Thompson Achieves 212 mph on BMW S1000RR
Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), set a new 1000cc class record with a personal best top speed of 212 mph during her first appearance at the Texas Mile race March 22-24 in Beeville Texas.
Thompson’s record run also earned her BMW S 1000 RR Superbike entry into the prestigious “Texas Mile 200 MPH Club.”
Valerie Thompson says: “What an excellent way to start 2013 for all the great sponsors who made our BMW a real track terror. During the winter months, we really got the bike dialed-in with new HP Race Parts, new riding gear and even a new paint scheme from Orlando Autobody. After arriving in Texas, we only needed gear changes to adapt to changing weather conditions. Now we just need some additional funding to race a full season."
Texas Mile attendance has grown rapidly since 2003, with participants from around the world competing on one of the world’s most challenging 1-mile track.
Valerie Thompson says: “My hats off to the Texas Mile staff and Christian Motorcycle Association volunteers who put on a well-managed event. I’d also like to thank my dedicated crew, we can’t wait to return in October for the next Texas Mile competition."
For event details, October schedule and records, visit texasmile.net.