Roger Kraus Race Car

Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

2896 Grove Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546

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Roger Kraus Racing also sells and installs street tires from all major tire manufactures. Other services include tire shaving and grooving. We also perform custom alignments and corner weighting.


About Us

Racing Tires are our main business. We ship World Wide. RKR also has tires for street cars, SUV's, LT trucks and trailers and we do alignments, brakes and shocks as well.

At Roger Kraus Racing Enterprises, our specialty is selling racing tires for both modern and vintage cars. We are deeply involved in racing, and we have a well-earned reputation in the industry. Contact us and let us put our 38 years in the business to work for you. For those within driving range we also offer street tires, light truck tires and services. Other services include brakes, shocks, alignments, corner weighting, tune ups, suspension and performance upgrades along with tire services of all types.

Our extensive stock of racing tires means that most customers can call and get what they need immediately. RKR also offers hand-grooving and tire shaving services. We've also got Classico™ racing tubes, as well as wheels from BBS Racing™, Fikse™, HRE™, Panasport™, and Torque Thrust™

Roger Kraus Racing started business in 1972 by selling and servicing race tires at the race tracks in Northern California. Since then Roger Kraus Racing has serviced every SCCA regional and national race in the local SCCA region. Our company has also serviced Pro Races that include IMSA, Trans Am, Can Am, F-5000, NHRA Drag and Midget races. Roger Kraus also worked at early F-1 and Winston Cup races held in California. We presently service between 22 to 25 races each year. The yearly schedule includes SCCA regionals & nationals, SCCA vintage, CSRG, American Le Mans, Pro Mazda, Historic F-1, Wine Country and the premier Monterey Historic race.

Some race weekends include selling up to 500 tires, our record is over 600 which was done at the 2006 Pro Mazda race. At many races we mount and balance up to 90 more tires than we sell. RKR has serviced races in California, Arizona and Nevada. The daily operations at Roger Kraus Racing include selling and servicing race, vintage and street tires. We also perform alignments, corner weighting, tire mounting, balancing, tire shaving and tire grooving. We are a full service shop with mechanics on duty. Our services include shocks, brakes, exhaust systems, springs, tune ups, vehicle lowering and performance improvements. RKR has fabrication equipment which includes a mill, two lathes, welders, drill presses, saws, sanders and a large bead blaster. The early afternoon is usually very busy with shipping race tires, vintage tires and tubes world wide.

Roger Kraus Racing has customers in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South America, Canada, Holland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, South Africa, England and Mexico.

Roger Kraus and his son Brandon Kraus have extensive automobile racing experience, they are very knowledgeable in helping customers with proper tire choices and car set ups, both are recognized as experts in the racing world.

Street Car Services

We sell tires, alignments, brakes, shocks, suspension service, tire and wheel service, wheel balancing and engine tune ups. Located one mile from BART we can take you to BART and pick you up when the vehicle is done on larger jobs. Close to freeway exits from both directions.

We work by Appointment.

Our usual procedure is to call us at least one or two days in advance to order tires and we will then schedule a time for the tire installation and alignment if the customer wishes this done at the same time. Please remind us if a corner weight job is required as we work by appointment only and must allow the required time for each part of the job.

For the racing enthusiast we are equipped to corner weight and adjust vehicle ride heights on cars with adjustable suspensions and then perform a precision alignment as required.

We are equipped to mount, balance and change tires and wheels from ten to twenty two inches in diameter. Roger Kraus Racing can also roll fender lips on vehicles that have clearance problems.

Our shop is considered to be one of the best tire service and alignment shops in the Bay Area. Many customers have their cars alignment checked or performed when the car is here for tires.

Our Location

2896 Grove Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546

We are located across the street from Quik Stop™, close to the Center Street intersection of Grove Way.

From Oakland and Hayward traveling East: Take the 580 freeway from Oakland and Hayward, pass the Strobridge Ave and Redwood Road off ramps, then take the new #37/Crow Canyon/Grove Way exit, turn right at the light on to Grove way, drive past Center Street, Starbucks will be on your right as you cross the intersection. We are located about four buildings down on the right side of the street. There is a large billboard next to our first driveway.

When traveling west on 580 from Pleasanton / Dublin take the #37/Castro Valley exit, make a left at the light onto East Castro Valley Blvd, turn left at the next light which is Grove Way, go through the next two lights, Starbucks will be on your right as you cross the Center Street intersection. We are located about four buildings down on the right. There is a large billboard next to our first driveway. The Castro Valley exit is about eight miles after leaving Dublin.

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