The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières: JF Dumoulin's most important race of the season!

august 7, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series, Eight round - Urban Track Layout - Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières - August 10 to 12, 2018

Jean-François Dumoulin and his #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA | Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi team are preparing for their most important race of the season: the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. After his great podium finish (3rd) in the Toronto round a few weeks ago, Jean-François Dumoulin knows that his car is ready to match his level of performance and play for the win.

"I appreciate the Trois-Rivières event above all others, as we are at home. The team is in a good place right now, especially after our great run in Toronto (3rd place). We have worked on a new set-up for our #04 Spectra Premium | Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat | Groupe Bellemare | MIA | Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi car, one better adapted to the idiosyncrasies of the unique track layout, and I am certain that our car will be up amongst the leaders for the race. I expect great things this weekend", mentioned a confident Jean-François Dumoulin.

Two Cars Bearing Spectra Premium Colours
Dumoulin Compétition faces some extra work this weekend after adding a third car to their normal-two-car preparation workload. As part of an international exchange program, Whelen Euro Series current championship leader Frédéric Gabillon will drive the #07 Spectra Premium car as teammate to Jean-Francois Dumoulin. Frédéric Gabillon will thus become the first driver from France to take part in a NASCAR Canada event.

49th Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières and
49 years of passion for the Dumoulin family

Both the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières and the Dumoulin family are on their way to a half-century (50 years) of racing (2019). Collectively, the family totals an incredible 64 appearances (Richard (father) : 13 | Jean-François : 23 | Louis-Philippe : 20 et Gérald (uncle) : 8), and are certainly the Grand Prix's most fervent supporters, both locally and internationally.

Moreover, a third Dumoulin will be on the track, uncle Gérald Dumoulin, winner of the PRO-AM class in 2016. He will participate in the F1600 Canada events held on Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.

War Against Cancer BLITZ!

Back home in Trois-Rivières… where we want to cover the trunk lids of all three Dumoulin Competition team cars with your signatures and your support. Take up the Challenge with us!
Our fight against cancer continues:
  1. Come see our volunteers near our paddock installations starting Friday and contribute to our campaign.
  2. Get up on our podium along the Shopper's Lane for a souvenir picture.
To make a donation online:

The Dumoulin Corner: 49 years of history for you to relive

Historic Moment#5 was posted on the team's Facebook page on August 2nd. Flashback to a 2001 Podium shot of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after a FF1600 race at Trois-Rivières. Would you like to find out a funny story about that moment?
Visit the team's Facebook site for the full story:

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"
Photo credit : Matthew Manor CSCG
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  • Heavy gauge tubes for increased durability;
  • In-tank or external oil cooler as required;
  • Universal anchor points available for quicker installation and removal - no special tools required;
  • Integrated lightweight fan brackets available to provide a secure mounting point that fits a wide range of electric fans;
  • Universal connection ports allow a variety of coolant hose adaptors to be used.


Spectra Premium Industries is a privately held company headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. Spectra PremiumTM is a team of more than 1,300 dedicated employees that specializes in automotive parts design, manufacturing and distribution for heating & cooling, fuel delivery, ignition and engine management, climate control and undercar. The Company owns and operates four manufacturing plants and 18 warehouses. With its distribution networks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, and its unparalleled customer and after sales service, Spectra PremiumTM is the automobile manufacturers', auto technicians' and handymen's choice for reliable, quality parts and automotive systems. Trust your vehicle to Spectra PremiumTM (
Bernier Crepeau Chrysler Fiat: With 25 years of experience, the family business has built an enviable reputation in the field of vehicle acquisition. If the future of this company is linked to the loyalty of its customers, it is also held by the reliability and strong communication of its team. This team is at your disposal, ready to listen to you, to hear you. Passion, care, and determination. A team willing to go the extra mile, with its ears wide open (

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! (

MIA - Motorsports In Action: With over 50 years of combined Motorsport experience, MIA is making a name for itself in the industry in "La Belle Province". Being trackside, situated at Autodrome St-Eustache, gives our clients "real time" results, testing their vehicles. One stop shopping is our strength, from high-end mechanics, exotic automotive maintenance, complete race car building and design to prestige paint and meticulous detailing. "Leave it, then enjoy it!" (

Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi is proud to be one of the first Mitsubishi dealers in Canada (opening in 2002). The commitment from Mitsubishi is defined by the quality, reliability and durability of its vehicles, notably with their 10-year warranty, the best in the industry! Pride, integrity and respect are the values of the Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi team (

Summary - Highlights in Jean-François Dumoulin's career
  • First podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park);
  • NASCAR Pinty's Series Championship since 2015;
  • The first Quebec-born driver to win twice the Rolex 24 in Daytona; 2004 (SGS and 2007 (GT);
  • Caught the attention of the renowned Player's Driver Development Program scout (Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic), became one of the youngest drivers ever to be recruited, and was touted as a strong contender for the championship title in Formula Ford (1996 and 1997 seasons);
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS, USA in 2003 (9 podiums);
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge ST, USA in 2002 (5 podiums);
  • In Montreal's 2009 edition of NASCAR Nationwide, he finished his first race in 7th position aboard a badly damaged car and won the hearts of numerous fans and reporters;
  • In 2000, he was the Motorola Cup Series Vice-Champion, during a season that included a 1st place podium finish after having begun the race in 52nd position at theMolson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.