Unexpected finish for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin

june 16, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Second Round - Oval Track Circuit - Jukasa Motor Speedway

June 16th, 2018: « Rankin Construction 200 »

The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare Team was well prepared to display its strategy and performance last evening at the Jukasa Motor Speedway (Hagersville, Ontario). Starting 9th meant that Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had to push as hard as he could right from the start to catch up to the lead pack and eventually the lead. He made it to 3rd place quickly, but his climb through the leaders was interrupted by a flat right front tire on lap 140, due to debris on the track. Sent to the rear of the track twice on restarts. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin took advantage of every opening and a quick car to work his way back up to a brilliant 7th place finish.

A strong 7th place under the circumstances that Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had to deal with is almost as important as a podium finish. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had a great day: no driving errors throughout the race, a drive-through penalty for a jumped start that effectively cost him a lap, a flat tire and bump in the wall, returning to the lead lap twice after penalties and odd circumstances, and some flag-to-flag tenacious driving to force the car by strong performers. His efficient and motivated team members also helped Louis-Philippe Dumoulin pull that great finish from the hat.

According to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, "We were quick in the first practice session despite chronic understeer. We had to come up with settings that would work in qualifying on a hot midday track as well as on cold track in the evening, and also favouring the night set-up in this long race. The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car was wicked fast when the circumstances were favourable, proof that all the development and testing work on our oval program was right on the money."

Next event: Autodrome Chaudière (Vallée-Jonction, Québec - Saturday June 30, 2018)

Come and see us at Autodrome Chaudière on June 30, our first event in Quebec this season. A short track with high banking - just the right formula for a spectacular race!


The race will be broadcast on TSN on Saturday June 23rd at 2 p.m. and on RDS on Tuesday July 3rd at 10:30 p.m.

Our Race Against Cancer Does Not Ease Up!

Everyone we meet is affected in one way or another by cancer and ready to help defeat the disease. Our fund-raising campaign in favour of the Quebec Cancer Foundation relates well to racing fans, who cover the trunk lids of racing brothers Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's race cars at every Pinty's event. To make a donation online:

THE DUMOULIN CORNER : More history at the Gilles Villeneuve Museum

Dumoulin family racing milestone souvenirs will appear over the season on our social media. Have you read about item #1? A trip back to 1972 showing family patriarch Richard Dumoulin racing his Austin Mini Cooper S at the Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix. Go to the team Facebook page for all the details:

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo : Alex Gervais


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  • 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).