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Raphaël Lessard returns to Dumoulin Competition, Pinty’s Series for GP3R


Just a few weeks after winning at Autodrome Chaudière in his NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut with Dumoulin Competition, Raphaël Lessard will return to the No. 07 Dodge to race in his home provinces other notable NASCAR race on the Streets of Trois-Rivières in the prestigious GP3R.

In addition to his victory at Chaudière in June, Lessard is an accomplished Super Late Model driver, having won the 2016 CARS Tour championship in the Carolinas and the ultra-competitive Redbud 400 in 2018.

He is currently racing a part-time NASCAR Truck Series schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports. This will be his first time racing on a street course, but he will be aided with the same team that powered his victory at Chaudière.

“It will be an honor to run this legendary event near home and compete with the best drivers in Canada,” Lessard said in a Dumoulin press release. “Especially with the same team and John Fletcher as crew chief, as we ran at the Autodrome Chaudiere in June. It’ll be quite a show.”

The move was made possible by Jean-Francois Dumoulin, driver and general manager of Dumoulin Competition, who transitioned to a part-time role this season to allow other drivers opportunities in his family’s equipment.

The team also fields a car for two-time and reigning Pinty’s Series champion L.P. Dumoulin.

“We are delighted at Dumoulin Competition to be back on track with Raphael Lessard, who convinced every one of his talent when he won the Pinty’s race last June at Autodrome Chaudiere,” J.F. Dumoulin said. “Once again, we have gathered the best elements possible and expect Raphael to run with the lead pack.”

The race will take place on Sunday at 2:18 ET and will air live on FansChoice.TV in the United States and on the TSN app in Canada.

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