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CTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson Becomes Newest Member of BUB Speed Trials “201 MPH Club” at Bonneville Salt Flats
Twinsburg, Ohio – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), joined the “201 MPH Club” after posting a record two-way average speed of 201.02 MPH in the 1000cc MPS/AG class at the recent motorcycle-only BUB Speed Trials. Valerie held this record for only a short period, as her record was surpassed later in the event. “They say you don’t own a record, they are only on loan. It would have been nice if they loaned it to me for a bit longer,” said a smiling Thompson.
“Because of the support of our sponsors and partners such as CTEK, our BMW was perfectly prepared and performing much better at BUB as soon as it rolled-off the trailer. Even with the strong winds I achieved a long-time goal of joining the BUB 201 MPH Club here on the Salt,” stated Thompson. “I’ve taken my BMW over 200 mph multiple times, but it was always on paved tracks. Exceeding 200 mph on the salt at Bonneville is extremely gratifying due to the difficulty to achieve those speeds on the irregular, unpredictable surface,” added Thompson.
“Valerie has a passion for speed that runs deep, and her enthusiasm and personality draw others into her quest for more and more velocity,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “At CTEK we are happy to be a part of Valerie’s program, and be able to take part in her journey. Valerie does a great job of promoting CTEK at events, and makes sure all of her fans feel like part of the team.”
About Valerie Thompson
Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed and 1000cc Class Record of 212 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is a member of both the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club.
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