Three-time NASCAR Pinty's Champion Louis-Philippe Dumoulin Kicks Off His 2022 Season in Charlotte Roval Trans Am Race

march 16, 2022


Trans Am Championship - TA2® Class


Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, NC) - Roval with Chicane Configuration (2.25 Miles)

Schedule (EDT)

Live Timing / Entry list

Thursday, March 17, 2022

· Optional TA2® Test Session #1: 11:10AM - 11:45AM

· Optional TA2® Test Session #2: 3:50PM - 4:25PM

Friday, March 18, 2022

· TA2® Practice: 10:40AM - 11:05AM

· TA2® Qualifying: 2:20PM - 2:55PM

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Live Timing:

TA2®Race: 12:40PM - 1:55PM (45 Laps or 75 Minutes)

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, the experienced racing driver from Quebec, starts his 2022 season with another challenge since he will be aboard a TA2® class Ford Mustang (#89) this weekend in the Trans Am Series for the race held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, NC - March 17-20), on the Roval with Chicane Configuration (2.25 Miles). Peterson Racing, a team owned by long-time Louis-Philippe Dumoulin racing acquaintance and veteran racer Doug Peterson, asked him to be part of the team for the second round of the 2022 Trans Am season.

"I have known Doug through a friend and Ferrari Challenge team manager for a long time and admired his well-managed Peterson Racing team as it runs race winning cars and drivers in the Trans Am Series TA2® class such as current and 2021 series Champion Rafa Matos, former series champion Mike Skeen, Adam Andretti and owner Doug Peterson. In fact, Mike Skeen is committed to racing in the 12 Hours of Sebring on the same weekend as our Trans Am event at Charlotte, and Doug offered me the ride, which I was very happy to accept," according to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

Photo: Bruce B.Miller

The current Trans Am series is a popular reprise of the original professional series dating back to 1966 and well known in Canada through its multiple appearances at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres and at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (AKA Mosport to us older fans). Today's series accepts several classes of cars, including the TA2® class, a 2,800-pound spec-series tube frame car with Late-model-like spec bodies and V8 engines good for over 500 hp. The TA2® races are normally held on road or urban tracks that provide spectacular races with large entries (48 cars started the Sebring race this past February).

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin is up to the challenge. "This will be my first race in the series in a TA2® car. Their specifications are similar our NASCAR Pinty's cars that I have been racing in Canada since 2009 and won three driver championships with. We race on oval tracks as well as on road courses in Canada, and I do not expect any issues with the higher speeds on the oval portion of the track nor on the road section. I have raced and won many times on road type layouts on the inside of oval tracks, such as in endurance racing at the Daytona International Speedway. Peterson Racing prepares winning cars and I look forward to great race," added the confident driver.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Motoring TV

Additional Information

Trans Am Series
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is America's Road Racing Series and dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Names like Dan Guney, Parnelli Jones, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach, Jr. have all won championships under the Trans Am name.

The TA2® class brings back the "Muscle Car Wars" of the 60's and 70's, when revered brands like the Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford released hot rod versions of their Camaro, Challenger and Mustang to try to prove who made the best performance cars on the American roads. The competition today is incredibly close, thanks to rules that keep an equal eye on the bottom line as well as the finish line.

Dumoulin Competition
Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin founded the Dumoulin Competition Race Team in 2009. Working with financial, marketing, logistics and sports management experts, they built up a solid business structure. Dumoulin Competition prepares its on race cars in-house since 2016. Their motto: "Passion - Performance - Partnerships" expresses their will to perform on the track and offer their partners maximum visibility and profitability in return for their commitment. Their vision: To become Canada's leader in motorsports through track performance, entrepreneurial and human values

Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's Career

NASCAR Pinty's Series

  • 2021: Pinty's Series Champion (1 victory, 3 podiums, 4 top-5 et 9 top-10 finishes in 10 events). Second championship with cars entirely prepared by Dumoulin Competition. Saw his name added for the third time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Wins "Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame(2020) for his outstanding contribution.
  • In 2020, the sanitary situation forced the NASCAR Pinty's Series to present only 6 races in the "Pinty's FanCave Challenge". Louis-Philippe Dumoulin scored 1 win and 3 top-5 finishes.
  • 2019: Third in driver and owner championships (2 wins, 4 podium, and eight top-5 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2018: Pinty's Series Champion (3 victories, 7 podiums, 2 poles, eight top-5 in 13 events). Saw his name added for the second time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Wins "Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • 2017: Fourth in the driver championship (3 podiums, nine top-5 and eleven top-10 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2016: Joint fourth in the driver championship (4 podiums, six top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2015: Fourth in the driver championship (2 podiums, six top-5 and nine top-10 finishes from 11 events).
  • 2014: Pinty's Series Champion (2 victories, 5 podiums and nine top-5 finish from 11 events). Saw his name added to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Awarded the "Driver Of the Year", "Best Performing Driver" and "Gilles-Villeneuve" awards.
  • 2013: Fifth in the driver championship (2 victories, 3 podiums, four top-5s, six top-10s and five-time top-3 grid positions from 12 events).
  • 2012: Sixth in the driver championship (1 pole, three top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2011: Pinty's Series Rookie of the year.

Rallying and Road Racing

  • 2015: Participated in FIA World Rallycross Championship round in Canada (Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières).
  • 2012: Second in class in the 12 Hours of Sebring (American Le Mans Series - GT3 Cup). The only Canadian driver on the podium.
  • 2004 to today: Front runner in the Grand-Am and Rolex Sports Car series, in Porsche, Ferrari and Daytona Prototype cars - Races in the 12 Hours of Sebring / and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA events.
  • 2002: Champion in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship.
  • 2001: Awarded the ''Gilles-Villeneuve'' and ''Quartz'' trophies.
  • Records: Holder since 2002 of Formula Ford Series records for most victories (6) and most pole positions (7) in a single season.