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Old 09-15-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
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Valerie Thompson Sets Bonneville Land Speed Record On BMW S1000RR

Motorcycle racer and team owner Valerie Thompson set her 7th land speed record on her CTEK-sponsored BMW S1000RR during the Utah Salt Flats Racing Associationís 28th Annual World of Speed event recently at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, UT.

Thompson spent a month in Utah to compete in the three most prestigious land speed racing events held at the famed Salt Flats, including Speed Week, the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and World of Speed. Speed Week was canceled due to heavy rains, while weather and track conditions during the Motorcycle Speed Trials prevented Thompson from setting a new record despite making a strong 203.77 mph pass.

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Thompsonís patience paid off during the World of Speed event where her BMW S1000RR was fast right out of the trailer. Six out of eight of Thompsonís passes topped the 200 mph mark. On her last run of the event, Thompson enjoyed her best speed on the Salt with a first pass at 209.85 mph and a return run of 207.71 mph, setting a new MPS-G 1000 record at 208.81 mph. The new record earned Thompson a lifetime membership in the prestigious Red Hat Club, recognizing her 200+mph performance.

ďI've wanted the 200 MPH Club Red Hat since I started racing on the Salt, so itís an awesome achievement for me. I can't thank my team enough for their outstanding fight to the end. Ray Garcia did an incredible job of making all the right calls on the bikeís set up. Now I can focus on setting more records and going faster with the Red Hat,Ē added an ecstatic Thompson.

According to USFRA secretary, Ellen Wilkinson, more than 150 teams pre-registered for the event, which was cancelled last year due to rain. ďThis was my first time racing at an USFRA sanctioned event and I was very impressed. Everything went smooth and we got a lot of runs in. I canít wait to come back next year,Ē said Thompson.








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