One Track Mind

By Jon Miller

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Racing driver Jon Miller talks shop with people who do what they love for a living in the motorsports industry and beyond. “Any man’s life, told truly, is a novel.” - EH

Episode Date
#6 Robin Roemisch: Engine Calibration Engineer

Robin is a engine tuner who knows how to make horsepower. He talks about the difference in tuning street cars and race cars, and explains how he’s used his skillset to build a business that allows him to work on a wide variety of projects, without being tied down to one shop or brand. He’s based in Colorado, but travels all over the world to plug his laptop into cars and make them faster and more reliable than the competition. Argue with him on twitter and check out the cars he’s tuning on Instagram: @RRoemisch and get in touch so he can plug his laptop into your car at 

Jun 21, 2018
#5 Brian Makse: Automotive Content Creator and would-be Rolex Thief

Brian is a Canadian driver, film maker, writer and guy-who-has-it-figured-out. We talk about his upcoming book about the greatest trophy in racing, the Rolex Daytona Chronograph, and the process of researching and interviewing drivers for the book. He recalls a moment when he realizes that he’s probably the only one in the room who knows the dollar value of one of the time pieces being handed to him, and feeling very uncomfortable about the thoughts running through his head at that moment. He talks about how the landscape of automotive media is changing and his process and motivation for creating content that he’s proud of and that his audience responds to. 

Brian’s YouTube Channel:

Instagram/Twitter: @BrianMakse 

Jun 12, 2018
#4 Denise Stefanie: Professional Singer, Cirque du Soleil Performer, the Original Hannah Montana

Denise Stefanie is a vocal force. She is a professional singer in every sense of the word an her experience runs the gamut of the entertainemtn industry. She spent years singing on Cirque du Soleil shows around the world but she never lost sight of her goals in the music industry as a solo performer. She pulls back the curtain on how the entertainemnt industry works from a musucian’s perspetive, covering “reality” shows like The Voice and American Idol, as well as chasing a record deal and pitching a now famous TV show that launched the career of a household name. @denisestefanie on instagram and 

Jun 06, 2018
#3 Paul Holton: How To Become a McLaren Factory Driver

Paul is an outspoken young driver who, at 21 years old, just signed a contract with McLaren Automotive as one of their new factory drivers. He talks about the process that got him to where he is and what’s coming next for him and McLaren in the world of sports car racing.

May 14, 2018
#2 David Thilenius: Automotive Engineer and IMSA ST Champion

David is a career automotive enginner and racer. He’s got an analytical approach to his work and his driving (he’s an engineer, so… DUH!) and he’s got an extremely soothing voice. He tells some great stories about working on prototype road cars and the differences in racing in the US and Europe. He’s become somewhat of a Nurburgring specialist and he talks about that too.

May 14, 2018
#1 Robert Stout: Sponsorship, Instructing and Driving the DeltaWing

Robert Stout is the 2017 Mazda MX5 Cup Rookie of the year, talkes about racing in that series, getting other people to pay for your racing and what they expect in return. Robert came down from Palm Desert, CA to Orange County to have lunch with me and be my first guest, so big thanks to him for kicking things off. He’s one of those drivers who is a little under the radar, but if he continues on his current streak of success, that won’t be the case for very long.

May 14, 2018

A quick intro to your host, Jon Miller and the One Track Mind show.

May 14, 2018