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Thompson to ‘Howlin at the Moon Event’

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“Howlin at the Moon Event” BMW Motorcycle Owners Association Event

Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Team, will make a personal appearance and display her race BMW land speed racing bike during the 40th International BMW Motorcycle Owners of America “Howlin at the Moon” Rally at the Missouri Fairgrounds in Sedalia Missouri July 19-22.

Thompson will be the guest of EMP Performance Products, distributors of Hyperpro Suspension Technology, one of her team sponsors. Thompson piloted her Martech Services Company/ Hyperpro Suspension Technology sponsored BMW to a personal best top speed of 209.5 mph at the Mojave Magnum 1.5-mile Speed Trials on June 2, reportedly making it the world’s fastest production BMW S1000 RR Superbike.

As a result, she was named a charter member of the Mojave Magnum “200 MPH Club.”

Valerie Thompson says: “I am really looking forward to being part of the Hyperpro Suspension Technology display at the 40th International BMW MOA event. We use Hyperpro suspension equipment on our land speed racing bike which helped us set a new best top speed at the Mojave Magnum Speed Trials.

“This will be my first visit to Sedalia and can’t wait to meet all the BMW motorcycle owners who will be attending.”

Valerie Thompson Background

Thompson is owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who holds two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Thompson has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association & National Hot Rod Association series. Thompson was recently selected to pilot the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger designed to eclipse the 512 mph land speed record set by Kitty O’Neil in 1976. If successful, Thompson will be crowned the “World’s Fastest Female.” Thompson’s sponsors include Martech Services Company – maker of quality air breathing products, La-Man Corporation, Hyperpro Suspension Technology, CTEK Battery Chargers, Troon Enterprises, JEGS, Worldwide Bearings, GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Swisstrax, Stand-Up Photos, AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care, Stay Fast Custom Clothing, Vortex Racing, & ZipFizz Healthy Energy Drinks.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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