Is an inspired racing enthusiast who just loves the challenge to make the safest, most reliable and most competitive car on any race track. Has been in the automotive trade since 1979 and started in the racing industry in 1989. Has been involved in all sorts of racing such as drag racing, Cascar, SCCA Trans AM, Firehawk, Motorola cup, Porsche cup, Regional, and participated in many US clubs as well. Has worked on many vehicles from different manufactures such as GM, Porsche, Ford, BMW, Nissan, Ferrari, and Lamborghini just to mention a few. With a winning spirit Rob has proved to be an inspiration to his crew and fellow workers. Organization and discipline is only a couple of areas where Rob shows his skills. Good communication and direction is a must for any manager in any business Rob says.
Jerry was born and raised around the family’s Citroen/Datsun dealership in the 60's and was mentored by the late great Pierre Rousseau. Whether he was participating as a fan, part of a crew or as a participant, Jerry has a long history of involvement in motor sports. His first time at Mosport was as a kid in 1972; his first foray onto the track was racing a Datsun 510 in 1976. In the late 80’s, Jerry worked his way on to crew chief in the Porsche Cup series along side Larry Caruso and Ludwig Heimwrath and many other notable drivers and crew chiefs . Jerry is a self-described dedicated “motorhead”. He obtained both his motorcycle and auto driver’s licences on his 16th birthday. He became a licenced mechanic at the age of 22. He has driven and wrenched bikes, boats, sleds, all types of cars and heavy equipment for over 35 years. Creative solutions, electrical and fabrication are Jerry’s specialty. He is ecstatic to be working at Mosport with Rob Sabato and the 6th Gear team. Over 100 years combined experience!
Steve has been in the mechanical field for most of his life. Steve came to 6th Gear with tons of knowledge and experience. While in his career Steve has worked for other companies such as the Guild to the point he became general manager there. Steve has also worked for many teams dating back to the Grand Am series. Steve has run his own business for 15 years working with every faction of automobile work from race car preparation to restorations and working on daily drivers. Steve has established himself as a competent race car driver himself winning 1st place overall in GTB in GT Sprints. Driving in the Grand am series with Cobalt’s Steve proved his driving abilities. He has also earned a CASC License for driver instruction. As a real team player Steve has learned how important all details are in working on race cars.
With interest in engine building and a desire to learn tuning and maintenance, Andy started working at an engine machine shop gathering valuable knowledge while he was there. As a young 21 year old who is eager to learn and please, Andy was able to join the 6th Gear Garage team. Today, as a next generation technician, Andy is responsible for parts, simple maintenance and our 6th Gear Garage motorsport product and accessories shop.