Victory and mechanical failure for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at Sunset Speedway

august 15, 2020


August 15, 2020

Races / Series

QuickWick 125 & Canadian Tire 125 | one-third mile (two races) - NASCAR Pinty's Series


Sunset Speedway


Two Races 125 laps each - No qualifying session - No planned race pit stops during the races

Starts / Finish

Race 1: 10th / Victory (Running, completed 131 laps - overtime) | Race 2: 2nd / DNF (Engine, completed 35 on 125 laps)

Date / Broadcast

August 23, 2020 on TSN at 12 pm | August 30, 2020 on RDS at 11 am

After several months with no possibility of getting back on a track, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was more than determined to perform today at Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ontario). The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare Team showed all its potential by winning the first race of the day on the last lap of a hard-fought race. After a tough battle amongst the leaders in the second race, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was forced to retire when his engine failed on lap 35.

Practice (Summary)

A late-morning practice session ended with Louis-Philippe Dumoulin third quickest, just 0.14 seconds behind the fastest driver. "Our practice sessions at Autodrome Chaudière paid off. We made some changes earlier today, but nothing major. Sunset Speedway has a few bumps that affect the handling and our changes will be effective. We want to win it all but I know that the tires will deteriorate seriously towards the end of the race and that every driver will have to manage this drop in performance and the changes in track conditions. I know that I will have to adjust my pace and improvise with my driving approach as the race goes on in order to keep a quick car for the last laps when the race is won or lost," said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

First Race (Summary) - Victory

Tenth on the starting grid following a draw sequenced according to owners' 2019 points, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin skillfully sneaked into the top-5 on lap 15. Around lap 30, he moved to fourth and mounted a judicious 30-lap attack to take third and then second on lap 72. By lap 100, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had fought relentlessly to make it to first place. On the last restart with two laps left after a long side-by-side battle, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin started from third for the green-white-Checkered NASCAR Overtime finish. The leaders then hit each other in turn 3 on the last lap, creating an opening which he took advantage of to jump to first place at the exit of turn 4 and win in the eventful contest.

"We won with a lot of determined driving, it's going to be a great show on TV! My #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car was really responding to the quality analysis and preparation work of our team, giving me a really quick car," said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team has a lot of work to do in preparation for the second race, in order to repair the bumps in the bodywork all over the car and to validate the suspension settings based on our experience of the first race.

Second Race (Summary) - Mechanical Failure on Lap 35

Second on the starting grid after a draw sequenced as per the results of the first race, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin wanted nothing less than a second victory. The competition was strong right from the start and he put on a display of hard-nosed racing to keep his position in the lead group. Unfortunately, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was forced to retire from the race on lap 35 with a broken engine.

"Our goal was to preserve the car for a strong finish, and we were doing just that until the engine failed. This was unusual as our engine program has been very good for years. The team will analyze the failure, a hole in cylinder 4 for which we have no explanation at this time. We will come back stronger at Flamboro Speedway in two weeks," concludes Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

QuickWick 125 and Canadian Tire 125 (Summary)

  • Louis-Philippe Dumoulin won the first race and Jason Hathaway took the second race.
  • Five (5) caution periods occurred in the first race, and only one (1) in the second race.

Next Event

The NASCAR Pinty's Series will visit the Flamboro Speedway (Hamilton, Ontario) 1/3 mile for the first time on August 29, and the Team #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car will be there for the races 3 and 4 of the 2020 season.

"The Race Against Cancer" Continues On-line

"The Dumoulin Corner" at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum

Since 2016, many individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have teamed up with the Dumoulin Competition "Race Against Cancer" initiative.

In today's unprecedented context, cancer victims need our support more than ever.

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On May 8, 2018, brothers Jean-Francois and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin proudly unveiled "The Dumoulin Corner" at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum. Racing fans who have not been able to discover "The Dumoulin Corner" to date will have the opportunity to do so as the exhibit continues at the museum for another year.

You will also have the opportunity to see Luc Pilon's creation that inspired the logo of the Dumoulin family's "50 years at the wheel".

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"
Photo : 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 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


NASCAR Pinty's Series

  • 2019: Third in driver and owner championships (2 wins, 4 podium, and eight top-5 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2018: 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: 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: Rookie of the year.

Rallying and Road Racing

  • 2015: Participated in FIA World Rallycross Championship round in Canada (Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres).
  • 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.


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