@NASCARHomeTrack •@GP3R •@DumoulinDC •@DumoulinLP •#NASCARPintysSeries •Trois-Rivières, (Québec, Canada), August 14, 2016 – Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has crossed the finish line in eighth place today on the circuit of the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix. The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car was fast on the track, and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has once again demonstrated the full range of his driving skills. Unfortunately, braking issues and the contact which occurred two laps from the end of the race have prevented the Trois-Rivières native from finishing among the leaders.
“The important thing in a 50-lap race is consistency. The settings we chose were conservative so we could remain efficient over a long period of time. During the qualifiers, the disks started sticking and the car was having trouble slowing down as efficiently. We thought we’d fixed the issue, but it happened again during the race and the car wouldn’t slow down. I had to start braking 100 to 150 feet ahead of everyone else. Many braking combinations were tried to unstick the brakes, but they weren’t successful,” explains Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
On the Trois-Rivières track, everything plays out in the overtaking and braking zones.
“We still managed to put up a fight, getting as much from the car as we could, but it wasn’t enough. It’s unacceptable to show up in Trois-Rivières with such an issue. It’s very disappointing for the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team, which is giving everything it has to prepare the best possible car. We continue to do our homework, and there are still four races left in the season, including a road circuit event in Mosport. We’ve won in the past, and don’t belong in eighth place, but rather in first place. We’ll work even harder for it,” shares the determined driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car.
Ninth event of the season: Riverside International Speedway – August 20th, 2016
The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team is now headed for Eastern Canada for the oval circuit event at the Riverside International Speedway: A track and an area which Louis-Philippe Dumoulin especially appreciates.
ABOVE AND BEYOND EXPECTATIONS!
When we started the Great Romp’s “A signature for a donation” with the Quebec Cancer Foundation, we were definitely not expecting it to reach so many people. Each and every one of your signatures allows people affected by cancer to receive special care. When combining the funds raised by the employees of Groupe Somavrac and this weekend’s $1260, the grand total now adds up to $6270. And we’re not done yet… the adventure continues this Saturday, August 20th in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
· Race results at: http://hometracks.nascar.com/results/nps-trois-rivieres-81416-results
· The race will be broadcast on TSN on Sunday August 21st at 3 pm
“Passion – Performance – Partnerships”
WeatherTech Canada designs, develops and produces high quality, digitally custom fit automotive accessories; including FloorLiners, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Liners, TechLiners and No-Drill Mudflaps. Engineers use the newest technology available to measure the geometric complexity of the vehicle ensuring a constantly perfect fit. WeatherTech… Where Technology and All Weather Protection meet! www.weathertech.ca
Groupe Bellemare: Competitive and dynamic, Thomas Bellemare’s innovative and growing family team is ready to take on any challenge. With support from senior members and a qualified team of managers, the third-generation Bellemares are reaching new heights. Built upon a solid past, the company moves forward with an exceptional team of experts and seeks a select group of clients. Our clients continue to benefit from our wide variety of services that target a large number of sectors. As a result, our visibility is constantly on the rise. Working with the Bellemare team has become a measure of success. Start off right by choosing a winning team! www.groupebellemare.com
WEBSITES / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Meet Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at www.weathertech.ca
WeatherTech Canada: www.weathertech.ca/behindtech
Groupe Bellemare: www.groupebellemare.com/
Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières : www.gp3r.com
Fondation québécoise du cancer: www.cancerquebec.com
Dumoulin Compétition: www.dumoulincompetition.com
NASCAR Pinty’s Series: http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/pintys-series
Twitter: @DumoulinDC / @DumoulinLP / @jf_dumoulin
Summary – Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin’s career
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).
Jessica Ménard, Ph.D., Les Équipes Caissie-Ménard inc., email@example.com, 819 448-6514 (voicemail)
Paul Corbeil, Certified Agent, PARAPHE sports-management, 819 696-2768 (voicemail)