A model of consistency throughout his racing career, Jay Doerr (#43) of London, is not too flashy, never at the centre of controversy, and just knocks down top-five finishes and mixing in fairly frequent trips to victory lane. Doerr thrilled the crowd at the APC Summer Shootout in 2011 when, after climbing from his car in tech lane following a heat race was asked about his 10-lap qualifier, exclaiming during a post race interview, “I just passed Kurt Busch!”
Doerr is still pulling on the experiences from a career that has spanned 18 years, starting with Dwarf cars in 1994, before moving to Delaware in an Open Wheel Modified in 2007. He competed in the class for three years before hitting the top rung of the Delaware ladder with a Late Model mount in 2000.
Other than a two-year hiatus to run a dirt Modified at Merrittville Speedway in 2008-09, Doerr has become a mainstay in the class ever since, finishing second in the track championship to Dion Verhoeven by eight markers in 2003. For the past few of seasons, Jay has also done double-duty competing in the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series as well, winning championships in 2010 and 2011, as well as the opener in 2012, and will be a favorite in the tours two Delaware trips this season.
The Doerr Motorsports team is backed by Lucas Oil, Once Upon a Child, and Designs Sign Source, and Jay is hoping that he can take them, as well as his team to the head table at the Delaware banquet at the end of the season, “I think we have a team capable of competing for the championship. We won one in the Dwarf Car, and two in the Lucas Oil Series, but a Delaware track championship would mean so much to us.”