Meet the crew behind One Moment

Unparalleled Camaraderie



The One Moment Team is a hand-selected group of volunteers who love aviation, innovation, and contributing to a bigger dream.

With technical engineering backgrounds, the One Moment Team is primarily focused on engine development and the abilities to improve overall performance of the plane. With a broad range of expertise across various industries and countries, this team shares one mission – to set new records in the sport racing class

Brian Manke

Brian, a long time STIHL employee, has been a part of One Moment Racing since its inception. His primary roll is polishing and cleaning the plane in preparation for race day. Brian has plenty of polishing experience with his diverse collection of cars. He also assists with general maintenance and installing the many aerodynamic cheaters on the plane. Brian gets his need for speed fix from automobile racing with his wife and flying remote control airplanes including a scale model of the famous Reno race plane, Voodoo. When not involved in making something go faster, Brian works in the Information Services department at STIHL on their dealer support systems.”

Andre Prager “The Mad Scientist“


Eric Schmeiser “The Angry Little German” (In Memoriam)

Passionate about aviation. Started gliding at 15 years old. Currently armed with a SEP license, Eric’s goal is to collect as much flight time as possible with the dream to be able to race one day. Building the fastest Legacy at Reno Air Race is the greatest engineering challenge ever.
– Student of Mechanical Engineering for M.Sc at KIT
– Private Pilot Licence for SEP
– German Glider Pilot
– Coworker at STIHL Inc.

Thomas Lockwood “Young Thomas”

Thomas has been around airplanes since birth, due to both his parents serving in the Air Force. He grew up playing on flight simulators and building Lego airplanes. This led to a pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (C/O 2014) While in college, he completed SAE Aero Design and worked on Project Razor, UVA’s 3D printed drone. After graduation, Thomas moved to the Hampton Roads area and joined the team in 2015. As an engineer, Thomas helps research and implement new speed mods. When he is not at the airport, Thomas can be found building Lego airplanes and trying to get his pilot’s license.

Thomas Lindgens “Older Thomas”


Michael Turner

First soloed as a pilot in October 1980 and still flying at least once a week. Has also been a drag racer and raced bicycles. Currently working as a machinist by trade.”

Mark Voss

Mark is one the team’s engine and thermodynamics assets. Mark is a degreed engineer, pilot and A&P mechanic with over 35 years of professional experience in aircraft engine and related thermodynamic and heat transfer systems development. He has 58 US Patents associated with thermodynamic components and systems. He is currently employed by a major aircraft engine manufacturer where he serves in the capacity of FAA Designated Engineering Representative. He is also the principal of the consulting firm, Thermodynamic Sciences LLC.