Typical come-from-behind race for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at Delaware Speedway

september 26, 2022


"Pinty's Fall Brawl 250" - ½ mile - September 25, 2022


Delaware Speedway (Delaware, Ontario) - Oval

Date /

TSN (schedule to be determined) and RDS2 Saturday, October 8, at
1:30 pm ET

Start / Finish

20th | 8th


The Pinty's Fall Brawl, the last race of the 2022 season in the NASCAR Pinty's Series, was an action-packed event for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team. The 250-lap event at Delaware Speedway was full of challenges that the Dumoulin Competition team and driver overcame with determination and efficiency throughout the event to finish 8th.

In the morning practice session on the ½ mile oval, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin kept himself well within the pack of local racers by setting the 12th best time. "We tried several different settings during the practice session," explained the driver. "I was happy with the car, although the track has changed since last year and the grip level is different."

In qualifying, a mechanical problem thwarted the plans of the Trois-Rivières driver who finally finished 20th. "The engine was losing power," said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after the session. "We suspect that a spark plug wire was badly connected. The team worked hard to reinstall the errant wire correctly and prevent a repetition of the failure during the race."

The start was delayed by more than an hour due to a short shower that soaked the track. The delay meant the 250 laps were run on a dry track. The race included several caution periods and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin used the restarts to his advantage to move up the field in his typical methodical way to an 8th-place finish.

"We worked hard to get back up to eighth," said the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car. We had some issues with the car that were out of our control. The team was effective in the mid-race pit stop, enough to actually improve our position at a time when passing was still difficult with the heavy traffic."

He continued, "On the track, we were aggressive to make sure that we would be on the quicker side for the restarts. It was an action-packed event, so I'm happy with our comeback and with finishing 8th out of the 27 cars on the busy track during the race."

"Since the track had just been repaved, we now have a better idea of the set-up for next year. Delaware Speedway is a long drive from our shop if we want to go there to test before an event, and I hope to be able to come back there and put our learning into practice."

Having not tested before the event, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was at a slight disadvantage against the local drivers, some of whom had even raced the day to validate some of the subtleties of the track.

The 2022 season concludes with an up and down race that brought the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team closer together as they all worked hard to correct a critical wiring issue, execute a near-perfect pit stop and prepared a car that allowed to improve by 14 positions during the race.

Thanks To All of You

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We are convinced that we will come back even stronger in 2023, with new projects, because like all of you, "Passion - Performance - Partnerships" drives us day after day.

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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.