2012 Las Vegas SEMA Show
Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will be hosting autograph and photo opportunities at the Martech Services Company display (Booth 10419) at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas from Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. She will also make appearances at the CTEK Battery Chargers booth during the APEX Show (Booth 852)
Thompson set three new land speed records this year in her campaign to become the world’s fastest motorcycle team owner/driver. Her Martech Services Company sponsored S1000RR is now the fastest production land speed racing BMW Superbike after she ran a top speed over 209 mph at the Mojave Magnum event in June.
She now holds three land speed records in East Coast Timing Associations (ECTA) events and two records at famed the Bonneville Salt Flats BUB Speed Trials.
Valerie Thomson says: “I have attended the SEMA Show many times, but this time is really special for me. The owners of my primary sponsors, Martech Quality Air Breathing Systems and La-Man Corporation are Paul and Cindy Wright, who have been long-time friends. They took a chance on sponsoring me as a first time owner/driver of a land speed racing team. Without their support, we could never have achieved the great success we enjoyed this year. I’m excited to sing their praises at SEMA and consider myself lucky to have a sponsor whose products are as great as their friendship.
“I will also be working with my long-time sponsor, CTEK Battery Chargers, at the APEX Show. Ken Palmann and his team at CTEK have been wonderful to work with, they truly do make the smartest battery chargers in the world. We have a lot of giveaways for APEX & SEMA, including hero cards, Stay Fast clothing, CTEK Comfort Indicators, and Martech Service Company racing shirt since we expect a lot of booth traffic at both events.”
Valerie Thompson Background
Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team. She has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association & National Hot Rod Association drag racing series.
Valerie Thompson Racing sponsors include: Martech Services Company – maker of quality air breathing systems, CTEK Battery Chargers, La-Man Corporation, Stay Fast Custom Clothing Company, GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Metro Auto Auction, JEGS, Vortex Racing, Worldwide Bearings, Stand Up Photos, Hyperpro Performance Suspension Products, Shorai Battery, and ZipFizz Healthy Energy Drink.
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.
SEMA Show 2011 drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools, and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.