Car & Driver of the Month: Dan Rohrbach

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Dan Rohrbach

Occupation:

Auto body shop owner/operator

Where do you live?

Aberdeen, SD

Years attending SORC?

Next year will be my sixth year.

Navigator Name:

Depends on who wants a free ride at the time…

How did you learn of the SORC?

Tommy Dale and Leroy told me about it when I went to the first Dave Graves memorial run in Pierre.

What is your main car for this event?

1969 Caprice I ran here for two years.

Why did you choose this car?

It’s fun and different from most of the other cars.

Dan Rohrbach 3rszdIs this the only car you’ve ran here? If not, then what other car or cars have you used?

I have used the ’69 Caprice, ’95 GMC Sierra, and a 2014 Corvette.

What inspired you to start open road racing?

Being able to run the cars hard on fun roads (legally) just couldn’t be passed up!

What other types of racing do you do, if any?

Random days at the drag strip and open road course days.

What does your family think about your racing?

The kids think it’s pretty cool and can’t wait to be old enough to navigate. The rest just tell me not to drive stupid…Ha.

Do any of your family participate as well? And if so, what do they do?

None of the others do, trying to get wife to navigate this year though.

Think about another person in the same situation as you were in when you started. Given what you know now, what advice would you give them?

I don’t think they need my advice, I’m still losing. Ha.

If you were able to start this all over again from scratch, what three things would you do differently?

Should have entered the first year I heard about it. That’s all I really have, I’ve enjoyed everything about it and how it’s gone every year.

How important is it for you to have a navigator?

Pretty important to keep track of where you are while just being able to concentrate on the road.

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What’s the scariest moment you encountered on the course?

Came off the ground or at least really unloaded the suspension last year in an uphill curve on the L2L. Slowed down after that, plenty of time to make it up in the straights.

For people who have never driven triple-digit speed, what’s the most important thing to know?

Eyes on the road!

When you finally hang up your helmet, do you see any member of your family continuing on in your racing footsteps?

I could see both kids doing it, hopefully I can still wear a helmet beside them!

What is your number one favorite thing you do while in Arnold?

Other than the racing just hanging out at Grazers and bs’ing with the other racers.


Registration for 2022 is complete! We look forward to seeing everyone in August!