Jeramy Doerr is RacingAroundJersey.com's
Driver of the Week
Some weeks it will be easy for RacingAroundJersey.com to name it's Driver of the Week. A competitor will have a weekend where his or her performance is just that much better than all the rest. Much like last week when Ryan Godown won at both New Egypt Speedway's Opening Night on Saturday, and Bridgeport Speedway's 60 0ver Doug Hoffman Memorial Race on Easter Sunday.
Ryan Godown put himself in the running for Driver of the Week honors again when he won this past Saturday night at New Egypt. The "Ringoes Rocket" has three wins in four dirt events run thus far in 2015 in the Garden State. And while that is impressive there is another driver that we are sure even Ryan would say is doing something amazing.
Jeramy Doerr has won the first two Outlaw Street Stock events of the season at Bridgeport. He has done so by holding off a driver who has had double-digit wins in previous seasons, Ron Frees.
However, what makes Jeramy's wins even more impressive is that he is doing it in honor of the memory of his young son, Dylan, who he lost in a tragic daycare accident on November 11th of last year. Although he was only 18 months old, Jeramy could see his son developing the love for auto racing that has been passed down for three generations in the Doerr family.
He, initially, didn't want to return to racing, but family, and friends, knew he needed to both for his own sake, and to honor his son. In his first race back, last season, he charged from last starting position all the way to second at the finish. On that day, he drove a little more aggressively as he made his way through the field spurred by his desire to win for his son.
Jeramy has dedicated his 2015 season to Dylan, and with perhaps a little help from above, has managed to pick up the first two victories of the race season at Bridgeport. Can he go undefeated? Probably not, but if he did we don't think anyone would really mind.
For overcoming all he has had to cope with, in such a short time, Jeramy Doerr is the RacingAroundJersey.com Driver of the Week. We will be hard-pressed to find anyone more deserving all season.