Jerry Douglas, age 46, is a perennial
competitor in Northern California events including the Golden
State MX Series, Trials, Short Track, Super Motard, and Road
racing. With more than 500 first place finishes in his career
this guy knows motorcycles! In the 1993 NCMRRA series, Jerry's
first year in mini roadracing, he was the #2 rider. Both in '93
and '94 Jerry received the NCMRRA Sportsmanship award. In '95
he competed in less than half of the events, but managed to "own"
the Vets class, won 3 of 5 races in the 80GP class, (all while
conducting the Novice Rider Orientations). 1994 Can-Am Challenge
netted him a 1st in the Modified class.
1996 saw some health problems for Jerry and he was unable to compete in many of the NCMRRA events and unable to compete in the Wenatchee Can-Am Challenge. However, the NCMRRA events that he did compete in he won, which was enough to once again capture theVets Open Class Championship, #3 in 80GP, and finish #10 overall.
In 1997 Jerry decided to concentrate
on YSR Racing. He competed the entire NCMRRA season. He was rewarded
handsomely as he earned the #1 Overall Championship, #1 Supersport,
#1 Superbike, and #2 GP80. He also won the Fall Endurance Superbike
Class with his partner John Greenly. The show he put on in 1997
was a thing of beauty. Some of the smartest "track management"
ever seen, not to mention blistering fast! Congratulations Jerry!
The 1998 NCMRRA season was another Jerry Douglas showcase. Jerry finished 2nd overall, a mere 38 points behind his team mate Dan Merlino. Mr. Douglas ran away with the Expert stock class winning all 9 events. He was so fast on his stock bike...how fast was he?.....that his bike was "protested" at the last race of the season. The stock bike was, of course, quite legal. What some racers don't quite get is cornering speed is the name of the game in YSR racing. Couple that with extrordinary track management skills, which is Jerry's forte, and you have a winner. The Supersport class was another exhibition of Jerry's skills with still another perfect season, winning 9 of 9 supersport races. The 60GP class offered Jerry a challenge, which he met with great skill. Jerry campaigned his supersport bike in this class, giving him a distinct disadvantage in horsepower. Results? He won the class! His team mate Robbie Abrams was the only real challenger, in spite of the class entries of "strokers", 60cc moto x ers, and various superbikes, Jerry and his Team Calamari prepared supersport took the number 1 60GP plate. An incredible season for Jerry. Congratulations on a job not only well done, but doing it with class, professionalism, and sportsmanship.
The 1999 season in Northern CA
Jerry missed a couple of races but still managed to finish 1st
in Stock, 4th in Supersport, 5th in 60GP, and 5th overall. (Jerry
rides a stock YSR and only changes the pipe for the other classes!)
The Y2K season saw Jerry finish 2nd in stock, 4th in Supersport, 4th in Superbike, 1st in XR100, and 7th overall. At the First Annual YSR Challenge in Oregon he was 1st in Stock and 1st in XR100. Not bad for an old man!
In 2001 Jerry was once again up front, totally dominating the XR100 class, finishing 2nd in stock, and 2nd in Supersport. This earned him the #4 plate for 2001.
2002 was another great year
for Jerry, earning the #2 plate in northern CA.Stock and XR100
2003 was another fabulous year
for Jerry. In spite of a work schedule that did not allow for
competing in all the races he managed to finish 5th overall in
Northern California, 2nd in Stock, 3rd in Supersport, 7th in
Big Wheel, 2nd in XR100!! This Guy is good!