V8 StockCar 2010 GTA Class Champion: Kurt Roehrig

Former Nascar Craftsman Truck Series Owner Kurt Roehrig was our GTA class
champion, taking home the Mo’s Gold Ring.

Roehrig is the owner and president of Roehrig Engineering, makers of shock dyno’s for the racing industry.

Kurt Roehrig was a model of consistency while enroute to the 2010 V8 StockCar Series GTA Championship, finishing first or second in nine out of ten races for the year. Roehrig, from Lexington, North Carolina, wheeled the Roehrig Engineering #18 Monte Carlo to six wins in 2010. Roehrig was dominant at VIR in May, taking both sprint races over a good field and setting a new track record for V8 StockCar to boot. At Savannah Harbor in June, Roehrig and crew were again fast qualifiers, while again setting the class standard for lap time. Kurt won saturdays race there, and finished second to Bobby Reuse on sunday when his car had some issues late in the race. At Road Atlanta in July, Roehrig and Texan Bob Stretch, a masterful driver of Road Atlanta battled it out. The war ended in a draw as both claimed one victory. At the SARRC Invitational at Roebling Road in October, Roehrig set a new V8 Series track record for the class while pushing points challenger “Hollywood” Graham to his fastest lap times ever at Roebling. The determined Graham had his best ever weekend in the series taking two wins over the hard charging Roehrig. Going into the ARRC at Road Atlanta, Roehrig trailed Graham by 8 points in the championship race. During qualifying for the ARRC, Graham had brake issues which resulted in him putting his Ford into a tire wall and then having to start in the back for the first of the two races for the weekend. Roehrig qualified on the pole with a V8 Series record 1:28.281 blast. Roehrig then won the six lap sprint race over Rob Morris, with “Hollywood” coming home fifth from his last row starting spot. On Saturday morning Roehrigs crew chief, Dave Price, was overheard telling him that he did not need to set a new track record every time out, imploring Kurt to drive smart, win the race, and take home the Mo’Gold Championship Ring. Roehrig did just that winning the twenty lap ARRC feature race with a smooth drive over Morris and 2009 Champ Randy Walker. “Hollywood” Graham, giving it everything he had could only muster a sixth place finish after a couple of spins.

Kurt Roehrig started his racing career in the late 70’s competing in the IMSA Camel GT series in Porsche’s, BMW’s, Mazda RX7’s and others. Roehrig also competed in the SCCA Trans Am Series in a Buick Regal Turbo entered by Lou Infante Racing. In September of 2005, Roehrig finished 8th in the Grand Am GT race at Watkins Glen driving the Horizon Motosports Pontiac GTO.

Kurt Roehrig leads a pack of V8 Series racers at Virginia International