Rob Stark began working on cars at the age of thirteen and
began building engines and assembling cars throughout his
In the early 70’s, Rob was recruited to work on an Indy Car
team. While working for the Indy team, Rob focused on
learning everything he could about Indy cars—from rebuilding
gearboxes to Offy engines. Hired for his first crew chief job in
1978, Rob’s car placed 6th with driver Roger Mears at the
Ontario Motor Speedway. The following year, Rob started a
full service automotive repair and restoration shop and
continued to pursue his racing career.
During the 1980’s, Rob worked for numerous teams and
drivers such as A.J. Foyt, Emerson Fittapaldi, Dick Simon,
Tony and Gary Bettenhausen, Kevin Cogan, and Raul Bozel
to name a few. In 1988 Rob and his race team won the
Craftsman/Sears Indianapolis 500 “Fastest Pit Crew” award.
Rob closed his automotive shop in the early 90’s and focused
his efforts full time in the racing industry on larger races such
as the Indianapolis 500 and Long Beach Grand Prix. From
1994 through 1995, Rob worked for an Indy Lights team
based in California. It was during this time he was voted the
Chief Mechanic to “Snap-On” All-Start team.
In following years, Rob worked with a variety of cars and
teams as a racing consultant and mechanic. In 1997, his car
qualified 3rd (outside front row) at the Indianapolis 500.
During 1998, Rob was crew chief for Jeri Unser at Pike’s
Peak Hill Climb when she was voted “Rookie of the Year.”
There were also numerous race wins in both midgets and
miscellaneous dirt cars. And in 1999, Rob worked on an Indy
Racing League Team (IRL) and was honored with the Snap-
On/CAM “Indianapolis 500 Top Wrench” award at the
Indianapolis 500 raceway.
Today, with a full spectrum of experience and the love of the
automobile, Rob offers his expertise in a variety of services to
meet your needs.