AMERICA'S QUEEN OF SPEED

"World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer” 304.263 MPH

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World's Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer

Valerie Thompson



Valerie Thompson – America’s Queen of Speed

Valerie Thompson, 7x land Speed Record holder has become the fastest female motorcycle streamliner racer, reaching a speed 304.263 (489.663 km/h) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, on September 1, 2016. Valerie and Team 7 Racing are in preparation for a world record attempt for the overall motorcycle land speed record in 2017. Current record is 376.363 mph.

Thompson is often referred to as “America’s Queen of Speed”, she has earned the famed “Red Hat” in the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, and is a member of the prestigious Bonneville BUB Speed Trial 201 MPH Club. Valerie has also earned her place in the Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, the ECTA 200 MPH Club, the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and the Colorado Mile, including a personal best of 217.7 MPH (350.53 KM/H) on a BMW S 1000 RR at the Texas Mile in 2014

Drawing from the hard work ethic she learned from her family, Valerie has developed the discipline to be the best she can be and compete at the highest levels. Her racing career started in 2006 drag racing motorcycles on quarter-mile tracks in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and returning 2017 to the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series. Her desire to go faster, and break more records, led her to form her own land speed-racing team, Valerie Thompson Racing, in 2012.

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, which earned her the 2011 American Women Riders Community Hero Award.

RESIDENCE

Scottsdale, AZ

SERIES

Land Speed and NHRA Drag Racing


NOTABLE

7x Time Land Speed Record HolderWorld’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer 304.263 mph (489.663 kmh)
Recipient of the “Top Speed of the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials” Award 304.263 mph Membership in six 200 MPH Clubs
Career Best Land Speed : 217.7 MPH BMW S 1000 RR - (1-Mile Standing)American Woman Riders Community Hero Award
Amazing Women Shattering Barriers Red Carpet Award


Next Race: March 16th - 19th

Gainesville, FL


Racing Accomplishments:

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BMW S 1000 RR
Career Top Speed 1-Mile: 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


BIKE SPECS


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

Land Speed Racing

WEIGHT

389lbs

POWER TRAIN

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

2016 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
Date Race Name Venue
July 25, 2017 Mike Cook's Land Speed Shootout 2017 Bonneville Land Speed Racing
August 23, 2017 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2017 Bonneville Land Speed Racing
Date Event Name Location
December 8, 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI Show) Indianapolis, Indian
November 5, 2016 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower Scottsdale, AZ
November 1, 2016 SEMA Show Las Vegas, NV



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“Thank you for taking the time to learn more about VTR. If you are interested in sponsoring one of my race bikes or having
me appear at your special event, use this contact page or e-mail me at
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Contact: 844-378-7666

Headquarters: Scottsdale, AZ 85254