Valerie Thompson seeks to break personal best top speed of 217 mph at Texas Mile Speed Festival
March 19, 2015
7-time land speed record holder and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club member hoping to set new personal best top speed with Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants sponsorship
(Scottsdale, AZ) – March 19, 2015 – Valerie Thompson, seven-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, will return to Beeville Texas for the Texas Mile, March 27-29. She will attempt to break her personal best top speed of 217 mph (350.53 KM/H) set during the October 2014 event on her record-setting BMW S 1000 RR.
The Texas Mile is a premier bi-annual motorsports festival of speed and land speed racing venue that draws motorsports competitors from all corners of North America in much the same way the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats draws the world’s fastest vehicles and drivers.
Thompson will kick off her 2015 land speed racing campaign with two BMW Motorrad dealership appearances to promote the Texas Mile and increase foot traffic for these valued dealers. Thompson, her record setting Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants BMW S 1000 RR and new pit display will be available for photos. Dealership appearances include:
- Sandia BMW Motorcycles – Albuquerque, NM (March 21, 2015)
- BMW Motorcycles of El Paso – El Paso, TX (March 25, 2015)
“I love racing at the Texas Mile and I’m anxious to kick off another record breaking season of racing with our new sponsor, Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants and returning sponsor CTEK. I set a new personal best top speed at the last event here in October with an awesome tune-up by Kerry Alter. With all the improvements we made in the off-season to our BMW, I’m optimistic about our performance this year,” said Thompson.
The VTR team will provide free battery charging services, compliments of CTEK Battery Chargers, and Knockout Energy Drinks for competitors and race attendees during the three-day speed event.
The Texas Mile is held at Chase Field Industrial Complex at 2745 Byrd Street in Beeville, Texas. For ticket prices and event schedule, visit http://www.texasmile.net.
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Valerie Thompson Background
Valerie is a seven-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed of 217 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR during the October 2014 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, ECTA 200 MPH Club, Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and lifetime member of the famed Bonneville 200 MPH Club.
Valerie Thompson Racing Sponsors
Quicksilver Powersport Lubricants, CTEK Battery Charger, HP Race Parts, NPmoto Wear, Metro Auto Auction, TROON Enterprises, Akrapovič Exhaust, Speed-Way Shelters, Schuberth Helmet, alpha Performance USA, Forma Boots, Champion Systems, ARP, Worldwide Bearings, Stand-Up Photos, Magic Bullet, Bullseye Leveling, Cortez Visual and Sena Technologies.
Texas Mile Background
This bi-annual Motorsports Festival is created for high-performance vehicle enthusiasts, welcoming motorcycles, performance streetcars, racecars and land speed racers. The Texas Mile has grown rapidly since its inaugural event in October 2003. Participants come from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico to test themselves and their motorized equipment on the fastest and most challenging 1-mile track in the world. Competitors achieve their top speed on a 1-mile course with a shut down area measuring a half-mile.
Additional Information Sources & Photos
Bonneville Video: http://youtu.be/psT4OhmFxAw
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