june 25, 2019

Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce (Quebec, Canada), June 25, 2019 - We are there! Raphael Lessard will be on his home track on June 29 at Autodrome Chaudiere (Vallee-Jonction, Quebec). It will be 425 laps of excitement for racing fans that evening: 300 in the NASCAR Pinty's Series race with Raphael Lessard at the wheel of the #07 Sociétés Louis Jacques | FRL Express car prepared by Dumoulin Competition, and 125 laps of the first race in the Triple couronne Kennebec in the #46 Bilodeau Brothers car in the colours of LFR Logistiques | Groupe BLU2 | AssurExperts Lessard & Associés | FRL Express. This impressive one-day program is a golden opportunity for the young man from Beauce to continue to impress the racing world. Only one objective here for the promising young driver: victories!

NASCAR Pinty's - #07 Sociétés Louis Jacques | FRL Express

Dumoulin Competition

Dumoulin Competition is preparing the car for Raphael Lessard, with John Fletcher on board as Crew Chief for this race. "I am happy to be back home, and discover another type of car, always an interesting challenge. I know every hole, bump, curve and angles of the track. Last Tuesday's track test with Dumoulin Competition was extremely useful for us. The chemistry between Jean-François Dumoulin and myself jelled quickly. The suspension settings produced consistant lap times on old tires. We did great and are ready for race day!" told us the driver of the Pinty's car #07 Sociétés Louis Jacques | FRL Express car.

"This is the oval track car I was driving in 2018. It is performing well and with Raphael's talent, I am sure that the combination will be a winner," explained Jean-François Dumoulin, General Manager of Dumoulin Competition.

The clash between Raphael Lessard and the best of the Pinty's series drivers promises a tight battle. "I am proud to offer Raphael this chance to perform in front of his audience. He now races mostly in the United States in higher classes. This is an opportunity to see him compete against our professional drivers from Quebec and Ontario who are all used to the very different Pinty's cars," said Louis Jacques, the partner responsible for the young driver's presence on the track.

NASCAR Late Model - #46 F LFR Logistiques|Groupe BLU2|AssurExperts Lessard & Associés|FRL Express

Bilodeau Brothers

With several victories and track records, Raphael Lessard will be one of the favourites in this race. "I know NASCAR Late Model cars well and I am confident that Marco Bilodeau and I will be a competitive team as soon as the car hits the track. Marco Bilodeau lent us a car a while ago. I started at the rear of the grid with no practice and finished on the podium," explains Raphaël Lessard.

Raphaël Lessard raced in different series on this track

  • 2013 Amateur Compact Sport (Honda Civic - 1st victory on his 12th birthday)
  • 2013 two Elite Compact Sports races, one victory (Honda Civic)
  • 2014 Sport Compact Elite and Sportsman Québec, 2015 two PASS Series races (Super Late Model)
  • 2017 Limited Series Track Record (Camaro) during testing
  • 2018 Bacon Bowl ACT (Late Model)

Raphael Lessard joins the "Race Against Cancer" for the benefit of the "Quebec Cancer Foundation"

The Dumoulin brothers have been campaigning for this cause since 2016, by inciting fans to sign the trunk lids of their race cars at every NASCAR Pinty's Series event. Raphael Lessard will take part in this initiative on June 29 to raise funds for "Le Grand défoulement" movement launched by the Quebec Cancer Foundation. To give on-line to go to: La course contre le cancer (


NASCAR Pinty's

NASCAR Late Model

  • This race will go on right after the NASCAR Pinty's event
  • Live timing on the Race Monitor app

Read the complete press release here.

Photo Credit: MC Levasseur

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