AMERICA'S QUEEN OF SPEED

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Valerie Thompson
Valerie races one of America's fastest BMW S 1000 RR land speed motorcycles.


Valerie Thompson – America’s Queen of Speed

Valerie Thompson races one of America’s fastest BMW S 1000 RR land speed motorcycles. She is often referred to as “America’s Queen of Speed” Her racing career started in 2006 drag racing motorcycles on quarter-mile tracks throughout the US in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycleseries… Driven to go faster, she created her own land speed-racing team in 2012 and Valerie is now a 7-time motorcycle land speed record holder with a personal best top speed of 217.7 mph (350.53 KM/H) on a one-mile course.

Valerie’s first year as a team owner/driver met with tremendous success, setting three national speed records and gaining membership in the Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club. Then in her second year she became an official member of the Bonneville BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club and the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club.

2014 was another breakout year for the VTR team. Valerie set her sixth land speed record with a record-smashing run of 208.71 mph and became one of few female members in the ECTA 200 MPH Club. Then Valerie collected her seventh speed record at the World of Speed event to earn the famed Red Hat of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club. Valerie is now one of only 24 females in the club, which has approximately 730 total members. She also set her personal best top speed at the popular 2014 Texas Mile.

Racing Awards & Accolades

Valerie’s full-throttle lifestyle has inspired filmmakers, authors and songwriters alike. She is featured in the 2013 documentary film, “Why We Ride,” the Discovery Channel program “Mega Speed,” and the “Bonneville Stories” video, profiling the life of a professional motorcycle racer in a tough, unforgiving and dangerous career. She has even been featured in a GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial!

The award- winning rock band, CTS, wrote the popular song “Quarter Mile” for Valerie and she received the Red Carpet Award for her inclusion in Delores Seright’s book, “Amazing Women: Shattering Barriers.” She is also featured in the 2013 book, “90 Years BMW Motorrad.” Valerie’s leathers and other racing gear are currently on display at the Hopkins BMW Motorcycle Museum in Highland, Maryland.

Off Track
Valerie surrounds herself in a world of speed even off the racetrack, working as vehicle presenter at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC and Metro Auto Auctions in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Between her work, racing commitments and many special appearances each year, Valerie donates time supporting and inspiring children overcoming personal challenges with charitable organizations such as HopeKids.org, which earned her the 2011 “American Women Riders Community Hero Award.”

RESIDENCE

Scottsdale, AZ

SERIES

Land Speed Racing


NOTABLE

7x Time Land Speed Record HolderAmerican Woman Riders Community Hero AwardAmazing Women Shattering Barriers Red Carpet Award Career Best 1/4 Mile: 7.05 Seconds – 187.42 MPHCareer Best Land Speed : 217.7 MPH (1-Mile Standing)


Valerie's accomplishments in motorcycle racing:

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BMW S 1000 RR
Career Top Speed 1-Mile Standing Stop: 217.7 mph

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Pro Stock Motorcycle
Career Top Speed 1/4 Mile: 7.05 seconds @ 187.42 mph (The Grove, WI)

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Harley-Davidson V-ROD Destroyer
Career Top Speed 1/4 Mile: 9.16 Seconds @ 148 mph

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World’s Fastest Harley-Davidson Pan Head
AMA National Land Speed Record, APS-PF-2000 – September 2007
Record Achieved: 156.717 mph with a top speed: 161.736 mph
Location: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA Photo Credit: Scooter Grub

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AMA National Land Speed Record APF-2000 – September 2006
Record Achieved: 145.647 mph / Bike Owner: Keith Ball, BikerNet.com

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Finished 3rd in season final points standings – V-Rod Destroyer Class
Won “Best Appearing Team Award” in 2007.
Special Thanks to my crew chief Mickey Eddinger for an amazing season.
Mickey RIP 2012 – You are missed!!


All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) 2007
Placed 3rd in class

Next Race: March 16th - 19th

Gainesville, FL


BIKE SPECS


2012 BMW S 1000 RR
2016 XB12R Buell
2012 BMW S 1000 RR
SERIES

Land Speed

WEIGHT

389lbs

TANK VOLUME

4.6 Gallons

POWER TRAIN

Engine: MW Race Engine WSBK Capacity: 999ccm Engine Power: 217+ (160KW) Transmission: 4-Cylinder Motorsport-Engine

2016 XB12R Buell
SERIES

NHRA Mellow Yellow Drag Racing

WEIGHT

625lbs

WHEEL BASE

70 Inches

POWER TRAIN

Engine: 60º S&S V-Twin Displacement: 160 Cubic Inches Horsepower: 350+ @ 9500 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed S&S by Liberty

RACES / APPEARANCES

VALERIE'S SCHEDULE


NHRA
Land Speed
Appearances
Date Race Name Venue
March 16, 2017 Gainesville, FL
April 21, 2017 Charlotte, NC
May 5, 2017 Atlanta, GA
June 8, 2017 Englishtown, NJ
June 22, 2017 Norwalk, OH
July 6, 2017 Chicago, IL
July 21, 2017 Denver, CO
July 28, 2017 Sonoma, CA
August 17, 2017 Brainerd, MN
August 30, 2017 Indianapolis, IN
September 15, 2017 Charlotte, NC
September 22, 2017 St. Louis, MO
September 28, 2017 Reading, PA
October 12, 2017 Dallas, TX
October 26, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
November 9, 2017 Pomona, CA
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