New Land Speed Records at Ohio Mile

News Release


July 2, 2012

Valerie Thompson Sets Sights on New Land Speed Records at Ohio Mile

Two-Time Motorcycle Speed Record Holder & Mojave Magnum “200 MPH Club” member to compete at her first land speed racing event in Ohio

(Scottsdale, AZ) –July 2, 2012 – Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Racing Team, will be competing at the second running of the East Coast Timing Association’s Ohio Mile land speed racing event July 7-8 in Wilmington Ohio. The long-standing competition was moved from Maxton North Carolina to Wilmington for 2012. The event will be held at Airborne Park in southeast Wilmington, Ohio between Cincinnati and Columbus.

Thompson will be piloting her Martech Services Company/CTEK/JEGS sponsored S1000 RR Superbike, which is reportedly the world’s fastest production land speed racing BMW motorcycle after a top

Valerie Thompson Ohio Mile

Valerie Thompson Ohio Mile

speed run of 209.5 mph at the recent Mojave Magnum race event.

“The team can’t wait to compete at our first land speed racing event in Ohio, especially since it’s the home of two of our valued sponsors, CTEK Battery Chargers and JEGS. We will also be representing two new sponsors, Stay Fast Custom Clothing and AAMCO Transmission & Total Car Care. It takes great sponsors to fund great racing, so we are delighted to have their support,” said Thompson.

Valerie Thompson Background

Thompson is owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who holds two land speed records at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. She has competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association & National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. Thompson was recently selected to pilot the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger designed to eclipse the 512 mph world land speed record set by Kitty O’Neil in 1976. If successful, Thompson will be crowned the “World’s Fastest Female.”

The team’s sponsors include Martech Services Company – maker of quality air breathing systems, CTEK Battery Chargers, La-Man Corporation, Troon Enterprises, Stay Fast Custom Clothing Company, GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Metro Auto Auction, Swisstrax Interlocking Flooring, JEGS, Vortex Racing, Worldwide Bearings, Stand Up Photos, AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care, Hyperpro Performance Suspension Products, Shorai Battery, ZipFizz Healthy Energy Drink, and the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger Project.

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Press Contact

Eric Studer – Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing (214) 676-3860