@DumoulinDC • @NASCAR • @AutChaudiere • Vallée-Jonction (Québec, Canada), June 14, 2015 – On the starting grid in second place, the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada/ Group Bellemare prepared by King Autosport was performing from the very start; Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has led the race for two laps.
He has then skillfully defended his place among the leaders during most of the race. However, on the 228th lap, a contact with a competitor provoked a tailspin which caused him to lose a lap and multiple places. During the eighth restart, the Quebecer fought tirelessly to end up in the top-10.
Supported by proactive teammates and experienced crew chief Mario Gosselin, everything was in place for the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare to end up on the podium.
“The team worked very hard, the qualifying went well and we were ready to defend our position. Up to mid-race, everything was going according to plan. However, after the mandatory pit stop [152nd lap], the front of the car wasn’t turning exactly like I would have hoped. I was starting in fourth, on the exterior, and the tire pressure wasn’t high enough, leading to multiple competitors passing me on the inside. At that moment [between laps 171 and 204], the objective was to quickly regain the top-5 by using the usual overtaking strategy on oval track. One of the competitors did not appreciate that and violently collided with the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare, causing a tailspin. Our two races were penalized due to this. This unsportsmanlike conduct was notably sanctioned by the series. Our focus is already on the next race and we’re looking forward,” explains Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
A new track to tame at Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ontario) – The Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville
Every track has its particularities. There are effects on driving to adapt to, and the mechanical tweaks that have to be made are just as important. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will compete for the first time on the Sunset Speedway track this upcoming Saturday (June 20). Since its acquisition by new owners in 2009 (track in operation since 1968) – Mark Dilley, a veteran of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series, is one of the co-owners – the circuit has undergone improvement work (extended the track for 50′, a pit road was added, and more) in order to be more accessible for fans and to host different important series.
“It’s very motivating; it’s a short track that has a steep incline in its turns, allowing two cars to be side-to-side. The practice went well this last May, and we’re eager to offer a great show to our partners and fans that will be present. It will be quite a spectacle!” shares the driver of the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare.
The Autodrome Chaudiere race will be broadcast on TSN on June 21 at 12 p.m. and on July 3 at 10 p.m on RDS2.
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