Trois-Rivières (Québec, Canada), September 18th, 2018 – The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team will be on track for the first ever NASCAR Pinty’s event held outside Canada. The Granite 100 will take place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, New Hampshire, USA) 1.058-mile oval this coming September 21st and 22nd. The high-speed oval, with low banking and relatively long straights, offers up a new challenge for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, who is naturally eager to learn how to get the most speed out of his car on a very different track than the shorter bullrings visited by the Pinty’s series across Canada.
“We have done the work and can’t wait to see the results on track at the Friday morning practice session. The team was all in once again to come up with optimal base settings for the WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare #47 racer. We have had great cars every time out so far this year on oval as well as on road courses and are all confidants that we will hit the sweet spot again this weekend”, according to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, the current leader in the Pinty’s driver Championship.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Created in 1960 as Bryar Motorsport Park, a pure road course for car and motorbike racing, the track was replaced by a 1.058-mile oval in 1990, to bring NASCAR oval racing to New England. Originally modelled after Indianapolis with four distinct corners, the track corners were reshaped in 1992 into the more classic and safer long continuous corners at each end of the track. The 1.058-mile track (1 679 meters) has 1 degree of banking on the straights and 12 degrees of banking in the corners, close enough to regular roads to use a mix of oval and road racing driving techniques and offering a new set-up challenge to drivers and teams on their first race at the track.
Schedule and NASCAR Race Center: https://hometracks.nascar.com/international/pintys-series/race-central-live-2018-nascar-pintys-series/
The race will be broadcast on TSN on Saturday September 30th at 12:30 pm and on RDS on Tuesday October 16th at 10:30 pm.
THE RACE AGAINST CANCER
Every contribution makes a difference! Come visit our teams this coming Friday and Saturday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and sign the trunk lids of Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
As of today, you have helped us contribute to the fight against cancer with a grand total to date of
To make a donation online: lacoursecontrelecancer.ca
49 years of history for you to relive: You can also visit the Dumoulin corner at the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve… Where you can check out item #8, an original picture of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin on track at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières…His very first GP3R.
Visit the team Facebook page to find out more about the photo:facebook.com/dumoulincompetition/
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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! groupebellemare.com
WEBSITES / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Meet Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at weathertech.ca
WeatherTech Canada: weathertech.ca/behindtech
Groupe Bellemare : groupebellemare.com
Fondation québécoise du cancer: cancerquebec.com
Musée Gilles-Villeneuve : museegillesvilleneuve.com
New Hampshire Motor Speedway: nhms.com
Dumoulin Compétition : dumoulincompetition.com
Série NASCAR Pinty’s: hometracks.nascar.com/series/pintys-series
Twitter: @DumoulinDC / @DumoulinLP / @jf_dumoulin
Youtube : youtube.com/user/dumoulincompetition
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