@DumoulinDC • @NASCARHomeTrack • Bowmanville, ON August 31, 2015 – Since the beginning of the season, it’s gone without saying that Jean-François Dumoulin is never out of surprises with his skillful driving on all types of tracks.
Case in point; after having performed major modifications on the #04 Dodge Bernier Crépeau / Bellemare / MIA/ Spectra Premium on Saturday (August 29), the Quebecer was able to get back up to the leaders pack going all the way from twelfth to fifth place yesterday, on the track of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Thanks to the result, Jean-François Dumoulin gains another place in the championship ranks (seventh).
Saturday’s practice sessions (August 29) have revealed a few mechanical oddities, and the #04 Bernier Crépeau/ Bellemare / MIA/ Spectra Premium team has made the decision to replace the differential in order to compensate other adjustments (the MSD box was defective, and the engine was constantly cutting off). The crew has worked efficiently to make the changes despite time restrictions (between the last practice session and the qualifications).
“I’m really happy with the weekend overall, the team reacted quickly. The qualifications didn’t go as well as we’d hoped. The #04 Bernier Crépeau / Bellemare / MIA/ Spectra Premium car was fast and we quickly gained back places. However, the car was understeering quite a bit and the tires were quickly used up in the second part of the race. During the last restart, we had interesting battles with other series veterans, and it was inevitable for us to at least reach the top five,” mentions a confident Jean-François Dumoulin.
A reminder that, from the very first event of the season, Jean-François Dumoulin’s teammates have quickly generated a synergy between them in order to overcome this new challenge. A successful endeavor, as they had crossed the finish line in third place on this same track. That podium has also completely changed the goals for the season.
Race after race, Jean-François Dumoulin continues to showcase his agility and expertise both on track and at the mechanical level. He now successfully competes among series veterans, and has the goal to score his first podium on the oval track of Karwartha Speedway this upcoming September 19.
FEATS AND HIGHLIGHTS JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN
First podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park)
The first Quebec-born driver to win twice the Rolex 24 in Daytona; 2004 (SGS and 2007 (GT).
The youngest racer to have been part of the Player’s Development Team.
Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS, USA in 2003 (9 podiums).Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge ST, USA in 2002 (5 podiums).
In Montreal’s 2009 edition of Nascar Nationwide, he finished his first race in the seventh position aboard a badly damaged car and wins the heart of numerous fans and reporters.
In 2000, earns a second place championship win in the Motorola Cup Series in which he racked a first podium after having begun the race 52nd at the Molson Indy event in Ontario, Canada
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