH CANADA / GROUPE BELLEMARE TEAM IS EN ROUTE FOR WESTERN CANADA

july 21, 2016

 Sixth and seventh events: Alberta has Energy 300 & Velocity Prairie Thunder 250

Toronto (Ontario, Canada), July 21st, 2016 – It is with the same tenacity that Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will compete this Saturday, July 23 on the oval track of the Edmonton International Raceway, Edmonton, Alberta. Being the first of two events in Western Canada, the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team will then head to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This segment is of special importance, as it signals the midpoint of this NASCAR Pinty's season.

The sixth of 12 events in the 2016 season, the Alberta Has Energy 300 will be presented on the oval track of the Edmonton International Raceway (one quarter mile). Much like the race at Autodrome Chaudière, the 300 laps (75 miles) of the event will be punctuated by a 5-minute break around the 150th lap, in order to proceed with tire changes, and fuel replenishment.

“Edmonton is a track on which we've performed well on in previous years, and we very much like it. With two races on oval track in a row, the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team has worked really hard to improve the settings and insure we offer the best possible results. Our goal is to come out strong at the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix,” explains Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

AN UNMISSABLE EVENT!
Autograph session at Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
July 25, 2016

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will participate in an autograph session organized by his partner, the Delta Bessborough on July 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare trailer and car of the 2014 NASCAR Pinty's series champion will also be on-site. Racing fans and the media will be invited to a meet and greet with the driver, as well as to take pictures (in front of the main entrance of the Delta Bessborough).

A cocktail with Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will then take place at the hotel's Metric Garden Lounge @The Bess between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. Martin Gilbert, general manager, will offer a free drink to each person present at the autograph session.

Become our ambassadors and join the fight against cancer!

Throughout the whole season, the Dumoulin Brothers are inviting fans to sign their car for the cause, and the offer stands for each race of the NASCAR Pinty's series, event calendar on page 3. Next fall, the Dumoulin Compétition team will become waiters for one night only during a happy hour meetup at the Carlito's “Maison de débauche”, during which the signed trunks of each car will be put up for auction. All funds raised will be donated in full to the Quebec Cancer Foundation. Join us on Saturday, July 23 at the Edmonton International Raceway (Alberta) and on Wednesday July 27 on the Wyant Group Raceway circuit (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan).

 

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Summary – Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • 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).

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