ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia — Ever since L.P. Dumoulin broke his 40 race winless streak earlier this year at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he has been nothing but dominant.
With five top fives in the first eight races, including wins at Edmonton and CTMP, it’s clear Dumoulin is embarking on a stand out year in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
He continued his dream season Sunday by winning the Bumper to Bumper 300 at Riverside Int’l Speedway.
Dumoulin’s No. 47 Weathertech Canada/Bellemare Dodge used a very risky pit strategy by saving his fresh tires until the very end and mounting his attack. Surviving a hectic final restart, Dumoulin snagged the lead on lap 240 from Kevin Lacroix and never looked back.
With his win Sunday, the 39-year-old driver from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, notched his third win of the campaign and first at the .333-mile oval and becomes the seventh different winner at Riverside since 2012.
Cole Powell entered this race fourth in points and had a great car all afternoon long and, after moving into second place on lap 244, Powell mounted a charge to catch Dumoulin.
Ultimately, Powell would fight all the way until the bitter end, but would come home second .543 of a second behind Dumoulin. D.J. Kennington mounted a late charge as well on Dumoulin and Powell. Kennington finished third for his sixth top-five finish this year.
Andrew Ranger and GP3R winner Alex Tagliani completed the top five.
L.P. Dumoulin, Cole Powell, D.J. Kennington, Andrew Ranger, Alex Tagliani, Peter Shepherd III, Donald Theetge, Kevin Lacroix, Brandon McReynolds, J.F. Dumoulin, Brett Taylor, Adam Martin, Marc-Antoine Camirand, Connor James, Julia Landauer, Larry Jackson, Donald Chisholm, Mark Dilley.