The WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team heads west

july 23, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series - Three oval races - July 25th and 28th, 2018

The WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team left today from its Trois-Rivières base en route to the mid-season NASCAR Pinty's Series three-race Western Tour. Pinty's Series points co-leader Louis-Philippe Dumoulin plans on maintaining his streak of great performances he has achieved so far this season. He will be on-track this coming Wednesday, July 25th, on the Wyant Group Raceway (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) oval for two 125-lap races. The last race of the tour, a 300-lap event held at the Edmonton International Raceway (Edmonton, Alberta) oval, will give Louis-Philippe Dumoulin another opportunity to display the tenacity that has served him so well over his career.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has a great finishing and winning record out west, and always enjoys this mid-season break. "Going out West for our team means heading for a victory or at least some points-paying finishes, based on our past history at those tracks and on our performance level so far this season. We had a great car at Chaudière, but the race was cut short by the rain while we were second, before we could finish the job and win. Championships are won through consistency, as we well know after our 2015 Pinty's Championship. I can assure you that every member of the WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team is locked and loaded, and ready to win," according to veteran driver Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

The "three-race mini-series" always presents a set of very different strategy issues for the teams. Every stop for tires and fuel in the longer race, every pass in the first of the two Saskatoon, every restart must the thought through carefully by the driver, his observer and his crew chief. In Saskatoon, for example, the starting order for the second 100-lap race is based on the quickest lap times in the first one and requires planning when to go for a "time," early or late, based on tire decisions, in order to start the second race from the inside (quicker) row. In Edmonton, the 300-lap race length imposes key decisions about stopping for two or four tires, early or late - all make-or-break decisions.

Autograph session at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon (SK), on July 23rd

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will host an autograph session put on by one of our partners, the Delta Bessborough, on Monday, July 23rd, 2018, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare hauler will also be there. Driver Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will greet race fans and the media and be available for pictures in front of the Delta Bessborough main entrance.

As they did last year, Finning Canada, in partnership with the Delta Bessborough, will distribute water bottles during the autograph session. This will be followed by cocktails at the "Metric Garden Lounge @ the Bess" from 5:50 PM to 7:30 PM. Martin Gilbert, General Manager of the Delta Bessborough, is delighted to welcome the Dumoulin team for this fourth year of the event.

Help in the race against cancer. The Dumoulin brothers ask fans at every NASCAR Pinty's event to sign up to this cause by adding their name on the trunk lids of their cars. We are naturally looking to repeat last year's success for this western tour and are asking everyone to join us and sign up again this year. To make a donation online:

The Dumoulin Corner: 49 years of history for you to relive. Our Historic Moment #4 refers to a milestone in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career. Back to 2002 shows a historic trophy and includes a funny anecdote. Go to the team Facebook page for all the details:

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo: Matthew Manor CSCG


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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).