Top-3 finish concludes Western Tour for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin!

july 28, 2022


"Leland Industries Twin 125's" - 1/3 mile - July 27, 2022


Sutherland Automotive Speedway (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

Date / Broadcast

TSN (TBD) & RDS2 Sunday, August 28 - 11:00 am & Saturday,
September 3 - 6:30 pm

Start / Finish

Race 1 - 15th | 8th

Race 2 - 13th | Podium 3rd


The NASCAR Pinty's Series concluded its annual Western tour at Sutherland Automotive Speedway. The oval track is synonymous with success and is well suited to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and to the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car that returned to the podium last night.

Two "Leland Twin 125s" races awaited the NASCAR Pinty's drivers: the first 125 was held in the early evening, followed an hour later by the final race. Facing tire pressure issues, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had to settle for 8th place in Race 1, a very acceptable result especially for the championship points. The driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car finished the second race in third place, a podium that was welcomed with pride by the entire team after a day of high intensity.

Leland Twin 125s

Race 1 - 8th place

"We've been having trouble with the car all day," explained the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada| Groupe Bellemare car who finished 8th in Race 1. "We had trouble with tire pressure, so we made some changes. The car understeered a lot."

"Nevertheless, we moved up to 7th near the end of the race and the last few laps started as part of the NASCAR overtime 'green-white-checkered' race end procedure. On the restart, I got stuck behind a competitor who was slow to accelerate, so we couldn't gain any positions. The goal was to stay calm and get the car back in good shape for the second race of the evening. Eighth position is decent; however, we had more speed in the car than we could use!" according to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after Race 1.

Race 2 - Podium 3rd place

Indeed, the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car was blocked and left some extra speed on the track at the finish of Race 1! Starting this time from 13th position, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin worked his way into the top-5, then broke into the top-3 early in the race. With the leader building an advantage, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's only option was to defend his position, which he did intelligently.

"We are happy to get on the podium," said the driver after the event. "The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car was very fast. I still had a little too much understeer, but the team worked very hard to correct the set-up and we succeeded. This bodes well for the rest of the season, and we are looking forward to racing at home at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières next week!" concluded a satisfied driver after Race 2.

Practice and Qualifying

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin qualified 15th for the first race, as the Dumoulin Competition team prepared their suspension for the colder weather at the end of the day. According to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after the first practice, "We ran well. We are concentrating on the set-up for later tonight as it will be colder, especially for the second race."

Louis-Philippe continued, "We tried different tire pressures, especially on the front right as it works very hard on this track, and we need to get the most from it. We got it wrong a little bit, but we'll get it right for the races."


Every year in Saskatoon, we are lucky enough to stay at the Delta Bessborough, our partner over the past sixth years. The entire staff welcomes us with courtesy and generosity. The team is also welcomed by Tiger Automotive, a distributor of the WeatherTechCanada products who also allows us to use their indoor facilities to work on our car. A great "Merci" to all of you. It is an honour to represent you on the track and in the media.

Next Event - Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (August 5 to 7)

We're here! Team #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare is back home now and ready to participate in the most important race of our season, the legendary Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, on August 5 to 7. This race always has a special meaning for the Dumoulin brothers as it takes place in their hometown, with all its memories and achievements.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Matthew Manor CSCG


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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 own 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 on-track performance, an entrepreneurial spirit and human values.



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.

Rallycross 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.