VERNON, BC – Behind the wheel of the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare Dodge, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin maintained his position on the leading lap for the entire race, realizing his second top-10 of the season, on the Motoplex Speedway oval circuit.
Conscientious of this circuit’s complexities, the mechanical team could only congratulate Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after his performance; and this even on a new track with only two previous participations on oval circuits. Fourth fastest time during the practice sessions and in tenth position on the starting grid, the Quebecer defended his position with speed and tenacity, competing alongside drivers specialised on this type of circuit.
“On the track with highly experienced drivers, I managed to stay on the leading lap with the #47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare. My objective on oval circuits is to stay on the track, to complete the race in order to improve my championship standing”, said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
Renowned for being the longest event on the calendar (tri-oval – 300 laps) and recognized for having few incidents, this race however, was interrupted by seven caution flags (52/300 laps). The 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Rookie of the Year Champion performed numerous strategic passes in the dense and aggressive traffic that marked this fifth event of the 2012 season.
“The leading pack was very tight and we fought during the entire race, the #47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare was very performing,” said the Dumoulin Competition driver. “Although there was a significant difference between the day and evening temperatures, the team knew how to anticipate the proper adjustments.”
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be at the wheel of the #47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge at the Edmonton Indy, on the newly configured road circuit of the Edmonton City Center Airport for the sixth event of the 2012 season on July 22.
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From Jessica Ménard