"We Are All Waiting Eagerly To Go Racing Again" : The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare back in action

august 11, 2020


Sunset "125" - one-third mile (two races)


Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ontario)

Date / TV coverage

RDS and TSN (schedule to be announced)

Schedule / Race Center

Practice at 1:20 pm | Race1 at 4:15 pm | Race 2 at 6:20 pm -

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and Team #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare will be racing for the first time this season at Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ontario) on Saturday, August 15, for two races of 125 laps each. The NASCAR Pinty's Series visited the one-third mile oval in 2015 and 2016, a track much appreciated by oval track specialists for its high-banked turns.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin is ready to tackle the track, both physically and mentally

"I'm so happy to be back on the track, I'm ready. Given the shortened season, it is most important for our team to maximize the exposure for our partners by doing our usual great job but also by finding new ways to increase their visibility over the shortened season. The support of WeatherTech Canada and Groupe Bellemare is more important than ever this year. During the downtime, the support of Karting Trois-Rivieres and PSL Karting, one of the most important kart preparation businesses in America, located 12 minutes from my home, allowed me to practise on the track using high performance karts. This was particularly effective training for my visual acuity and reflexes, as well as physical fitness. We work with their team every year and I want to thank them for helping me prepare for my return to racing."

The driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car has his roots on road courses but, is now just as effective on oval courses as a driver and for set-ups and race management. He explained the peculiarities of the Sunset Speedway track:

"I like to race on this type of track. When we went there in 2015-2016, Dumoulin Competition was starting as a preparer and we did not have the experience we have today. The suspension geometry and settings were very different from what we use today. We did some testing at Autodrome Chaudiere recently and we will go back there next week because the track layout is very similar to Sunset Speedway. We have good cars and we continued to improve our equipment over this past winter. Staring with our best setup from pre-race practice, we will have to determine and install the best settings we found during the testing period before the race, then do it again given what we learned in the first 125 lapper during the 45-minute break, in time for the second race. The whole day will be very intense for every member of the team, but that is what it takes when you are going for wins and championships. Over the last few seasons, we have raced under similar conditions and came away with wins and podium finishes on short tracks like this one, so we are more than up for the challenge."

Shortened 2020 Season, Without Spectators

The NASCAR Pinty's Series announced on August 4 a three-event series, each comprised to two 125-lap races, to be held respectively at Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ontario - August 15), Flamboro Speedway (Millgrove, Ontario - August 29) and Jukasa (Hagersville, Ontario - September 12). Special circumstances and public health standards require the promoters hold the events behind closed doors and limit the number of crew members on site. "Our fans are an integral part of the events and without them, the atmosphere will not be the same. It's fun to have people around all day. I love the autograph sessions, where we have the time to talk to everyone, especially to parents who are passing on their passion to their children. I'm going to miss that a lot," concluded the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare.

The starting field for the Sunset 125 Race 1 is limited to 20, including provisional positions. The field will be set by random draw (1-17) for the Sunset 125 Race 1 based on 2019 owner's points. The remaining three spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The starting field for the Sunset 125 Race 2 is limited to 20, including provisional positions. The field will be set by random draw (1-17) for the Sunset 125 Race 2 based on finishing position of race 1. The remaining three spots will be awarded through the provisional process. This event will be run under the 2020 NASCAR Pinty's Series rules, procedures, regulations and specifications.

Dumoulin Competition Continues Commitment to Driver Development Program

On May 4, 2019, Dumoulin Competition confirmed its commitment to the next generation of motorsport participants with the "Dumoulin Competition Partner of the Next Generation" annual trophy, to be awarded to the champion of the Mini Sportsman Quebec Series, as well as its partnership with Festidrag Development, a new talent development program initiated by Karine Albert and Martin D'Anjou.

"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.

To make an online donation, go to :

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"

Événement / Event


Horaire / Schedule



LP Dumoulin







Sunset Speedway


Pract.: 1:20 - 2:30 pm

Race #1 : 4:15 pm



Race #2 : 6:20 pm

Flamboro Speedway



Race #1:



Race #2 :

Jukasa Motor Speedway



Race #1:



Race #2 :


WeatherTech is committed to designing, engineering and manufacturing the finest products possible for your vehicle, home and your pet. From the industry leading FloorLiner to the 100% non-toxic Pet Feeding System, WeatherTech has dedicated itself to exceed customer expectations of quality, craftsmanship and environmental sustainability for over 30 years. To see the full line of automotive, home and pet products that are guaranteed for life, visit

Groupe Bellemare is a third-generation family business serving its customers since 1959. Today, the Group has more than 500 employees and provides them with an innovative work environment that promotes work-life balance and a healthy and safe quality of life. Thanks to its more than half a century of experience and its sustained efforts in research and development, the company offers superior quality products and services in fields as varied as concrete, abrasives and minerals, exceptional transport and recycling. Groupe Bellemare is also very involved in its community and attaches great importance to its social and environmental role as a member of the business community. The company contributes to the quality of life in the communities where it operates by supporting various causes and promoting local purchasing through its responsible purchasing practices

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.


WeatherTech Canada:

Groupe Bellemare:

Sunset Speedway:

Flamboro Speedway:

Jukasa Motor Speedway:

PSL Karting:

Karting Trois-Rivieres:

Quebec Cancer Foundation:

Gilles-Villeneuve Museum:

Festidrag développement:

Mini Sportsman Quebec Series:

Dumoulin Compétition:

NASCAR Pinty's Series:


Twitter: @DumoulinDC / @DumoulinLP / @jf_dumoulin


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