5-Time Land Speed Record Holder Thompson Preps for Texas Mile
2013 Texas Mile Land Speed Race
Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), is hoping to set new land speed records during her first appearance at the Texas Mile race March 22-24 at Chase Field Industrial Complex in Beeville Texas.
Thompson hopes to become a member of “200 MPH Club of Texas,” with her Martech Services Company sponsored BMW S1000 RR Superbike.
Popularity of the Texas Mile has grown rapidly since its inaugural event in October 2003, with participants from the US, Canada and Mexico testing themselves on one of the fastest and most challenging 1-mile tracks in the world. This bi-annual Motorsports Festival is welcomes racers in several categories, including motorcycles, high-performance street machines, racecars and land speed racers.
Valerie Thompson says: “I can’t wait to kick off our 2013 racing season at the legendary Texas Mile. We have been busy preparing our Superbike with new BMW Motorrad HP4 Race Parts, MS Production supplied carbon fiber race parts and new paint job by Orlando Autobody of Mesa Arizona. Even out tow vehicle has been improved with new Vision Wheels from our newest sponsor.”
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 competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed of 209.5 mph on a 1.5-mile racecourse during the Mojave Magnum event in 2012.
Valerie Thompson Racing sponsors include: Martech Services Company, CTEK Battery Charger, TROON Enterprises, La-Mann Corporation, BMW Motorrad USA – HP Race Parts, Vision Wheel, MS Production North America, Orlando Autobody, Schuberth Head Protection Technology, Go AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Worldwide Bearings, Stand Up Photos, Hyperpro Suspension Technology and Shorai Battery.